Form revised: July 12, 2011







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Legislation Title:

A RESOLUTION supporting the peaceful and lawful exercise of the First Amendment as a cherished and fundamental right in the effort to seek solutions for economically distressed Americans at the federal and local levels.



Summary of the Legislation:


The resolution recognizes some of the roots of the current economic crisis and the resulting increased wealth inequality and commits to specific steps to try and diminish economic disparity and its impact on local government and Seattle residents. 


The resolution also states support for each the exercise of the rights to freedom of speech and assembly as a part of the effort to help address these inequalities and the responsibility of the Seattle Police Department to protect these rights while also appropriately enforcing City laws and regulations. 





Please check one of the following:


__X__ This legislation does not have any financial implications.

(Please skip to “Other Implications” section at the end of the document and answer questions a-h. Earlier sections that are left blank should be deleted. Please delete the instructions provided in parentheses at the end of each question.)



____    This legislation has financial implications.

(If the legislation has direct fiscal impacts (e.g., appropriations, revenue, positions), fill out the relevant sections below.  If the financial implications are indirect or longer-term, describe them in narrative in the “Other Implications” Section. Please delete the instructions provided in parentheses at the end of each title and question.)