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The Reader – The Next 50 at Seattle Center
From the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn
News, Updates, and Information
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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
The Next 50 kicks off at Seattle Center this weekend
On Saturday, Mayor McGinn will speak at the opening ceremony of The Next 50, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair. The Next 50 will look at the history and future of the Pacific Northwest and its role in the world through six months of activities, performances, exhibits, conferences, contests, panels, films and events covering eight major themes important to our region. The themes are: Arts, Culture, & Design, History, Sustainable Futures, Science & Technology, Global Health, Learning, Commerce & the Innovation Economy, and Civic Action. The Opening Day Celebration begins at 10:30 AM on Saturday at Seattle Center, and kickoff events will be taking place all weekend.
For more information and a calendar of events, visit http://www.seattlecenter.com/thenextfifty/.
SPD Partners With Federal Law Enforcement to Get Guns Off Our Streets
To curb rising violence, the Seattle Police Department has begun a renewed partnership with both the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to target the criminals profiting off of bloodshed in our neighborhoods, and make it clear Seattle will not allow gun violence on its streets.
In the first joint effort under this partnership, undercover officers and detectives from SPD’s Narcotics, SWAT, Gang, Anti-Crime, and Patrol units; ATF’s Violent Gangs Task Force; and King County Metro Street Crime and Gang Units seized handguns, rifles, shotguns, a bulletproof vest, and drugs, during a three-day emphasis operation between March 26-28.
See more details and a video of Wednesday’s press conference on the SPD Blotter.
Two town halls with Mayor McGinn next week
Mayor McGinn will be hosting two town halls next week. On Tuesday, we’ll be on Capitol Hill at Terra Plata Restaurant in Melrose Market (1501 Melrose Avenue) at 5:00 p.m. and on Thursday, we’ll be at the Ethiopian Community Mutual Association in Rainier Beach (8223 Rainier Avenue South), starting at 5:30 p.m.
These are opportunities to ask the mayor a question or tell him what’s on your mind.
Upcoming Events (for more see http://seattle.gov/mayor/Engage/access.htm):
April 21: 10:30 a.m. – The Next 50 Opening Ceremony, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center (305 Harrison St)
April 23: 12:15 p.m. – First Hill Streetcar Groundbreaking, Broadway & Boylston (747 Broadway)
April 24: 5:00 p.m. – Neighborhood Town Hall with Mayor McGinn, Terra Plata Restaurant (1501 Melrose Ave)
April 26: 5:30 p.m. – Mayor’s Town Hall, Ethiopian Community Mutual Association (8223 Rainier Ave S)
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Posted by: Nathaniel Merrill