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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 […]

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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 […]

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New initiatives to support immigrant communities

Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced several new efforts to support immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle, including the creation of an Immigrant Voting Rights Taskforce. The taskforce, comprised of community leaders, academics and attorneys, will be tasked with making Seattle more voter-friendly for the more than 100,000 Seattle residents who are foreign-born. “This taskforce will […]

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City to provide free drop-in activities at community centers for some Seattle public school students in event of school strike

The City of Seattle today announced it will open and staff drop-in activities at 20 designated community centers for Seattle Public Schools students on free and reduced lunch from Kindergarten to 8th Grade if a strike delays the opening of Seattle Public Schools. The free program will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning […]

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New art project unveiled to educate public about solar energy

Today Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle City Light and Pacific Science Center unveiled a new interactive art project designed to demonstrate the science of solar energy in an accessible way. Five sculpted flowers standing up to three stories tall now greet visitors to Pacific Science Center and Seattle Center with a creative lesson in renewable energy […]

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Mayor announces new college course to recruit and prepare applicants for the Seattle police exam

Today Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle Central Community College president Dr. Paul T. Killpatrick announced a new partnership between the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Central Community College to offer a free five-credit course entitled “Introduction to Community Policing.” The course will cover basic policing skills with an emphasis on collaborating with the community, as […]

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Mayor announces support for young immigrants eligible for work authorizations

Today Mayor McGinn announced new City efforts to support young people eligible for work authorizations through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy launched by President Barack Obama in June 2012. Individuals age 18 and over can now call the Seattle City Light Service Center at (206) 684-3000 and have their names added […]

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Mayor announces Families and Education Levy awards for preschool

Today, Mayor Mike McGinn announced the award of approximately $470,000 in funding from the 2011 Families and Education Levy for investments in early learning at three Seattle preschools as part of the City of Seattle’s Step Ahead preschool program: The 2011 funding increases slots at one existing Levy-funded preschool, Denise Louie Education Center in Seattle’s […]

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City announces proposals to improve safety on Northeast 75th Street

Mayor McGinn and City Traffic Engineer Dongho Chang today announced four proposals for improving road safety by restriping Northeast 75th Street near Nathan Eckstein Middle School. The proposals were developed in partnership between the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and community residents in response to concerns raised after a tragic DUI-related collision on Northeast 75th […]

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Mayor announces more locations for School Zone Speed Cameras

Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced five new locations for future school zone speed cameras at locations across Seattle. The existing school zone cameras have led to a combined 16 percent reduction in citations for speeding across the four schools. Seattle Police Captain Mike Nolan “The public has been clear that we need to do more […]

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