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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 […]


Affordable Care Act enrollment begins

Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. October 1st will mark an historic day in Seattle and across the country. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act enacted in 2010 by the U.S. Congress and President Obama, nearly 70,000 Seattle residents who don’t have health insurance will be able to enroll in new, affordable health insurance […]


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 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, […]


Pedestrian safety emphasis patrols today in Seattle

In support of the Road Safety Action Plan and the “Be Super Safe” outreach campaign, the Seattle Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting pedestrian safety emphasis patrols on Wednesday, September 18 on four key Seattle corridors: North 45th Street, Rainier Avenue South, Aurora Avenue North and Lake City Way. The locations were selected based […]


$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 […]