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Call to Action!

Dear SODO Stakeholders,Over the past two weeks we have been working closely with other Seattle BIAs to ensure small businesses voices are heard during this difficult time and period of uncertainty. We are asking Mayor Durkan and City Councilmembers and to sign on to the ‘Seattle Small Business Pledge” to redefine the expectations on behalf of our small business community. The pledge lists basic needs and safety measures to ensure clean, safe, welcoming and vibrant business

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SODO Update: September 8th, 2020

Dear SODO Businesses,As we continue to navigate this difficult time we will continue to share resources, news, and services that you may find helpful. We understand the concern and impacts of the COVID-19 on our SODO community and are here to help and support in any way we can. We will also continue to share other information that impacts our neighbrhood!Please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for any issues you may

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Dear SODO Stakeholders,We need your help! Small businesses have been hit the hardest in the Covid-19 pandemic and its subsequent economic crisis and will struggle for years to come. During this historic period, we are recognizing this moment of shifting ideology and policies, and the fight for racial and social justice. As we reckon with generations of systemic racism, particularly towards Black and Brown people, we are left with redefining what public safety – both

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South Precinct Advisory Council

SPAC is a forum that focuses on relationships and building bridges between the South Precinct and the community that they serve; to create a cohesive community voice which has a platform for advocacy and ability to work on precinct-wide public safetyAUGUST VIRTUAL SPAC MEETINGSouth Precinct Advisory Council (SPAC*) August 13th, 20205:30pm-6:30pmRegistration RequiredTonight, Thursday, August 13th, we will be joined by A/Cpt. Aagard for a precinct and violent crimes update. Also, representatives from the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) will be

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Call to Action!

Navigation Team Funding Cuts Under Consideration by CouncilWe need your help! On Monday, Aug. 10, the Seattle City Council is expected to vote on legislation that would cut all funding for the Human Services Department’s homeless Navigation Team. This would eliminate dedicated city funding that supports coordinated outreach to, clean up of and sanitation services for tent encampments across Seattle. The Council has no plan for how these services would be carried out in the future. This decision

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SODO Update: August 7th, 2020

Dear SODO Businesses,As we continue to navigate this difficult time we will continue to share resources, news, and services that you may find helpful. We understand the concern and impacts of the COVID-19 on our SODO community and are here to help and support in any way we can. We will also continue to share other information that impacts our neighbrhood!Please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for any issues you may

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Call to Action!

Seattle Police Department Funding Cuts Under Consideration by CouncilLast week we shared information about the current proposal Seattle City Council is considering for a 50 percent cut to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) for the remainder of 2020.The SODO BIA , along with the Manufacturing Industrial Council, Georgetown Community Council and 15 other organizations from across the city came together and submitted a letter to City Council members to articulate some key concerns about the budget cuts,

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SODO BIA and Neighborhoods Respond to Seattle Police Department Budget Proposal ...

 Dear SODO Businesses,As budget deliberations continue at City Council, the SODO BIA is continuing to engage with the broader community in an effort to help shape good policy.Earlier this week, the SODO BIA , along with the Manufacturing Industrial Council, Georgetown Community Council and 15 other organizations from across the city came together and submitted a letter to City Councilmembers to articulate some key concerns about the budget cuts, process, engagement and timeline.In the letter,

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SODO Update: July 15th, 2020

Dear SODO Businesses,As we continue to navigate this difficult time we will continue to share resources, news, and services that you may find helpful. We understand the concern and impacts of the COVID-19 on our SODO community and are here to help and support in any way we can. We will also continue to share other information that impacts our neighbrhood!Please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for any issues you may

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 Seattle Police Department Funding Cuts Under Consideration by Council You may have read recently that the Seattle City Council is considering a 50 percent cut to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) for the remainder of 2020. You can read more about the Council’s discussion from this week here.Late Friday, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best issued a memo to Mayor Durkan that provided an assessment on the impacts of a 50% budget cut for the department, including details

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