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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
The 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.
$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.
Seattle's Next Fire Chief
The 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.
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
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.