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Mayor Bruce Harrell Statement on Shooting of Elijah Lewis

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “Elijah’s death is tragic and heartbreaking. Elijah was a young, effective, and authentic advocate – part of a new generation of community leaders committed to the Central District and South Seattle. He knew the power of mentorship – dedicating his time and… [ Keep reading ]

HDC Annual Luncheon Remarks – Announcement of 2023 Housing Levy 

Thank you, Patience, for that introduction, and good afternoon and congrats on 35 years Housing Development Consortium! It’s fitting that one of the key themes in today’s event is partnership and collaboration. Because that’s exactly the kind of One Seattle approach we need if we’re going to make transformative progress… Filed Under: Housing and Homelessness, Office of the Mayor

Mayor Bruce Harrell proclaims February 24 as “Day of Solidarity with The People of Ukraine” 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell issued a proclamation marking the first anniversary of Russia’s attack on Ukraine and expressing the City of Seattle’s ongoing solidarity with the Ukrainian people. solidarity with the Ukrainian people. “The unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops and the devastating toll it… Filed Under: City Administration, Office of the Mayor

Mayor Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Honor D’Vonne Pickett, Jr. with Honorary Designation of E. Union 

On Wednesday, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda hosted a ceremony to rename a section of Union Street “D’Vonne Pickett, Jr. Way” in honor of the late community leader.  Pickett was shot and killed in October outside The Postman, the mailing services shop he opened in 2018. Pickett and his wife,… Filed Under: Office of the Mayor, Racial Equity and Social Justice

Mayor Harrell Delivers 2023 State of the City Address

Mayor Harrell lays out immediate and long-term priorities for Seattle’s future including Downtown Activation Plan, public safety framework, homelessness and housing solutions, transportation and climate action Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell delivered the 2023 State of the City Address. Speaking in the shadow of the Space Needle from Fisher Pavilion… Filed Under: Citywide Strategy, Office of the Mayor

2023 State of the City Speech – Seattle: The City of the Future We’re Building Today

Taylor, thank you for introducing me. You represent the hope of our youth and your voice helps me push back against the kinds of cynicism and pessimism which only serve to impede Seattle’s future. Cynicism is best left to those who are old in spirit. Not you and me. As… [ Keep reading ]

Statements from City of Seattle Leaders on Memphis Police Video 

Seattle – Today, City of Seattle elected and public safety leaders released the following statements regarding video released of the beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee. Statement from Mayor Bruce Harrell: “The appalling, egregious, heinous beating death of Tyre Nichols is devastating – for his family, for his community,… Filed Under: Office of the Mayor

One Year of Building One Seattle: 2022 Year in Review 

Seattle – On the one year anniversary of his inauguration, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell released a summary report detailing his administration’s shared accomplishments in 2022 and committing to further progress in 2023. Entering office at the height of the Omicron wave, the mayor’s first year of building One Seattle was… Filed Under: Citywide Strategy, Office of the Mayor

Mayor Harrell Statement on Council Passage of 2023-2024 Budget

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “The amendment process led to important changes in the proposed budget, including ensuring our police recruitment plan is funded and respecting the requests of parking enforcement officers to reside in SPD. The Council embraced our proposed budget’s needed investments in improving… [ Keep reading ]

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q3 Data Updates

New data shows progress in key areas of bringing people indoors, new housing units, and reducing encampment site numbers Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell unveiled the third quarter data updates for the City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan. These new data sets come on the heels of the… [ Keep reading ]