Elect Ari Hoffman for Seattle City Council
Safety: Seattle is a great city and that is why it attracts people from all over the world to work, visit and live. Sadly though, our city is experiencing an increase in crime associated our growth and affluence. It is quite common to see drug dealers and prostitutes operating in broad daylight. Intravenous drug use is rampant, leaving used paraphernalia on the streets causing a health hazard for all. Tent cities and derelict recreational vehicles double as store fronts for these illegal enterprises. Our peace officers are being marginalized by many elected officials and are leaving work for other municipalities.
Recruitment is at an all time low and now there are special interest groups advocating for cuts in funding for probation services. This is an action opposed by municipal judges who were appointed by the same Seattle City Council that now wants to cut these services. It’s a vicious cycle that perpetuates itself. Can do better, we will do better.