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City of Seattle debuts public emergency alert and notification system, AlertSeattle
Be on the lookout on August 4 as Seattle police officers, firefighters and emergency management staff begin spreading the word about AlertSeattle, a new, real-time emergency alert and notification system. With AlertSeattle in place, Seattle now has a way to send out messages to the public with information on what to do when emergencies like […]
Mayor announces Claudia Castro Luna as Seattle’s First Civic Poet
Today Mayor Ed Murray announced Seattle’s first Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna. The new Civic Poet post serves as an ambassador for Seattle’s rich literary landscape and represents the city’s diverse cultural community. “Claudia brings a fresh perspective and a deep commitment to engaging the community through her poetry,” said Mayor Murray. “We are a […]
City to step up enforcement against smoking lounges
In response to ongoing instances of crime and violence associated with some smoking lounges, Seattle and Public Health – Seattle & King County are collaborating on enforcement actions against unlawful businesses violating the ban on smoking in places of employment and public places. Additionally, the City is moving forward to file criminal charges against several […]
Today Mayor Murray issued the following statement following President Obama’s announcement of his new Clean Power Plan: “I applaud the President’s bold leadership in releasing the Clean Power Plan limiting pollution from power plants. “The Clean Power Plan will significantly reduce climate pollution while growing a clean energy economy. By creating flexible and achievable standards […]

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Housing Affordability and Livability

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2015-16 Budget

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Broadband Initiative

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Seattle Preschool Program

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