by Kevin Schofield
This weekend’s read is a document outlining the results from a recent poll commissioned by the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Both organizations are trade associations that count many downtown-based businesses as members, and both work to influence the City’s political outcomes on behalf of their members. This poll — and the fact that they are publishing the results — appears to be an attempt to nudge the complex topic of public safety in a certain direction during an important election year — evidenced by the fact that they chose to survey “likely voters.”
Continue reading Weekend Reads | A Seattle Public Safety Survey
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President Biden and Second Gentleman Emhoff, we asked our South Seattle community members where they would like you to visit, and they responded with some of the organizations, parks, gardens, and neighborhoods that make our part of Seattle special. Emerald readers pointed out places like Washington Middle School, Community Passageways, the many urban farm projects, South Park, and the beautiful serenity of Kubota Garden. Scroll through the full list below to learn about our diversity and passion for South Seattle.
Continue reading Welcome to Seattle, President Biden and Second Gentleman Emhoff!
by Emerald Editors
President Biden is visiting Seattle on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 2022. There are some phenomenal and transformative places to visit in South Seattle, and we want to be sure he knows about them. If you were planning his itinerary, what five places would you want to be sure he visited? What five places would show him the great places sustaining our community?
Continue reading 5 Places in South Seattle President Biden Should Visit
Seattle is on the hunt for a new Office of Police Accountability director following the departure of Andrew Myerberg, recently appointed by Mayor Bruce Harrell to a newly created Public Safety director position. Announced at a recent meeting of Seattle City Council’s Public Safety Committee, a public forum will take place on June 23, 2022, featuring the three finalists recommended by the search committee.
Emerald readers, that’s where you come in. We want to know: What are your priorities when it comes to hiring Seattle’s new director? What questions would/will you ask the final three candidates? What do you want these OPA director candidates to know about the job and your expectations?
Continue reading POLL: Emerald Readers’ Ps and Qs for OPA Director Candidates