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New Seattle utilities director confirmed; council considers increasing pay range to $334K

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announces his appointment of Mami Hara (cq)  for Director of Seattle Public Utilities at a press conference Thursday morning, July 28, 2016.

The Seattle City Council confirmed a new director of Seattle Public Utilities and is considering a change that would allow her to earn up to $334,000 per year.

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