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Someone gives public comment during the Seattle City Council's June 6, 2023 meeting.

Setting the record straight on Seattle City Council’s decision not to give City Attorney unprecedented powers

The Seattle City Council did not pass a proposed bill, yesterday, that would have given the Seattle City Attorney’s Office new powers to prosecute drug possession.   Since then, inaccurate information has been shared in the press and on social media about what will happen next. City Attorney Ann Davison said that ‘Seattle will now be...