Find Posts By Topic

Making Progress Building One Seattle: 2023 Year in Review

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released a summary report detailing his administration’s shared accomplishments in 2023 and laying the foundation for top priorities in 2024. Marking his second year in office, the report details “From hosting the MLB All-Star Game to the return of beloved events like Bumbershoot and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor’s Office Statement on City of Seattle Hiring Freeze

The Mayor’s Office and City Budget Office informed department directors and finance managers under the Executive that a partial hiring freeze is being instituted. The City faces more significant fiscal challenges in 2024 than were previously known when the 2024 Budget was adopted, requiring immediate action to lessen the impact… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]