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A “New” Bicycle Master Plan for Seattle

More and more Seattle residents are choosing to get around on their bicycles. The number of people bicycling to work in Seattle increased 105% from 2000 to 2010. We’re seeing people of all ages, from children to seniors, choose to ride. They should be able to do so safely. In order to improve safety for […]


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. […]


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 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, […]


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 […]


Mayor proposes $500,000 for neighborhood projects

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced he will propose an increase of $500,000 to the Neighborhood Matching Fund as part of his upcoming 2014 Proposed Budget. This increase restores the amount of funds available to support neighborhood projects back to pre-recession levels. In addition, the budget will add another staff position to support the program and […]


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 […]


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 […]