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The Reader – Reviewing summer public safety plans
From the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
Reviewing summer public safety plans
Mayor McGinn is visiting each precinct in Seattle to tour neighborhood hot spots and talk with precinct commanders about what they’re doing to prepare for the summer months, which are traditionally accompanied by a rise in 911 calls. Tuesday we visited the West Precinct and talked with Captain Jim Dermody, and today we visited the South Precinct to talk with Captain Mike Nolan. Both about his plans to combat violent crime and help residents feel safer in their neighborhoods.
Stay tuned on our blog for more on the state of public safety in your neighborhood.
City joins effort to challenge federal “Defense of Marriage Act”
City Attorney Pete Holmes, Councilmember Tom Rasmussen and Mayor Mike McGinn announced that the City of Seattle formally supported an amicus brief filed Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, challenging the constitutionality of the federal “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA). They were joined by City employee Ken Molsberry and his husband Chris, who have faced the financial and emotional consequences of DOMA on their lives for many years.
Reporting on South Lake Union evolution, public-private investment
Mayor McGinn and Councilmember Richard Conlin released a report Monday – Public & Private Investments in South Lake Union – that examines the relationship between public sector actions and private investment decisions in South Lake Union and how they have contributed to job growth and economic development.
“South Lake Union has been an engine for job growth and new housing, helping Seattle recover from the recession,” said McGinn. “The City’s role has been crucial in helping support these new jobs. That work continues. The South Lake Union rezone proposal will help support up to 22,000 new jobs and up to 12,000 new households, including affordable housing, preservation of existing housing and open space, and other community benefits.”
Upcoming Events (for more see http://seattle.gov/mayor/Engage/access.htm):
July 15, 1:00 p.m. – Perspectives: How Faith-Based and Secular Organizations Partner for Better Global Health, McCaw Hall, Seattle Center (321 Mercer St)
July 18, 7:00 a.m. – Woodland Park Play Area Renovation Public Meeting, Phinney Neighborhood Association (6532 Phinney Ave N)
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Posted by: Nathaniel Merrill