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  The City has settled one of two civil suits against West Seattle homeowners who the City alleged hired people to cut down a swath of a greenbelt in late 2015 or early 2016 to improve the homeowners’ views. The unpermitted tree cutting near [...]


Mayor Ed Murray has sent legislation to City Council that will require new development in the Chinatown-International District to contribute to affordable housing, producing at least 150 new affordable homes over the next decade. The zoning change [...]


Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole released the following statements after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for a review of federal consent decrees with law enforcement agencies nationwide: “Our progress under the [...]


Today, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new regional effort to help people experiencing homelessness receive services and access to a permanent home. Along with city leaders, service providers and All [...]


Today, Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed legislation, with a tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Mike Pence, to allow states to block Title X Family Planning grants that support health care providers [...]


  Mayor Ed Murray has signed an executive order directing City of Seattle departments to expand their use of data and analytics in everyday management and strategic decision making. The announcement is part of Mayor Murray’s ongoing effort to [...]

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