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City of Seattle Prepares for January Winter Weather

The City of Seattle is tracking this week’s winter weather system – including strong winds, cold temperatures, and possible snow – and is prepared to activate additional services as needed. For the latest information on places for people to get indoors and out of the cold, keeping critical infrastructure open,… [ Keep reading ]

As State Legislative Session Begins, Mayor Harrell Highlights Key Priorities for Seattle

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell shared key legislative priorities for his administration and the people of Seattle as the Washington State Legislature begins the 2024 session. Mayor Harrell is calling for bold action on critical public safety, behavioral health, and other priority issues that impact Seattle and cities… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Seeks to Increase Needed Affordable Housing by Advancing Improved Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that the City of Seattle is advancing efforts to develop an improved redevelopment plan for increased affordable housing at Fort Lawton, including rental units, workforce housing and homeownership opportunities, as well as permanent supportive housing for veterans and seniors who have experienced homelessness. The project will also maintain 22 acres of open space, parkland, and wildlife conservation adjacent to Discovery Park.

Mayor Harrell Statement on Selection of Councilmember Sara Nelson as Council President

Seattle – Today, Mayor Harrell released the following statement: “Congratulations to Councilmember Sara Nelson on her unanimous election to serve as Council President! Council President Nelson serves as a strong voice for critical issues facing the city, including police recruitment and retention, support for Seattle’s small businesses, Downtown revitalization, and… [ Keep reading ]

Following National Search, Mayor Harrell Announces Next Leader for Seattle City Light 

New General Manager and CEO of City Light will serve as a key partner in Harrell Administration, delivering on critical goals including quality, reliable City services and meaningful climate action. Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced he has selected Dawn Lindell to serve as the next General Manager and Chief… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Comprehensive One Seattle Data Strategy to Advance Best Practices and Tackle Complex Challenges 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell shared the City of Seattle’s first comprehensive One Seattle Data Strategy, designed to optimize the City’s use of data to make better decisions, enhance collaboration, protect privacy, standardize best practices, and address the complex challenges faced by our city. Direction for the strategy is… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) Legislation into Law 

Bold policy is one of the most impactful actions Seattle can take to reduce emissions, and follows significant stakeholder engagement and climate analysis Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed the Seattle Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) into law – a bold policy to address the climate crisis and create… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces New Seattle Fire Fighters Contract Proposal

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced a new proposed contract agreement between the City of Seattle and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 27 AFL-CIO-CLC has been submitted to the City Council for approval during their meeting at 2 pm today. The fire fighter members of Local 27… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell, Consul General of Japan honor Japanese history by unveiling commemorative plaque next to downtown’s new cherry blossom trees

The plaque shares the significance of the cherry blossom trees to Japanese people and Japanese Americans. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined the Consul-General of Japan in Seattle Iyori Makoto and downtown stakeholders to unveil a new commemorative plaque honoring Seattle’s ties to Japan next to eight new cherry… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program Wins Second National Gold Medal for High-Quality, Accessible Early Learning Programming 

Seattle – For the sixth year, the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) has received national recognition for high-quality preschool programming. The award was presented by CityHealth and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University for Seattle’s publicly funded preschools, which include SPP, Seattle’s Pathway program, and the… [ Keep reading ]