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.