A Safe City
Public safety is the foremost responsibility of city government. All Seattle residents deserve to be secure in their homes, safe in their neighborhoods, and able to explore our city without threat or intimidation. Our efforts to ensure public safety must be both just and compassionate. Those in crisis, suffering from desperate poverty, mental illness or addiction are themselves victims and deserving of our care and protection. To achieve this, we must provide clear leadership, as well as the best tools and training, to our police officers, fire-fighters and others tasked with putting themselves at risk for our protection.