Mayor delivers State of the City address 2016
Mayor delivers State of the City address
In his State of the City address before the Seattle City Council, Mayor Murray expanded the City’s commitment to support education, job opportunities and success for all of Seattle’s youth. He also pledged to hire 200 police officers by 2019, doubling his original goal, and outlined new initiatives to support small businesses, foster the arts, and activate urban parks. Murray challenged Seattle’s employers to help double the number of available positions in the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative to 4,000.
Murray also announced a major expansion of the City’s Utility Discount Program, which reduces utility costs for low-income families by 50 percent. By auto-enrolling more than 10,000 tenants in Seattle Housing Authority properties, the City will reach the Mayor’s goal to double enrollment in the discount program to 28,000 households two years early.