Public Safety and Programming are Priorities in Seattle’s Downtown Plan
Seattle Downtown Plan Focuses on Public Safety, Programming
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has unveiled a 12-point plan aimed at revitalizing the city’s downtown, battling the drug crisis, and supporting small businesses. A key focus is the executive order asking police to disrupt drug sales and increasing city spending on overdose prevention and response. Other plans include establishing a new place for people to recover from non-fatal overdoses, activating downtown spaces through festivals and events, waiving street-use permit fees for food trucks and pop-up food vendors, and issuing “sip ‘n’ stroll” permits for First Thursday Art Walks.
The mayor has introduced a 12-point strategy to improve safety, provide services for those struggling with addiction, and revitalize downtown areas.
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has revealed a plan to rejuvenate the downtown district, combat the drug epidemic, and support small businesses.
In an article by Donna Gordon Blankinship in Crosscut, it is reported that Harrell “has issued an executive order urging the police to take a more active approach to disrupting drug sales, along with a plan to increase the city’s spending on overdose prevention and response”, as well as announcing the creation of a new facility for individuals to recover from non-fatal overdoses, receive help for their addiction, and gain access to other resources.
The mayor also intends to support downtown spaces by holding festivals and events and reopening City Hall Park with social programming. “Other plans include waiving street-use permit fees for food trucks and pop-up food vendors, and requesting that the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board issue ‘sip ‘n’ stroll’ permits for First Thursday Art Walks so people can carry drinks while visiting galleries.”
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