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8/22/2014
Mayor Murray statement on the death of Woodland Park Zoo elephant Watoto
Mayor Murray released the following statement about the death of Watoto, a 45-year-old African elephant under the care of Woodland Park Zoo staff: “The death of Watoto the elephant is very sad news. I want to express my condolences to all who loved her,  particularly the animal management staff who cared for her at Woodland […]
8/22/2014
Pharrell Williams, Soundgarden to perform free ‘NFL Kickoff Concert’ before Seahawks game, Sept. 4
The National Football League has announced a 2014 NFL Kickoff event to be held Thursday, September 4 at CenturyLink Field's North Lot in Seattle. Activities will begin around 2:30 p.m., prior to the Seahawks' first game of the 2014-2015 regular season against the Green Bay Packers.
8/21/2014
Next ‘Find It, Fix It’ Community Walk set for Lake City neighborhood Aug. 25
Mayor Ed Murray’s 'Find It, Fix It' Community Walk, focused on several crime hotspots, makes its way to Lake City on Monday, Aug. 25.
8/20/2014
Mayor Murray today issued the following statement in the wake of the latest charges filed against Ali Muhammad Brown...
8/20/2014
Mayor Murray details implementation plans for Parks District, thanks Acting Superintendent for his service
Mayor Murray today thanked Christopher Williams, Acting Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the past four years, who is stepping down to the role of Deputy Superintendent. The Mayor also detailed plans for implementation of the Seattle Parks District approved by voters on Aug. 5.

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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.

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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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