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1/29/2015
Mayor Murray today issued the following statement on conduct by a Seattle Police officer related to an arrest last summer and subsequent social media posts...
1/29/2015
Mayor, council celebrate Seattle’s new priority hire ordinance
Mayor Murray, city councilmembers, construction contractors, community members and workers today celebrated the signing of Seattle’s new priority hire law that will bring more jobs to disadvantaged communities through City construction projects of $5 million or more.
1/28/2015
Together with the Department of Justice, a court-appointed Federal Monitor and the Community Police Commission, we have worked to create and implement a comprehensive and transparent police accountability system that will be the most robust in the nation...
1/28/2015
A record $28 million in federal homeless assistance funds was awarded jointly to the City of Seattle and King County, including over $3.6 million to create new housing opportunities for over 200 people across the region, in addition to renewing critical funding for new and existing homeless housing and services countywide for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
1/27/2015
$470,000 in matching funds offered for technology projects; applications due March 19
The City of Seattle invites community organizations and nonprofits to apply for nearly $500,000 in funding to increase digital equity. The Technology Matching Fund awards are matched by the community's contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services or funding.
1/26/2015
20 years later: How are urban villages performing?
On Wednesday, January 28, former Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck will present the results and achievements of the Urban Village strategy, which was first adopted into the Seattle Comprehensive Plan in 1994.

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Housing Affordability and Livability

Housing Affordability and Livability AgendaMayor Murray and members of City Council have called together leaders in our community to help develop a bold agenda for increasing the affordability and availability of housing in our city by convening a Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee

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Seattle's Next Fire Chief

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Parks Superintendent Search

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2015-16 Budget

2015-16 Proposed BudgetAn overview of Mayor Murray's 2015-16 budget highlights, including work on public safety, homelessness, and labor standards..

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Broadband Initiative

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Seattle Preschool Program

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