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Mayor Harrell Delivers 2024 State of the City Address: Persistent and Pioneering Progress

Focusing on innovation and collaboration to solve challenges, Mayor Harrell lays out key priorities for 2024 Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell delivered his 2024 State of the City address outlining his One Seattle vision for the year ahead and detailing actions his administration will take to drive progress… [ Keep reading ]

State of the City 2024: Persistent and Pioneering Progress 

Good morning and welcome to the 2024 State of the City address. Thank you, Leonard, and thank you to your entire team for being so accommodating at such a special place for our city. It’s my honor to be with you today from the Museum of History and Industry. Within… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Increase in Hate Crimes

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “In recent months, our City has witnessed an uptick in hate crimes and bias incidents targeting Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, and Jewish members of our community, as well as threats of violence to synagogues and mosques. This is not acceptable –… [ 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 ]

Following National Search, Mayor Harrell Announces Next Leader for Seattle City Light 

New General Manager and CEO of City Light will serve as a key partner in Harrell Administration, delivering on critical goals including quality, reliable City services and meaningful climate action. Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced he has selected Dawn Lindell to serve as the next General Manager and Chief… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell signs City of Seattle’s 2024 Budget into Law 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed the 2024 mid-biennial budget into law, totaling $7.8 billion in appropriations. The budget adopted by the City Council reflects the core priorities of Mayor Harrell’s proposed budget, doubling down on what is working and investing in a better city for tomorrow. The final budget… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Roger Nyhus Confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to Barbados

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “I’m pleased that Seattle business and civic leader Roger Nyhus has been unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. “Throughout his successful career in our city and state, Mr. Nyhus… [ Keep reading ]

The Liberty Project: New Small Business Growth Program Accepting Applications 

New initiative aims to increase revenues for businesses owned by underrepresented communities in Seattle – particularly Black-owned businesses. Seattle – Seattle small businesses can now apply for the Liberty Project — a new innovative business growth program launched by Mayor Harrell, the Consulting and Business Development Center (CBDC) at the University of Washington’s Foster… [ 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 ]

Seattle Mayor Harrell and San Francisco Mayor Breed Urge Congressional Leaders to Support Increased Funding to Combat Fentanyl Crisis

37 bipartisan mayors ask Congress to support Biden Administration’s efforts to prevent overdose deaths Seattle/San Francisco, November 14, 2023 — Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and 35 other U.S. mayors sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to pass President Biden’s supplemental funding request… [ Keep reading ]