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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 ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Efforts to Improve Addiction Treatment, Proposes Legislation to Reduce Public Consumption of Fentanyl and Other Illegal Drugs

Advancing health-focused approach, Mayor Harrell announces spending plan for $27 million investment toward innovative facilities and treatment programs to address addiction Informed by law enforcement, service providers, and impacted communities, the mayor’s proposed legislation will emphasize diversion and health programs while allowing arrests for public consumption of illegal drugs Seattle… [ 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 ]

Mayor Harrell and Fentanyl Systems Work Group to Address Consumption of Illegal Drugs in Public Spaces 

Seattle – Continuing the work laid out in his Executive Order focused on making Seattle a safer, healthier city by addressing the crisis of fentanyl and synthetic drugs, Mayor Bruce Harrell today appointed a 24-member work group uniting the four corners of Seattle government – the Mayor’s Office, Seattle City… [ Keep reading ]

DOWNTOWN ACTIVATION PLAN: Mayor Harrell Announces Immediate Actions to Revitalize Downtown; Issues Executive Order to Address Fentanyl Crisis 

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell unveiled the first stage of the comprehensive Downtown Activation Plan to revitalize and reimagine Seattle’s downtown. Joined by dozens of downtown community, civic, and business leaders, Mayor Harrell introduced a set of immediate actions and short-term steps to make downtown neighborhoods safe, welcoming,… Filed Under: Economic Development, Public Safety

City of Seattle and Department of Justice File New Accountability Agreement as SPD Transitions to Next Phase of Reform 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the joint filing of a new compliance agreement between the City of Seattle and the United States Department of Justice, as the Seattle Police Department prepares to transition into the next phase of sustained reform. The agreement recognizes the progress made by the… Filed Under: Public Safety

Mayor Harrell Signs Executive Order Supporting Culturally Responsive Victim and Family Support Services for Immigrant and Refugee Families 

SEATTLE (February 1, 2023) – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed a new Executive Order directing City departments crisis response teams to work together to coordinate and adopt practices and procedures which are culturally, linguistically, and religiously responsive under the law in situations related to sudden, unexpected, and unnatural death.   Mayor… Filed Under: Public Safety, Racial Equity and Social Justice

Seattle Awarded $25.6 million ‘Safe Streets’ Grant by USDOT for Underserved Neighborhoods 

Projects enhance safety for all travelers in Rainier Valley, SoDo, Downtown, and U District and advance Vision Zero goal to prevent serious injuries and deaths on Seattle streets by 2030 SEATTLE – The City of Seattle was selected today by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) for a competitive… Filed Under: Public Safety, Transportation and Development

Mayor Harrell Statement on Pedestrian Death in South Lake Union

Mayor Harrell made the following statement on the death of Jaahnavi Kandula: “This was a horrible and tragic incident. My heart goes out to the family of the young woman killed, and to all community members who share the pain of yet another shocking and agonizing traffic death. “Our public… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Nominates Rebecca Gonzales to be Next Director of the Community Safety and Communications Center 

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he will appoint Rebecca “Reba” Gonzales to be the next Interim Director of the Community Safety and Communications Center (CSCC). Gonzales currently serves as a Deputy Chief with the Seattle Fire Department (SFD), overseeing the department’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division… [ Keep reading ]