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Community to celebrate Magnuson Park Building 30 grand opening

This afternoon a community celebration will mark the grand opening of the renovated Building 30 at Warren G. Magnuson Park. Mayor Mike McGinn included $8.5 million in the 2012 budget to conduct these renovations. The grand opening allows nonprofit groups to return to a safer building that also serves as an arts hub within the […]


Family friendly workplaces and gender pay equity in Seattle

We are working hard to address gender justice in Seattle. Earlier today I sent the following letter to Julie Nelson and Patricia Hayden, co-chairs of our Gender Equity in Pay Task Force, to ask them to examine the possibility of a City ordinance on family friendly workplaces as they develop recommendations on the gender pay […]


Seattle wins federal grant to hire 10 new police officers

Mayor Mike McGinn and Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel today welcomed the news that the Department of Justice has awarded Seattle a $1.25 million Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant to hire 10 new police officers. Last week McGinn announced funding for 15 new officers in his 2014 Proposed Budget. Combined with that announcement and […]


Mayor outlines plan to bring Preschool for All to Seattle

Today Mayor McGinn announced funding for the next steps to develop Preschool for All in Seattle, following through on his commitment first announced in January. The 2014 Proposed Budget also includes $500,000 in additional funding to expand the early learning programs that will serve as the building blocks of Preschool for All. McGinn’s 2014 Proposed […]


Mayor announces funding to support Center City Initiative

The Center City Initiative has brought together residents, business owners, social service providers, advocates and multiple agency representatives to develop a balanced, compassionate and effective approach to helping those in need, increasing the sense of safety and security downtown, and improving enforcement of existing laws. Mayor Mike McGinn is today announcing new investments in the […]


Mayor announces funding to support victims of domestic violence

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced new City investments to support domestic violence victims in Seattle as part of his 2014 Proposed Budget. A total of nearly $438,000 in investments would fund support for critically needed housing for domestic violence survivors and their children ($200,000); development of a domestic violence response center that would provide multiple, […]


Mayor announces new investment in Gender Justice Initiative

Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced a $1.5 million reserve to fund future recommendations made by the Gender Equity in Pay Taskforce and help equalize the City of Seattle’s gender pay deficit. “Gender disparity in pay is a real issue for the City,” said Mayor McGinn. “That’s why we launched a Gender Equity in Pay Task […]


$5.5 million in Neighborhood Street Fund Projects announced

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced that 12 community-requested projects will be constructed through the City’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project program. Utilizing funds from the voter-approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation levy and $1 million in savings from the Spokane Street Viaduct project, the city will invest $5.5 million over the next three years […]


Mayor announces increased support for Seattle senior centers

Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced $210,000 in new funding to benefit nine City-funded senior centers in Seattle in his 2014 Proposed Budget, as well as $631,000 to backfill federal and state cuts to programs serving older adults in Seattle. “It is essential that we backfill state and federal cuts to programs serving older adults in […]


Measuring for performance in Seattle’s budget

Residents rightly expect that government will spend their tax dollars wisely. One way we do that here at the City of Seattle is to measure the outcomes of our investments to ensure we are achieving our intended results. Upon taking office I began working with department directors to develop performance expectations and ways to measure them. […]