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9/15/2014
Murray on oil trains: ‘More must be done to reduce the chance of disaster’
Recently, the Mayor hosted a productive meeting with Matt Rose, BNSF's Executive Chairman. Read a summary of that meeting and learn how the City of Seattle is responding to the risks associated with oil trains.
9/15/2014
Mayor Murray, Google surprise Highland Park Elementary with fully funded classroom supply requests
Mayor Murray joined representatives from Google today to announce that the company has fully funded classroom requests from every teacher in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties on the education crowd funding site DonorsChoose.org.
9/15/2014
Mayor proposes new Office of Labor Standards for education, enforcement on city wage and benefit rules
Seattle continues to capture the nation’s attention with its progressive policies on wages and benefits. Now Mayor Ed Murray is proposing an expanded proactive effort to educate workers and businesses on their rights and responsibilities under the law, as well as a centralized approach to investigate and enforce the City’s higher minimum wage, paid sick leave and other worker protections.
9/12/2014
Murray announces $3.3 million for new officers and $2.75 million for human services, including $1.5 million for more homelessness services
Mayor Murray announced that his 2015-16 budget to be formally proposed on Sept. 22 will make new investments in public safety and the safety net, and today provided detail for his plans to fund best practices both in the police department and in homelessness services.
9/11/2014
Mayor Murray released the following statement today on the 13th anniversary of September 11th...
9/10/2014
Seattle recognized as the nation’s most sustainable city
STAR Communities announced today that Seattle has been awarded a 5-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability.

Current Issues & Initiatives

Duwamish River Opportunity Fund

Duwamish River Opportunity FundThe Duwamish has been a vital part of Seattle for more than 100 years and we are committed to making sure it continues to be for the next 100 years.

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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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$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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