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Determining Seattle's Municipal Jail Needs

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Seattle is participating in a regional process to possibly site and build a new municipal jail for cities located in north and east King County.
For more information, please visit the North/East Cities Municipal Jail Planning Web site:

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Community Input & Outreach

The City is committed to giving residents every opportunity to give their input about the Seattle Municipal Jail project, which it recognizes might be as unpopular as it is necessary. Public outreach is ongoing, and as the public forums draw to a close, the City will continue to offer to meet with neighborhoods and groups, including with communities of color, speakers of other languages, seniors, and others. Following is a summary of outreach activities: