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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
4/24/2009  2:51:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nigel Herbig, Burgess Office, (206) 684-8806 Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Tim Burgess

City Council Requests Multi-Year Extension of Jail Contract with County
10-year extension would be enough to stop current plans to build new jail

SEATTLE The Seattle City Council delivered a letter today to King County Executive Ron Sims and King County Council Chair Dow Constantine requesting a ten-year (or longer) extension of the current agreement that provides jail beds for misdemeanor prisoners arrested by Seattle police officers.

Click here for the letter from the Seattle City Council, along with King County Ordinance 16200 (which states that it is the intent of the council that the county should continue to be the primary regional provider of secure detention) and the King County Executives signing letter for Ordinance 16200.

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