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Mayor Harrell Announces New Legislation to Enhance Safety and Security of Vacant Buildings, Improve Building Monitoring Program

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his proposal for new legislation to strengthen the safety, security, management, and monitoring of vacant buildings in Seattle. The proposed legislation responds to an increase in nuisance, health, and public safety risks associated with vacant structures. “Vacant buildings can present real health and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Revenue Stabilization Workgroup Completes Work, Issues Report with Options to Address Seattle’s Revenue Gap

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide) announced that the Revenue Stabilization Workgroup has completed their work and issued a final report considering revenue options to address the City’s widening budget gap. Founded last year, the group of diverse civic, policy, community, and business… [ Keep reading ]

First-Ever Tribal Nations Summit: Tribal and urban Native leaders, Mayor Harrell, Council President Juarez create shared commitments

On May 2, 2023, the City of Seattle was humbled to host the Tribal Nations Summit to bring together Tribal and City leaders to strengthen our regional community and better achieve mutual goals through government-to-government engagement. The summit represents an historic opportunity to chart a new future for City-Tribal relations…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Housing Invests in Anti-Displacement Affordable Housing through Rainier Valley Affordable Homeownership Initiative 

Awardees for 2023 include Homestead Community Land Trust and Rainier Beach Action Coalition, and African Community Housing & Development and Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties SEATTLE – Today, Mayor Harrell announced that the Office of Housing (OH) will bring 72 new affordable homeownership units to the Rainier Valley… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Efforts to Improve Addiction Treatment, Proposes Legislation to Reduce Public Consumption of Fentanyl and Other Illegal Drugs

Advancing health-focused approach, Mayor Harrell announces spending plan for $27 million investment toward innovative facilities and treatment programs to address addiction Informed by law enforcement, service providers, and impacted communities, the mayor’s proposed legislation will emphasize diversion and health programs while allowing arrests for public consumption of illegal drugs Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Strengthen Protections for Maritime and Industrial Lands, Creating New Housing and Job Opportunities 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Harrell joined City, Port, labor, housing partners and maritime and industrial business representatives to sign the Maritime and Industrial Strategy into law following its unanimous passage by the City Council last week. The package of legislation represents the first major update to the industrial land use policy… [ Keep reading ]

KCRHA Governing Committee Chairs Mayor Harrell and Executive Constantine Announce Intention to Establish Committees to Lead Search for New CEO and Strengthen the Regional Authority

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced today their intention to establish two new temporary committees for the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA), one to help strengthen the Authority, and one to lead the search for a new permanent Chief Executive Officer. Mayor Harrell… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces City Initiative to Help Save Families Up to $23,000 Per Year 

New CiviForm program reduced time for residents to apply to City discount programs by 80%, offering up to $23,000 total possible savings.  Benefits portal at makes it easier and faster for residents to get the help they need. SEATTLE – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the expansion of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Delivers Downtown Activation Plan to Revitalize Seattle’s City Center and Build for the Future 

Detailed action plan includes continuum of initiatives balancing immediate and short-term steps with long-term systemic changes designed to drive progress and bring Seattle’s Downtown into a new age. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced details of Seattle’s comprehensive Downtown Activation Plan – a bold and ambitious roadmap to revitalize… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Awarded $1.2 Million to Advance Transportation Climate Goals

Seattle to receive federal funds to plan for three low-pollution neighborhoods by 2028 in alignment with Mayor Harrell’s Transportation and Climate Justice Executive Order Seattle — Last week, the City of Seattle was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to receive a $1.2 million grant under the Rebuilding… [ Keep reading ]