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7/27/2014
Mayor Murray announces passing of former mayor Paul Schell
It is with great sadness that Mayor Murray announces the passing of Seattle’s 50th mayor, Paul Schell, who served from 1998-2002. Schell died this morning surrounded by family and friends at Swedish Hospital. He was 76 years old.
7/25/2014
Mayor Murray’s ‘Find it, Fix it’ Community Walks, focused on several crime hotspots, makes its way to a fourth neighborhood in Seattle next Tuesday, July 29.
7/24/2014
"Earlier today I spoke with US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to share my concerns over this morning’s crude oil train derailment and the potential for a larger rail accident in our community."
7/24/2014
The Seattle Human Rights Commission seeks candidates
The Seattle Human Rights Commission seeks candidates to apply for service on the Commission. Candidates will be selected and appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The Commission advises the Mayor and City Council on human rights and social justice issues.
7/23/2014
Mayor Murray names new acting Human Services Department head
Mayor Murray today announced John Okamoto as the new acting Director for the city's Human Services Department (HSD). Okamoto will replace current HSD interim Director Catherine Lester, who will remain with HSD and assist Okamoto in his transition.

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Summer of Safety Initiative

Summer of SafetyThe Summer of Safety Initiative is the City's coordinated approach to public safety that mobilizes resources to change our built environment, activates our streets and provides jobs for our youth and young adults.

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$15 Minimum Wage

$15 Minimum WageThe new minimum wage legislation passed by Seattle City Council and signed into law by Mayor Murray provides for an increase in the minimum wage in the City of Seattle to $15 an hour, phased in over time, beginning April 2015.

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Seattle Preschool Program

Seattle Preschool ProgramMayor Murray's Seattle Preschool Program ballot measure proposing the following: a four-year, $58 million levy to fund a demonstration phase of the Seattle Preschool Program that will build toward serving 2,000 children in 100 classrooms by 2018.

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Seattle Parks Legacy Funding Proposal

Seattle Parks Legacy Funding ProposalMayor Murray's Seattle Parks Legacy Funding ballot measure proposes a new sustainable funding source to repair, maintain and restore basic services at the City's parks, community centers and regional attractions such as the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium.

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Metro funding proposal

Metro Funding ProposalTo preserve Metro bus service in the City of Seattle and along key inter-city routes, Mayor Murray is proposing a transit funding plan, expected on the November 2014 ballot. Through the following two revenue sources, the plan would generate $45 million per year: 1) a $60 vehicle fee and 2) a 0.1% sales tax.

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