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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 ]

Seattle awarded $12.9 Million to plant trees, create jobs, advance climate justice, and restore forested places near schools, parks and low-income housing  

In a major boost to Mayor Harrell’s ongoing efforts to expand tree canopy, Seattle will receive federal funds from the USDA Forest Service for a 5-year effort to expand access to trees and forested places in the City. Seattle – Recognizing the City’s leadership on advancing tree equity and a… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Port of Seattle Announce Visionary New Public–Private Partnership to Connect and Revitalize Parks on the Elliott Bay Waterfront

Private donation to fund proposed new greenway and improvements to Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks Friends of Waterfront Seattle also to receive gifts in support of Waterfront Park campaign SEATTLE – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined Port of Seattle Commission President Sam Cho, philanthropist Melinda French Gates, Seattle City Council… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces New Pilot Program to Incentivize Heavy Duty Truck Electrification

City seeking drivers operating in the Duwamish Valley to apply for 40% rebate to apply to the cost of electric drayage truck SEATTLE (August 16, 2023) — Mayor Bruce Harrell and the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) today announced a new Electric Trucks Pilot aimed at… [ Keep reading ]