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Today Mayor Ed Murray released a map of City-owned properties most suitable for new permitted encampments to serve at least 200 individuals experiencing homelessness. The mayor will transmit a resolution on the encampment sites to the Seattle City Council tomorrow.
Today Mayor Ed Murray delivered the following remarks from Seattle City Hall after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right of all Americans to marry the person they love: “Good morning. Today I am able to say to Americans what I said to Washingtonians the day we signed our marriage equality bill: welcome to the […]
Sign up to assist Seattle’s K-12 students with their homework!
The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to assist K-12 students with homework assignments at 10 Library locations. Volunteers will also encourage additional math and reading development through a variety of fun learning activities. Successful Homework Help volunteers are comfortable interacting with students of all ages individually and in small groups. Homework Help is a […]
Today Mayor Ed Murray invited the people of Seattle to sign a condolence book to the people of Charleston in honor of the nine victims killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Murray urges Seattle residents to send messages of support to the victims’ families and all of Charleston. “The people of Seattle feel utter […]

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 »