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Mayor Murray announces passing of former mayor Paul Schell
It is with great sadness that Mayor Murray announces the passing of Seattle’s 50th mayor, Paul Schell, who served from 1998-2002. Schell died this morning surrounded by family and friends at Swedish Hospital. He was 76 years old.
Mayor Murray’s ‘Find it, Fix it’ Community Walks, focused on several crime hotspots, makes its way to a fourth neighborhood in Seattle next Tuesday, July 29.
"Earlier today I spoke with US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to share my concerns over this morning’s crude oil train derailment and the potential for a larger rail accident in our community."
Mayor Murray names new acting Human Services Department head
Mayor Murray today announced John Okamoto as the new acting Director for the city's Human Services Department (HSD). Okamoto will replace current HSD interim Director Catherine Lester, who will remain with HSD and assist Okamoto in his transition.
"We are attempting to understand all options that may exist in this situation and I have asked Chief O’Toole and the Seattle Police Department to stand by while the latest court proceedings unwind."

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Mayor Murray announced Cuc Vu as his choice to lead the City's Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA)

Mayor Murray announced Cuc Vu as his choice to lead the City`s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA)

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray kicked off the first in a series of 'Find it, Fix it' Community Walks on Wednesday July 2nd at 23rd and Jackson

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