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Mayor announces new investment in citywide public safety

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced $400,000 in funding to expand ongoing citywide violence prevention emphasis patrols. These patrols, initiated in early spring to combat the major crimes that typically come with warm summer weather, will continue to address hot spots where crime data show additional resources are needed.  This additional funding will extend the violence […]


Seattle launches pay by phone for parking

Making it more convenient to park on the street, today Mayor McGinn launched the City of Seattle’s new pay by phone parking initiative. Beginning with downtown’s retail core, drivers are now able to use their phones to pay for on-street parking without needing to visit a pay station or display a printed sticker. Users can […]


Center City streetcar plans move forward

Mayor Mike McGinn announced today that a streetcar has been selected as the preferred mode for a Center City Connector, and that two potential alignments have been selected for further study: 1st Avenue and a 4th/5th Avenue couplet. The Center City Connector will provide a new high capacity transit service to connect major destinations in […]


Chief Diaz announces his retirement, interim chief appointed

Seattle Police Chief John Diaz announced his retirement today after 36 years in law enforcement, 33 of those years as a member of the Seattle Police Department. Assistant Chief Jim Pugel of the Criminal Investigations Bureau will be the acting Interim Chief upon Chief Diaz’s departure at the end of May. “After 36 years in […]


Update on pre-paid parking program, road safety emphasis patrols

Today Mayor McGinn, the Seattle Police Department and the Seattle Department of Transportation updated the public on the mayor’s pre-paid parking program and road safety emphasis patrol efforts in advance of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend. “When it comes to our road safety efforts, we are taking an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach,” said McGinn. “That’s why […]


Introducing new “Predictive Policing” software

Mayor Mike McGinn and Police Chief John Diaz announced today that new “Predictive Policing” software has been deployed in the East and Southwest Precincts. The software was designed by the University of California, Los Angeles in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department. It has been used by police departments all over the nation to […]


Agreement calls for specific actions to help Third Avenue Corridor

King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Downtown Seattle Association President & CEO Kate Joncas today signed a landmark Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), calling for a series of improvements to the Third Avenue corridor to support Seattle’s strengths, address its challenges and work collaboratively with the community to continue building a great […]


Holiday season emphasis patrols in downtown Seattle

Today Mayor McGinn joined Captain Jim Dermody of the West Precinct, Jerri Lane of the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kate Joncas of the Downtown Seattle Association to highlight attractions, and public safety emphasis patrols in the downtown retail core for the holiday season. Downtown Seattle Association President and CEO Kate Joncas “Downtown is […]


The Center City Initiative: making downtown Seattle streets more safe, inviting and vibrant

Downtown Seattle is the economic engine for the entire region.  It is the center for entertainment, music, food, theater – for Northwest culture.  It offers great shopping from international names to local gems.  Even on a cold, rainy day, you will find people and activity bustling along on city sidewalks.  This is why employers choose […]


Mayor on KEXP tomorrow morning

Tune in to KEXP 90.3 tomorrow morning at 8:15 am for Mayor McGinn’s regular monthly appearance on the Morning Show with John Richards. The mayor will be joined by local musician Macklemore and Olivia Smith, a Youth Ambassador from Cleveland High School, to talk about their work on our campaign to improve attendance at Seattle […]