Shoreline City Council Meeting Monday February 25, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Donna Eggen and Larin Amos accept the
Turner Syndrome Awareness Month Proclamation

Notes from Shoreline City Council Meeting Monday February 25, 2013
By Devon Vose Rickabaugh

Deputy Mayor Eggen presided over the Council meeting since Mayor McGlashan and Councilmember Salomon were ill.

Shoreline Police Chief Shawn Ledford presented a Crime Prevention Workplan aimed at improving the feeling of safety for Shoreline residents and finding a mechanism to deliver police information in a timely manner. The 2012 Citizen Survey reflected a downward trend in satisfaction with police services and the City’s crime prevention efforts.

As a result of a citizens' focus group and the Citizen Survey Chief Ledford recommended an E-Alert system to send information to citizens via e-mail, Facebook, twitter and other social media outlets regarding crime activity or special public safety alerts; updating the Police webpage to improve resident’s ability to sign up for block watch, contact a police officer, or receive timely crime data and other information specific to their neighborhood or the City; 

He would establish a core team of police officers that can be available for public outreach efforts and neighborhood meetings and train this team to be able to respond to a wide variety of issues and questions from the community. Other recommendations included establishing a cross-department emphasis on neighborhood traffic safety, school safety, and park safety.

The Council ratified amendments to the King County Countywide Planning Policies which included the Shoreline Comprehensive Plan update.

The Deputy Mayor read a proclamation declaring this “Turner Syndrome Awareness Month”. Turner syndrome (TS) is a non-inherited chromosomal condition that describes girls and women with common features and physical traits that are caused by a complete or partial absence of the second sex chromosome. Primary characteristics include short stature, ovarian failure, heart defects and normal intelligence with possible learning disorders.

The main goal of TSSUS is to bring awareness in order to reduce the age of a girl being diagnosed with TS from middle school age (11-14) to early elementary school age. Most medical practitioners are still under the assumption that they’ll recognize a girl that has TS because she’ll have many of the characteristics described above.


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