Mayor Murray issues statement on work of Income Inequality Advisory Committee

Mayor Murray today issued the following statement on the work of the Income Inequality Advisory Committee: “We launched a process in December to begin to address in a meaningful and thoughtful way what President Obama has referred to as the ‘issue of our time’: income inequality. Understanding the strong public support for raising Seattle’s minimum […] Read more »

City of Seattle releases progress report of key environmental goals

Move the Needle Report

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today released Moving the Needle, an environmental progress report that pulls together Seattle’s key environmental goals and reports on their progress and achievements. “Seattle has been an environmental leader for years, with many laudable environmental goals throughout the city’s offices and departments. Until now, these have all been tracked separately,” said […] Read more »

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 »