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2/26/2015
"High-quality, high-speed Internet is essential to an open society and I thank the FCC for allowing municipalities to make local choices about how to increase competition for high-speed Internet that is appropriate for their cities."
2/25/2015
Mayor Murray unveils next steps for the arena
Today, we are posting a timeline for the arena permit process which illustrates the major milestones before a final decision is made by the City. “Last month, I asked City departments to provide more insight into the permit process for the proposed arena in Sodo,” said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. “This is a complex process […]
2/25/2015
Harold Scoggins nominated as Seattle Fire Chief
Today, Mayor Murray nominated Harold Scoggins as the next Chief of the Seattle Fire Department.
2/24/2015
City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Monday to provide a framework for dealing with current and future technologies that impact privacy. This is a major step with the adoption of six privacy principles guiding the actions the City will take when collecting and using information from the public. The Council also established an August 2015 reporting deadline […]

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