The Executive Board of the East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition has written the following letter to the Mayor in response the August 26th presentation on the Night Life Initiative. We appreciate any thoughts or comments you have regarding this letter. You may comment here or at: http://www.sngi.org/welcome/contact.php?subject=Put%20me%20o!. abd letters may also be sent to the EPCPC c/o Seattle Neighborhood Group, 1810 E. Yesler Way, Seattle WA 98122 (206) 323-9666
Dear Mayor McGinn:
Thank you for sending your representatives to the August 26th East Precinct Crime
Prevention Coalition meeting to present the proposed Seattle Nightlife Initiative. In
attendance were a large and diverse representation of neighbors from Capitol Hill, the
Central District, the Pike/Pine corridor, and several other East Precinct communities.
We understand that there has been an extension of the public comment period. We are
taking this opportunity to provide you with our comments. We, as the Executive Board
of the East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition, welcome another meeting with you, so
that we can discuss the proposed initiative in more detail. We have reviewed the
materials presented at the meeting and we have many questions and need more
information. We feel that the initiative’s components are insufficiently supported by
factual and strategic elements necessary to be viable and effective.
We do, however, support a vibrant Seattle nightlife and zoning for nightclubs in
business districts so long as the businesses do not impact residents.
The Seattle Nightlife Initiative needs far more discussion and investigation, and we
understand that it may be implemented incrementally.
Finally, we welcome you to attend one of our general meetings to discuss your plan for
nightlife as well as other public safety issues.
Very Truly Yours,
East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition