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Dear Friend,

Council GroupI chair the Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee. I promise an effective Police and Fire department that protects you, your family and your community, delivers excellent customer service and demonstrates a commitment to protecting everyone's civil liberties. My office is committed to developing cutting edge solutions to many of the challenges we have; not simple criticisms without solutions. High performance begins with a commitment to be a learning organization; a City that acknowledges where it can improve its conduct and willing to put in place the right systems to measure and improve its performance. I want Seattle to be respected for its level of customer service and accountability to its public.

We must be inclusive and forward thinking in all of our transportation solutions, public safety investments, housing strategies, environmental initiatives and educational priorities. I want to hear from you and I encourage you to call me or speak with a member of my staff, all of whom are committed to making Seattle a great, livable community. Please take care.

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Current Issues

Cable Code Amendments

Chief of Police Updates (Updated January 2015):

Police Intelligence Audit (Updated January 2015):

  • Review ordinance 108333 to create a stronger process that includes a forensic component. This may include extending the auditor more help and funds to carry out more robust audits. Back in 1979, the City Council passed what has been called the "Seattle Police Intelligence Ordinance," Ordinance 108333. The City of Seattle was one of the first cities in the United States, if not the first, to prohibit by law the collection and maintenance of information about the political, religious or social views, associations or constitutionally protected activities of subjects who are neither involved in criminal activity, suspected of involvement in criminal activity, nor charged with involvement in criminal activity.
  • Watch committee discussion
  • December 2014 Report
  • August 2014 Report

Seattle Police Body Camera Pilot (Updated December 2014):

Property Crime Reduction Plan (Updated December 2014)

Department of Justice Settlement Agreement (Updated December 2014):

Digital Privacy Initiative (Updated February 2015)

Public Safety Emergency Radio Network (PSERN) (Updated January 2015):

Neighborhood Street Disorder: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program and Center City Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

Job Assistance Legislation (Updated December 2014)

JAO First Year Implementation Presentation

Broadband Deployment (Updated September 2014):

City Inside/Out Council Edition and
A Council Conversation with Bruce

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