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Today, Mayor Ed Murray announced during his 2017 State of the City address that, under the direction of City Attorney Pete Holmes, the City of Seattle will file a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with multiple federal agencies [...]


Mayor Ed Murray will be temporarily activating the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to accelerate and coordinate our response to the homelessness crisis in Seattle. Led by Director of City Operations Fred Podesta, activating the EOC will utilize [...]


Mayor Ed Murray announced a series of new investments in education, based on recommendations that came from over a year of community engagement, aimed at addressing disparities between white students and African American/Black students and other [...]


Our Best is the City of Seattle’s first ever initiative focusing specifically on improving life outcomes for young Black men. The initiative represents a focused investment by Mayor Murray that aims to address the disproportionate impact of [...]


In his time in office, Mayor Murray has worked to ensure an affordable and equitable Seattle for all. In the last three years, Mayor Murray and members of the Council have taken action to address the affordability crisis through the most ambitious [...]


On February 1, Mayor Ed Murray transmitted legislation to City Council which will create the strongest civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) in the city’s history. The accountability reform  legislation is the product of [...]

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