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Mayor Harrell Issues Executive Order Expanding City Contracting Equity, Supporting Women and Minority Owned Small Businesses

New Executive Order builds on existing efforts that drive economic empowerment and create pathways to grow generational wealth, particularly for women and minority owned firms. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell was joined by the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), Women-and Minority Owned business (WMBEs) leaders, and community partners to sign a new Executive… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Responds to Updated Revenue Forecast 

Seattle – Today, the Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts released updated projections for 2023 and 2024 City revenues. Major revenue projection updates across 2023 and 2024 relevant to the ongoing budget process include: In response to this update, Mayor Harrell said, “The revenue improvements in this forecast are good… [ Keep reading ]

Downtown Activation Plan: Mayor Harrell Signs into Law Early Legislative Priorities 

New legislative actions deliver on the seven bold goals identified in the mayor’s Downtown Activation Plan, to transform Downtown into a top destination for Seattleites and visitors year-round. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined community leaders to celebrate and sign a slate of newly adopted legislation supporting the City’s Downtown… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Local Antisemitism Following Terrorist Attacks in Israel 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “The acts of terrorism taken by Hamas militants toward innocent civilians in Israel are horrifying and unjustifiable, and I join leaders around the country and world in condemning this heinous assault in the strongest possible terms. “Seattle stands in solidarity… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs New Seattle Tourism Improvement Area Legislation to Draw More Visitors and Expand Economic Benefits for the Region  

STIA enhancements will capitalize on new Summit Seattle Convention Center, increase travel and tourism promotion.  Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed the new Seattle Tourism Improvement Area (STIA) legislation into law, following Seattle City Council’s unanimous vote approving the mayor’s proposed amendment on September 19, 2023. The legislation establishes… [ Keep reading ]

Washington State Department of Commerce and City of Seattle to provide $100,000 to assist Wing Luke Museum vandalism recovery

Joint investment from the City of Seattle and State will support repairs to iconic Chinatown International District educational and cultural institution damaged in hate crime Seattle – Today, The Washington State Department of Commerce and the City of Seattle announced $100,000 in funding to assist with repairs at the Wing… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Issues Executive Order Guiding Implementation of New Law Prohibiting Public Consumption of Drugs 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell issued Executive Order 2023-006, guiding implementation and data collection related to the Public Safety and Health Response to the Opioid Crisis Ordinance prohibiting public consumption of fentanyl and other drugs. This follows Mayor Harrell’s April Executive Order addressing fentanyl and the synthetic drug crisis, part… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on South Seattle Home Invasion Arrests 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement after Chief of Police Adrian Diaz announced the arrest of several suspects related to South Seattle home invasion robberies: “I appreciate our officers and detectives who never lost sight of bringing justice to the victims of these violent crimes. The… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces 2024 Budget Proposal

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his 2024 proposed budget, including mid-biennium adjustments to the 2023-24 budget passed last year. The proposal reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to bold actions that address urgent needs of our communities and advance shared One Seattle priorities, doubling down on what’s working, and… [ Keep reading ]

One Seattle Budget Proposal 2024 Speech Text

DOUBLING DOWN ON WHAT’S WORKING AND INVESTING IN A BETTER CITY Proposed 2024 Budget Speech Good afternoon – and welcome. It’s my honor to join you today and to share my 2024 proposed budget. Thank you to members of the City Council, City Attorney Ann Davison, our administration’s Cabinet, and… [ Keep reading ]