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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

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day

Chief Technology Confirmation Process (Updated June 2014):

Police Chief Search Process (Updated May 2014):

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

Public Hearing on appointing new Directors to the Office of Civil Rights & Community Police Commission

  • Wednesday, February 19 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S.
  • Additional Information

Council Bill 118043 - Urban Areas Security Initiative Legislation (Updated March 2014):

Honorary street naming to recognize Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney

Council Bill 117993 - Police Department Command Staff Hiring (Updated January 2014):

Council seeking candidates for the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (Updated October 2013)

Reappointment of Judge Anne Levinson (Ret.) as Auditor, Office of Professional Accountability (Updated September 2013):

Department of Justice Settlement Agreement (Updated September 2013):

Public Safety - Street Disorder (Updated September 2013):

Statement of Legislative Intent (62-1-A-1) - Determining the appropriate size of the police force (Updated September 2013):

Community Technology Projects (Updated August 2013):

Appointment of Pierce Murphy as New Director of the Office of Professional Accountability (Updated June 2013):

Job Assistance Legislation (Updated June 2013):

Broadband Deployment (Updated June 2013):

Legislation to protect public's privacy from surveillance equipment (Updated March 2013):

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