If you missed the Center City Connector Open House on October 29th, you can still learn about the options and provide feedback online. The goal of the Connector is to connect the South Lake Union and First Hill streetcars through downtown, to make it easier for more people to get north-south. SDOT has honed in on a streetcar along 1st Avenue, connecting Jackson Street to Westlake. They are now looking at operating details – this streetcar could share a lane with traffic, or run in its own lane. Each option has its trade-offs.
For more details on the options you can read about them here. To send your input, take the survey here.
Do you think the streetcar should have its own lane? Or should the streetcar be mixed in with traffic? The purpose of this survey is to get feedback on which option you prefer and why. It should take about 10 minutes to complete. Thanks for sharing your ideas! Your comments will help inform a final recommendation that staff will make to the Mayor and City Council in late 2013/early 2014. You can learn more about the project background and the analysis leading up to this point at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/centercityconnector.htm
Community 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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
- Saturday, March 9th: Fairview Ave N. fully re-open to two-way traffic.
- Saturday, March 9th: Stage 4 of the Mercer East project begins; new lane restrictions on Valley St, Broad St, and Westlake Ave.
- Friday & Saturday night, March 8th & 9th: Lane closures for paving on Southbound I-5 between NE Ravenna Blvd and the Ship Canal Bridge 10PM to 10AM each night. NE Ravenna Blvd. on-ramp also closed.
- March 4th to April 4th: Yesler Wy. closed between Broadway and Boren Ave 24/7.
This update is also available on the SDOT Website: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/constructionlookahead.htm
For a map of these events, visit: http://seattle.gov/travelers
Full Construction List
Video Survey Work along SR 99
Crews working on the SR 99 Tunnel Project will continue to conduct video survey work documenting the existing conditions of underground utilities along the tunnel route. This work is part of a comprehensive program that will help crews minimize ground movement and protect buildings located above and near the route during tunneling.
On Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 14, crews will intermittently close travel lanes and some street parking within the boundaries of Stewart Street, Seneca Street, Western Avenue and Second Avenue from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Please see the attached flier for more information.
To learn more about the monitoring plan, please take a look at the monitoring program folio. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the program hotline at viaduct[at]wsdot.wa.gov or 1-888-AWV-LINE (298-5463).
Nighttime video surveying of utility lines along SR 99 tunnel route