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From the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn
News, Updates, and Information
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
2012 Transportation Action Agenda Released
Today Mayor McGinn and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) released the 2012 Action Agenda, laying out for the next two years a clear, transparent, and accessible set of transportation policies. It describes the actions we will take and shows how we will measure our success. It is focused on actions that yield the biggest returns for Seattle, organized around five guiding principles:
• Keeping it Safe — using engineering, education, enforcement and evaluation to improve safety for all, and reduce fatalities and injuries
• Focusing on the Basics — maintaining, protecting, preserving and enhancing our capital assets
• Building Healthy Communities — supporting sustainability, livability and equitable growth
• Supporting a Thriving Economy — keeping people and goods moving, and creating great places that attract businesses
• Providing Great Service — helping people access transportation services and information
We encourage you to review the Action Agenda to learn about the work SDOT is doing and the values that drive our work.
Police arrest 48 in burglary sting operation
In an effort to combat rising property crime in Seattle, members of the Seattle Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) and Pawn Shop/Property Recovery Unit rounded up burglars, car prowlers, and other criminal suspects caught selling stolen goods to undercover detectives at an SPD-run fencing operation during a year-long investigation, Operation Oliver’s Twist.
Detectives from the Seattle Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force and the Pawn Shop/Property Recovery Unit, working with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (KCPAO) and the FBI, set up a storefront fencing operation – a tactic not used by SPD since 1979 – where undercover officers spent 11 months buying stolen goods from suspects for pennies on the dollar, with no questions asked.
Click here for more information on the results of this operation, including how to recover stolen items.
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