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Today Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Nick Licata announced that the City of Seattle will begin a Participatory Budgeting project, a democratic process through which Seattle youth and young adults will decide how to spend part of the City budget.
Today Mayor Ed Murray announced the providers and locations for the first classrooms of the new Seattle Preschool Program. Beginning in September, the program will serve about 230 students in neighborhoods across the city.
Mayor Murray issued the following statement after a King County judge sentenced Jesse Fleming, under Washington’s hate-crime statute, for assaulting a Seattle cab driver in December of 2014.
Mayor Ed Murray released the following statement about today’s Federal Court hearing regarding the Consent Decree: “Today Judge Robart affirmed that the Seattle Police Department, under the leadership of Chief O’Toole, is making significant progress on police reform, rebuilding community trust and becoming a national model for urban policing. “The direction today from Judge Robart […]
Today Mayor Ed Murray, the Community Police Commission, the Chief of Police, the OPA Director and the OPA Auditor, with input from the City Attorney’s Office, announced that they have reached an agreement on joint police accountability reform legislation to be transmitted to Council. The joint legislative proposal represents the shared vision of the City of Seattle.
Today Mayor Ed Murray released a map of City-owned properties most suitable for new permitted encampments to serve at least 200 individuals experiencing homelessness. The mayor will transmit a resolution on the encampment sites to the Seattle City Council tomorrow.

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