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At the direction of Mayor Ed Murray, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and the Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today project improvements and community financial assistance to support businesses impacted by the 23rd Avenue Corridor Complete Streets Project.
Murray proposes to expand levy to support affordable housing
Continuing a 35-year history of public investment in affordable housing, today Mayor Ed Murray announced his proposal to replace and expand the expiring Seattle Housing Levy with a new 7-year ballot measure that would invest $290 million to preserve and produce affordable housing. The Mayor is seeking public input on the initial proposal and will transmit a recommendation to City Council in early March.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after the Seattle Police Department announced that it had arrested three suspects in connection with the shooting that killed two and wounded three under Interstate 5 last week:
Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative
Mayor Murray’s Youth Employment Initiative embodies an ongoing commitment to prepare Seattle youth for meaningful and successful careers. The initiative builds career pathways for young people and creates a recruitment pipeline for local businesses seeking skilled workers. To activate this initiative, the Mayor’s Office is partnering with Educurious, a pioneer in hands-on learning, using real-life […]

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Have you signed up for health insurance yet? Get covered, Seattle!

Get health insurance by Jan. 31, 2016 or risk paying a penalty on your taxesHCC

No one plans to get sick or injured, but health insurance can help protect you and your family if you do. Find out how to get affordable coverage today by enrolling online at or by phone(800) 756-5437. You can also visit for more information, including how you can find free, in-person enrollment assistance near you.  

Housing Affordability and Livability

Housing Affordability and Livability AgendaMayor Murray and members of City Council called together leaders in our community to help develop a bold agenda for increasing the affordability and availability of housing in our city by convening a Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee. After months of deliberation, they reached consensus and published a report with 65 recommendations to consider. 

Housing Affordability and Livability »

2016 Budget

2015-16 Proposed BudgetAn overview of Mayor Murray's 2016 budget highlights, including work on public safety, homelessness, and labor standards.

Mayor Murray's 2016 budget »

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.

Mayor Murray's Broadband Strategy »

Seattle Preschool Program

Seattle Preschool ProgramThe Seattle Preschool Program is a big investment in our city's future. Thanks to Seattle voters, we have our best chance to close the opportunity gap - to ensure all children are ready to learn when they enter K-12 - regardless of race, gender or economic status.

Seattle Preschool Program »