A Path Forward for CHAZ

It’s an interesting service design prototype for a new autonomous zone. Something like: “You are now leaving the area patrolled by Seattle Police Department and entering the area patrolled by <TBD Service Provider>”
  1. Mayor Jenny Durkan
  2. Louise Downe (UK government service designer and facilitator)
  3. Elected representative from CHAZ
  4. Someone from Threat Management Center e.g. Dale Brown
  5. Mariame Kaba (Project NIA)
  6. Someone from Metis Institute or ResolvedOnline (advanced dispute resolution methods will drive down police calls, leaving money for training)
  7. Patrick Short (Northwestern improv leader — to engage, gather opinions, collaborate, and perhaps gather a nomination from demonstrators in an entertaining street-theatrical way)
  8. We have seen the whole world march on the side of police reform. Many Seattleites, even the distraught residents and property-owners of the occupied area, have sympathy for this cause. They are also unwilling subjects of what has shown itself to be an incompetent organization incapable of reform. But people don’t want to protest forever. It’s clear the SPD is not able to reform. Make Capitol Hill a permanent Autonomous Zone that will be a provocateur for many more autonomous zones.

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