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5/26/2015
Mayor Ed Murray today unveiled new legislation for the marijuana industry. The proposal addresses the rise of the unregulated medical marijuana dispensaries and creates a path for dispensaries to join the fully licensed and legal marketplace. “We’re strengthening the recreational marijuana market and creating safer, more consistent access for those who rely on medicinal products,” […]
5/23/2015
Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after Ireland became the first nation in the world to recognize marriage equality by popular vote: “Congratulations to the people of Ireland. When I visited Ireland last year, I could feel an incredible energy behind the marriage equality movement. To my friends, Irish Senators David Norris and Katherine […]
5/21/2015
Mayor Murray and Chief of Police Kathleen O’Toole announced SPD Safe Place, a public education and visibility campaign aimed at preventing and responding to anti-LGBT bias crimes. “Seattle welcomes all people,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “There is no place for bigotry or harassment in our city. We developed Safe Place so that businesses and community […]
5/18/2015
Mayor Ed Murray announced that, starting May 17th, the Paid Parental Leave program has gone into effect for City of Seattle employees. “The start of paid parental leave for the City’s workforce is another example of how the City of Seattle is leading the way in support of workers. Providing paid leave for working parents […]

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Housing Affordability and Livability

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