Hope Amid Violence

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Youth Commission
Seattle police commanders briefed the Council this morning about the recent surge in gun violence the city has experienced.  I know our officers and detectives are working hard to solve these crimes and prevent others before they occur. 

At the end of our morning session, we had the privilege of hearing from members of the Seattle Youth Commission, a student-led advisory body that advises the Council on a wide range of issues. Against the backdrop of violence on our streets, their presentation reminded me of the hope and potential of this city’s younger generation

The Commission members were poised, articulate, smart and very engaged as they briefed us on their work to prevent violence, end youth homelessness, improve Metro transit service, teach wise environmental practices and improve dialog with police.

A big shout out to our Youth Commission members! Well done and thank you.