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Local Business Owners, Councilmembers Discuss Efforts to Combat Crime in Seattle

We are hearing from business owners and business district leaders on what they would like to see to help stop the growing crime in Seattle.

The Wednesday roundtable discussion, pulled together by Councilmember Sara Nelson, was a chance for business owners and business district leaders to be heard, and come up with potential solutions that can lead to more immediate results. The potential fixes were being given with the realization that police staffing levels are critically low.

Some of those suggestions include someone within the mayor’s office to focus on street level crime and behavioral health issues, community safety hub coordinators in business districts and high visibility foot patrols. They add the patrols could be trained residents who have a presence in these neighborhoods.

What the business district leaders are looking for is coordination.

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