Archived Issues & Initiatives

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.

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Summer of Safety Initiative

Summer of SafetyThe 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.

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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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Seattle Preschool Program

Seattle Preschool ProgramThe Seattle Preschool Program is a big investment in our city's future. Thanks to Seattle voters, we have our best chance to close the opportunity gap - to ensure all children are ready to learn when they enter K-12 - regardless of race, gender or economic status.

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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'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.

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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.

Mayor Murray's Broadband Strategy »

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.

Mayor Murray's Metro funding proposal »

SDOT Director Search

Scott Kubly named new SDOT DirectorFollowing 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.

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Seattle's Next Police Chief

Kathleen O'TooleMayor 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.
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