Mike McGinn this afternoon closed the book on his four years as Seattle’s mayor and issued the following statement:
As my term in office officially ends tonight, on behalf of myself and all of the Mayor’s office staff I want to express our deep gratitude at this opportunity for public service.
When we took office four years ago, we were in the middle of a deep recession, and deep need in the community. While we worked to make the city a better place, you made us better by inviting us into all of your communities to understand the city’s diversity and challenges. We got a lot done but also know that much more work remains to be done to prepare our children and our communities for the future.
We wish Mayor-elect Murray success in tackling those challenges as he takes office. And again, we wish to express to all of you our thanks for this opportunity to work with you to make this city a better place.