Latest News

more info

City rolls out innovative privacy program
The City of Seattle is implementing its groundbreaking Privacy Initiative by distributing a toolkit to City departments on how to incorporate these principles into daily operations.
Seattle announces Safe Routes to School action plan
Today Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Public Schools, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and community partners unveiled Seattle’s inaugural Safe Routes to School Action Plan.
Mayor, Police Chief Unveil Real Time Crime Center
Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole today unveiled the Seattle Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center (RTCC). The RTCC is a centralized data and logistics hub, partnering analysts and investigators with officers on the street to rapidly identify suspects and solve crimes, and disrupt emerging crime trends.
Council acts on Roosevelt park
Today Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council adopted his legislation to acquire land near Roosevelt High School for new public open space:

Current Issues & Initiatives

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 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.

Seattle Preschool Program »