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Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after today’s meeting of the Port of Seattle Commission: “I commend the Port Commission for deciding that the arrival of an off-shore drilling rig should be delayed until the proper permits are in place. I now hope Shell will respect the wishes of the Port, the City and […]
Mayor Proposes Stricter Ethics and Elections Rules
Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Tom Rasmussen proposed legislation today that would strengthen election and ethics rules. The legislation amends existing law to explicitly prohibit campaign activities at, or adjacent to, official City sponsored events. “City Hall should be – and is – a forum for ideas and civic conversation, but taxpayer-funded events should never […]
Mayor Murray applauded the signing of a community workforce agreement (CWA) between the City and nearly 20 labor unions, completing a major milestone in the implementation of Seattle’s new priority hire law. The ordinance improves access to construction careers for women, people of color and others with social and economic disadvantages on City construction projects […]
Today Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after Shell announced that oil drilling rigs will arrive at the Port of Seattle this week: “Seattle’s economic future must include vibrant maritime and industrial businesses, but I do not believe that this short-term lease is in line with our community’s environmental priorities. Together, we should be […]
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today named Jessica Finn Coven to serve as director of the Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) and Kathy Nyland to serve as director of the Department of Neighborhoods (DON). Bernie Matsuno, who has served as director of DON since 2011, will be stepping down effective June 2.
Today, Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after the Seattle Department of Planning and Development issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a new arena in SODO...

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