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City of Seattle
Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: City Councilmembers to vote on gun safety public health funding
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/30/2013  12:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nate Van Duzer, Councilmember Burgess' Office, 206-684-8806

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


City Councilmembers to vote on gun safety public health funding

Seattle - The City Council's Government Performance and Finance Committee will consider tomorrow morning an amendment to budget legislation to fund a gun safety public health package. According to earlier news reports, the City of Seattle would be the first city in the nation to provide direct funding for basic research into the causes and effects of gun violence.

WHAT: Discussion and vote on public health gun safety package

WHEN: TOMORROW - Wednesday, May 1, 9:30 a.m.
(see agenda, item #4; timing is approximate)

WHERE: City Council Chambers
Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Ave, 2nd floor

WHO: Government Performance and Finance Committee members

Partnering with the University of Washington's Harborview Medical Center and public health agencies, the $370,500 package of initiatives would spur research on gun violence and improve the City and County's response to mental health crises resulting from tragedies.

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