Mayor, 53 years old
I'm not satisfied with the status quo, and I don't think we should turn government back to the same insiders who got us where we are today. —Mike McGinn
Hire new chief
McGinn has appointed an interim police chief. If re-elected, his first move would be to start a search for a permanent chief.
Accelerate in-city lines
McGinn supports Sound Transit's regional network and plans for light rail. He also wants a Seattle-only vote to raise money to speed up the construction of light rail to city neighborhoods.
McGinn created a task force to consider the issue, then worked with Councilmember Nick Licata on legislation that would give tent cities more legal options.
OK as affordable housing
McGinn said the city is working to respond to concerns about aPodments.
McGinn worked behind-the-scenes for months on a plan to leverage taxpayer dollars to help build an NBA arena in Sodo.
McGinn pushed for higher street-parking rates, so that parking meters were competitive with commercial garages.
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