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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 ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Killing of D’Vonne Pickett, Jr.

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the tragic killing of D’Vonne Pickett, Jr., a father, businessman, mentor, and pillar in our Central District community. D’Vonne was known for his kindness, determination, and passion for uplifting the Seattle community and making a positive… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Executive Constantine announce new agreement on City Hall Park

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new agreement regarding the future of City Hall Park that will result in the City retaining ownership and developing a plan to safely activate the park and fountain area in Prefontaine Park. The new agreement will include the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle COVID Emergency Proclamation to End After October 31

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that the City of Seattle is preparing for the next chapter in the COVID-19 pandemic and plans to officially end its Civil Emergency Proclamation after 10/31/22. This change aligns with Washington state and Governor Inslee’s decision to end the statewide state of emergency… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Forms Revenue Stabilization Work Group

Balanced team of experienced, policy-minded civic leaders will develop and recommend innovative long-term solutions to halt increasing General Fund revenue gap and address regressive tax system Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide) announced the formation of the City’s Revenue Stabilization Work Group…. [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Recognizes October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”

The national theme of Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022— #Every1KnowsSome1—illustrates the importance of public awareness and participation Seattle – Each year, the City of Seattle recognizes October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to raise awareness and acknowledge the victims and survivors of abuse and its effects on families and communities.  … [ Keep reading ]

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 ]