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Seattle Mayor's 2016 Budget Includes Bikes, Body Cameras

Elaine Thompson
New Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks during an inauguration ceremony for city officials Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Seattle.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's proposed 2016 budget includes funding for a body camera for every police officer on patrol, an upgrade to the city's bike-share system and staff for a new planning department.

The Seattle Times reports that the proposed budget totals $5.1 billion in spending, and would feature $1.1 billion in general-fund spending, a 4.5 percent increase over 2015.

The City Council will hold public hearings on Oct. 6 and Oct. 20 while it reviews the budget. The council will seek to adopt a final version Nov. 23.

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