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8/27/2014
Murray on Weyerhaeuser move: ‘This is a game changer for Pioneer Square’
Mayor Murray made the following remarks Thursday evening in Pioneer Square regarding Weyerhaeuser's move to the neighborhood...
8/26/2014
The City of Seattle is seeking applicants for two (2) at-large positions to the Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority (PDA) Board of Directors.
8/26/2014
Seattle Parks Labor Day and seasonal closures
Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day.
8/25/2014
Mayor Murray letter to Washington State Supreme Court regarding mental health boardings
Mayor Murray, in support of Washington State Supreme Court's recent decision on mental health boardings, wrote the following letter to the court requesting an extension to ensure an appropriate and successful implementation...
8/22/2014
Mayor Murray statement on the death of Woodland Park Zoo elephant Watoto
Mayor Murray released the following statement about the death of Watoto, a 45-year-old African elephant under the care of Woodland Park Zoo staff...
8/22/2014
Pharrell Williams, Soundgarden to perform free ‘NFL Kickoff Concert’ before Seahawks game, Sept. 4
The National Football League has announced a 2014 NFL Kickoff event to be held Thursday, September 4 at CenturyLink Field's North Lot in Seattle. Activities will begin around 2:30 p.m., prior to the Seahawks' first game of the 2014-2015 regular season against the Green Bay Packers.

Current Issues & Initiatives

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.

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Summer of Safety Initiative

Summer of SafetyThe Summer of Safety Initiative is the City's coordinated approach to public safety that mobilizes resources to change our built environment, activates our streets and provides jobs for our youth and young adults.

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$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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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