Get Engaged Hot Sheet: December 19-26

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get involved in your City and your community!

Here are 5 things you can do this week to GET ENGAGED!

Share Your Thoughts on the Fort Lawton Draft Environmental Impact Statement: In August 2017, the City of Seattle passed Fair Chance Housing legislation to help prevent discrimination in housing against renters who live with criminal history. This public comment meeting will allow individuals to learn more about the legislation, the proposed rules and FAQs, and provide comments and concerns. Public comment period open through January 29, 2018.

Share Your Feedback on Capitol Hill Design Guidelines: The Office of Planning and Community Development needs feedback from the community to guide their efforts in updating the Capitol Hill Design Guidelines to help shape new development in the neighborhood. Public comment period open through December 31, 2017.

Join the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board (SPAB): SPAB is accepting applications for new members to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier. This volunteer board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies, and makes recommendations to all city departments. Apply by January 26!

Provide Scoping Comments Regarding the Roosevelt RapidRide Project: The Roosevelt RapidRide Project will provide a high-quality service connecting Downtown Seattle with the neighborhoods of South Lake Union, Eastlake, University District, and Roosevelt. Seattle Department of Transportation has initiated a 40-day scoping period to help determine issues to be addressed in the environmental document and identify any significant issues related to the proposed project. Public comment period open through January 12, 2018.

Join the Next Wave of Community Leaders: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is accepting applications to the People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE), our civic leadership development program aimed at cultivating the next wave of community leaders. Learn how City government works, build your leadership skills, and practice ways to make your voice heard! The winter quarter begins February 24 and runs through March 24. Apply by February 5, 2018.

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