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City launches ‘Neighbors for Road Safety’ program

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced a new “Neighbors for Road Safety” program, which mobilizes Seattle residents to help raise awareness of road safety issues in their communities. Participants who sign up to be a Neighbor for Road Safety will have several resources available to them: educational materials; hard data on neighborhood-specific road safety issues; a […]


Gun Free Zone reaches goal of 100 businesses recruited

Today Mayor Mike McGinn and Washington CeaseFire President Ralph Fascitelli gathered at the Big Picture Theatre to announce that over 100 local businesses have signed up to be part of the recently launched Gun Free Zone program. “This program has become a national model for how to change the conversation on gun violence,” said Fascitelli. […]


Celebrating Food Day

October 24th is Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Last year we celebrated Food Day by releasing Seattle’s Food Action Plan, a roadmap that lays out steps for our City to get more healthy food to more Seattle residents, expand opportunities to grow food in the City, […]


Fossil fuel divestment movement comes to Seattle to plan next steps

Mayor Mike McGinn today joined local government leaders and financial experts from across the country to kick off the Seattle Divestment Forum. Hosted by Mayor McGinn and organized by the Mayors Innovation Project, the Seattle Divestment Forum brings together local governments and financial professionals to develop strategies, practices, and new financial tools to promote divestment […]


Updating the fire code to better support our innovative life sciences sector

Over the past year the mayor’s office, Seattle Fire Department, Department of Planning and Development and the Office of Economic Development have been working with leaders in the life sciences sector to determine how the City can better support the needs of this rapidly growing industry. In our conversations with them, we heard that changes […]


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 […]


Supported Employment program wins Governor’s “Employer of the Year” award

Word is spreading about the City of Seattle’s innovative and effective Supportive Employment program, which employs 80 people with developmental disabilities working across 17 different City departments, including the mayor’s office. The program bundles small tasks and entry-level duties in various departments into full and part-time positions for people with developmental disabilities. Thanks to the hard work […]


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 […]


Kwel Hoy’ totem pole arrives in Seattle

Mayor Mike McGinn today welcomed the Kwel Hoy’ Totem Pole to Seattle. Jewell James, a member of the Lummi Tribe, and the House of Tears Carvers created the totem pole as a statement of opposition against the Gateway Pacific Terminal, proposed for Cherry Point, north of Bellingham. “The Kwel Hoy’ Totem Pole is a symbol […]


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 […]