City Attorney’s Office changes: Southwest Precinct liaison moves

Credit for the tip on this story goes to this comment (from “amused“) on yesterday’s report about changes at City Hall:

A spokesperson for new City Attorney Pete Holmes confirms that the office’s Southwest Precinct liaison, Beth Gappert, is moving. According to Kathy Mulady, Gappert is moving to the office’s Vice section (the assistant city attorney in that section is moving to supervise the Domestic Violence division). She says John McGoodwin, liaison for the South Precinct, will also handle the Southwest Precinct, though how that will be divided, “he is still figuring out.” (We are working on a follow-up interview.) Mulady says the East and West Precincts also will be covered by one assistant city attorney, Jim Kenny, and adds, “There is some moving around of positions, but Pete Holmes is well aware of the value of the precinct liaison program and respects the work the attorneys do in the community.” This is a big change for the Southwest Precinct, where Gappert worked closely with police on many cases, and also was a familiar face at monthly meetings of groups including the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council and South Delridge/White Center Community Safety Coalition. She arrived at the SW Precinct in April 2007.

(Side note – if the name Kathy Mulady sounds familiar, she is a West Seattleite who worked for the P-I till it went online-only, and also did some reporting for WSB last year before going to work for Holmes.)

2 Replies to "City Attorney's Office changes: Southwest Precinct liaison moves"

  • Mags January 5, 2010 (6:03 pm)

    Wow. I was hoping for more emphasis on crime prevention from mayor. Not less. Would be interested in hearing more about this.

  • shane January 5, 2010 (9:25 pm)

    I’m gonna be sorry to see Beth go, she was always very approachable at the crime prevention council meetings. Best of luck in the new position.

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