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Mayor Ed Murray has announced an investment of $1,182,400 to support 28 community-initiated projects across the City. The awards are from the Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Community Partnership Fund which provides awards of up to $100,000 to [...]


  Today, Mayor Ed Murray launched the Summer of Opportunity and Safety, a City-led effort to expand summer programming for youth through grant-funded programs, Seattle Parks Department activities and youth jobs. These programs help connect [...]


Today, Mayor Edward Murray and the Seattle City Council announced their appointees to the City’s new Community Involvement Commission (CIC). Created by Executive Order 2016-06  issued by Mayor Murray last year, the 16-member commission will advise [...]


Last week, Mayor Ed Murray signed legislation to authorize $300,000 to support the launch of the Our Best initiative . Our Best is the City of Seattle’s first ever initiative specifically focused on improving life outcomes for young Black men and [...]


Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement regarding U.S. District Judge Richard Jones’ ruling blocking a recent DOJ order instructing Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) to “cease and desist” from assisting unrepresented immigrants in [...]


Mayor Ed Murray announced today that he will serve out the remainder of his term, through the end of 2017, and focus on completing the historic work of his administration to make Seattle a more affordable, equitable and livable city. During his [...]

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