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Moments ago I signed a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and reaffirming the City of Seattle's unwavering commitment to civil rights, equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination for all.
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As I told seniors today, Metro is the backbone and heart of transit service in this city. I'm committed to finding a way for Metro to make it financially. #Seattle  
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Every individual and business has a role in reducing carbon pollution and Seattle believes taking action is our only choice. The City of Seattle is pursuing a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and recently adopted the Seattle Climate Action Plan as the first step toward achieving that goal. Seattle City Light, our municipal electric utility, has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005. #Seattle   #ClimateChange  
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History, despite its wrenching pain,
Cannot be unlived, but if faced
With courage, need not be lived again.
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Photos from Kathleen O'Toole's nomination for Chief of Police #Seattle  
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Please take time to watch or read my address on public safety. We can do better, but I will need your help. #Seattle  
Mayor Ed Murray addressed the Seattle City Council this afternoon on public safety and partnering for safer neighborhoods. Watch the Seattle Channel footage: <iframe src=http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.
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I will address the press at approximately 2:15 PM PST. You can watch live here: http://www.seattle.gov/mayorlive #seattle  
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Together, we are on the verge of making a huge economic difference for tens of thousands of Seattle workers at the same time that we are on the verge of making history. #Seattle   #SeattleWage  
Mayor Murray released the following statement after today’s vote by the City Council s Minimum Wage & Income Inequality Committee on his legislation to raise Seattle s minimum wage to $15 per hour:  I appreciate the good work of the City Council to make clarifications and technical fixes to our min...
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As Seattle’s first openly gay mayor, I am grateful for Milk’s pioneering spirit and courage. Leaders like him and my friend Cal Anderson, who was the first openly gay elected official in Washington State, forged the way for me to hold this office today. #lgbt   #harveymilk  
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When so many people in this city rely on transit for their livelihood, especially those with lower incomes, we cannot delay. We must act to preserve bus service in the city and on key intercity routes. And we know that this is what Seattle wants: two-thirds of voters in last month’s election said so loud and clear. #Seattle   #KCMetro   #Transit  
Standing with members of the Seattle City Council, King County elected officials, members of the Seattle legislative delegation and community leaders, Mayor Murray today announced his proposal for funding bus service in Seattle after the failure of King County’s Proposition 1.
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#Seattle  has always worked best when it works with the region. While there is no question that the region has failed Seattle on transit funding in recent years, it is equally true that transit is a regional issue that requires a regional solution.

We must be careful in our approach here: Seattle as the Lone Ranger on transit risks the Balkanization of Metro and, to some extent, the isolation of our city from the surrounding region.

I appreciate the good efforts already under way in the community on this critical issue after the unfortunate failure of Prop 1.
Next week I will offer my own proposal for how we can best keep transit funded, with the following key principles in mind:
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Mayor Ed Murray took office on January 1, 2014. 

Mayor Ed Murray has represented Seattle's 43rd Legislative District in the legislature since 1995, and until recently served as the Democratic Leader in the State Senate. 


Murray, who lives in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood with his husband and partner of 22 years, Michael Shiosaki, has long been a civil right champion. He was the prime sponsor of Washington State's historic marriage equality law as well as the 2002 Safe Schools bill, which protects sexual minority youth in schools. Murray was also the prime sponsor of a landmark bill banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation signed into law in 2006. 

One of the most respected and accomplished elected officials in Washington State, Murray has led on a wide range of issues. During his time in the House, he was chair of the Capital Budget Committee, where he drove legislation that doubled funding for low-income housing.

Murray was also chair of the House Transportation Committee, negotiating an end to gridlock on transportation reforms, creating the first new revenue package in 13 years. He followed two years later with another statewide package, including the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle. Murray also sponsored landmark legislation matching Washington's car emission standards to the highest in the nation.

Murray's honors include the 2002 Human Rights Campaign Leadership Equality Award; the 2005 Anti-Defamation League's Cal Anderson Award; the 2006 Distinguished Public Service Award from the Washington State Psychological Association; the 2009 Legislator of the Year Award from the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs; and the 2012 Warren G. Magnuson Award.
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