Mayor Harrell Issues Executive Order to Support People of Ukraine

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced an Executive Order to support the Ukrainian community in Seattle and in Ukraine. The order will direct City departments to take action to assist communities impacted by the unjustified and violent invasion of Ukraine. “Seattle stands with our Ukrainian neighbors, immigrant community,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Law Enforcement Leaders Unite to Announce Early Results of Collaborative Efforts to Address Public Safety and Crime

Dozens of charges filed and felony arrests made as part of Operation New Day addressing drug trafficking, gun violence, and crime at 12th and Jackson Leaders commit to collaboration around urgent need for action to address public safety issues facing Seattle downtown and citywide Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell – State of the City – Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell gave his first State of the City speech. He gave an update on the issues facing the City of Seattle, along with his early priorities and efforts to address them, in remarks given directly to the City Council and to the people of Seattle. Harrell was the first… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces New Vaccination Strategies

Seattle – As the Omicron wave crests and over 90% of Seattle residents have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, today Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the City will pivot to a mobile, partner-led strategy to better reach unvaccinated families, as City vaccine clinics close over the next month. “Seattle and the country are entering the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are… [ Keep reading ]

Eviction Moratorium Will Expire at the End of February

Announcing a final two-week extension of the eviction moratoria, Mayor Bruce Harrell issues directive to support vulnerable tenants and small landlords through $25 million in emergency assistance, online resources Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that residential and commercial eviction moratoria will expire at the end of the month of February. Mayor Harrell will issue an Executive Order… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell: City Remains Committed to West Seattle Bridge Repair as Continued Concrete Strike Threatens Reopening Schedule

Other critical projects impacted by the strike include Waterfront Seattle Program, Madison RapidRide G Line, Ship Canal Water Quality Project, Vision Zero 23rd Ave Corridor, Sidewalk, and Citywide Accessibility Improvements Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that the region’s contract strike would delay the reopening schedule for the West Seattle Bridge program if it continues past February 20. The potential delay is due to the need this month for… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell: “We Will Not Tolerate Crime in Seattle”

In the face of increased crime, Mayor lays out priorities and discusses immediate efforts that are leading to tangible results Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell held a press conference to lay out early strategies the City of Seattle is taking to address crime and share immediate priorities to improve public safety. Mayor Harrell was joined by Police Chief Adrian Diaz and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces New Leadership at Offices of Sustainability and Environment, Economic Development, and Department of Neighborhoods

New appointments include Jessyn Farrell at OSE, Markham McIntyre at OED, and Greg Wong at DON Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the appointment of three new members of his Cabinet. Former State Representative Jessyn Farrell will lead the Office of Environment and Sustainability, taking over for Interim Director Michelle Caulfield, who will return to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces New COVID Testing Site and Expanded Options

Testing site at SPU opens Wednesday; new rapid PCR tests available in three locations later this month Seattle – As the Omicron surge in COVID cases continues, today Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced new and improved testing options for Seattleites opening this month. “As the Omicron variant continues to surge in our community and around the country so… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell to Issue New Executive Order and Extend Eviction Moratorium for 30 Days

Mayor Harrell will issue new order calling on City departments to improve processes for coordination, relevant data collection, and support resource delivery to tenants and small landlords Mayor Harrell will extend eviction moratorium and continue to suspend utility shut offs and certain methods of parking ticket enforcement Seattle –Today, Seattle… [ Keep reading ]