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The Reader – Mayor thanks Council for passing budget
From the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
Mayor thanks Council for passing budget
The Seattle City Council passed the 2013-2014 budget this afternoon. Mayor McGinn released the following statement:
“We worked hard to submit a proposed budget to Council that reflected Seattle’s values. That’s why we made new investments in transit, public safety, human services and programs for at-risk youth. In the months ahead, I will work to continue to invest in the values and programs that make Seattle such a great place.”
Holiday season emphasis patrols in downtown Seattle
Last week, Mayor McGinn joined Captain Jim Dermody of the West Precinct, Jerri Lane of the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kate Joncas of the Downtown Seattle Association to highlight attractions and public safety emphasis patrols in the downtown retail core for the holiday season.
Downtown Seattle Association President and CEO Kate Joncas
“Downtown is a great neighborhood to visit any time of the year, but during the holidays this is really a special place” said Mayor McGinn. “We’re here to help our businesses, residents and shoppers be safe and have a great experience this holiday season.”
Calling on residents to donate to local food banks
Mayor McGinn called on Seattle residents to donate food, money and volunteer time to local food banks, which are facing the double whammy of increasing numbers of clients and declining food donations.
Speaking at the Pike Market Food Bank in downtown Seattle, Mayor McGinn said, “As families and individuals struggle to make ends meet in a difficult economy, we want to make sure that no one goes hungry in Seattle.”
According to the Seattle Food Committee, in the last five years, Seattle food banks have seen a 25 percent rise in the number of clients coming to them for help. At the same time a recent report on hunger and homelessness by the U.S. Conference of Mayors shows a 31 percent decline in the amount of food donations in the area.
Nov 27, 5:30 p.m. – Mayor’s Town Hall, Northgate Community Center (10510 5th Ave NE)
Nov 28, 7:00 p.m. – Ask the Mayor on Seattle Channel 21 – Call-in number is 684-8821
Dec 1, 11:00 a.m. – Mayor’s Town Hall, Ravenna Eckstein Community Center (6535 Ravenna Ave NE)
Video highlights (for more see http://seattle.gov/mayor/photos/videos.htm):
|Captain Dermody discussing downtown revitalization||Mayor McGinn’s Ignite talk|
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