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No. 58. February 10, 2005
Gregory J. Nickels, Mayor
Kenneth R. Bounds, Superintendent
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This week, Mayor Nickels gave his annual State of the City address and announced several new initiatives, including the hiring of 25 additional Seattle police officers, committing the City to adhere to the Kyoto Protocol, and doing more for Seattle Public Schools.

Parks and open space are integral to many of the Mayor's goals for 2005, including the Southeast Seattle Action Agenda in an area of the city where we are making major improvements to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, John C. Little Park, and the Van Asselt Community Center. And improvements to downtown parks are an important part of the Mayor's "Center City" strategy to enhance the quality of life in and around downtown.

“Seattle is back,” said the Mayor. “We went back to basics, then started work on the possible. Now, we’re looking forward to tackling the problems they say are impossible. Things are much better for our city than they were three years ago, and they’re going to get better yet."

View the full text of the Mayor's speech at
View a list of the city's accomplishments over the past three years at
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