Update: The Neighborhood Summit has been moved from the Seattle Center Pavilion Room to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall to accommodate more participants. Please update your plans.
As part of his first 100 days in office, Mayor Ed Murray is holding a Neighborhood Summit at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Saturday, April 5th, 9 am to 1 pm. Neighborhood community leaders and members are invited to come and discuss how the City of Seattle can improve the way it works with neighborhoods.
“I want to build strong relationships with the leaders of these neighborhoods and community members and keep an open dialogue as well as build an administration where no one has to ask for a space at the table,” says Murray.
The City is offering other ways to get involved with the summit if you are not able to attend. Fill out the online survey and let the mayor know what’s important to your neighborhood. During the event, social media and technology is planned to reach audiences outside of the summit forum.
On March 18, 2013 at HUB Seattle, the Alliance for Pioneer Square led a public discussion with Mayor Mike McGinn about current neighborhood conditions. Since the Pioneer Square Commercial District Revitalization Project started in 2010, the mayor has updated neighborhood stakeholders once a year. See below for highlights about the public meeting and click here to download the latest report.
In 2009, members of the Pioneer Square business community met over six months to discuss priorities and actions needed to create a vibrant and robust commercial business district. The document that came out of that stakeholder process was the Pioneer Square 2015 Neighborhood Plan. The Alliance for Pioneer Square launched in June 2010 to lead implementation of the Neighborhood Plan, which outlines a set of actionable Community and City strategies to address key issues in the neighborhood. See the Office of Economic Development’s page for more on the Pioneer Square Commercial District Revitalization Initiative process.