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About Ask the Mayor
Ask the Mayor is back with a new mayor and a new format. Seattle Channel is hanging up the phone on the longtime, live, call-in show and changing the show's format to feature a live audience and quarterly broadcast from locations across the city. The show now features a topic of focus during the second half of the hour-long program with special guests joining the mayor in conversation.
You asked and he answered. Mayor Ed Murray joined host Brian Callanan for the fall episode of Ask the Mayor. Murray responded to questions posed by a live audience and submitted online. Topics included municipal broadband, affordable housing, increased funding for the animal shelter, Seattle`s new Indigenous Peoples` Day, labor standards, waterfront development and more. The second half of the program focused on the mayor`s proposed 2015-2016 budget now before the City Council. The city`s budget director Ben Noble joined the mayor in fielding questions, which ranged from raising city employees` wages to adding police to the hopes of bringing an NBA team back to Seattle.