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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 ]

Mayor Harrell Proposes Unified Care Team Investments to Make Neighborhoods and Public Spaces Clean and Accessible  

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell shared additional details of his Unified Care Team plan for clean and accessible Seattle neighborhoods, parks, and open spaces as included in the mayor’s proposed budget. The proposal includes new investments to enhance services offered by the Unified Care Team and to adjust from… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle receives national recognition for Safe Routes to School work. Mayor Harrell commits to work even harder to improve traffic safety.

Seattle, WA (October 12, 2022) – The National Center for Safe Routes to School has named Seattle the 2022 recipient of the U.S. Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award. The award was presented to Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Dr. Brent Jones this morning at… [ 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 ]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The below email was sent to City of Seattle employees: Fellow City Employees, This coming Monday, October 10, we will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official City of Seattle holiday for the first time in Seattle’s history. This day means more than just a day off for City employees… [ 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 ]

Seattle Launches Storefront Repair Fund to Support Small Businesses Impacted by Property Damage

SEATTLE (October 4, 2022)– Today, Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Sara Nelson and the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced the launch of the Storefront Repair Fund which leverages nearly $2 million dollars of federal funding to repair or reimburse damage to small business storefronts. Through the Storefront Repair Fund small… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Names AP Diaz Next Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his appointment of Anthony-Paul (AP) Diaz as interim Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation. Diaz will lead the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and advance Mayor Harrell’s agenda for clean, safe, accessible parks. Diaz currently serves as the Executive Officer and Assistant General Manager… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces 2023-2024 Budget Proposal

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell delivered his first budget address and transmitted his 2023-2024 Proposed Budget to the Seattle City Council. This is the first biennial budget since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Emphasizing the importance of essential services provided by the City, Mayor Harrell delivered his speech at… [ Keep reading ]