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Mayor Harrell Announces First Steps in Permanent Police Chief Search to Commence in April

Harrell: ‘Pleased’ with Interim Chief Adrian Diaz, who is encouraged to apply Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that the national search process for the next permanent chief of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) will officially begin in April. Prioritizing community engagement, Mayor Harrell shared first steps in… [ Keep reading ]

Join Mayor Harrell at the “Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide” on April 4

Mayor Bruce Harrell invites you to show your support for the people of Ukraine and for refugees of all origins and experiences at the Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide. Uniting with King County Executive Dow Constantine and over 30 mayors from across King County, Mayor Harrell announced the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program Expands with 7 New Classrooms for the 2022-23 School Year, Increasing Access to Early Learning Opportunities for Seattle Families

Applications open now for Seattle three- and four-year olds to support kindergarten readiness Seattle – Today, at the Denise Louie Education Center in the Chinatown International District, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) Director Dwane Chappelle announced the opening of Seattle Preschool Program (SPP)… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Office of Housing Announce $5.3 Million Investment to Provide Affordable Homes and Supportive Services on Beacon Hill

The City’s investment supports Sea Mar Community Health Centers in providing 39 homes and on-site services for women who have experienced chronic homelessness. Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell and the Office of Housing today announced the City of Seattle’s latest investment in affordable housing: $5.3 million, matched by the Washington… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Extend Free Safe Start Outdoor Space Permits

Program supports small businesses and community members through outdoor dining and retail opportunities citywide Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed legislation to extend free Safe Start café street and outdoor dining permits through January 31, 2023. Over 250 businesses throughout Seattle have taken part in the program since June… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]