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Driven by Community Input, Seattle Police Chief Search Enters Final Phases

Seattle – The City of Seattle has entered the final phases of our search for the next Chief of Police, following a rigorous national search and extensive community engagement. Mayor Bruce Harrell will look to make a decision in the coming weeks among the top candidates identified by the process,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Council Passage of the Comprehensive Police Recruitment and Retention Plan

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement after the City Council passed the Comprehensive Police Recruitment and Retention Plan:  “This is a positive step in the right direction as we seek to make Seattle a safe place for every neighbor and rebuild and restore the Seattle Police… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Continues Heat Response Improvements

With more hot weather on the way, July event recap shows City’s continued efforts to improve heat response Seattle experienced yet another record-breaking heat wave in July, with six straight days above 90 degrees. The City of Seattle responded and coordinated with partner agencies to help ensure residents could beat… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Suite of Legislation to Protect Reproductive Rights in Seattle

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed four bills into law to support access to abortion and reproductive healthcare in Seattle following the decision of the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Mayor Harrell was joined by Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, who sponsored two… [ Keep reading ]

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q2 Data Updates 

The City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan and public-facing dashboard posted its second quarter data updates, with new information on tent and RV encampments, shelter and housing projects, and public safety incidents with connections to homelessness. Read the plan here. Launched in May by Mayor Bruce Harrell, the website for… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Introduces Suite of Bills to Improve Cannabis Equity

Mayor Harrell: Three bills developed in partnership with Council, industry stakeholders, and workers are “Critical first steps toward improving equity and a clear commitment to a One Seattle approach.” Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell put forward a suite of bills intended to address equity in the cannabis industry by… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle Announces $22 Million in New Affordable Housing Investments

Latest funding announcement brings Mayor Harrell’s total affordable housing investments to $48 million, supporting 450 homes, since beginning of 2022 Seattle – The City of Seattle is announcing $22 million in new investments made by the Office of Housing to support the production of 267 new rent- and income-restricted homes in… [ 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 ]

City of Seattle Hosting Two Additional Community-Led Conversations in Ongoing Police Chief Search

Seattle – Seattle residents are invited to attend two additional in-person community-led conversations to inform the ongoing search process for Seattle’s next chief of police. Facilitated in partnership by City staff and community-based organizations, these sessions will build on previous forums held in July, creating a space for community members to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Appoints Greg Wong Deputy Mayor of External Relations

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell today announced that Greg Wong will serve as Seattle’s Deputy Mayor of External Relations. Wong joins the Mayor’s Office from the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) where he has served as Interim Director since Mayor Harrell appointed him to the position in February. “Greg’s work building… [ Keep reading ]