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Robert Kettle, District 7, Pioneer Square to Queen Anne and Magnolia.

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Council approves expansion of license plate reading technology for police vehicles

Tool aimed at improving public safety, preventing crimes, and helping investigations SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council passed legislation today that will expand automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology to the entire Seattle Police Department’s fleet. This technology is an important tool to help address crime across the city, both in-progress activity and investigations after-the-fact. To address privacy concerns, the...

Council Passes Legislation to Demolish Dangerous, Vacant Buildings

The emergency legislation will take effect immediately after being signed by the Mayor SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation today that would allow the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) to swiftly order the demolition or remediation of unsafe vacant buildings that pose risks to public safety. The bill was sponsored by Councilmembers Bob Kettle (District 7, Downtown to...

An open letter to all Seattleites: Our first 100 days

An open letter to all Seattleites: Our first 100 days

The most consequential moment of Mayor Bruce Harrell’s recent public safety forum was at the beginning. As moderator Enrique Cerna started his conversation with Mayor Harrell, he mentioned how he was struck while watching a news report on two recent shootings in the Central District. A resident in the report said, “I hate to say this but it’s just another...

Councilmember Kettle Visits MOHAI, Attends Fire Station 31 Groundbreaking

Councilmember Kettle Visits MOHAI, Attends Fire Station 31 Groundbreaking

Last Friday, February 2nd, Councilmember Kettle and his staff visited the Museum of History and Industry. This was the first in-district “field trip” for the Councilmember, and while he was there, he was greeted by the Executive Director Leonard Garfield, Director of Education Sondra Snyder, Ben Straley, Mike Stanley, and Maureen Frisch.   The MOHAI is one of the most...

The Seattle City Council during its first meeting of 2024.

New Seattle City Councilmembers sworn-in during inauguration ceremony at City Hall

The seven winning candidates from November’s General Election were just sworn-in as Seattle City Councilmembers. Five of the seven individuals are new councilmembers, the most in more than a century. Two others are returning for their second term in office. More information about each of them, including quotes can be found below. Rob Saka (District 1) “We have a once-in-a-generation...

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