Today, Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park) announced the expansion of the Utility Discount Program (UDP) to more than 3,000 new Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) [...]


Mayor Ed Murray sent legislation to Council this week aiming to increase racial equity in housing to ensure everyone has access to opportunity. Among other steps, Fair Chance Housing would prevent landlords from screening applicants based on [...]


Today, Mayor Ed Murray marked the 3-year anniversary of Seattle’s historic $15 per hour minimum wage ordinance by visiting local small businesses across the city. Since the passage of the minimum wage ordinance, Seattle’s economy continues to grow [...]


Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Liberty Bank Groundbreaking June 19, 2017 Today was supposed to be a day of celebration for Seattle’s African American community. On Juneteenth, we were scheduled to be here in the heart of Seattle’s historic Black [...]

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