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November 19, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Seattle mayor now posting a public calendar

(Credit: Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (Credit: Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has a new public calendar on his city website.

The calendar is not exhaustive, says Murray spokesman Jason Kelly. It’s meant to give the public a sense of how the mayor is spending his time out of the office, Kelly says.

The Seattle Times had asked in September why Murray had no public calendar.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has a calendar on his website that is updated monthly and Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has one that is updated daily.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has no public calendar on his website but sends a daily schedule to the press corps, which Murray doesn’t do.

This week, Murray’s calendar lists eight events. He’ll attend a housing affordability community open house at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Ethiopian Community Center in the Rainier Valley.

Not listed on the calendar for Wednesday was an 11 a.m. news conference about the Seattle Preschool Program at Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club. It was for media, Kelly says.

The calendar so far lists two  events for next week, both on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

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