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Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement following the Seattle City Council’s passage of affordable housing legislation (CB 118505) that renews and expands the Multifamily Tax Exemption program:
Murray proposes increased funding for body cameras,  new office for integrated planning, homelessness prevention
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today presented to the City Council a proposed budget for 2016 that increases City investments to improve city planning and manage construction impacts, funds a mobile City Hall to bring services to more residents, reprioritizes human services to address homelessness, and provides funding for body-worn cameras for every police officer on patrol.
Today Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after Shell announced it would not continue to pursue off-shore oil exploration in the Arctic:
Earlier today, the Governor’s Office informed the Mayor’s Office that the Utilities and Transportation Commission will order inspections and reviews of all “Ride the Ducks of Seattle” vehicles and driver records. The UTC will seek to suspend the operations of the fleet until the inspections are complete.
Murray, Councilmembers seek increased investment in youth arts programming, cultural space preservation
Today Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess and Seattle City Council Budget Chair Nick Licata announced a proposal to increase the City’s investment in youth arts education and preservation of cultural spaces.
"Seattle had a terrible tragedy today. There has been loss of life and dozens of injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, those injured and their loved ones,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “People are being treated at area hospitals. We believe the bus was carrying international students and we’re reaching out to Consulates,” he said.

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