Posts for February, 2015

First Avenue Mainstreet Meetups: Working Together to Find Solutions

February 27th, 2015

On a windy, overcast evening in February, a group of business owners, human services providers, community advocates, Seattle Police Officers, Economic Development experts, and other community members gathered at Ancient Grounds on First Avenue to discuss economic development in our Downtown Community. This meeting, called the First Avenue Mainstreet Meetup, brought together a variety of […]


Healthy & Safe Communities: DON Grants, Neighborhood Policing and Crime Reduction

February 10th, 2015

In my Council Committee, I oversee both Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Department of Neighborhoods (DON). Although it is one of our smaller city departments, DON is mighty. It offers many possibilities to “strengthen Seattle by actively engaging all communities.” DON’s work has far reaching benefits, including crime reduction, one of the most important issues […]


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