Mayor Murray announces next steps in search for police chief

Seattle Police Chief hat

Mayor Murray announced today that the search for Seattle’s next chief of police has reached a pivotal point in the process, as his search committee begins formal review of applicants for the position. Murray and his committee co-chairs Pramila Jayapal and Ron Sims said they are optimistic about the quality of the applicant pool. The […] Read more »

Mayor Murray: The First 100 Days

Mayor Murray at the State of the City Address

During his first State of the City address, Mayor Ed Murray described his vision for a city that is a safe, vibrant, affordable, innovative, and interconnected. Since taking office in January one-hundred days ago, Mayor Murray and his administration have been working swiftly on a number of priorities that align with that vision. Below is […] Read more »

Mayor Murray signs executive order strengthening equity in city contracting

Mayor Ed Murray today signed an executive order strengthening the city’s ongoing commitment to social equity in city contracting opportunities. The order requires departments promptly pay invoices, support businesses by providing technical assistance, and increase accountability and coordination to ensure fair and equitable treatment among all businesses competing for public works, purchasing and consulting contracts. […] Read more »

Murray statement on OPA audit of Seattle Police disciplinary practices

Mayor Murray issued the following statement on the audit issued today by Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) Auditor Anne Levinson on the disciplinary practices of the Seattle Police Department (SPD): “I want to thank OPA Auditor Anne Levinson for her review of SPD’s disciplinary practices. Her recommendations are important, and there is no disagreement about […] Read more »

Mayor Murray expands Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative

Mayor Murray signs the Race and Social Justice Initiative at El Centro De La Raza on Beacon Hill

Mayor Murray today signed an executive order affirming the City’s commitment to the Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), expanding the program’s work to include measurable outcomes, greater accountability, and community-wide efforts to achieve racial equity throughout Seattle. “I am signing an Executive Order that not only reaffirms but expands the reach of Seattle’s Race […] Read more »

Mayor Murray stands with Councilmembers to support gender equity at the City of Seattle and throughout the region

Mayor Murray announces comprehensive measures to address Citywide gender pay gap

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Councilmembers Jean Godden, Sally Bagshaw, Sally J. Clark, Mike O’Brien and Kshama Sawant, along with representatives from the Gender Equity for Pay Task Force and the Seattle Women’s Commission reaffirmed the City of Seattle’s commitment to gender equity by presenting comprehensive measures to achieve equity at the City of […] Read more »

Mayor announces $2 million investment in neighborhood business districts

Only In Seattle grant announcement at Bastille in Ballard

  Today Mayor Murray joined neighborhood business district leaders and local business owners at in Seattle’s Ballard business district to announce a $2 million investment in 18 neighborhood business districts as part of the Only in Seattle Initiative. “This investment in neighborhood business districts is critical to our city,” said Mayor Murray. “Healthy business districts […] Read more »

Mayor Murray to join ‘Stand for Compassion’ gathering on Thursday to call for greater respect to Seattle’s most vulnerable citizens

Seattle Fire Department

The March 15th beating of a homeless man who was sleeping on the Seattle Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Pioneer Square has rallied a diverse cross-section of individuals and organizations who are holding a “Stand for Compassion” gathering from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 27th, near where the attack took place in Occidental […] Read more »