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12/18/2014
Body cameras, new uniforms coming to Seattle Police
Today, Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole outlined the department’s new pilot project on body-worn cameras, as well as unveiled the new uniforms officers will be wearing as they police Seattle streets.
12/16/2014
Murray statement on Seattle Housing Authority’s decision to put rent plan on hold
Mayor Murray released the following statement regarding Seattle Housing Authority's recent decision about their "Stepping Forward" rent plan...
12/15/2014
Seattle awarded Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Teams grant
Mayor Murray announced today that Seattle is one of twelve U.S. cities selected to participate in the $45 million expansion of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program. Seattle will use the $750,000 each year for three years to spur innovative policies on major challenges, including integrated neighborhood and transportation planning, housing affordability and homelessness.
12/15/2014
Seattle invests $22 million in affordable housing
Today, Mayor Murray announced $22 million for the development and preservation of affordable housing in Seattle. The long-term loans through the Office of Housing will support the City’s priorities of reducing homelessness, supporting transit-oriented development and providing options for families of all incomes to live in Seattle.
12/11/2014
Mayor Murray discusses race relations in America on CBS Evening News
Yesterday, Mayor Murray participated in a CBS Evening News mayoral panel about race relations in America, hosted by anchor Scott Pelley.
12/4/2014
Today, Mayor Ed Murray, along with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Director Scott Kubly, announced the appointment of Paulo Nunes-Ueno as the new SDOT Transit Division director. Joining the department’s executive team, Nunes-Ueno will lead a newly created SDOT division focused on addressing the city’s and region’s current and future transit needs.

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 »

Seattle's Next Fire Chief

Housing Affordability and Livability AgendaThe Mayor's office is conducting a national search for Seattle Fire Department's next Fire Chief following the retirement of Chief Gregory Dean, who has had a distinguished 44-year career with the department.

Seattle's Next Fire Chief »

Parks Superintendent Search

Finding Seattle's Next Parks SuperintendentThe City of Seattle is conducting a national search to find an experienced, well-respected, and accountable executive to effectively lead Seattle's Department of Parks and Recreation.

Finding Seattle's Next Parks Superintendent »

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.

Mayor Murray's 2015-16 proposed 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.

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