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May 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

McGinn declares “Million Gallon Challenge” to reduce Seattle’s CO2 emissions

Seattle is on the verge of a possible buying spree, to acquire cleaner lift trucks, parking-enforcement scooters, and other vehicles that emit less carbon. Using shiny white vehicles as a backdrop, Mayor Mike McGinn on Wednesday announced a “Million Gallon Challenge” to avoid burning that amount of petroleum fuels between now and 2020.  This would equate…


Comments | More in Environment, Government | Topics: green fleet, Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle

April 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Mayor McGinn says Fourth of July fireworks show could still be in the cards this year

Seattle may have a Fourth of July fireworks show this year after all, if Mayor Mike McGinn’s hopes are realized. The mayor says he’s working with Seafair officials and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to create a plan to have a fireworks show that can be sustained year after year. He said he was optimistic that…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news, Government | Topics: fireworks show, Fourth of July, Mayor Mike McGinn

March 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Monitor files police-reform plan; McGinn issues stern statement

Merrick Bobb, the independent monitor who will track Seattle police reforms, submitted to a federal judge today his proposed first-year plan for carrying out sweeping changes to curb excessive force and biased policing.

Click here to read the monitoring plan and here to read the supporting exhibits.

Bobb’s proposed plan, outlined in a 23-page document, said he will monitor that use of force is properly documented and investigated and that “findings that force was out of policy” will be referred to the Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability for appropriate discipline.

It also said, among other things, that Bobb will gauge “levels of confidence and trust by all members of the diverse community” in the Police Department, as measured by surveys, rates that crimes are cleared, cooperation from witnesses and full implementation of community-based policing at the precinct level, with particularly emphasis on the African-American and other minority communities.

Mayor Mike McGinn, in a separate action, issued a pointed news release saying the city will not agree to the plan until he gives his written authorization to City Attorney Pete Holmes.


Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Department of Justice, Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Police Department

January 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Seattle-area leaders announce new gun buyback program

From left to right: former Seattle mayors Charles Royer and Norm Rice join current mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine during a news conference in support of a gun buy back program. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine…


Comments | Topics: Dow Constantine, gun safety, Mayor Mike McGinn

December 21, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Seattle, King County and suburbs: Raise gas tax 8 cents, raise car-tab taxes

Elected officials in the Seattle area are uniting on a wish list for the 2013 Legislature: three potential tax increases for highway, street and bike-pedestrian programs, while sustaining service to about 400,000 daily riders on King County Metro Transit. The proposal would boost gas taxes 8 cents, split 65 percent for state highways and ferries and 35 percent for…


Comments | More in Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Dow Constantine, King County Metro Transit, Mayor Mike McGinn

December 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Sunday Memo: Windy weather … McGinn’s campaign support … Seahawks

Good morning. Weather: As fall winds to a close this week — yes, it’s still technically fall — it is chilly, high winds are approaching, and in the mountains, there will be lots of snow.  Rain is expected today, tomorrow and most of the week.   Highs today in the low 40s. Tonight, the rain could be heavy and winds gusts…


Comments | Topics: Danny Westneat, Mayor Mike McGinn, Morning Memo

December 14, 2012 at 5:38 PM

McGinn calls for legislative action in light of school shooting

Mayor Mike McGinn said Friday afternoon that the city deployed extra, visible patrols around Seattle schools after the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. But he said lasting protection against such tragedies would have to come from state legislation to limit access to guns and increase funding for mental-health care. “We make this call…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Connecticut school shooting, Mayor Mike McGinn, Police Chief John Diaz

December 11, 2012 at 5:06 PM

McGinn and Constantine pledge to improve Third Avenue

The 42,000 transit riders who use Third Avenue every day can expect better lighting, broader bus shelters, and cleaner sidewalks in the next few years, according to a document signed Tuesday. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Downtown Seattle Association CEO Kate Joncas signed the pact at Benaroya Hall, as a few passengers…


Comments | More in Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: King County Metro Transit, Mayor Mike McGinn, Third Avenue

November 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Mayor McGinn: Please donate to local food banks

With donations to food banks down in our area, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn today urged folks to donate food, money and their time to local food banks this season. Couple the drop in donations with an increase in the number of people needing help, the city wants to make sure no one goes hungry, McGinn said…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: donations, food banks, Mayor Mike McGinn

November 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Coal trains would block eight Seattle crossings, McGinn says

 Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signaled Monday that he’ll become a player in the Northwest movement against coal exports, by releasing an analysis of how the added freight trains would congest traffic in Sodo and Belltown. McGinn is responding to a proposal to ship coal from Wyominng through a new terminal at Cherry Point, north of Bellingham. Supporters say would will…


Comments | More in Environment, Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: coal trains, Mayor Mike McGinn, Sodo

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