WR issues statement in support of Seattle City Attorney, City Council’s move to improve public safety

Jun 27, 2024
Written by WR Communications

Ordinance allowing for license plate readers approved by Council; City Attorney Ann Davison’s policy to that would enact greater consequences for street racing also to be considered before Council’s Public Safety Committee
With the focus by retailers on measures that create safe communities and a vibrant downtown, Renée Sunde, president and CEO of the Washington Retail Association which represents approximately 3,500 retail storefronts across Washington state, issued the following statement:
“We appreciate the committed leadership of City Attorney Ann Davison and Seattle City Councilmember Robert Kettle, chair of the Public Safety Committee, to make the City safer to better protect workers, shoppers and businesses. As retailers, we are often on the front lines of issues that impact public safety, whether that’s Organized Retail Crime, violent crime or street racing. We appreciate the recent vote by the Seattle City Council to approve license plate readers and today’s action by the Public Safety Committee to address the growing problem of ‘street takeovers’ that create public safety issues in business districts.
“While we have more issues to solve with public safety, including Organized Retail Crime, tackling one issue at a time, like street racing, and holding the perpetrators accountable is a great step forward.”


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