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Mayor Harrell Statement on Garfield High School Shooting

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement after a shooting at Garfield High School: This is an incredibly difficult day, made all the more so because we have been here before. Gun violence is a national epidemic, but the impacts are felt in our cities, in our… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Mayor Harrell Signs New Labor Contracts with City Employees to Strengthen Delivery of Essential Services

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined members of the Coalition of City Unions (CCU), councilmembers, labor leaders, and City employees to sign new labor contracts into law. The four-year contracts cover wages, benefits, hours, and other working conditions impacting more than 7,000 City workers represented by 16 unions and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Proposes Legislation to Fill Vacant Storefronts in Downtown, Belltown, South Lake Union, and Uptown through Expanded Uses

Removal of regulatory barriers will create additional tools for the city to activate street environments, improve continuity of occupied street-level storefronts, and bolster economic revitalization.  SEATTLE – As part of his Downtown Activation Plan, Mayor Bruce Harrell has submitted new legislation to Seattle City Council aimed at filling vacant commercial spaces in existing buildings on key streets in Downtown, Belltown, Uptown, and South Lake Union. The… [ 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 Announces New Tentative Agreements with City Employees on Labor Contracts to Strengthen City Services, Raise Wages 

Centered on wage equity for the City’s lowest paid workers, proposed contract would ensure a living wage for all City employees through 290 title adjustments following a marketplace assessment to ensure competitive salaries. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell and the Coalition of City Unions announced that they have reached… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]