In my remarks, I laid out my vision for a more affordable, inclusive, and vibrant Seattle, and my plan for realizing that vision. More than 500 residents from across our City joined me, as I outlined my focus during my time as mayor.
Here are my priorities:
First, we must address the crisis of affordability, growing economic disparities, and homelessness – a crisis that threatens the soul of our City – and a crisis that is bigger than us, and demands a regional response.
Second, as Seattle grows so quickly, we must deliver essential City services.
Third, we will build safer communities and advance the cause of racial equity and social justice.
Fourth, together we will stand up for our progressive values in the face of attacks from the other Washington.
And finally, we must do what Seattle does best: Seize the awesome opportunities we have to build and invent a more vibrant City for the next generation.