Keep Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) in the City Budget
Lake City Neighbors – Please consider sending a letter to the Seattle City Council to support the inclusion of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) funding in the final budget. LEAD’s proven method of helping people in crisis on our streets is critical to our neighborhoods. Supported by many homeless advocates, service providers and the Seattle Police Department, “LEAD is designed to improve community health and public order by allowing officers to redirect people engaged in street-level drug possession, sales or sex work to community-based services instead of jail and prosecution whenever appropriate”. The program is already having a profound affect in West and East Seattle and there is money allocated to expand but we need to drive the message home.
On August 31st about 60 of your neighbors came out to talk with various City and LCFF Partner Organizations about issues of Crime and Safety. Mary Amberg and Officer Gardea engaged people on personal safety and 911 calls. Randy Wiger from Parks, Christa Dumpys from Department of Neighborhoods and Officer Storm led discussions on Find It Fix It, park activation and general policing issues. Continue reading “Don’t Miss the Next One”→
Please join the Lake City Community for our Next Community Conversation to discuss issues related to crime and safety in our neighborhood. Representatives from the Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct, City of Seattle Departments, and partner organizations will be on hand to provide information and strategies so that we all might better “Enjoy Lake City” . Some free snacks and kids activities will be provided.
Annie from Two Dog Yoga and Annette from the Kaffeeklatsch are co-chairs of our “Clean & Safe” Committee. Come out and thank them for all the work they have been doing with their Clean Up efforts in Lake City and find out how you can get involved.
Reminder – No Clean Up on Sunday, August 28th or September 4th – We will resume on September 11th.