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Seattle’s Next Chief of Police

A city’s approach to public safety and criminal justice is one of the most visible expressions of our values. Seattle is the fastest growing city in America. We have become a big city with big city challenges and opportunities. Every day we ask our police to meet these challenges in… [ Keep reading ]

The 2018 Pride Awards

Decades ago, I would have never imagined that hundreds of thousands would be gathered here in Seattle to celebrate Pride. I came to this year’s Mayoral Pride Awards – where I had the honor of recognizing true LGBTQ leaders in our community – on the heels of a truly heartbreaking… [ Keep reading ]

What I Saw in Tornillo, Texas

This past week, I joined more than 20 mayors in Tornillo, Texas, at the site of a federal detention facility for immigrants, many of whom have traveled to our country fleeing violence and seeking asylum. Hundreds of children, soon to be thousands, are now living in this small town at… [ Keep reading ]

A new chapter in the fight against homelessness: Building a more coordinated, effective regional response

The top challenge our City faces is the crisis of affordability and homelessness. It is a crisis that demands not just urgent action, but new approaches and new innovations. It is also a regional crisis that demands regional solutions because no problem stops at a city border. A key component… [ Keep reading ]

A Vision for a More Vibrant Downtown with Fewer Cars, More Transit, and Less Pollution

In the next few years, we will continue to rebuild and reimagine downtown Seattle.   Here are a few steps we are taking together: The viaduct will finally come down, and we’ll open our new 99 tunnel. We’ll reconnect our downtown to the sea and redevelop the waterfront. We’ll renew… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Stands United

This past weekend, the City of Seattle, in partnership with dozens of community-based organizations and coalitions, hosted Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees Mega-Workshop where 491 legal permanent residents received citizenship assistance and 535 people received immigration legal consultations. The event brought together 800 volunteers to provide a meaningful service… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle is a leader in ‘Green Fleet Management:’ What that means and why it matters

This guest post is from Andrea Pratt, Seattle’s Green Fleet Program Manager. It is thanks to her hard work, and the work of Seattle’s Finance & Administrative Services department that our city continues to lead the way on green fleet management. – J.A.D. Green vehicles are nothing new to the… [ Keep reading ]

Somewhere to Call Home

Shari Wade is one of the thousands of Seattle residents who has experienced homelessness at some point in time in her life. After struggling to get back on her feet, her life was turned around by permanent affordable housing through Pioneer Human Services. Her story reinforces why I am so… [ Keep reading ]

Seventh Time’s the Charm

Hello, Seattle. On November 28th, the day I officially took office, I crisscrossed the City and was sworn in five times – from Rainier Beach to West Seattle to the Chinatown-International to Phinney Ridge to Lake City. Why? Because I wanted to break with tradition bring City Hall… [ Keep reading ]