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9/16/2014
Mayor Murray today proposed legislation to the Seattle City Council that would establish a priority hire program for City public works construction projects of $5 million or more.
9/16/2014
New protected bike lane triples bike riding on Second Avenue; nearly 1,100 cyclists daily using new facility
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) today released data for the new Second Avenue Protected Bike Lane that shows bicycle ridership has tripled due to the new facility.
9/16/2014
Join the City at the Central Area block party Sept. 27!
The City of Seattle is partnering with the Central Area community to host a Block Party on Saturday, September 27 at the corner of 23rd Avenue and Cherry Street (2323 E. Cherry Street) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Don't miss out on a great time with your neighbors enjoying live music, food trucks, art activities and more!
9/16/2014
Neighbors invited to Capitol Hill ‘Find It, Fix It’ Community Walk
Mayor Murray’s 'Find It, Fix It' Community Walk, focused on several crime hotspots, makes its way to Seattle’s Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 17
9/15/2014
Murray on oil trains: ‘More must be done to reduce the chance of disaster’
Recently, the Mayor hosted a productive meeting with Matt Rose, BNSF's Executive Chairman. Read a summary of that meeting and learn how the City of Seattle is responding to the risks associated with oil trains.
9/15/2014
Mayor Murray, Google surprise Highland Park Elementary with fully funded classroom supply requests
Mayor Murray joined representatives from Google today to announce that the company has fully funded classroom requests from every teacher in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties on the education crowd funding site DonorsChoose.org.

Current Issues & Initiatives

2015-16 Proposed Budget

2015-16 Proposed BudgetAt 2 p.m. on Monday, September 22nd in Council Chambers, Mayor Ed Murray will present his proposed 2015-16 budget to City Council.

Budget highlights from the Mayor's 2015-16 proposed budget »

Duwamish River Opportunity Fund

Duwamish River Opportunity FundThe Duwamish has been a vital part of Seattle for more than 100 years and we are committed to making sure it continues to be for the next 100 years.

Learn more about the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund »

Broadband Initiative

High Speed BroadbandInternet access is the infrastructure challenge of the early 21st century. The City must continue to explore all options that would increase the availability of competitive, affordable gigabit broadband internet access.

Learn more about the Mayor's Broadband Initiative »

$15 Minimum Wage

$15 Minimum WageThe new minimum wage legislation passed by Seattle City Council and signed into law by Mayor Murray provides for an increase in the minimum wage in the City of Seattle to $15 an hour, phased in over time, beginning April 2015.

Learn more about the $15 Minimum Wage proposal »

Seattle Preschool Program

Seattle Preschool ProgramMayor Murray's Seattle Preschool Program ballot measure proposing the following: a four-year, $58 million levy to fund a demonstration phase of the Seattle Preschool Program that will build toward serving 2,000 children in 100 classrooms by 2018.

Learn more about the Seattle Preschool Program »

Seattle Parks Legacy Funding Proposal

Seattle Parks Legacy Funding ProposalMayor Murray's Seattle Parks Legacy Funding ballot measure proposes a new sustainable funding source to repair, maintain and restore basic services at the City's parks, community centers and regional attractions such as the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium.

Learn more about the Seattle Parks Funding proposal »

Metro funding proposal

Metro Funding ProposalTo preserve Metro bus service in the City of Seattle and along key inter-city routes, Mayor Murray is proposing a transit funding plan, expected on the November 2014 ballot. Through the following two revenue sources, the plan would generate $45 million per year: 1) a $60 vehicle fee and 2) a 0.1% sales tax.

Learn more about the Mayor's Metro funding proposal »