Public Safety Survey
Tell the mayor about your neighborhood and your public safety concerns!
The McGinn administration has partnered with the Evans School to facilitate the survey in direct response to the recent challenges with the relationship between neighborhoods and the Seattle police. Here's your chance to be heard, follow the link below to tell the mayor your public safety concerns.
Ahmad J. Aaf
Evans School of Public Affairs
Evans School Students Tapped to Conduct Public Safety Survey for Seattle Mayor
Evans School students Ahmad Aaf, Elise Ricci, Ji Soo Han, and Michael Huynh are conducting a survey for Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn to determine Seattle residents’ public safety concerns. The McGinn administration partnered with the Evans School to facilitate the survey in direct response to the recent challenges with the relationship between neighborhoods and the Seattle police. “The real benefit,” says Aaron Fishbone, Mayor’s Office staffer, “is the neighborhood-by-neighborhood element—understanding how people feel and why they might feel that way.”
The survey is being conducted in all 53 designated community areas in Seattle. The students will conduct outreach to underrepresented neighborhoods, using flyers, paper surveys, and partnerships with neighborhood organizations to ensure that the survey gets the best response.
Under the guidance of Assistant Professor Crystal Hall, the students have already developed the survey tool, which is now available online. Once the survey is complete, the students will analyze the data and present the results to the Mayor’s subcabinet in mid-May. This work will constitute the students’ capstone degree project.
“We're thrilled to be using the expertise of Evans School students to help this administration better serve Seattle's neighborhoods,” says Fishbone. Student Michael Huynh feels that the entire Evans School curriculum helped prepare him for the project, especially quantitative policy analysis (which he took from Assistant Professor Hall) and also “the analytical writing, applied research methods, and policy analysis we learn in all of our courses.”
Evans School students partner with government and nonprofit agencies in many ways throughout the duration of their degree, using the knowledge gained in their Evans School courses. In 2010 alone, Evans School students provided over 80,000 hours of service to agencies (like the Mayor’s office) through internships, class projects, and public service clinics.
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