Seattle energy code bests national standard


A strong energy code is one of Seattle’s key tools for achieving significant reductions in energy use in the building sector and reaching the city’s ambitious goal of carbon neutrality. Seattle has consistently had one of the most advanced codes in the country and the new 2012 Seattle Energy Code is no exception. That’s the […] Read more »

Mayor Murray announces appointment of Chief Technology Officer

Mayor Murray today announced Michael Mattmiller as his appointment for the position of the Director of the Department of Information Technology (DoIT), the City of Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). “The City of Seattle should be a national leader in the use of technology to empower residents and businesses and enhance the delivery of city […] Read more »

City report highlights how Seattleites use technology

Seattle Technology Report

The City of Seattle released new findings on technology access, adoption and interaction by Seattle residents. These findings are based on feedback from 2,600 residents via online and phone surveys and in-person focus groups in multiple languages about their use, concerns, and barriers to using the Internet, social media, cable TV and online government services. […] Read more »

The Mercer Garage roof becomes an award-winning public garden


The garden on top of a three-story garage near Seattle Center won this year’s top award from the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. … The 30,000-square-foot garden is on Mercer Garage at 300 Mercer St. City officials say it is the first publicly accessible, large-scale community rooftop garden in the U.S. Read more »

Murray: ‘Seattle must be a national leader in identifying innovative ways to make high speed internet available and affordable to anyone’

Fiber Optic Cable

Mayor Murray released this statement today on the need for more reliable high speed internet for all in Seattle: Finding a job, getting a competitive education, participating in our democracy, or even going to work for some, requires high speed internet access. I have seen people say online, “I don’t need a road to get […] Read more »

Office of Economic Development names Rebecca Lovell as Startup Liaison for the City of Seattle

Rebecca Lovell

The city’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today that Rebecca Lovell has been selected as the City of Seattle’s first Startup Liaison for the Startup Seattle initiative. Startup Seattle is a collaborative effort between the City of Seattle and leaders of Seattle’s technology startup community to develop a strategy to support early-stage technology companies, […] Read more »

Mayor Murray responds to rideshare legislation approved by City Council

Mayor Murray released this statement today in response to City Council’s final vote on regulating Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), commonly referred to as ridesharing services: “I want to acknowledge the Council’s hard work on this very complicated issue, and I can certainly appreciate the Council’s need to act on a process that began well before […] Read more »