“Safe Seattle” Meeting Tonight

safetyfirstIn a city as beautiful as Seattle, it’s easy to forget some ugly truths that linger beneath the surface.

A local group calling themselves “Safe Seattle” is having a meeting tonight, bringing to the forefront the growing public safety issues facing the city and calling the city’s inhabitants to action.

This meeting was organized by Cindy Pierce, a resident of Magnolia,  to shine a light on and address the growing problem of drug dealing and use, theft, illegal encampments and other public safety problems that are increasingly impacting residents and business owners in various areas of the city such as Ballard, Queen Anne and Magnolia, to name a few.  The goal of the meeting is to bring together residents of the community to talk about and demand action in regards to these issues, which, some say are reaching crisis level.

The meeting is expected to earn a potentially big turnout, due in large part to the response it’s had on social media. The meeting will include representatives from city hall and people from different neighborhoods throughout the city speaking on the issue.

The meeting will be held tonight, January 6th, from 6:30-8:30 PM at United Church of Christ in Magnolia 3555 W McGraw St.

Ballard’s Night Out is Coming Soon

Next Tuesday August 6th is the annual “Night Out Block Party” event which is held to increase awareness of neighborhood crime prevention. This event is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, welcome in new ones, and talk about crime prevention that you and your neighbors can participate in. The theme this year is “Celebrating Crime Free Neighborhoods.”

While talking about crime prevention is the reason for this event, the city of Seattle encourages people to not only meet your neighbors but also have BBQ’s, play games, and enjoy this festive evening. If you would like to register your block party with the city of Seattle you can due so on their website here. Last year there were more than 1300 registered block parties going on throughout the city of Seattle.

For more information on this event or tips on how to increase your neighborhood safety please visit www.seattle.gov.