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This Saturday, February 6, 2016, marked the 97th Anniversary of the Seattle General Strike. After two years of strict wage controls, workers in Seattle’s shipyards went on strike, demanding living wages for all shipbuilding workers. One hundred and ten local unions, including at least 65,000 workers, voted to join them in solidarity. For one week, […]
Lunar New Year celebrations
It's the year of the monkey, and we're ready to celebrate Lunar New Year! Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting events at Garfield, Hiawatha and International District Chinatown Community Centers.
Taking your questions for Ask the Mayor
Now is your chance to ask Mayor Ed Murray about the issues that matter most to you. The deadline to submit questions is noon, Monday, Feb. 8.
Murray proposes to expand levy to support affordable housing
Continuing a 35-year history of public investment in affordable housing, Mayor Ed Murray announced his proposal to replace and expand the expiring Seattle Housing Levy with a new 7-year ballot measure that would invest $290 million to preserve and produce affordable housing.
Don't Block the Box and Transit Lane Enforcement, Safety First Reminder
As part of a joint Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Police Department (SPD) effort, SPD has been issuing warnings and citations to motorists traveling in violation of posted restrictions of BAT (Business access and Transit) Lane use and Blocking the Box.
City sues to hold Monsanto accountable for toxic PCBs
The City of Seattle is suing three "Monsanto" corporations to make them pay to remove cancer-causing chemical compounds known as PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) from the City's drainage system and the Duwamish River.
City Begins Participatory Budgeting Initiative "Youth Voice, Youth Choice" with Public Idea Assemblies
Youth Voice, Youth Choice is our new Participatory Budgeting (PB) Initiative, a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget that focuses on engaging people who have not historically been involved in government or budget processes.
The Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee is Seeking Candidates
The Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee seeks candidates to apply for service on the Committee. Candidates will be selected and appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Email a letter of interest and resume by February 7th
Now Accepting Proposals to Neighborhood Park and Street Fund
The NPSF supports improvements to neighborhood parks and streets proposed by the community. The deadline for applications is February 8.
Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 13
Celebrate Seattle's annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live.