Mayor Ed Murray

The traditional functions of planning are going to look a lot different in Seattle when the calendar changes to 2016.
Dec 17, 2015   The Urbanist
Seattle is the latest city to declare a state of emergency in response to homelessness in the city. Los Angeles, Portland, and Hawaii took similar steps in recent months.
Nov 8, 2015   The Seattle Times
Prop. 1, a $930 million, nine-year transportation levy backed by Mayor Ed Murray, was approved by 54 percent of Seattle voters on Nov. 3 to the delight of bus, bike, pedestrian and good roads advocates. First order of business: Safe Routes to School.
Nov 6, 2015   The Seattle Times
Seattle political leadership recently announced an ambitious plan to build more sidewalks with less money.
Nov 3, 2015   The Urbanist
Seattle voters will decide on Prop. 1, a $985 million transportation levy known as Move Seattle, unanimously endorsed by the City Council and strongly backed by Mayor Ed Murray. However, the bus and bike priorities attracted a well-funded opponent.
Oct 27, 2015   King 5 News
Affordable housing advocates are pushing the city to use underutilized city owned property to build more housing, but it doesn't always pencil out.
Oct 21, 2015   Seattle Times
This favorable profile of Jack McCullough, a Seattle lawyer representing developers, highlights his role as a deal-maker. Recent agreements between his clients and Mayor Ed Murray may preserve a path forward for affordable housing.
Oct 16, 2015   The Seattle Times
The Emerald City's affordable housing difficulties mirror those of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and others: too much demand and too few resources.
Oct 3, 2015   Crosscut
The Urbanist chose 19 of the progressive recommendations from a total of 65 put forward by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Advisory Committee (HALA) committee.
Sep 10, 2015   The Urbanist
The swift rejection of a proposal to upzone residential neighborhoods in Seattle inspired The Urbanist to evaluate the lessons of the episode. One takeaway: don't demonize single-family homeowners.
Aug 12, 2015   The Urbanist
Seattle's recent Housing and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations have created a sensational dialogue about zoning, affordability and neighborhood change. Chuck Wolfe explains how this may create an unprecedented basis for consensus in the city.
Aug 9, 2015   Crosscut