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City of Seattle Awarded Nearly $3.2 Million to Support Residential and Small Businesses Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean, Energy Efficient Appliances

Seattle (June 4, 2024) – The Washington State Department of Commerce announced $3.2 million is awarded to the City of Seattle as part of the state’s Home Electrification Appliance Rebates (HEAR) grant program. Funded by Washington’s Climate Commitment Act, Seattle will use the funds to augment existing programs that help… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell presents $1.45 billion Transportation Levy Proposal aligned around a long-term One Seattle vision for a safe, reliable, connected city

Responsive to community feedback, Mayor added more funding for sidewalks, transit connections, bridge repair, maintenance and modernization SEATTLE – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell unveiled an 8-year, $1.45 billion levy proposal to fund transportation safety and maintenance in Seattle. This proposal is shaped by community input and follows a period of… [ 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, Consul General of Japan, and Japanese-American Community Leaders Celebrate New Cherry Trees Around Japanese Cultural & Community Center 

SEATTLE – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell joined the Consul-General of Japan in Seattle Makoto Iyori and other Japanese-American community leaders to celebrate the planting of eleven new cherry blossom trees around the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW).   “These new cherry blossom trees will uplift Seattle’s enduring… [ Keep reading ]

As State Legislative Session Begins, Mayor Harrell Highlights Key Priorities for Seattle

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell shared key legislative priorities for his administration and the people of Seattle as the Washington State Legislature begins the 2024 session. Mayor Harrell is calling for bold action on critical public safety, behavioral health, and other priority issues that impact Seattle and cities… [ 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 ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell, Consul General of Japan honor Japanese history by unveiling commemorative plaque next to downtown’s new cherry blossom trees

The plaque shares the significance of the cherry blossom trees to Japanese people and Japanese Americans. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined the Consul-General of Japan in Seattle Iyori Makoto and downtown stakeholders to unveil a new commemorative plaque honoring Seattle’s ties to Japan next to eight new cherry… [ Keep reading ]

United States Environmental Protection Agency Awards $4 Million to City of Seattle for Solid Waste Infrastructure, Advancing Environmental Sustainability Efforts

SEATTLE –Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $4,000,000 grant to the City of Seattle for a Solid Waste Infrastructure project. Funding for the grant comes from the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) grant program, authorized by the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act and funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that invests $275 million for… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Transmits Updated Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) Policy to Council  

Bold policy proposal 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 transmitted legislation to the City Council for the Building Performance Emission Standard – a bold policy to address the climate… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Selected as “Role Model City” for International Ecosystem Restoration Cohort  

United Nations Environment Program’s Generation Restoration Collaboration Connects Cities to Improve Habitat SEATTLE – In recognition of efforts to support ecosystem restoration, the United Nations Environment Program selected the City of Seattle to participate in Generation Restoration, a collaborative initiative of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Seattle, which… [ Keep reading ]