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One Seattle Budget Proposal 2023-24 Speech Text

Emphasizing the Essentials and Responding to Urgent Community Needs – 2023-24 Proposed One Seattle Budget Speech Text As Prepared Thank you for joining us here today. I want to express my great appreciation to members of the City Council for being here with us, to our City Attorney, to our Cabinet,… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle will distribute meals to children at nearly 50 sites across the city starting Monday, September 12

Seattle, WA – Starting Monday, September 12, the City of Seattle will distribute meals for students daily while the start to the school year remains delayed. The City of Seattle is partnering with PTSAs and community groups across the city to sign up volunteers to hand out meals prepared by the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Proclaims August 7 “Sue Bird Day”

Seattle – Today, in honor of legendary Seattle Storm basketball player Sue Bird’s final regular season home game, Mayor Bruce Harrell declared August 7 “Sue Bird Day.” READ: Proclamation Celebrating Sue Bird “Sue Bird set a new example for what it means to be an athlete and a leader… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Appoints Greg Wong Deputy Mayor of External Relations

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell today announced that Greg Wong will serve as Seattle’s Deputy Mayor of External Relations. Wong joins the Mayor’s Office from the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) where he has served as Interim Director since Mayor Harrell appointed him to the position in February. “Greg’s work building… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces Cooling Centers and Resources Ahead of Heat Wave

Seattle (July 25, 2022) – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Seattle this week due to forecasted high temperatures above 90 degrees. The warming trend will begin Tuesday and continue through Saturday. Extreme heat can cause illness and worsen existing health conditions.   For the most current… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Hosting Community Conversations in Police Chief Search

Seattle – Seattle residents and community members are invited to join five upcoming community conversations shaping the City’s search for the next Seattle Police Department Chief of Police. Hosted by the Mayor’s Office and facilitated by Empower Initiative, the discussions will create opportunities for Seattle residents to share the priorities and… [ Keep reading ]

Office of Police Accountability Director Candidates

The Mayor’s Office is currently in the final stages of selecting a new director for the Office of Police Accountability. Read more about the final candidates under consideration below, and watch a forum featuring community-driven questions with each candidate here. Eddie Aubrey Eddie Aubrey has a unique 360-degree perspective and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Conclusion of Inquest into Death of Charleena Lyles

Statement from Mayor Harrell: “The killing of Charleena Lyles was a tragic event that rightfully shook our community and should serve as a true point of inflection – we must drive continuous learning and reform, and prioritize de-escalation, as now required by Initiative 940. My heart is with the Lyles… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle to Light Up Orange in Recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day

Seattle – Tonight, in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day, Seattle will light up orange to show support for survivors of gun violence, in memory of those who have passed due to gun violence, and to express the city’s commitment to action and change. On Friday evening, buildings across the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Texas School Shooting

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “For the parents and the families, for the classmates and the friends, I send my love and share their grief. Words do not and cannot express the heartbreak and pain this senseless tragedy has caused and will cause, not just… [ Keep reading ]