And just out of the WSB inbox: Next Thursday, you’re invited to come talk about community safety as part of the city’s “Safe Communities” program. 7-9 pm September 27th at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW). And it’s a conversation, not a meeting, as the invitation-format announcement makes clear:
Safe Communities is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office and the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to implement the community outreach component of subset of SPD’s 20/20 initiative (#19). It’s modeled on the Youth and Families Initiative, which brought together more than 3,000 people in over 130 community meetings in 2010 and led to the enhanced Families and Education Levy and a refocusing of the way we use City resources to support youth and families in Seattle.
Safe Communities will follow a similar path, bringing residents, police officers and City departments together for small-group conversations about what we need to do to improve safety. Those priorities will then guide the actions the City, SPD, and the neighborhoods will take together to protect public safety.
This won’t be a town hall–just like the Youth and Families Initiative meetings, you’ll have facilitated conversations in small groups, and each small group will choose its own top priorities.
If you’re able to join us next Thursday, we’d love to have you. Details are as follows:
Safe Communities meeting (Southwest Precinct)
Thursday, September 27th
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
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