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Statement of Seattle Metro Chamber President & CEO Maud Daudon on new public safety investments

“A safe city is key to a healthy and vibrant community as well as to our economic competitiveness. The funding plan approved today helps advance this goal by adding police officers, investing in the City of Seattle’s 911 call center, and maintaining new information technology initiatives—all of which help increase capacity for our police force to respond to public safety issues.”

“The Seattle Metro Chamber has long advocated for a larger, well-trained police force that incorporates community policing principles. We continue our steadfast backing of local investments that strengthen our economy, advance a vibrant business climate, and promote healthy, sustainable communities.”

“We thank Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council for today’s approval of this funding plan. These additional resources put our city in a better position to deliver on the vision articulated by Mayor Murray and Chief Kathleen O’Toole of a police force that is accountable and committed to building trust with each and every community in our city.” 


About The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse network of influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization of 2,200 businesses representing a regional workforce of approximately 700,000 people. For more information, visit

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