Seattle Councilmember Saka to host community conversation between City leaders, community after fatal shooting near Alki Beach

SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1, Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee) is hosting a community conversation on public safety tomorrow, June 26, 6 PM-7:30pm, at Alki United Church of Christ. It will include a diverse selection of city leaders, including Interim Police Chief Sue Rahr and citywide Councilmember Tanya Woo (Position 8).

This comes after a 22-year-old was killed in a shooting near Alki Beach over the weekend. According to reports, another 27-year-old was also shot and transported to the hospital. Homes nearby were also struck by gunfire. This community conversation will be focused specifically on working toward public safety solutions for the Alki and Harbor Avenue neighborhoods.

“The gun violence playing out on our streets in unacceptable. It’s time for us to come together as a city and put a stop to it. Every enduring solution starts with an honest conversation. That’s why I’m bringing our community and a diverse group of city leaders together. We need short and long-term strategies to ensure Alki is a safe and welcoming for everyone,” said Councilmember Saka.

What city leaders will be in attendance?

The following City leaders are scheduled to speak:

  • Councilmember Saka
  • Sue Rahr, Interim Police Chief
  • Natalie Walton-Anderson, Director of Public Safety, Mayor’s Office
  • AP Diaz, Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Francisca Stefan, Senior Deputy Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Venu Nemani, Chief Safety Officer, Seattle Department of Transportation

Other members of the Seattle Police Department will also be attending.

Event information:

  • DATE: Wednesday, June 26
  • TIME: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Alki United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds Street, Seattle WA 98116

How can people submit questions:

Community members interested in submitting questions or comments for the panelists to respond to can do so by completing this form. Questions or comments will also be accepted in person at the event.