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    City Councilmembers to vote on gun safety public health funding

    City of Seattle
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/30/2013

    City Councilmembers to vote on gun safety public health funding

    Seattle – The City Council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee will consider tomorrow morning an amendment to budget legislation to fund a gun safety public health package. According to earlier news reports, the City of Seattle would be the first city in the nation to provide direct funding for basic research into the causes and effects of gun violence.

    WHAT: Discussion and vote on public health gun safety package

    WHEN: TOMORROW – Wednesday, May 1, 9:30 a.m.
    (see agenda, item #4; timing is approximate)

    WHERE: City Council Chambers
    Seattle City Hall
    600 Fourth Ave, 2nd floor

    WHO: Government Performance and Finance Committee members

    Partnering with the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center and public health agencies, the $370,500 package of initiatives would spur research on gun violence and improve the City and County’s response to mental health crises resulting from tragedies.

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