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12/22/2014
Seattle Parks to introduce discounted drop-in swims at public pools in 2015
Seattle Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the introduction of discounted drop-in swims at its public pools. Beginning in 2015, individuals that qualify based on income and family size will be able to attend a swim session at a discounted rate.
12/19/2014
"The City has enjoyed a long and valued relationship with One Reel over the past several decades. We continue to work with the producer of Bumbershoot to transition to a new and sustainable model for the annual festival...."
12/19/2014
Murray names interim fire chief
While the search for a new Seattle Fire Chief continues, Mayor Ed Murray has named former Assistant Chief Michael E. Walsh as Interim Fire Chief. Chief Walsh will be filling the top position on a temporary basis, succeeding Fire Chief Gregory M. Dean who retired in December 2014 after 44 years of service to the City.
12/19/2014
Mayor endorses additional responses to homelessness crisis
As the number of people without access to emergency shelters grows, and as tents continue to pop up on public right-of-way and vacant lots throughout Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray is proposing additional shelter capacity and a new look at permitted encampments within the city. - See more at: http://murray.seattle.gov/mayor-endorses-additional-responses-to-homelessness-crisis/#sthash.OgxnaKCW.dpuf
12/18/2014
Body cameras, new uniforms coming to Seattle Police
Today, Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole outlined the department’s new pilot project on body-worn cameras, as well as unveiled the new uniforms officers will be wearing as they police Seattle streets.
12/16/2014
Murray statement on Seattle Housing Authority’s decision to put rent plan on hold
Mayor Murray released the following statement regarding Seattle Housing Authority's recent decision about their "Stepping Forward" rent plan...

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