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Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen and Sara Nelson stand with City Attorney Ann Davison during a press conference in front of City Hall.

City Attorney Ann Davison, Councilmember Sara Nelson, Councilmember Alex Pedersen announce new legislation to improve public safety and discourage the public consumption of controlled substances

City Attorney Ann Davison proposed legislation with City Councilmembers Sara Nelson and Alex Pedersen to prohibit the use of drugs in public places including parks, sidewalks, bus stops, and public transit. This legislation is modeled after a similar ordinance passed this month in Bellingham. This legislation acknowledges the public health crisis of substance use disorder...