Archive for 'Budget'
Mayor Mike McGinn and Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel announced today that they are investing in public safety in Seattle parks by hiring two new Park Rangers to patrol Cal Anderson Park and Occidental Square full-time. This announcement comes in the wake of several high-profile incidents of violence in local parks, particularly[More]
Posted: May 23rd, 2013 under Budget, CCI, Community Engagement, Jobs, Public Safety.
Mayor Mike McGinn and librarians from The Seattle Public Library are launching a pilot program, Books on Bikes, to bring Library services to popular community events via bike this summer. Mayor McGinn joined ten librarians for the inaugural bicycle ride to TOPS K-8 School. The group arrived at TOPS where a fourth[More]
Posted: May 22nd, 2013 under Budget, Community Engagement, Education, Health, Sustainability, Transportation.
Today the Mayor announced that the city of Seattle will deepen their partnership with the school district to invest in arts education. Former Youngstown student Sammy Tekle speaks about the importance of arts education Investment dollars will ensure that every student in the Central Pathway of Seattle Public Schools receive a minimum[More]
Posted: May 15th, 2013 under Budget, Community Engagement, Education, Race and Social Justice.
Mayor Mike McGinn announced today that he has directed City departments to build on earlier “green fleet” efforts to meet the challenge of cutting the City’s annual use of petroleum-based fuels by 1 million gallons by 2020. Accomplishing this goal will require improving operational efficiencies, making investments in alternative-fuel infrastructure, and ramping[More]
Posted: May 8th, 2013 under Budget, Sustainability, Transportation.
Completing King Street Station’s major public space renovation and seismic retrofit, the City of Seattle today officially reopened the station’s main waiting room. Mayor Mike McGinn and other distinguished guests officially reopened the waiting room to public use by ceremonially relighting its grand chandelier. Rescuing it from decades of neglect, the[More]
Posted: April 24th, 2013 under Budget, CCI, Jobs, Mayor McGinn, Transportation.
Mayor Mike McGinn today announced the availability of assistance for high-quality child care from the City of Seattle for low- or moderate-income parents who are working or enrolled in job training. Currently, the City has more than 300 slots available for child care subsidies. "These subsidies will help parents find and keep[More]
Posted: April 11th, 2013 under Budget, Community Engagement, Education, Health, Human services, Jobs, Race and Social Justice.
Mayor McGinn announced today that he has proposed funding to advance plans to study a new crossing of the Ship Canal and a high capacity transit corridor from downtown to the University District via South Lake Union and Eastlake. The City Council had previously approved funding to begin study of the University[More]
Posted: April 10th, 2013 under Budget, Health, Jobs, Mayor McGinn, Transportation.
The City of Seattle is investigating allegations of improper payment and treatment of workers at affordable housing construction projects that have received City funding. The Seattle Police Department is reviewing the information to determine whether or not a criminal investigation is warranted. Office of Housing Director Rick Hooper “Workers deserve fair and[More]
Posted: March 5th, 2013 under Budget, Immigrants & refugees, Jobs, Race and Social Justice.
Mayor McGinn today delivered his 2013 State of the City address in Seattle City Council Chambers. He detailed indicators of a recovering local economy, building great neighborhoods, new efforts to improve early learning in Seattle, a plan to update the Neighborhood Policing Plan and work to build out Seattle's rail transit network.[More]
Posted: February 19th, 2013 under Budget, CCI, Education, Health, Human services, Immigrants & refugees, Jobs, Public Safety, Race and Social Justice, Speeches, Sustainability, Technology, Transportation.
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Mayor Mike McGinn has submitted two pieces of legislation to the City Council that will create staff resources for the Community Police Commission, support new personnel in the Seattle Police Department dedicated to implementing the City’s Settlement Agreement with the Department of Justice and payment of the court appointed monitor for the[More]
Posted: February 12th, 2013 under Budget, Mayor McGinn, Public Safety, Race and Social Justice.