In the midst of the Mayoral Campaign and summer (sort of) the week of the fourth Thursday happened faster than I anticipated! For those of you that missed the Citywide Precinct Advisory Council’s (CPAC) Mayoral Candidate Forum on Public Safety last Saturday, you can see it here: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=5551311&file=1
Please be reminded that this Thursday is our EastPAC Community Meeting. We are meeting in Piggott Hall in room 200 (https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&authuser=0&tab=wl). Sorry about the inconsistent meeting locations, we are diligently working with Seattle University to establish a regular meeting room…Meanwhile, we very much appreciate their hospitality and partnership-and your patience!
The Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, under the leadership of Capt. Ron Wilson, has done an excellent job of responding to crime.
The police can’t do it all, prevention and intervention are key components of reducing criminal activity. The Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) are doing good work in supporting youth at risk. However, suspected recent violence and criminal activities are likely being committed by the over 25 age group, which are not eligible for SYVPI support. .
We are turning to the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) to consider the following:
- Why haven’t things changed? Why is gang activity is still active after several years?
- How effective are we, as a city (and taxpayers) being, despite putting forth millions of dollars, to mitigate criminal activity and suspects’ root causes leading to lives of crime?
We have invited a representative from HSD to answer some of these questions at Thursday’s meeting. So far, we have no confirmation, but I will notify you if they are able to be there.
Capt. Wilson will also be at Thursday’s meeting to provide updates and answer your questions.
Please plan to be there:
East Precinct Advisory Council
Thursday, June 27, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Piggott Hall, Seattle University
Parking lot on the east side of Broadway between Columbia and Marion. (https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&authuser=0&tab=wl)
Looking forward to seeing you!
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PLEASE NOTE: We were unable to get representatives from HSD to attend June’s meeting, but they committed to be our guests at our July meeting. Captain Wilson has scheduled SPD’s Community Outreach Team, who will give an an overview of their projects, their citywide outreach efforts and relationship with the newly formed Community Police Commission.
Also attending will be George Sector for third watch Sergeant Diamond, who will give an update on recent activity in the 27th and Spring neighborhood.
Don’t forget, we are temporarily meeting at Seattle University in Pigott Hall, room 200. See the map at http://www.seattleu.edu/maps/ -Use the ‘buildings’ pull-down menu to the right to locate the Pigott building.