The City Council's 2023-24 package preserves most of Mayor Harrell's asks on policing while investing in homelessness affordable housing and more.
Both candidates say public safety is their primary concern. But reform-oriented Leesa Manion and tough-on-crime Jim Ferrell have divergent paths in mind.
As the City Council digs into Mayor Harrell's $7.4 billion 2023 budget proposal, there's friction over policing, homelessness and how to pay for a big shortfall.
Diaz, who has been acting as interim chief since 2020, was appointed by Mayor Bruce Harrell to fill the role permanently.
The new system for reaching crisis counselors could bridge barriers for Black residents seeking mental health support. Yet, some advocates are hesitant to call it a victory.
Panelists discuss what safety means to different people and how city law enforcement might navigate short-term solutions and systemic reforms.
To address crime in Seattle, Civic Cocktail panelists say what's needed are more community input and a reimagination of how to use resources.
Justice reform advocates have been disappointed by choices to spend flexible federal recovery funds on items such as tasers and new police cruisers.
Supporters say the incentives are necessary to fill the gap left by nearly 400 officers resigning in two years.
In a conversation with journalist Joni Balter at the Crosscut Festival, Davison said that her plan to dismiss some cases doesn't mean she's softening her stance on crime.
Two years after an investigation showed a disproportionate bias, a state patrol report shows not much has changed.
As Durkan prepares to leave office, she says her term will ultimately be defined by the city's pandemic response.
Police have stepped back from engaging in mental health crises, meaning families sometimes wait weeks for a response.
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Providers want local governments to prescribe when and how police should be involved in mental health calls.
Since WA implemented new police use of force laws, SPD officers have sent fewer people in mental health crisis to the hospital.