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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 ]

Seattle Awarded $1.2 Million to Advance Transportation Climate Goals

Seattle to receive federal funds to plan for three low-pollution neighborhoods by 2028 in alignment with Mayor Harrell’s Transportation and Climate Justice Executive Order Seattle — Last week, the City of Seattle was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to receive a $1.2 million grant under the Rebuilding… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Welcomes 2023 Public Policy Fellows 

Seattle – Last week, Mayor Bruce Harrell welcomed graduate students participating in the 2023 Mayor’s Public Policy Fellowship to develop public policy and programs for the public good. Working with departments across the City, the nine Fellows will work on and learn from a wide range of meaningful projects for… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Statement on Upcoming Mayor’s Office Personnel Changes

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced changes to his organizational structure, which will become effective by September 1, 2023. Senior Deputy Mayor Monisha Harrell will depart the Harrell Administration and will collaboratively transition her portfolio to other members of Mayor Harrell’s Executive Team; Executive General Manager Adiam Emery and Director… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Statement on Killing of Eina Kwon and Unborn Child

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “My deepest condolences go out to Sung Kwon and the entire family of Eina Kwon who was tragically murdered this past Tuesday in our Belltown Neighborhood. Eina was a leader in our community and business owner, running Aburiya Bento House with her… [ Keep reading ]