Serving the community
In the mid 1980s, Aurora Avenue had become a corridor of neglect and crime, sporting gang-generated graffiti, littered with thousands of posters and hosting a prominent number of prostitutes and drug dealers. Merchants began to lose customers and many residents in the area began to feel unsafe. The Aurora Avenue Merchants Association (AAMA) was formed to reverse this trend. Due to the efforts of the AAMA, in cooperation with residents, residential neighborhood groups, the Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct and many other City employees, much has changed.
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