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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
12/28/2009  9:06:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Council President Richard Conlin
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Councilmember Sally Clark
Councilmember Jan Drago
Councilmember Jean Godden
Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Councilmember Nick Licata
Councilmember Richard McIver
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

Seattle City Council wishes residents happy and safe holidays

SEATTLE In preparation for the holidays, Seattle City Council sends their best holiday wishes to all residents and asks to be safe as you travel and enjoy the coming weeks.

With the holidays comes heavier traffic and increased risk for accidents, stated Council President Richard Conlin. Give yourself extra time to get to your destinations, and please practice safe and sober driving.

The Seattle Police Department is stepping up their DUI enforcement in order to support safe driving. The council also encourages all residents to protect yourself and your property during the holiday season. Please visit the Seattle Police Department web site for more information on personal safety tips and best practices.

Fire safety is also of increasing concern over the holidays, with indoor decorations and the potential for home heating related fires. Council urges all residents to exercise caution in relation to their indoor decorations and in increasingly cold temperatures not to use any external heating sources, such as outdoor grills inside. For more information on having a fire safe holiday, please visit the Seattle Fire Department web site Seattle Fire Department web site.

With holiday lighting, decorations, and trees indoors, fire risks increase over the holidays, stated Councilmember Bruce Harrell. Be certain your smoke detectors are in operation and you and your loved ones have emergency plans in place.

The Seattle City Council wishes all wonderful and safe holidays.

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