Message from the Mayor

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Message from the Mayor

Tuesday night concluded one of the most divisive election seasons of our time. It is now time to come together as a nation and work toward positive change in our country and community. No matter your political leanings, we must overcome our differences and continue our work for an inclusive, equitable, and diverse country – one where all are welcome.

The City of Seattle remains committed to building a better future for all and living up to our core values of equality, inclusion, and diversity. Seattle is a city that supports women and the LGBTQ community, that welcomes our Muslim brothers and sisters, that embraces immigrants and refugees, and that believes that Black Lives Matter. Our values and diversity make us a stronger community.

My promise to you is that the City and its employees will continue to be driven by these values and ensure that Seattle is a city for all.

Sincerely,

Mayor Ed Murray

City, Airbnb partner on emergency response housing

The City of Seattle and Airbnb announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will help the City identify and activate Airbnb hosts to offer free accommodations during a disaster or other emergency. The agreement also connects Airbnb with the Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) AlertSeattle system, to disseminate public safety alerts to hosts and people visiting Seattle.

The agreement allows OEM to work directly with Airbnb Disaster Response to arrange for free accommodations for displaced people or emergency responders in need of housing. The program will rely on Airbnb hosts who have volunteered to participate.

Learn more here.

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