Get Engaged Hot Sheet: April 3 – 10

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 City of Seattle’s Free Floating Bike-Share Program: Seattle was the 1st city in North America to pilot free-floating bike share. Take a survey from Seattle Department of Transportation & tell them what’s working, what’s not, and how they can improve it.

 

Be a Voice for Renters in Seattle by Joining the Seattle Renters’ Commission (SRC): The SRC consists of people living in an array of rental housing types, to include students, low-income renters, LGBTQ renters, people with past felony convictions, people in subsidized housing, and those who have experienced homelessness. Applications due April 12.

 

Help Redesign Rainier Ave S and Upgrade Bus Service: As soon as 2021, King County Metro Route 7 will be upgraded to RapidRide. Participate in an online open house to learn more about RapidRide service, proposed bus stop changes, possible design changes to Rainier Ave S and S Henderson St, and how RapidRide can help enhance transit and safety in the Rainier corridor. Online open house closes April 8.

 

Join the Community Police Commission: Help amplify and build common ground among communities affected by policing in Seattle and champion policing practices centered in justice and equity. Applications due April 12.

 

Organize a Spring Clean Event in Your Neighborhood: Spring Clean runs from April 1 through May 31. During this time, Seattle residents come together to keep Seattle clean and vibrant. Activities include picking up litter, stenciling storm drains to prevent water pollution, painting out graffiti, and removing invasive plants. Seattle Public Utilities supports volunteers by providing free tools. Register your event online or call 206.233.7187 to receive City support.

 

BONUS:

Start Your Own Community Emergency Hub: Apply for a Community Emergency Hub-in-a-Box and get the essential materials and supplies your community would need in case of a disaster! Applications are due April 16.

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Get Engaged Hot Sheet: March 7-14

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!

Attend a Seattle City Council Public Hearing on Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA): Learn about and share your thoughts regarding proposed legislation to amend Seattle’s land use and zoning code to apply Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements in existing multifamily and commercial zones in Seattle. March 12, 6pm at Northgate Community Center.

Take the Bike Share Survey for People with Disabilities: Seattle Department of Transportation is evaluating their bike share program, which has allowed private bike share companies to park their bikes on public sidewalks and other areas. They would specifically like to hear from people with disabilities about their experiences with bike share. Survey closes on March 16.

Share Your Thoughts on the Search for Seattle’s Next Police Chief: To help select a permanent Chief of Police to lead the Seattle Police Department, the City of Seattle is seeking community input via an online survey. Throughout March, the City will also be organizing a number of community meetings and workshops to make sure that all Seattle residents have an opportunity to share their thoughts about what characteristics and experience is needed in Seattle’s next police chief.

Attend a Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting: Community volunteers are invited to review park and street improvement ideas submitted during Your Voice, Your Choice idea collection. Get involved by attending one or more of the project development meetings throughout the city. Participants will discuss the projects in small groups and then individually score ideas based on physical need and community benefit. Various times and locations (February 23 – March 28).

Let Seattle Parks and Recreation Know How They Can Better Serve People with Disabilities: Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a focus group on March 12 to gather feedback from the community on how they can better support people with disabilities through their programs and facilities. March 12, 6-8pm at the Rainier Beach Community Center.

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Get Engaged Hot Sheet: February 21-28

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 Search for Seattle’s Next Police Chief: To help select a permanent Chief of Police to lead the Seattle Police Department, the City of Seattle is kicking off public outreach by launching an online Community Input Survey to allow Seattle residents to provide their input during the search process. Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/seattlepolicechief.

 

Attend a Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting: Community volunteers are invited to review park and street improvement ideas submitted during Your Voice, Your Choice idea collection. Get involved by attending one or more of the project development meetings throughout the city. Participants will discuss the projects in small groups and then individually score ideas based on physical need and community benefit. Various times and locations (February 23 – March 28).

 

Attend a Fair Chance Housing Workshop: The Seattle Office for Civil Rights will be hosting this workshop where you can learn about the new ordinance which prevents landlords from unfairly denying applicants housing based on criminal history. February 26, 4pm at El Centro de la Raza.

 

Learn About the Seattle Promise: Mayor Durkan and the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning will host a community event on February 26 to discuss and learn about the Mayor’s initiative to provide two years of free college tuition to Seattle Public Schools graduates and help build economic opportunity for everyone in Seattle. February 26, 5:30 – 6:30pm at Garfield High School.

 

Share Your Thoughts on the West Seattle and Ballard Light Rail Extensions: The West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions are part of the regional ST3 package that voters approved in November 2016. These separate extensions will provide fast, reliable light rail connections to residential and job centers between West Seattle and Ballard. Sound Transit wants to hear your thoughts on their goals and plans! Share your feedback via their online open house 24/7. Survey closes on March 5.

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Get Engaged Hot Sheet: February 13 – 20

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!

 

Attend an Open House on the West Seattle and Ballard Light Rail Extensions: The West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions are part of the regional ST3 package that voters approved in November 2016. These separate extensions will provide fast, reliable light rail connections to residential and job centers between West Seattle and Ballard. Sound Transit wants to hear your thoughts on their goals and plans! Attend an in-person open house or access their online open house 24/7. February 13, 6:30pm in West Seattle; February 15, 6:30pm in Ballard; February 20, 5:30pm in Downtown Seattle.

 

Apply to Host a People Street in Your Neighborhood This Summer: People Streets allow neighborhoods to activate temporary, pedestrian-only streets by closing off certain city blocks to vehicles. Interested communities need to submit a detailed proposal by March 2.

 

Learn How to Get Funding for Your Community Project: The Neighborhood Matching Fund is hosting introductory workshops for those interested in seeking funds for their community-driven projects. Each workshop will provide an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a strong application, and the review process. February 15, 6pm at Montlake Community Center.

 

Share Suggestions for North Downtown Transportation Improvements: Seattle Department of Transportation wants to hear your ideas for improving transportation in Uptown, Belltown, and South Lake Union. Add your ideas and see the ideas of others on this interactive map. Submit your ideas by February 16.

 

Share Your Thoughts on the Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab (WAT) Program: The City of Seattle and King County are conducting a survey to help improve the WAT program so that it continues meeting the needs of riders and those who support them.  Survey closes on February 28.

 

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