Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education

Committee regular meeting days and time:

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.

Committee Members

Committee Scope:

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: issues related to gender equity; criminal justice and law enforcement, with special emphasis on programs and strategies to reduce crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and youth violence; police accountability and the implementation of the Settlement Agreement between the Department of Justice and The City of Seattle regarding the Seattle Police Department; coordination with municipal, regional, state, and federal agencies engaged in public safety issues; fire prevention and suppression, and emergency medical services; emergency preparedness, management, and response; immigrant and refugee rights; and education and early learning initiatives, including the City’s Families and Education Levy and the Seattle Preschool Program, with a goal of improving City schools and student success rates and reducing achievement gaps