On September 13, the Seattle City Council confirmed Greg Spotts to serve as the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation. Mayor Bruce Harrell appointed Spotts as Director on July 27. Before taking on this SDOT role, Spotts was the Executive Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer at the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services.
Mayor Harrell declared that Seattle “deserves a transportation system that is safe, reliable, and equitable. . . . Greg understands that we must embed safety across all projects, view every decision through a climate lens, and build a transportation system centered on equity, quality infrastructure, and multi-modal solutions.” Spotts began serving as interim Director in early September.