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Today Mayor Ed Murray applauded the launch of Seattle’s phased-in minimum wage that will raise the wage to $15/hour, starting with today’s increase of minimum wage or guaranteed minimum compensation to $11 an hour. Mayor Murray was joined by U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, City Councilmembers, business leaders and labor advocates at Island Soul, a […]
Today Mayor Ed Murray announced that the City of Seattle will be the first major American city to convert entirely to the metric system. “Seattle is a global city and it’s time we catch-up with the rest of the world in adopting the metric system,” said Murray. “We’ve proven cities can be incubators for change, […]
Mayor Ed Murray today signed an Executive Order banning official City of Seattle travel by employees to Indiana in response to passage of SB 101. “Enough is enough,” Mayor Ed Murray said. “Legalized discrimination should not be tolerated. No one should be denied access to critical services simply because of who they are or who […]
Mayor Ed Murray today announced he will sign an executive order establishing an action plan to close the gender wage gap within the City of Seattle workforce.

Current Issues & Initiatives

Housing Affordability and Livability

Housing Affordability and Livability AgendaMayor Murray and members of City Council have 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

Housing Affordability and Livability »

2015-16 Budget

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

Mayor Murray's 2015-16 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 »