City Council member, 54 years old
I'm trying to change the conversation. This whole city should be completely livid that the (math) proficiency level for African Americans at Rainier Beach is 8%. Their success and our success is intertwined. —Bruce A. Harrell
Hire new chief
Harrell doesn't think the mayor should be waiting to hire a police chief. If he's elected, he will start a search right away for a new leader.
Use Sound Transit plan
Harrell thinks the city should focus on improving bus service instead of planning for additional light rail.
Harrell signed a letter to the mayor asking him to clear out the Nickelsville encampment and enforce no-encampment rules.
OK as affordable housing
Harrell says the city has to embrace density in certain areas, and aPodments are a good idea if done right, with neighborhood input about parking and safety.
Harrell was part of the council majority that voted to borrow city money to help pay for a new basketball arena in Sodo.
Harrell says the current parking rates are too high in many neighborhoods, including downtown. He would work to lower them, based on data and conversations with business owners.
King County Democrats, Young Democrats at the University of Washington, Seattle Building and Construction Trades Council, 32nd, 37th and 11th District Democrats