Public Safety Survey & Street Civility in Pioneer Square

Public Safety & Street Civility in Pioneer Square

Horse Patrol

On Tuesday August 11th, 2015 we conducted a Public Safety Open House to continue the conversation about public safety and street civility in Pioneer Square. We had a great turnout, but the conversation didn’t stop there! We also created a brief online survey which closed August 21st to hear more opinions on how to make a safer Pioneer Square. On behalf of the Alliance for Pioneer Square, the Pioneer Square BIA, and the Pioneer Square Residents Council we thank you for sharing your concerns and ideas. Your input was vitally important and will be key in developing a multifaceted set of strategies regarding street civility and public safety.

Those strategies will include:

  • Advocacy with the Mayor, Police Chief, City Departments and the City Council
  • Implementation of tools and strategies for neighborhood residents and businesses
  • Communication

Please check back to hear the results from your input and the next steps we will take to make our neighborhood even better!

Downtown Streetcar Open House Tomorrow (11/19/14)

Streetcar at Jackson & Occidental

SDOT is holding an open house on the Center City Streetcar project tomorrow evening – covering the City Council approved segment that would tie the South Lake Union and the First Hill streetcar lines together.

The open house will be from 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 85 Pike Street, on the 3rd floor of the Economy Building.

This streetcar line will operate in its own lane on First Avenue (to ensure fast, reliable service) with trains arriving every 5 minutes. Stops are planned near Pike Place Market, the Marion Street Bridge to the ferries at Colman Dock and Pioneer Square.

Project staff will present information on urban design opportunities, connection options between First Avenue and Westlake, parking strategies and construction phasing throughout the event. Please drop in anytime between 5:00 and 7:30PM to find out about this exciting connection in Seattle’s future.

Community input needed on proposed police reforms

Seattle Police DepartmentCommunity Police Commission invites community input on proposed reforms

The Community Police Commission (CPC) needs your help to create a stronger, safer and more connected community.

On September 20, the CPC issued draft policy recommendations for public review. These recommendations are in the areas of bias-free policing, stops and detentions, and in-car video recordings. The CPC is also seeking public comment on the Seattle Police Department’s proposed use of force policy. The CPC must issue a report with its final policy recommendations in these areas on November 15.

Public meetings are being held during October with Seattle residents to get their perspectives about SPD and to gather their thoughts on the CPC recommendations. Many of these meetings are being arranged to ensure we reach those community members most impacted by police practices.

All Seattle residents have a stake in better policing. We hope you will attend a scheduled meeting or offer your views online.

 

How to participate

Share your thoughts on improving police services in Seattle by taking our online survey! Please forward this message and survey link to interested friends, neighbors and community members so their voice may also be heard.

To learn more, go online to our website at www.seattle.gov/policecommission:

  • Find information about CPC meetings which are open to the public and review meeting minutes.

You can sign-up for our listserv, ask CPC representatives to meet with your group, or offer ideas for how we can better reach community members by calling 206-233-2664 or emailing OCPC@seattle.gov.

 

Upcoming community events

Meetings and small group discussions have been arranged by a range of community organizations. You are welcome to attend. Here are some of the meetings coming up:

  • Oct 16, 7:30pm, Delridge District Council meeting, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW
  • Oct 21, 6:00pm, LGBTQ Allyship community forum, Southside Commons, 3518 S Edmunds Street (Please RSVP to allyship@yahoo.com)
  • Oct 23, 6:45 pm, Duwamish District Council, Georgetown City Hall, 6202 13th Ave South
  • Oct 23, 7:30 pm, Southeast District Council, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave South

State Senate Transportation Listening Tour

Photo credit DSA

The Washington State Senate is on a listening tour to hear constituents’ thoughts on transit funding. When legislators arrive in Seattle on Monday, October 14th, be there to show support or testify on how transit funding is critical to our city and state’s economic health.

What: State Senate transportation listening tour
When: October 14, 2013, 6pm-9pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Avenue, Seattle
Cost: Free
RSVP: Click here so we have an estimate of the number of people attending

Action Requested:

Attend the October 14 listening tour and urge lawmakers to find a transit funding solution. Consider including the following points in your message:

  • Sustainable transit and road funding is critical for both employers and employees
  • King County has 30 percent of the state’s population, 40 percent of its jobs and half of its payroll
  • 17% cuts to transit will affect 7 out of every 10 transit riders and make it harder to get to work
  • But this is not just a King County problem; failure to pass HB 1954 will put our state at a competitive disadvantage

Or, if you cannot attend, please take a moment to share your thoughts on transit funding online, by clicking here.

 

This information was originally drafted by Downtown Seattle Association. Find more information about this news from Downtown Seattle Association here.