Posts categorized under Environment and Sustainability Archives - Office of the Mayor

Mayor Harrell Names AP Diaz Next Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his appointment of Anthony-Paul (AP) Diaz as interim Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation. Diaz will lead the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and advance Mayor Harrell’s agenda for clean, safe, accessible parks. Diaz currently serves as the Executive Officer and Assistant General Manager… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs $6.5 Million in 2022 Green New Deal Opportunity Fund

Mayor Announces $2.6 Million in 2023 Proposed Budget to Convert Homes from Oil to Electric Heat Pumps Seattle, WA – Today, the City of Seattle’s Green New Deal reached a critical milestone as Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law $6,491,539 in 2022 Green New Deal Opportunity Fund investments that will… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces $6.5 Million in 2022 Green New Deal Opportunity Fund to accelerate Seattle’s transition off fossil fuels while building community resilience to climate change  

Seattle – Today, the City of Seattle’s Green New Deal reached a critical milestone as Mayor Bruce Harrell released a funding proposal that would invest $6,491,539 in 2022 toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, supporting community resilience to climate change, and increasing net zero affordable housing. These investments are the first… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Unveils Park District Budget Proposal to Keep Parks Clean, Open, and Accessible to All

Proposal focuses on essential maintenance while also taking important steps to improve safety, combat climate change, support youth, and advance equity Plan would reestablish Park Ranger program, plant and maintain thousands of trees, keep public restrooms operational, and open new and improved parks and community centers Seattle – Reflecting his… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Continues Heat Response Improvements

With more hot weather on the way, July event recap shows City’s continued efforts to improve heat response Seattle experienced yet another record-breaking heat wave in July, with six straight days above 90 degrees. The City of Seattle responded and coordinated with partner agencies to help ensure residents could beat… [ Keep reading ]