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Topic: Seattle Office of Civil Rights

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November 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Official says survey shows concern over Seattle becoming white, wealthy city

Discussing the results of a city survey on racial equity, Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights Director Patricia Lally said Monday, “Many respondents are concerned that Seattle is becoming a white, wealthy city, inaccessible to the diverse populations who helped build it.” Lally was telling the City Council what her office has done in 2014 to advance Seattle’s Race…

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Comments | Topics: Seattle City Council, Seattle Office of Civil Rights, Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative

November 4, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Seattle City Council may add minimum-wage investigators, funding to mayor’s budget

Seattle’s much-heralded new minimum wage is scheduled to take effect on April 1, but Mayor Ed Murray’s proposed 2015-2016 budget includes just one additional staff member next year to investigate businesses that may be breaking the city’s labor laws. That’s not nearly enough, says City Council President Tim Burgess, who’s asking his colleagues this…

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Comments | Topics: Mike O'Brien, minimum wage, paid sick leave