Seattle Mayor

Harrell Pledges SPD Staffing Surge in State of City Speech

The Mayor asked for budget cuts from other city departments to close an anticipated $150 million funding gap next year. Mayor Bruce Harrell delivered his...
Harrell is flanked by his executive team including Deputy Mayors Kendee Yamaguchi and Monisha Harrell and Director of Strategic Initiative Tim Burgess to the right and Policy Director Dan Eder to the left.

Harrell Pledges Bold Agenda in Inaugural Speech

Styling himself a progressive rather than a moderate, Mayor Bruce Harrell promised to enact a bold agenda and pledged to listen and work with...
Mayor Durkan with Ferris wheel and Seattle waterfront in background

Durkan Leaves Behind a Mess After Four Rudderless Years

Today is Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's final day in office and attention is turning to her legacy as she passes the baton to her...
A photo of backed up car traffic on the right side of the road. Cars are approaching on the left side of the road.

Mayor Durkan Poses as Climate Mayor at COP26

The biggest challenge is implementation, Durkan said, which has been very true for her administration. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as...

Seattle Progressives Hope for Late Turnout Surge to Seal Victories

With one day left before polls close on the 2021 election, campaigns are in a mad dash to the finish line. Voters have some...

Early Polling Indicates Tight Mayoral Race, Potent Lines of Attack Against Harrell

The Seattle Mayoral race is shaping up to be a tight one. Just two points separated Bruce Harrell and Lorena González in the primary,...
Lorena González wears a blue dress and has long brown hair.

The Urbanist’s 2021 General Endorsements

This election, Seattle can do much to advance progressive causes and elevate visionary leaders. The flip side of the coin is a possible retreat...
Mayor Durkan stands on a sidewalk on a leafy residential block.

Durkan Text Scandal Whistleblowers Sue City for Retaliation

Whistleblowers in the scandal around Mayor Jenny Durkan's missing texts and mishandling of public records requests have filed suit against the City of Seattle...