Posts for 'Public Safety'

Mayor Announces Public Symposium on Medical Marijuana

November 13th, 2014

I believe that for I-502 to be successful, the medical marijuana industry needs additional regulation.

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Update on City Actions in Response to Immigration Resolution

October 15th, 2014

What I thought was equally important for the City of Seattle was that the resolution also looked at our own practices and committed the City of Seattle to redouble efforts.

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Urban Politics #348: Public Hearing on Seattle’s Police Accountability System

April 16th, 2014

The City Council and the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) will jointly sponsor a public hearing as directed by Ordinance 122809, adopted in 2008 and sponsored by myself and Councilmember Tim Burgess.  The hearing will allow us to hear directly from the public before the City begins labor negotiations with the Seattle Police […]

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We Can’t Wait Part 2

November 20th, 2013

You may know that I have been seeking to increase shelter capacity for several years now, with a specific focus on unsheltered families with children beginning in 2011.  You can read more about those past efforts here. As a part of this year’s budget process, the Council voted  Monday to fund new shelter capacity for […]

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$14.8 million collected by Seattle’s speed camera enforcement to be used for traffic safety improvements around schools across the City

September 4th, 2013

This is rock solid proof that dedication of school zone speed camera revenue to this purpose has already expanded these improvements to more schools, improving the safety of schoolchildren and others.

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We Can’t Wait

July 19th, 2013

Surely we can find the political will and the resources to fulfill our promise that these families with children should not have to sleep in cars, in abandoned buildings or outdoors.

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Assistance from the Council for Nickelsville?

May 30th, 2013

For the City to address the health and safety of current residents, address the concerns of neighbors, and support the Food Lifeline project we must work together to find a way to facilitate the relocation of the residents of the Nickelsville encampment.

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Somber Recognition of First Anniversary of the Launch of Family Housing Connection

April 25th, 2013

Tonight in King County, children in 215 families will sleep in a car, in a greenbelt, on the streets, in an encampment, or in abandoned building. These children will wait months for their families to be placed in shelter or a hotel. This is unacceptable for a region of our resources.

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Update on City/DOJ Settlement: Community Police Commission, Monitoring Plan

March 8th, 2013

Next week the City Council will hold two meetings touching on the Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to reform policing in Seattle. On Monday, March 11, the Council will host Merrick Bobb, the Court-appointed independent monitor, at the 9 a.m. Council Briefings meeting. A federal judge is scheduled to hear the […]

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Surveillance Legislation Passes Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee

March 6th, 2013

A couple weeks ago you may recall that I wrote about my efforts to draft legislation relating to the City use of surveillance cameras. Passed today by the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee, Council Bill 117730 will require all City departments to obtain Council approval prior to acquiring surveillance equipment of any type.  […]

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