Archived Issues & Initiatives
Summer of Safety Initiative
The 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.
Seattle Parks Legacy Funding Proposal
Mayor 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.
Seattle Preschool Program
Mayor 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.
$15 Minimum Wage
The 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.
Internet 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.
Metro funding proposal
To 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.
SDOT Director Search
Following an extensive national search, Mayor Murray has named former deputy commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Transportation and former associate director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation Scott Kubly as his appointment for director of the Seattle Department of Transportation.
Seattle's Next Police Chief
Mayor Murray nominates Kathleen O'Toole for Chief of Police. Kathleen O'Toole is a career police officer and lawyer who has earned an international reputation for her principled leadership and reform strategies.