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"When President Lincoln issued the first proclamation calling for a national day of Thanksgiving, he called for the American people 'with one heart and one voice' to give thanks for a year 'filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.' As our families gather around the table to express thanks, we must remember that thousands of workers in our community and across the country, even on Thanksgiving, are forced to go to work and still struggle to make ends meet nonetheless."
Murray: ‘To the African American men in Seattle — Your city hears you and your city loves you’
"I have said many times as Mayor that I believe race remains our greatest challenge as a nation and as a community. Today, we as a nation and as a community confront this challenge painfully and profoundly..."
After extensive conversations with medical marijuana dispensaries, patient advocates, health care providers and community interests, Mayor Ed Murray’s Office of Policy and Innovation has drafted a proposed ordinance that would govern the production and sale of medical marijuana products in the City of Seattle.
The nation awaits news from Ferguson. When the announcement comes, we will come together to give voice to what we carry in our hearts.
Mayor Murray Pardons Tofurky and Challenges City Council to Food Drive
"I, Mayor Murray, pardon Braeburn the Tofurky," the mayor proclaimed in the atrium of Seattle City Hall.
"Today we are passing a milestone on the road to justice. It’s a great day to be an American. President Obama is advancing a righteous cause by giving millions of undocumented immigrants the right to work. We will defend the President’s actions against those who would seek to undo them."

Current Issues & Initiatives

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

Housing Affordability and Livability »

Seattle's Next Fire Chief

Housing Affordability and Livability AgendaThe Mayor's office is conducting a national search for Seattle Fire Department's next Fire Chief following the retirement of Chief Gregory Dean, who has had a distinguished 44-year career with the department.

Seattle's Next Fire Chief »

Parks Superintendent Search

Finding Seattle's Next Parks SuperintendentThe City of Seattle is conducting a national search to find an experienced, well-respected, and accountable executive to effectively lead Seattle's Department of Parks and Recreation.

Finding Seattle's Next Parks Superintendent »

2015-16 Proposed Budget

2015-16 Proposed BudgetAt 2 p.m. on Monday, September 22nd in Council Chambers, Mayor Ed Murray will present his proposed 2015-16 budget to City Council.

Mayor Murray's 2015-16 proposed budget »

Broadband Initiative

High Speed BroadbandInternet access is the infrastructure challenge of the early 21st century. The City must continue to explore all options that would increase the availability of competitive, affordable gigabit broadband internet access.

Mayor Murray's Broadband Strategy »

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.

Seattle Preschool Program »