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Mayor Harrell Announces 3rd Annual One Seattle Day of Service on May 18

Volunteer registration is now open for over 110 service events throughout the city Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that volunteer registration has opened for the 3rd Annual One Seattle Day of Service which will be returning on Saturday, May 18, 2024. “Service to others is one of our… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle, Grow America and JPMorgan Chase Celebrate First-in-the-Nation Business Property Ownership Program: Business Community Ownership Fund 

BIPOC-owned design firm La Union Studio celebrates grand opening of new commercial space secured through the Business Community Ownership Fund  SEATTLE (March 19, 2024) – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell, joined the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED), Grow America, and JPMorgan Chase to celebrate the opening of the first Business… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Proposes Legislation to Support the Conversion of Existing Buildings from Commercial to Residential Uses Citywide

Building on the City’s Office-to-Residential Conversion competition, the proposed legislation would support projects that transform existing infrastructure, repurposing vacant commercial property to residential uses. SEATTLE -As part of his Downtown Activation Plan, Mayor Bruce Harrell has submitted new legislation to the City Council aimed at removing regulatory barriers for converting existing buildings from commercial to residential uses. The proposed changes… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Releases Draft One Seattle Comprehensive Plan, Expanding Housing Opportunities Across All Neighborhoods 

Following two years of community outreach, the draft plan advances significant policy improvements and a thoughtful approach to growth to build a more affordable, equitable, and sustainable Seattle SEATTLE – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the release of the Draft One Seattle Plan, a major update to Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Comprehensive One Seattle Data Strategy to Advance Best Practices and Tackle Complex Challenges 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell shared the City of Seattle’s first comprehensive One Seattle Data Strategy, designed to optimize the City’s use of data to make better decisions, enhance collaboration, protect privacy, standardize best practices, and address the complex challenges faced by our city. Direction for the strategy is… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) Legislation into Law 

Bold policy is one of the most impactful actions Seattle can take to reduce emissions, and follows significant stakeholder engagement and climate analysis Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed the Seattle Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) into law – a bold policy to address the climate crisis and create… [ Keep reading ]

Downtown Activation Plan: Mayor Harrell Signs into Law Early Legislative Priorities 

New legislative actions deliver on the seven bold goals identified in the mayor’s Downtown Activation Plan, to transform Downtown into a top destination for Seattleites and visitors year-round. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined community leaders to celebrate and sign a slate of newly adopted legislation supporting the City’s Downtown… [ Keep reading ]

New Performance Data Shows Seattle’s Progress on COVID-19 Recovery Projects

Seattle’s investments of $300 million in federal funding created new affordable housing, revitalized neighborhoods, and prioritized communities hit hardest by the pandemic Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released Seattle’s latest performance report on how the City’s COVID-19 response programs are helping residents recover from the pandemic. The report highlights… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces City Initiative to Help Save Families Up to $23,000 Per Year 

New CiviForm program reduced time for residents to apply to City discount programs by 80%, offering up to $23,000 total possible savings.  Benefits portal at seattle.gov/affordable makes it easier and faster for residents to get the help they need. SEATTLE – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the expansion of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Celebrates Relaunch of Graffiti Abatement Partnership to Increase Graffiti Removal in Downtown Seattle and Chinatown-International District

Seattle – Today, Mayor Harrell in partnership with Uplift Northwest announced the relaunch of the Graffiti Abatement Program. While the program will be active in all parts of downtown Seattle, it will have an increased emphasis on graffiti abatement in the Chinatown-International District. “We know that graffiti and tagging not… [ Keep reading ]