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Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Herbold Highlight Accountability Improvements in Newly Passed Seattle Police Management Association Labor Agreement

Transmitted by Mayor Harrell in May and passed today by the City Council, new contract makes critical accountability improvements in efforts to improve public safety and trust Seattle – Today, the City Council voted to approve a proposed contract between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Management Association… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Vetoes Council Bill 120325

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell vetoed Council Bill 120325. Narrowly passed on a five to four vote and potentially costing between $2 to 5 million with no identified funding source, the bill would have mandated landlords provide proprietary information about their rental units to a research institution. Mayor Harrell… [ Keep reading ]

TOMORROW: Tune into a Virtual Public Forum with OPA Director Candidates 

Seattle – As part of the selection process for the next Director of the Office of Police Accountability (OPA), finalists will participate in a virtual public forum tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30PM. The public forum will be recorded, streamed live, and televised by Seattle Channel. The public forum is… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle to Light Up Orange in Recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day

Seattle – Tonight, in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day, Seattle will light up orange to show support for survivors of gun violence, in memory of those who have passed due to gun violence, and to express the city’s commitment to action and change. On Friday evening, buildings across the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Releases One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan and Transparency Dashboard, Announces Acquisition of Dockside Apartments

Focused on urgency, compassion, and transparency, the plan and dashboard are available at: homelessness.seattle.gov Opening July 1 and operated by the Low Income Housing Institute, Dockside Apartments in Green Lake will serve 70 people experiencing homelessness as permanent housing Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell published the City’s One… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Texas School Shooting

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “For the parents and the families, for the classmates and the friends, I send my love and share their grief. Words do not and cannot express the heartbreak and pain this senseless tragedy has caused and will cause, not just… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Mayor Harrell on Federal Monitor’s Report

“My administration is committed to ensuring that SPD is an effective public safety department – centered on good police work, accountability, innovation, and true community engagement. Every day I speak with officers who share my vision for a police service defined by a culture of helping others and keeping all people… [ Keep reading ]

United Outreach Effort at Woodland Park Leads to Unprecedented Number of Referrals to Shelter and Services

With park restoration efforts in full swing, Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Strauss, KCRHA CEO Marc Dones and provider and community leaders highlight successful and collaborative outreach efforts Seattle – Collaborative efforts to address homelessness at Woodland Park led to an unprecedented 89 referrals to shelter and housing alternatives for those experiencing homelessness,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Names Search Committee and Launches Community Survey to Identify Seattle’s Next Chief of Police

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell announced today that as part of the City of Seattle’s national search for a Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department (SPD), he has named the search committee and is launching a new community survey to learn what priorities and qualities matter most to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Herbold, and Councilmember Nelson Align on Common Approach to Proposed Hiring Incentives Legislation

SEATTLE – In advance of the City Council’s Tuesday Public Safety & Human Services Committee, Mayor Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Lisa Herbold, and Councilmember Sara Nelson announced today a unified approach and path forward to passing legislation related to hiring incentives in support of improving public safety.  “I’d like to commend both… [ Keep reading ]