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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 ]

Statement from Mayor Harrell on Racist Comments Made by Off-Duty Police Officer

Today, Mayor Harrell made the following statement: “I appreciate that Chief Diaz acted quickly and decisively regarding the racist language used by an off-duty police officer. I support his immediate actions. While City law prevents me from commenting on the details of the event undergoing OPA investigation, racism has no… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Passage of the Public Safety and Health Response to the Opioid Crisis Ordinance

Seattle – Today Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement:  “Today’s vote by the City Council is a needed step forward in our efforts to address the deadly epidemic of fentanyl and other synthetic drugs. Fentanyl is tragically killing thousands in our city and around the country, and we need… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and City Representatives Meet with Regional South Asian Community Leaders 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Seattle Police Department (SPD) Chief Adrian Z. Diaz, and City representatives met with leaders and organizations representing the South Asian community. Joined by over two dozen regional community leaders including State Representative Vandana Slatter and members of more than fifteen different… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Mayor Harrell on Federal Court Ruling

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “Judge Robart agreed with the City and the Department of Justice that our Seattle Police Department had achieved sustained compliance with most requirements of the federal consent decree, closing out significant portions of the consent decree and allowing our community… [ Keep reading ]

Sam Cho to Join Office of Mayor Bruce Harrell as Director of Strategic Initiatives

Experienced champion for economic development, policy leader, and community advocate will advance key City initiatives to expand access to opportunity. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that Sam Cho will serve as Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Mayor’s Office. Elected to the Port of Seattle Commission in 2019… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on South Seattle Shooting

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement after a shooting on Rainier Avenue S in South Seattle left three dead and another six injured:  “No place in this country is free from the awful epidemic of gun violence, which once again reverberates here in Seattle – leaving… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Revenue Stabilization Workgroup Completes Work, Issues Report with Options to Address Seattle’s Revenue Gap

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide) announced that the Revenue Stabilization Workgroup has completed their work and issued a final report considering revenue options to address the City’s widening budget gap. Founded last year, the group of diverse civic, policy, community, and business… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Housing Invests in Anti-Displacement Affordable Housing through Rainier Valley Affordable Homeownership Initiative 

Awardees for 2023 include Homestead Community Land Trust and Rainier Beach Action Coalition, and African Community Housing & Development and Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties SEATTLE – Today, Mayor Harrell announced that the Office of Housing (OH) will bring 72 new affordable homeownership units to the Rainier Valley… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Delivers Downtown Activation Plan to Revitalize Seattle’s City Center and Build for the Future 

Detailed action plan includes continuum of initiatives balancing immediate and short-term steps with long-term systemic changes designed to drive progress and bring Seattle’s Downtown into a new age. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced details of Seattle’s comprehensive Downtown Activation Plan – a bold and ambitious roadmap to revitalize… [ Keep reading ]