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7/29/2015
  Today Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement announcing he will not recommend pursuing a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) committee recommendation that could have changed 94 percent of single-family zones in Seattle. Instead, he is calling for renewed public dialogue on how best to increase affordable housing in denser neighborhoods: “The Council […]
7/27/2015
The City of Seattle is awarding $467,562 in matching funds to support neighborhood-initiated projects across Seattle. Twenty-eight community groups received awards from the Neighborhood Matching Fund for a variety of events, cultural festivals and projects. “These projects are the result of neighbors working together to better their community,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “The entire city […]
7/23/2015
“Today’s sentencing of Christopher Monfort ends a horrifying chapter in the history of Seattle and its Police Department. I pray Officer Timothy Brenton’s family and loved ones can find some solace now that the sentencing phase has ended."
7/23/2015
“On behalf of the entire city, I want to express my deepest sympathies to Donnie’s family, friends and the community.”

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