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Contents Public Safety and Human Services Committee: February 28 Before the Badge Community-Police Dialogues Seattle Parks & Recreation Needs Your Ideas! Vision Zero Top-to-Bottom Review and Survey Pothole Reporting Arts & Culture Recovery Gran…

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Mayor Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Honor D’Vonne Pickett, Jr. with Honorary Designation of E. Union 

Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) hosted a ceremony on Wednesday to rename a section of Union Street “D’Vonne Pickett, Jr. Way” in honor of the late community leader.   Pickett was shot and killed in October outside The Postman, the mailing services shop he opened in 2018. Pickett and his wife, KeAnna — […]

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City Launches New Round of Street Café Permitting to Extend Outdoor Dining

 Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), is excited to announce that SDOT is officially accepting new permit applications for long-term ‘permanent’ outdoor street cafes. SDOT will be accepting applications now through April 30th, 2023, for folks who are […]

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Councilmember Sawant and South Asian Community Leaders Introduce First-in-the-Nation Legislation To Ban Caste Discrimination

“… My office is proud to bring forward first-in-the-nation legislation for our city to ban caste-based discrimination, in solidarity with our South Asian and other immigrant community members, and all working people. With over 167,000 people from South Asia living in Washington, largely concentrated in the Greater Seattle area, the region must address caste discrimination, […]

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Public Safety and Human Services Committee Update // COVID/flu vaccines and masking recs // Duwamish Basin Steward Legislation // Speed Bumps in Alki Neighborhood // Winter Weather Information: Roads, bus service, SPU, and shelter

PSHS: Chief appointment vote in committee, URM briefing COVID/flu vaccines and masking recs Duwamish Basin Steward Legislation Speed Bumps in Alki Neighborhood Winter Weather Information: Roads, bus service, SPU, and shelter Public Safety and Human Services Committee Update During this week’s Public Safety and Human Services Committee, Senior Deputy Mayor Monisha Harrell presented Interim Chief […]

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City Council seeking candidates for Seattle Public Safety Civil Service Commission 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee) announced the Seattle City Council is now accepting applications to be appointed to the Public Safety Civil Service Commission (PSCSC).   About the PSCSC  The PSCSC is made up of three commissioners. The Mayor and Council appoint one each […]

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Council finalizes amendments to Seattle’s 2023-2024 budget 

Despite a historically difficult budget year, this anti-austerity budget invests in key services for our City’s working families and small businesses  SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide and Chair of the Select Budget Committee) released the following statement following a day of voting on final amendments to the balancing package:  “This is a […]

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Budget Update // Public Safety: The Budget Reality vs. Rhetoric // Ingraham Students Rally // Public Safety Civil Service Commission Adopts Community Service Preference Points // Redistricting Commission Adopts New Council District Boundaries

Budget Update On Monday, the Budget Chair presented her initial Balancing Package for the 2023/24 budget. The Budget Chair’s balancing package incorporates some of the amendments Councilmembers proposed to amend the Mayor’s proposed budget discussed during the last several weeks. Now that the Chair’s balancing package is out, the next step is for City Councilmembers […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s statement in response to Ingraham High School Shooting 

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee) released the following statement in response to the shooting at Ingraham High School this morning:   “This is devastating. My heart goes out to the victim, their loved ones, and the students, staff, families, and neighbors of Ingraham High School. No student should […]

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Council President Debora Juarez’s statement on shooting at Ingraham High School 

Council President Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) released the following statement about the shooting at Ingraham High School:   “I’m heartbroken this morning. My thoughts are with the hospitalized student, their loved ones, and with all Ingraham students, teachers, staff, and families affected by this senseless act of gun violence. As a mother, I know […]

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