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City of Seattle to Host Basketball and Pickleball Tournaments Downtown, Reenergizing Public Space at Taylor and 5th Ave 

Mayor Harrell’s Downtown Activation Plan brings excitement and people downtown to basketball tournament this weekend and pickleball tournament next weekend, launches new pickleball court at the Taylor & 5th Ave Plaza  Seattle – Bringing people, sports, and excitement Downtown this weekend and next, the City of Seattle, Seattle Parks Foundation,… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Mayor Harrell on Federal Court Ruling

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “Judge Robart agreed with the City and the Department of Justice that our Seattle Police Department had achieved sustained compliance with most requirements of the federal consent decree, closing out significant portions of the consent decree and allowing our community… [ Keep reading ]

Sam Cho to Join Office of Mayor Bruce Harrell as Director of Strategic Initiatives

Experienced champion for economic development, policy leader, and community advocate will advance key City initiatives to expand access to opportunity. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that Sam Cho will serve as Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Mayor’s Office. Elected to the Port of Seattle Commission in 2019… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Port of Seattle Announce Visionary New Public–Private Partnership to Connect and Revitalize Parks on the Elliott Bay Waterfront

Private donation to fund proposed new greenway and improvements to Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks Friends of Waterfront Seattle also to receive gifts in support of Waterfront Park campaign SEATTLE – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined Port of Seattle Commission President Sam Cho, philanthropist Melinda French Gates, Seattle City Council… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on South Seattle Shooting

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement after a shooting on Rainier Avenue S in South Seattle left three dead and another six injured:  “No place in this country is free from the awful epidemic of gun violence, which once again reverberates here in Seattle – leaving… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces New Pilot Program to Incentivize Heavy Duty Truck Electrification

City seeking drivers operating in the Duwamish Valley to apply for 40% rebate to apply to the cost of electric drayage truck SEATTLE (August 16, 2023) — Mayor Bruce Harrell and the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) today announced a new Electric Trucks Pilot aimed at… [ Keep reading ]

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q2 2023 Data Updates  

New data shows continued progress in key areas of bringing people indoors and making public spaces clean and accessible. Seattle – Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell released updated data sets from the second quarter of 2023 for the City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan and public-facing dashboard. The updates include new… [ Keep reading ]

New Performance Data Shows Seattle’s Progress on COVID-19 Recovery Projects

Seattle’s investments of $300 million in federal funding created new affordable housing, revitalized neighborhoods, and prioritized communities hit hardest by the pandemic Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released Seattle’s latest performance report on how the City’s COVID-19 response programs are helping residents recover from the pandemic. The report highlights… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]