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Forums, Brown Bags and Community Meetings
Mayor's town halls, City Council forums, community brownbags and other public meetings.  

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Council Forum - Affordable Housing 9/14/2014
Councilmember Kshama Sawant sponsors a town hall style meeting to discuss the issue of affordable housing with local community residents.
Community-Based Restorative Justice 9/12/2014
International Restorative Justice/Restorative Circles practitioner Dominic Barter leads a panel of experts to discuss a community-based approach to crime.
Cascade Conference 2014: Public-Private Partnerships 6/16/2014
As part of the 2014 Mainstream Republicans of Washington Cascade Conference, this presentation is titled "When Bureaucracies Don`t Work: How Innovative Public-Private Partnerships Solve Problems."
ECHO: The Unveiling at Olympic Sculpture Park 6/2/2014
Mayor Ed Murray joins leaders in Seattle`s arts community to welcome ECHO, a dramatic 46 ft tall sculpture as a new permanent addition to the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Technology + Art: Cultural Disruption and Innovation 6/2/2014
Presenters across technology and art communities in Seattle consider the spectrum of practice and potential within these two means of understanding and framing our world.
Daniel James Brown`s `The Boys in the Boat` 5/31/2014
In 1936, UW`s eight-oar crew went to Berlin on a request for Olympic gold. These sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers changed the sport, defeating elite teams from around the world.
Seattle: How OnLine Are We 5/29/2014
A new report released by Seattle`s Department of Information Technology looks at technology access and adoption by Seattle residents.
Exhibit Opening - Voices of Nisei Veterans 5/19/2014
A new permanent exhibit honoring the Nisei Veterans opens at the NVC Memorial Hall. The exhibit kicked off with a ceremony featuring speakers Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Kevin Fukuhara.
GoGreen Conference 2014: Keynote Address - Jim Wegner 5/9/2014
The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for organizational decision-makers, featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community.
Community Connections and Budget Priorities 5/4/2014
The City Neighborhood Council representing Seattle`s Thirteen Neighborhood Districts presents "FOLLOW THE MONEY", a conference on navigating the maze of City budgeting.
Seattle International Children`s Friendship Festival 4/30/2014
Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim welcomed the festival the 5th Annual Seattle`s International Children`s Friendship Festival to the Fisher Pavilion, where they`ll be filling their "passport" with visas from each culture.
In Other Words - An Evening of Poetry by Regional Voices 4/24/2014
PechaKucha Seattle and The Seattle Public Library are pleased to present poets from across our region experimenting with the Pechakucha form.
Increasing Female Participation in Sport 4/24/2014
National leaders in girls` sports look at ways to get girls to participate in larger numbers.
Inspired: Churches of Seattle 4/24/2014
Author Rick Grant and photographer Lara Swimmer discuss the inspiration for the book INSPIRED: Churches of Seattle, which surveys Seattle`s churches from a historic and social perspective.
Seattle`s Neighborhood Summit 2014 4/11/2014
The Mayor introduces his team and City Department staff to community leaders and residents. City staff share their ideas of how neighborhood residents can connect with each other and access City Departments.
Design in Motion: Innovation at the Speed of Thought 4/10/2014
PechaKucha 20x20 brings together designers, technologists and creative innovators to give short presentations -- in 400 seconds or less -- about design tools and visions in a world of rapid innovation.
Income Inequality Symposium: Seattle`s Low Wage Workers 4/10/2014
Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle University and Local Progress take a look at Seattle`s low wage workers at a conference addressing income inequality and the role of the minimum wage in Seattle.
2014 Neighborhood Summit: Closing Remarks 4/5/2014
Closing remarks by Mayor Ed Murray.
2014 Neighborhood Summit: Welcome from Mayor Murray 4/5/2014
Welcome and opening remarks by Mayor Ed Murray.
How We Communicate 4/5/2014
A demonstration of Consider.It, a social technology that lets hundreds of people deliberate an issue together online. Travis Kriplean presents at this session from the 2014 Neighborhood Summit.
How We Engage: Seattle Civic Health Index Report 4/5/2014
What does Seattle do well and where we can improve? This presentation touches upon trust, technology, and enfranchising communities. Diane Douglas, Executive Director of CityClub, moderates this session from the 2014 Neighborhood Summit.
How We Organize: Resolution #27709 4/5/2014
In 1987, the city passed Resolution 27709 creating what we now know as the City Neighborhood Council and the District Council system. The District Council system is 27 years old. Learn the intent behind the resolution. Jim Street, Former Seattle City Councilmember, moderates this session from the 2014 Neighborhood Summit.
Meet some of the Neighborhood Summit attendees 4/5/2014
We asked participants of Mayor Murray`s 2014 Neighborhood Summit what brought them to the event, what they got out of it, and what we can do better next time.
The Search for a New Transportation Director 4/5/2014
The City of Seattle is conducting a national search to find an experienced, well-respected, and accountable executive to effectively lead the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Tune into the conversation about the qualities your neighbors would like to see in an SDOT Director. Susan Coskey, Director of Personnel at the City of Seattle, facilitates this session from the 2014 Neighborhood Summit.
Citizen University - Popular Culture and Heart of Citizen Power 3/28/2014
Ai-jen Poo`s work organizing domestic workers taught her something revelatory: the power of love and an ethic of care to open up big shifts in social attitudes and public policy.
Citizen University Salon: Bridging the Divide 3/28/2014
The Citizen University Salon follows a full day of activity at Citizen University`s national conference, all inspired by the theme Bridging the Divide.
Lawrence Lessig: Getting Big Money Out of Politics 3/28/2014
In 2011, Lawrence Lessig founded an organization dedicated to changing the influence of money in Congress. He tells about his latest efforts to take big money out of politics at Citizen University.
Why Socialism, Why Now 3/18/2014
Seattle has a socialist on its city council for the first time in 100 years. Kshama Sawant joins Charles Mudede from the Stranger for an exploration of socialisms impact and why the city is ready for socialism now.
Urban Poverty Forum: The Sounds of Hope and Change 3/13/2014
The theme this year`s Urban Poverty Forum "The Sounds of Hope and Change," highlights music`s role in social change.
Afrofuturism: A Journey Through Race and Time 3/10/2014
Watch and learn about Afrofuturism and the artists, through the quick presentation style of PechaKucha as Seattle visionaries take you on a fantastic voyage through race and time.
Naming Ceremony: Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Ave 3/2/2014
The Naming Ceremony of 19th Avenue between Madison and Union Streets to the "Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Avenue" celebrates the Community Commitment to Social Justice.
Courage in Action: Life and Legacy of Gordon K. Hirabayashi 2/22/2014
Gordon Hirabayashi was one of a handful of Japanese Americans nationwide to defy U.S. government curfew and "evacuation" orders issued in 1942 to persons of Japanese ancestry who lived on the West Coast.
Designing for Democracy: The Center for Urban Pedagogy 2/20/2014
The Center for Urban Pedagogy`s Exec. Dir. Christine Gasper discusses collaborating with grassroots stake holders to demystify policy and planning, giving individuals` tools to advocate for their own communities.
Equity and Social Justice Series Presents `Seeking Justice` 2/17/2014
Keith Beauchamp, currently the Executive Producer of a crime investigation series, discusses the film "The Untold Story of Louis Till.
Race and Social Justice: RACE Exhibit Community Celebration 1/30/2014
A celebration for RACE exhibit participants and honoring volunteers. This celebration includes brief speeches from PacSci CEO Bryce Seidl, SOCR`s new director Patricia Lally, Mayor Ed Murray and Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim.
Seattle Workforce Housing Forum Public Feedback Event 2/13/2014
This event is geared towards the general public and features highlights from the panelists from the Seattle Workforce Housing Forum and an opportunity for public feedback on ideas.
Imagining Seattle`s Future 2035 and Beyond 2/10/2014
Seattle`s innovation/creation community explore shared visions for Seattle`s future to inspire Seattle 2035, a year long, citywide conversation to guide the update of the city`s 20-year comprehensive plan.
Rob Ketcherside presents `Lost Seattle` 12/23/2013
Lost Seattle features stories and photos of Seattle`s forgotten buildings, structures and neighborhoods. Ketcherside writes about local history for the Capitol Hill Seattle blog.
Coll Thrush: Going `Native` 12/13/2013
Historian and author Coll Thrush discusses the ways cities have used their history of Native-settler relations and "Indian" images like totem poles to make sense of (and sell) themselves.
Seattle Human Rights Day 12/10/2013
Therese Caouette, Executive Director of Partners Asia, gives the keynote address at the 14th annual Seattle Human Rights Day, which also honors the Seattle Human Right Commission`s 50th Anniversary.
Women`s Economic Security Agenda 12/5/2013
U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene and Adam Smith joined hundreds of workers and parents for a forum on Pelosi`s economic plan: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds. Women`s Economic Security Agenda
Global LGBT Rights 11/18/2013
Recent attacks on LGBT people in Russia and new discriminatory laws there have gained attention here and throughout the world. The Seattle City Council co-hosts a forum with the World Affairs Council, All Out, the Seattle LGBT Commission, Women`s and Human Rights Commissions, to explore lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights in Russia and internationally.
King County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Legislative Forum 11/13/2013
The 17th King County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Legislative Forum offers community members the opportunity to hear moving personal stories from people in recovery from mental illness or substance use.
New Approach to Urban Design 11/6/2013
Author Alex Washburn discusses his new book "The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience", which is described as a handbook for transforming cities in light of climate change.
Energy, Utility and Resource Summit 10/24/2013
Representatives from the City of Seattle`s many departmental services provide overviews of what`s available and how to access all of it.
Eliminating Racial Inequity in Discipline Community Workshop 10/12/2013
This workshop examines various alternative discipline and classroom practices that are working to eliminate racial inequities in school discipline.
Low Power FM Radio: Sound of Tomorrow 10/15/2013
Applicants talk about how their Low Power FM Radio stations programming and facilities will serve their communities.
Affordable Health Care: New Options for Artists 10/14/2013
Artists from the City, County and State get an overview of new Affordable Health Care presented by Fisher Qua from the Washington Health Foundation.
I-502 Public Hearing 10/8/2013
The Washington State Liquor Control Board holds a public hearing on I-502, which establishes precedent for growing, processing, retailing and possessing marijuana.
The New Tech Challenge: Industry Growth and Development 9/25/2013
Since the `90s, our information technology sector created two-thirds of Washington`s job growth. How can we work together more effectively to create the sustainable future we all say we want?
The Appropriate Use of Conviction and Arrest Records in Employment 9/17/2013
Starting November 1st there will be new rules on employer`s use of conviction and arrest records on employment decision. This is the 2nd public meeting to learn about the new legislation.
Neighborhood Case Study Panel Discussion 9/20/2013
Bringing it all Together: Pioneer Square - A case study in successful organizing and action.
Quick Fire Case Study Presentations 9/20/2013
Agenda: Promotional Events, Business Organizing, Clean and Safe, Business and Retail Development.
Walk This Town: Perspectives on Designing a Healthy City 9/20/2013
Presentations from a wide-range of design professionals whose work is revolutionizing pathways to health through the design of our urban landscape.
Welcome 9/20/2013
Seattle City Council President Sally J. Clark hosts the first ever Seattle Business Organization Symposium in City Hall
Working with the City 9/20/2013
Only in Seattle: How to tap into the City`s resources to promote economic development in your business district.
Working with the Media Panel Discussion 9/20/2013
Getting attention for your business district or business sector.
Over the Rainbow: LGBTQ Aging and Long-Term Care Summit 9/17/2013
University of Washington`s Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen examines what can be done to avoid re-closeting individuals as they reach their golden years and how best to embrace and manage their unique needs.
2013 Seattle Race Conference: Creating Racial Equity in Discipline Rates and Beyond 8/24/2013
Creating Racial Equity in Discipline Rates and Beyond workshop will explore structural racism, its impact on the push-out rate of students of color and discipline in schools, and share strategies to create racial equity in education.
2013 Seattle Race Conference: Disproportionality 8/24/2013
All across the nation, students of color, low-income students, and students with disabilities are disciplined more frequently than their white and wealthier peer. Many use the term "School to Prison pipeline" in describing the policies and practices that systematically push students out of the classroom and into the juvenile justice system.
2013 Seattle Race Conference: Youth Organizing for Change 8/24/2013
Youth Undoing Institutional Racism is an anti-racist collective that focuses on learning about different forms of institutional racism and developing community organizing skills to disrupt these oppressions.
Equal Pay Forum 8/19/2013
The Seattle Women`s Commission and the Seattle Office of Civil Rights convene an Equal Pay Forum, including a discussion about the challenges women face in the City of Seattle.
Marriage After DOMA 8/12/2013
This panel addresses what the end of the Defense of Marriage act means in Washington State including questions relating to tax & employee benefits, family law, social security, military benefits and immigration
Public Meeting: Arrest Records & Employment 8/7/2013
Starting November 1st there will be new rules on employer`s use of conviction and arrest records on employment decisions. This is the 1st public meeting to learn about the new legislation.
Gender Pay Gap 7/25/2013
The Council and Mayor asked for a study to determine whether there a wage gap exists at the City of Seattle. The findings, released on July 15, showed that on average male City employees make 10% more than their female colleagues. The City has assembled a task force to take an in-depth look at solving the gender pay gap. The task force will report this fall and develop a Gender Justice Initiative by January 2014.
Brown Bag Discussion: Adverse Childhood Experiences 7/24/2013
The Office for Educ. and the Office of City Auditor hold a discussion on a study by the Centers for Disease Control that traces the origins of many adult health problems to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
The Waterfront Seattle Street and Transit Update 6/26/2013
An interactive update on Alaskan Way design and options for waterfront transit.The project team will share street design and local waterfront transit updates for community feedback.
Business Journal Live with Christian Chabot, Tableau Software 6/26/2013
Publisher Gordon Prouty speaks with business data leader Christian Chabot about his entrepreneurial drive and how he built the company to be one of the fastest-growing in the country.
Journey to Freedom: Anti-Human Trafficking Panel Discussion 6/24/2013
Brian Callanan leads an esteemed panel of local leaders in a discussion on efforts to combat human trafficking at the local, state and federal level.
Secretary Sam Reed: "A Survival Guide for Life" 6/27/2013
Recently, Secretary Reed published his book, A Survival Guide for Life in the Public Arena, which he uses to share his lessons with future generations.
G.A.M.E.S - Girls Advancing in Math, Engineering and Science 6/28/2013
A brainstorming session with leading problem solvers in game design, computers, education, and economic development all aimed at helping girls advance in math, engineering and science.
From One to Many - The Cure Agenda for HIV/AIDS 6/19/2013
A community forum explores the case of Seattle resident Timothy Brown whose HIV was cured in Berlin by the use of a technique never before used, and the implications moving forward.
Content is (still) King: Writing for Social with Jeremy Bertrand, WSDOT 6/21/2013
Learn how WSDOT uses social media and great writing to connect and resonate with residents. (2nd hour)
Engaging the Public through Social Media: Government Best Practices Keynote with Monica Guzman 6/21/2013
Monica Guzman addresses social media engagement and how government can better connect with people. (1st Hour)
Engaging the Public through Social Media: Government Best Practices Media Panel 6/21/2013
Join regional media as they share their best practices for building audiences and followers, creating conversations and strategically building their social presence. They`ll also share what they`re looking for in the government social sphere for tips and stories. (4th hour)
Engaging the Public through Social Media: Government Best Practices: Speed Round 6/21/2013
Watch (almost) all the presenters deliver their most critical take aways in less than 3 minutes each. (Last 20 mins)
Getting Past the News Release Headline: Creating Content your Audience Craves with Shanna Christie, Seattle Police Department 6/21/2013
The Seattle Police Department hasn`t issued a standard news release in years. Instead they`ve focused on creating engaging content and getting it out fast, using the power of digital distribution and social media. Learn from real world examples that you can incorporate to create an online presence that keeps your audience coming back for more. (3rd hour)
2013 Capitol Hill Housing Community Forum 6/11/2013
A lively panel discussion on the benefits and challenges of new development and policies to promote affordability on Capitol Hill.
Community Meeting on Honorary Street Naming of 19th Ave. 6/4/2013
Councilmembers Harrell and Rasmussen call a second community meeting to hear public feedback on honorary street naming to recognize Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney.
Community Meeting: Proposal to Change Street Name to Honor Rev. Dr. Samuel McKinney 5/9/2013
Councilmembers Bruce Harrell and Tom Rasmussen attend the first of two public meetings to hear public feedback on plans to name sections of 19th Avenue after Rev. Dr. Samuel McKinney.
GoGreen Conference: Getting Serious About Climate Change 4/24/2013
In this opening plenary of the 2013 Seattle GoGreen conference, meet four leaders who have left business-as-usual at the door to carve pioneering paths toward a restorative future.
GoGreen Conference: Intersections of Health and Sustainability 4/24/2013
From the 2013 Seattle GoGreen conference, hear 4 different leaders who are making waves at the intersection of health and sustainability.
South Lake Union Discovery Talks: Eating to Prevent Disease 4/17/2013
The latest insights from research on the relationship between diet, obesity and chronic diseases associated with obesity, including the role environment, culture, diet and nutrition play in disease prevention.
Transportation Committee Special Meeting 4/18/2013
Agenda: Micro-housing Brown Bag
Washington State Arts Commission: Arts Participation Leadership Initiative Part 1 of 5 3/19/2013
Washington State Arts Commission presents its final Arts Participation Leadership Initiative learning event at the Seattle Center on March 19, 2013, hosted by the Washington State Arts Commission with support from The Wallace Foundation. Includes 13 rapid-fire presentations from Innovations grantees using new techniques and technology to cultivate diverse young adult participants; with commentary from arts consultants. Part 1 of 5
Washington State Arts Commission: Arts Participation Leadership Initiative Part 2 of 5 3/19/2013
Washington State Arts Commission presents its final Arts Participation Leadership Initiative learning event at the Seattle Center on March 19, 2013, hosted by the Washington State Arts Commission with support from The Wallace Foundation. Includes 13 rapid-fire presentations from Innovations grantees using new techniques and technology to cultivate diverse young adult participants; with commentary from arts consultants. Part 2 of 5
Washington State Arts Commission: Arts Participation Leadership Initiative Part 3 of 5 3/19/2013
Washington State Arts Commission presents its final Arts Participation Leadership Initiative learning event at the Seattle Center on March 19, 2013, hosted by the Washington State Arts Commission with support from The Wallace Foundation. Includes 13 rapid-fire presentations from Innovations grantees using new techniques and technology to cultivate diverse young adult participants; with commentary from arts consultants. Part 3 of 5
Washington State Arts Commission: Arts Participation Leadership Initiative Part 4 of 5 3/19/2013
Washington State Arts Commission presents its final Arts Participation Leadership Initiative learning event at the Seattle Center on March 19, 2013, hosted by the Washington State Arts Commission with support from The Wallace Foundation. Includes 13 rapid-fire presentations from Innovations grantees using new techniques and technology to cultivate diverse young adult participants; with commentary from arts consultants. Part 4 of 5
Washington State Arts Commission: Arts Participation Leadership Initiative Part 5 of 5 3/19/2013
Washington State Arts Commission presents its final Arts Participation Leadership Initiative learning event at the Seattle Center on March 19, 2013, hosted by the Washington State Arts Commission with support from The Wallace Foundation. Wrap-up Session: What`s Next? Celebrating APLI and Re-Thinking the Future of Arts Participation. National arts researcher, Alan Brown of the Wolf Brown company, presented a talk entitled “Building Demand for the Arts.” Respondents included Jerry Yoshitomi of Meaning Matters and Karen Hanen of Arts Northwest. Part 5 of 5
Health Care Disparities in King County 3/14/2013
The Seattle City Concil examines the role of policy makers in eliminating health care disparities in King County. Discussion includes the impact of the Affordable Care Act on uninsured adults in King County.
2013 Urban Poverty Forum: Pacific Northwestern Tribal Poverty 3/4/2013
The sixth annual Urban Poverty Forum exists to open a dialogue around the systemic issues surrounding urban poverty, and to unite a diverse community of care.
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People 3/4/2013
UW Professor of Psychology Anthony Greenwald exposes our hidden biases; questions the extent to which they shape our likes, dislikes, and judgments about people.
Executive Speaker Series: Outdoor Recreation Industry 3/1/2013
Recent figures from the Outdoor Industry Association indicate that outdoor recreation supports 6.1 million jobs nationwide and contributes almost $650 billion to the nation`s GDP, much of it from our state.
2013 State of Downtown Economic Forum 2/13/2013
A report of Downtown`s economic health examines the importance of urban business settings and technology to the Downtown economy and discusses best practices from across the country.
Washington Student Achievement Council Public Forum 2/20/2013
The Washington Student Achievement Council hosts a public forum to provide input on the state of education at every level and help the Council develop its 10 year plan.
Low Power FM (LPFM) Radio in Seattle 1/24/2013
Did you know that soon there will be up to 8 new Low Power FM radio stations serving Seattle. Brown Paper Tickets Kicks-Off a Series of Free Information Sessions For Nonprofits to Apply for, Fundraise, Build and Operate a LPFM Station. Look for links to resources for applying for LPFM, here: community.brownpapertickets.com/Doers/radio.html Panelist included in the discussion: Sabrina Roach, "Doer," Brown Paper Tickets; Royal Alley-Barnes, Executive Director, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute; Randy Engstrom, Interim Director, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs; Sara Edwards, Communications Manager, 4Culture; David Keyes, Seattle Department of Information Technology; Amoshaun Toft, The University of Washington Bothell; Rahwa Habte, OneAmerica.
Governing for Racial Equity: Plenary Panel - Elected Officials 12/14/2012
From the 2012 Governing for Racial Equity Conference, a panel of elected officials featuring Former Mayor Mike McGinn, Bellevue Councilmember Balducci, King Cnty Councilmember Gossett and WA State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos.
City Council Brown Bag: Research Colloquium 12/7/2012
Is there is scientific research that could improve the City program or service that you deliver? This meeting showcases four recent or ongoing UW research studies that focus on several Seattle programs.
Brad Smith: 2012 Washington Innovation Summit 11/29/2012
Microsoft executive Brad Smith gives the keynote address at the 2012 Washington Innovation Summit. His presentation is titled "High-growth, High-impact: Innovation and Job Creation in Washington State".
Cultivating Innovative Talent: The Economic Moral Imperative 11/29/2012
This panel of tech industry insiders looks at how the talent needs of Washington`s innovative industries is evolving, and what we can do as a state to be responsive to those needs.
Hate Crimes Forum 10/15/2012
Community members talk about hate crimes and speak with local experts who share their experiences and knowledge.
Evergreen Apps Awards Presentation and Celebration 10/1/2012
Local entrepreneurs were awarded cash prizes for developing the best new mobile applications using Washington State, King County and City of Seattle data.
Life Science Innovation Northwest 2012: Keynote Address, Jeff Raikes 7/11/2012
Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks at the Life Science Innovation Northwest 2012 - an innovative approach to the region`s premier Life Sciences conference.
Housing, Human Services, Health, and Culture Committee Brown Bag Forum 7/31/2012
Brown bag lunch forum on caregiver stress and support services.
Green Economy 5/21/2012
Joel Rogers, professor of law, political science, public affairs, and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks on the Green Economy – specifically around energy efficiency.
Book Reading: Seattle`s Nippon Kan by Edward Burke 5/19/2012
Author Edward Burke reads from his book "Seattle`s Nippon Kan", telling the story of Seattle`s Japanese American community as reflected in the life of the local theater called Nippon Kan.
Latino Community Forum 5/19/2012
The Beacon Hill International School hosts an open conversation with Seattle Former Mayor Mike McGinn on topics of interest to Seattle`s Latino community.
City Council Brownbag: Cultural Competency and Bias with Dr. Edwin Nichols 5/17/2012
Dr. Edwin Nichols joins Seattle City Councilmembers Bruce Harrell and Mike O`Brien for a brown bag discussion on Cultural Competency and Bias. Nichols is a psychologist specializing in the philosophical aspects of cultural difference.
From Island Press: Perspectives on Public Transit 4/18/2012
Authors Darrin Nordahl and Jarrett Walker discuss public transit from two different ends of the bus route: technical simplicity -- and fun.
Cultural Space Brown Bag 5/3/2012
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Seattle Arts Commission present a brown-bag session to update the community on the city`s arts and cultural space initiatives.
Parenting Essentials for Preventing and Addressing Bullying 4/17/2012
ParentMap presents national anti-bullying educator Rosetta Lee with an important opportunity for parents to get a deeper understanding of the issues around bullying and how they can make a difference at home.
World Water Day 2012 3/22/2012
Bookda Gheisar, Executive Director of Global Washington delivers the keynote address at this year`s annual World Water Day celebration.
Washington State Liquor Control Board Hearing 3/12/2012
The Washington State Liquor Control Board is considering a petition by the Mayor`s office to revise state rules in order to allow local governments to petition the Board for liquor service hours beyond 2 a.m. **Please note due to a technical issue we were unable to capture the last few minutes of this hearing so the video cuts out before the meeting ended.**
Ritual Punishment and Power: Making Sense of Mass Incarceration 3/8/2012
The Latino Equity Initiative is dedicated in working towards criminal and judicial reforms in the State of Washington. As part of our efforts to shine a light on the disparities of sentencing on Latinos, we are proud to bring SpearIt, Assistant Professor of Law from Saint Louis University School of Law. SpearIt will speak on the legal punishment in post-Civil Rights America through the lens of ritual. By examining punishment practices from the perspective of culture the United States has the largest incarceration operation in the world and among the top five countries which execute its citizens.
Northeast Seattle Town Hall 2/2/2012
King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson and Seattle City Councilmember Mike O`Brien hold a town hall meeting in Northeast Seattle at Olympic View Elementary School near Northgate Mall.
5th Annual Urban Poverty Forum 2/9/2012
The Urban Poverty Forum exists to open a dialogue about the issues surrounding urban poverty, and to unite a diverse community of care -- including faith-based organizations, nonprofits, and citizens -- in addressing problems faced by the poorest among us.
Climate Action Plan Brownbag 1/26/2012
A brown bag discussion on transit oriented communities, including a panel of local experts discussing tangible opportunities for healthy, safe and affordable communities.
Lakewood/Seward Park Community Public Safety Meeting 2/6/2012
Councilmember Harrell, Mayor`s Office, Chief Diaz, and the SPD`s South Precinct speak to Lakewood/Seward Park and SE Seattle residents.
Paid Sick Leave Public Forum 1/24/2012
The first of three events presented by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) for the public to discuss implementation of Seattle`s new Paid Sick/Safe Leave Ordinance which takes effect on September 1, 2012.
Dr. Lorraine McConaghy: New Land, North of Columbia 12/27/2011
MOHAI`s award-winning Public Historian, Dr. Lorraine McConaghy discusses her book New Land, North of the Columbia, a definitive history of the place we call Washington, from 1853 to the present day.
City Council Brownbag: Seattle Climate Action Plan 12/14/2011
Councilmember O`Brien co-hosts Futurewise Brownbag Series on the Seattle Climate Action Plan "Building a Strong, Healthy Economy for Real Results".
A Town Hall Gathering for Historic South Downtown 11/16/2011
Historic South Downtown Community Preservation and Development Authority holds a town hall discussion about leveraging the historic and cultural assets of Pioneer Square and the Chinatown/International Districts.
Access to Housing Forum 11/10/2011
Tenants, advocates and elected officials discuss how to break down barriers to housing in Seattle.
Occupy Town Hall: A Conversation 11/12/2011
Participants from the Occupy movement and community leaders talk about their vision, their plans, and hear audience questions, too.
Town Square: Understanding Occupy Seattle 10/27/2011
Crosscut presents a forum on understanding Occupy Seattle, with representatives from the University of Washington and several print media outlets from Seattle.
The Face Behind the Handle 10/27/2011
The City of Seattle, King County and the Port of Seattle host government communicators and local media to brainstorm about emergency communications planning, best practices in social media, and open data visualizations.
The Future of Transit in Seattle 10/18/2021
One of a series of open houses the Seattle Department of Transportation is presenting for the opportunity to learn about and comment on the City`s vision for top quality, frequent transit services over the next 20 years.
The Race is On - Finding the Best Alternative for Commuting 10/21/2011
Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, King County Executive Dow Constantine and KC Councilmember Joe McDermott commute from West Seattle to City Hall by boat, bus and bike to see which way is quickest.
Seattle Arts Budget Brown Bag Discussion 10/12/2011
A round table discussion and question & answer session during which policy makers, artists, arts education advocates, and arts supporters discuss the Mayor`s proposed 2012 budget and its impact on local arts funding and arts-related initiatives.
Washington State Arts Commission - Innovation: Connecting to a New Era of Arts Participation 8/3/2011
Richard Evans guided participants through some fundamental steps to stimulate organizational vitality and innovation, exploring participants` own adaptive challenges by uncovering and examining the ingrained assumptions that drive our work, but which we take for granted.
Urban Agriculture Business Forum 9/19/2011
Do you wonder about permitting and zoning issues that affect urban food production? Do you know that there are business services available to help "grow" your business? Ever wonder how other small sectors have developed?
How Would a Sick Leave Ordinance Affect You? 7/26/2011
Presented by a variety of Seattle area chambers of commerce, this debate on a proposal to require employers in Seattle to provide paid sick leave examines how this ordinance could affect employers and employees.
Building Owners` Rights When Negotiating Long-Term Cable Service Contracts 6/29/2011
June 9, 2011 Seminar with Attorney Ken Fellman, national expert in cable television franchising, transfers, renewals, and enforcement actions.
City Council Brownbag: Fraud 6/29/2011
Councilmember Bruce Harrell hosts a brownbag discussion on Fraud and how to protect you and your family. Topics include: credit and foreclosure scams, computer scams and Trojans in your computer.
Seattle Management Association: Ray Hoffman 6/28/2011
2010 Excellence in Management Awards Keynote Speaker Ray Hoffman
Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee Public Workshop - May 24, 2011 5/24/2011
It`s no secret that there are more transportation needs than funding. This public workshop exists to help the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee III (CTAC) prioritize needs and evaluate funding options including a potential ballot measure.
Community Forum on Paid Sick Days in Seattle 5/11/2011
Seattle could become the fourth city in the nation to require all private employers to provide paid sick leave to workers under a proposal being advanced by a coalition of labor and community groups.
A Community Gathering in Support of Japanese Disaster 3/22/2011
Seattle Japan Relief holds a special community gathering and ceremony to come together in response to the terrible earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.
Brown Bag Lunch with Salem Bin Talib 3/7/2011
Salem Bin Talib, a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the University of Washington`s Evans School of Public Affairs, provides a brief background about his country and its politics. Salem has taken a leave of absence from his position as a counselor to Presidium of the Parliament of Yemen to study for a year in the United States. He is currently working as an intern with the Seattle City Council.
Art and the Environment: A Panel Discussion 3/3/2011
A panel discussion about art and the environment.
Viaduct Brown Bag 1/25/2011
Seattle City Council is hosting a brown bag discussion to better understand issues raised by the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS), including the traffic data presented in the SDEIS, the potential traffic impacts on downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, and how these impacts can be mitigated. This is a joint meeting of the Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee and the Transportation Committee.
Seattle Youth Commission Forum 1/12/2011
Seattle Youth Commission hosts "Building Bridges," a forum to discuss youth and police relations. The event included a panel of officers, community members, and teenagers, as well as discussion groups to take the topic deeper.
Community Meeting for Businesses on Homeless Encampment 11/18/2010
The first of two community meetings to discuss the viability of operating a City-sanctioned homeless encampment of up to 100 to 150 people at the former Sunny Jim peanut butter factory.
Community Meeting on Homeless Encampment 11/18/2010
The second of two community meetings to discuss the viability of operating a City-sanctioned homeless encampment of up to 100 to 150 people at the former Sunny Jim peanut butter factory. This discussion intended for the general public.
Forum for the Washington State Arts Commission 11/18/2010
Forum for the Washington State Arts Commission.
Seattle Youth Commission Meeting 11/18/2010
A meeting of the Seattle Youth Commission.
Public Health Impacts of Neighborhood Trucking 10/19/2010
Experts on public health will present research on the impact of diesel emissions, followed by community perspectives on pollution in the South Park and Georgetown Neighborhoods. The Port of Seattle will present information about their environmental programs and the panel will end with a presentation and discussion of potential solutions.
Housing, Human Services and Culture Special Meeting 9/20/2010
Can We Achieve Social Equity Using Smart Growth? Brown Bag.
Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee Special Meeting 9/14/2010
A Carbon Neutrality Community Forum.
Seattle Youth Commission Meeting 9/9/2010
The Seattle Youth Commission is based on the idea that the voice of every teen matters. We are here to represent your interests, but we need your input to be able to do that. Text FOLLOW @SYCUPDATES to subscribe to text message updates about major upcoming events.
South Park Basketball Court Dedication 7/27/2010
The South Park Community celebrates the new basketball courts at the South Park Community Center.
Global Development through Aid, Partnerships and Education 7/19/2010
Global Washington convened 45 local experts representing the non-profit, business, government, and academic sectors to recommend a set of principles to guide U.S. foreign assistance. Watch as a panel discusses the policy paper`s recommendations.
Fun Forest Community Meeting 7/7/2010
The public provides input on the submitted proposals for future use of the Fun Forest area at Seattle Center. The area had been an amusement park but will be vacated by the end of September.
South Park Community Meeting 6/9/2010
Learn how the City of Seattle is devoting money and resources to help South Park businesses. Hear about the plans and the direct assistance available to help your business.
Walk. Bike. Ride. Van Asselt Community Forum 6/7/2010
A public forum on the transportation implications of the Walk. Bike. Ride. initiative in the Van Asselt Community.
Kids and Families Congress 6/5/2010
The goal of the Mayor`s Youth and Families Initiative is to identify challenges youth and families face and to collectively mobilize towards solutions so that all children in Seattle can succeed. The Congress` first meeting took place on June 5th, 2010.
Seattle Police Chief Finalists Forum 6/2/2010
A community forum where the three finalists for the job of Seattle`s Chief of Police talk about their experience and take questions from the public.
A Community Prescription for Youth Violence Prevention 5/31/2010
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. is an author dedicated to fighting violence nationwide.
Seattle Youth Town Hall 5/22/2010
The Seattle Youth Commission presents the 2010 Seattle Youth Town Hall at the Vera Project in the Seattle Center. Hear the discussion between the Mayor of Seattle, City Councilmembers and representatives of Seattle`s youth.
Seattle Speaks: Marijuana Policy 5/20/2010
Presented in partnership with: CityClub and Town Hall. Should marijuana be legalized in our state? Medical marijuana has been allowed for years but now the debate is changing. Join host C.R. Douglas as he moderates a live interactive community conversation about this controversial topic. With a group of panelists and a passionate audience, hear their stories and weigh in with your thoughts. Both live and online audience members can take a poll to gauge what people think about the possibility of legalizing pot.
Health Care Finance: Improving Health While Slowing Spending 5/7/2010
The Puget Sound Business Journal explores critical questions around health care. This episode looks at improving consumer health while slowing our spending.
Health Care Reform: What It Means for Local Businesses 5/7/2010
The Puget Sounds Business Journal explores critical questions around health care. This episode asks what "reform" means for local businesses.
The Future of Health Care Delivery, Discovery, and Innovation 5/7/2010
A panel of researchers and cutting-edge Health System Leaders explore both the radical and the subtle changes to expect in local health care just around corner.
2009 Mayor`s Youth Town Hall 5/5/2010
This is a video of the 2009 Mayor`s Youth Town Hall, which took place on April 16th, 2009 at the Vera Project. The Seattle Youth Commission, formerly known as the Mayor`s Youth Council, hosts an annual Youth Town Hall in Seattle where the Mayor and City Council field questions from Seattle`s Youth. This event gives Seattle youth the opportunity to engage directly with Seattle`s elected officials! Is there something you would like to ask the Mayor of Seattle? This year`s Seattle Youth Town Hall will be held on May 22nd, so don`t miss your chance!
South Lake Union/Uptown and Queen Anne Public Safety Forum 4/21/2010
Resident`s of South Lake Union and the Greater Queen Anne neighborhoods learn about reporting suspicious or criminal activity to the Seattle Police Department.
Seattle Cultural Festival - What`s Hapa-ning? 4/18/2010
A panel discussion at the 2010 Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival on being Hapa: a Hawaiian term generally used for Asian mixed race persons. Topics include the Hapa contribution to American culture.
National Trust for Historic Preservation 4/15/2010
Lauren Adkins, Assistant Director for Field Services at the National Trust Main Street Center, talks about what Main Street as a model can do for Pioneer Square.
Going Carbon Neutral 4/12/2010
This year Seattle City Council made carbon neutrality a top priority, but what does that mean? What`s the definition of carbon neutral? How does a person or business, let alone a city, know when it is carbon neutral? What`s a reasonable time by which to become carbon neutral? What programs and initiatives would have the greatest impacts? Who might benefit and who might pay? How can the federal government help our city achieve this goal? Are carbon offsets an answer or does setting up a carbon market simply put off true steps in carbon emission reduction? Join Seattle City Councilmembers and a panel of national and local experts to discuss these and other questions about climate change.
Public Meeting on Future Uses for the Former Fun Forest Areas 3/30/2010
A Public Meeting on Future Uses for the Former Fun Forest Areas
Seattle Youth and Families Initiative - Bringing Our Community Together 4/2/2010
Over the past month, we`ve hosted 5 major town halls in neighborhoods around the city and countless other smaller events. All were focused on engaging Seattleites in sharing their ideas about how we can make this city the best possible place for raising children, and how to deal with the enormous challenges facing children and families in our great city.
The Great Fire of `89 and Seattle`s Rebirth 3/29/2010
Seattle Archivist Scott Cline presents an historical presentation on the Great Fire of 1889 and Seattle`s rebirth.
Seattle Youth Commission Youth Community Meetings – December 2009 3/25/2010
This is an overview of the five youth community meetings facilitated by Seattle Youth Commissioners in December of 2009. The youth feedback received from these meetings has led to the development of five policy recommendations which will be presented to the Mayor and City Council in April of 2010 by the Seattle Youth Commission.
Seattle Youth Commission Youth Community Meetings – December 2009 3/25/2010
This is an overview of the five youth community meetings facilitated by Seattle Youth Commissioners in December of 2009. The youth feedback received from these meetings has led to the development of five policy recommendations which will be presented to the Mayor and City Council in April of 2010 by the Seattle Youth Commission.
Treasures in the Seattle Municipal Archives 3/19/2010
An illustrated talk about some of the important, unusual, and fun records in the City of Seattle Archives.
Public Q+A with City Attorney Pete Holmes 1/20/2010
Incoming City Attorney Pete Holmes takes questions from the public as well as local journalists Josh Feit and Erica Barnett.
Three Strikes Forum 1/15/2010
A forum on reform to the Three Strikes law. Presenters represent a diverse range of interested parties, including: King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg; Dean Paul Holland, Seattle U School of Law; Jackie McMurtrie, director of the Innocence Project NW; James Bible, president of the Washington State NAACP; along with several prominent others actively engaged in Three Strikes policy reform.
Comp Plan Update Kickoff - Seattle 2030 and Beyond 11/17/2009
The city is changing, and the world is changing. We want your help in creating a visionary Comprehensive Plan that addresses the next 20 years and continues Seattle`s promise as the city of the future. On November 17th the City of Seattle and the community launched an important update of Seattle`s Comprehensive Plan. Offering remarks was keynote speaker and former City of Seattle Mayor, Norm Rice; Mayor-elect Mike McGinn; Josh Brower, Chair of the Seattle Planning Commission; and Diane Sugimura, Director of the Department of Planning and Development. Entitled "Seattle 2030 and Beyond", this is the first major review of the Comp Plan since 2004, and is required by the Growth Management Act to be completed by the end of 2011. In the coming months the city will be developing recommendations to update the Comp Plan based on the vision provided by the community, new growth projections, and an assessment by all of the challenges and opportunities the people of Seattle will encounter in the coming decades. This is as an important opportunity for Seattle to dream big and choose wisely. To learn more about Seattle 2030 and Beyond and get involved, go to: http://seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/Seattle_s_Comprehensive_Plan/Overview/ Take the Seattle 2030 Challenge: In 150 words or less, describe your Seattle 2030 or Seattle 2050. Send your comments to DPD_CompPlan2030Vision@seattle.gov.
Council Town Hall Q and A Meeting 9/22/2009
For this event audience members were asked a series of questions on some key issues, including light rail, crime prevention and accessing city services. Following discussion on these topics the meeting transitions into an open question and answer period.
Primary Election Debate: Seattle Mayor 7/23/2009
Seattle's race for Mayor is sure to be exciting with several strong candidates challenging a long-time incumbent. Your vote on August 18 will determine which 2 candidates move on to the general election. With the 2012 teardown deadline looming large, is the race for Mayor really a mandate for which Viaduct replacement option voters prefer? What does each see as the appropriate balance of focus for the mayor between local and global issues? What do they see as the best way to work with the Council? How does each candidate intend to address the rising cost of living and ensure living wage jobs and affordable housing are available in the city? How does each feel about what's happening with the public school system? Watch and find out what each candidate has to say.
City Candidate Forum 7/22/2009
Several organizations in southeast Seattle teamed up to sponsor a debate and "mock election" that included most of the candidates for Seattle mayor, City Council and School Board. The event, moderated by C.R. Douglas of the Seattle Channel, focused on "Economic Development & Public Safety for Southeast Seattle". Note: Some of the audio might require you to turn up your sound, we apologize for any inconvenience.
Council Town Hall Meeting 6/25/2009
The Council extends an open invitation to citizens to participate in group discussions on Excellence in Schools, Prevention of Youth Violence, and Growing our Urban Forest. Dr. Gary Slutkin will present a keynote address, Lessons from Chicago, How to Prevent Youth Violence.
Transformational Lecture Series: Low Energy Buildings 6/25/2009
Guy Battle is an environmental and building engineer known for his work in low energy sustainable buildings and urban environments. His consultancy engineering practice has worked on a vast range of projects and has an international reputation for its work in delivering cost effective Eco-friendly buildings.
Council Town Hall Meeting 6/15/2009
The City Council holds a town hall meeting to discuss Excellence in Schools, Prevention of Youth Violence, and Urban Forests.
Partnerships to Reduce Youth Violence, part 1 6/10/2009
On Monday, April 27, 2009, the Seattle City Council voted to fully fund the Mayor`s Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. As the City moves forward to implement the Initiative, the Council, in partnership with others, is sponsoring a series of community conversations about youth violence.
2009 APA Heritage Month 5/27/2009
APA Community/City Event, featuring a panel of APA City employees and community leaders who will discuss their personal stories and experiences.
Public Art Workshop 5/18/2009
Public Art in Two Dimensions is a workshop for painters, print makers and photographers interested in creating public art. Artists Deborah Mersky, Barbara Earl Thomas and Robert Yoder share their experiences translating two-dimensional work into art for public places. The artists discuss how they identify appropriate public art opportunities and select materials and fabricators for commissioned art projects. Public Art in Two Dimensions is part of a free public art workshop series organized by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. More information can be found here: http://www.seattle.gov/arts/publicart/workshops.asp.
Public Disclosure Commission Training 1/28/2009
Public Disclosure Commission Training
NEC Municipal JAIL Public Forum: Bellevue site 12/15/2008
The North/East Cities (NEC) group holds public forums around King County to provide information and hear feedback about possible sites for a new NEC Municipal Jail. This meeting, held Dec. 15, 2008, focuses on a site in Bellevue. Written feedback and video from all of the Public Forums can be found at http://www.necmunicipaljail.org/outreach.htm
NEC Municipal Jail Public Forum: Shoreline site Part 1 of 2 12/11/2008
The North/East Cities (NEC) group holds public forums around King County to provide information and hear feedback about possible sites for a new NEC Municipal Jail. This meeting, held Dec. 11, 2008, focuses on a site in Shoreline. Written feedback from the Public Forum can be found at http://www.necmunicipaljail.org/outreach.htm Part 1 of 2
NEC Municipal Jail Public Forum: Shoreline site Part 2 of 2 12/11/2008
The North/East Cities (NEC) group holds public forums around King County to provide information and hear feedback about possible sites for a new NEC Municipal Jail. This meeting, held Dec. 11, 2008, focuses on a site in Shoreline. Written feedback from the Public Forum can be found at http://www.necmunicipaljail.org/outreach.htm Part 2 of 2
NEC Municipal Jail Public Forum: Unincorporated King County site Part 1 of 2 12/10/2008
The North/East Cities (NEC) group holds public forums around King County to provide information and hear feedback about possible sites for a new NEC Municipal Jail. This meeting, held Dec. 10, 2008, focuses on a site in unincorporated King County. Written feedback from the Public Forum can be found at http://www.necmunicipaljail.org/outreach.htm Part 1 of 2
NEC Municipal Jail Public Forum: Unincorporated King County site Part 2 of 2 12/10/2008
The North/East Cities (NEC) group holds public forums around King County to provide information and hear feedback about possible sites for a new NEC Municipal Jail. This meeting, held Dec. 10, 2008, focuses on a site in unincorporated King County. Written feedback from the Public Forum can be found at http://www.necmunicipaljail.org/outreach.htm Part 2 of 2
Prostituted Youth: A Stakeholders' Forum 12/4/2008
Prostituted Youth: A Stakeholders' Forum
NEC Municipal Jail Public Forum: King County Jail Annex site, Seattle 12/3/2008
The North/East Cities (NEC) group holds public forums around King County to provide information and hear feedback about possible sites for a new NEC Municipal Jail. This meeting, held Dec. 3, 2008, focuses on a potential annex to the King County jail in downtown Seattle. Written feedback from the Public Forum can be found at http://www.necmunicipaljail.org/outreach.htm
Sound Off for Action Forum 10/30/2008
Is a blog journalism and what does social networking, youth produced video and music mean to the future of newspapers? How are youth blogs, video and music addressing community issues like violence? Youth media producers and activists, neighborhood bloggers and the Seattle Times’ editors look at how voices and information outlets are changing. Hosted by former CNN producer Hanson Hosein of the UW Digital Media program, this October 30th forum was produced in conjunction with the launch of www.pugetSoundOff.org a new regional hub for youth media and voices. The event was sponsored by the UW Center for Communications and Civic Engagement, Seattle Times, City of Seattle Department of Information Technology and the Metrocenter YMCA.
FCC Workshop on Digital Conversion 10/23/2008
Learn about the digital transition, how to install your converter box, and sign up for your free coupons. Congress has extended the deadline for the digital TV conversion until June 12. For additional information, please call 206-386-1989.
Mercer Street Project Forum 10/6/2008
Forum regarding $43 million for Mercer Street Project to be used for citywide pedestrian, bicycle and freight improvements.
Planning, Land Use & Neighborhoods Committee 9/24/2008
Councilmember Sally J. Clark, Chair of the Planning, Land Use & Neighborhoods Committee, makes an effort to take her committee out of City Hall and into the neighborhoods once a quarter. “What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?” is a community meeting to hear from students themselves, highlighting current summer and after-school programs run by the City of Seattle that keep youth engaged, safe, off the streets and in school. In addition, the Seattle School District will present the Southeast Schools Initiative designed to improve academic achievement in the classroom. Student success, both in and after school, is intrinsically linked to making neighborhoods vibrant, safe and great places to be.
Seattle Municipal Jail Public Forum: Interbay 7/30/2008
The city of Seattle holds public forums around the city to provide information and hear feedback about possible sites for a new Seattle Municipal Jail. This meeting, held July 30, 2008, focuses on the Interbay site. Written feedback from the Public Forum can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/municipaljail/outreach.htm
Transportation Committee Brown Bag 7/30/2008
Councilmember Jan Drago, Council Transportation Committee Chair, along with Cascade Bicycle Club, is co-hosting a special brown-bag lunchtime presentation with European Union Green Party representative Michael Cramer. The presenter will discuss the importance of promoting alternative transportation both in Europe and globally, focusing on Michael's work on bicycling at the European Union.
Seattle Municipal Jail Public Forum: West Marginal/Myers Way 7/26/2008
The city of Seattle holds public forums around the city to provide information and hear feedback about possible sites for a new Seattle Municipal Jail. This meeting, held July 26, 2008, focuses on the West Marginal Way and Myers Way sites. Written feedback from the Public Forum can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/municipaljail/outreach.htm
Safe Walks Forum 7/22/2008
Safe Walks is a coalition of citizens, neighborhoods and advocacy groups in Seattle seeking an equitable solution to the problem of providing safe pedestrian passageway.
Senior Coffee Hour with Councilmember Bruce Harrell 7/17/2008
Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell shares coffee and conversation with a group of Seattle senior citizens in July of 2008.
Seattle Municipal Jail Public Forum: Aurora 7/12/2008
The city of Seattle holds public forums around the city to provide information and hear feedback about possible sites for a new Seattle Municipal Jail. This meeting, held July 12, 2008, focuses on the Aurora site.
Culturally Responsive Customer Service: RSJI in Action 7/9/2008
Explore the complex challenges and opportunities of providing culturally responsive customer service! Four panelists representing the City, the State and the private sector discuss the many ways government service delivery to customers has changed and how public sector managers may need to think and act differently. On the agenda: how to take the city's commitment to race & social justice beyond providing translation, ensure that government services are culturally relevant, and improve diverse customer perspectives and needs.
Public Comment: Styrofoam Ban and Disposable Bag Fee 7/8/2008
The Seattle City Council Environment, Emergency Management and Utilities Committee will hear comments from the public on a proposal to ban certain uses of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and impose a 20 cent fee on disposable shopping bags at Seattle’s convenience, drug, and grocery stores. SPU proposes to use bag fee revenues to partially offset planned rate increases for the City’s recycling and waste disposal services in addition to education, outreach, and assistance to low-income families and small businesses.
Streetcar Network Forum: Central Line 7/2/2008
The South Lake Union Streetcar recently celebrated its 6-month anniversary by surpassing original estimated ridership levels which are expected to grow throughout the year. With the first line complete, the City has begun to look at an expanded Streetcar Network. Four potential new lines have been identified that would connect such neighborhoods as Fremont, Ballard, Eastlake, the University District, and the Central District to Downtown and South Lake Union. Each forum will offer a presentation on the four lines, and then give community members a chance to view them up close and offer feedback.
Seattle Municipal Jail Public Forum: West Marginal/Myers Way 6/26/2008
This is the first of four public forums the City of Seattle is holding around the city to provide information and hear feedback about possible sites for a new Seattle Municipal Jail. This meeting, held June 26, 2008, focuses on the West Marginal Way and Myers Way sites.
Senior Coffee Hour with Councilmember Tim Burgess 6/19/2008
Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess shares coffee and conversation with a group of Seattle senior citizens in June of 2008.
Forum on Courtyard Housing in Portland, Oregon - Special Meeting of the Planning, Land Use & Neighborhoods Committee 6/2/2008
Learn about Portland’s approach to design, quality, and character for new multifamily housing in existing neighborhoods with Councilmember Sally J. Clark and staff from the City of Portland.
How Should Planning Be Done and by Whom? 5/7/2008
Part of the Neighborhood Planning Workshop Program 2008. How Should Planning Be Done and by Whom? What are the successful models to keep citizens engaged and respected? Homeowners, renters, business owners all have a stake in the upcoming decisions on how the city will update the existing 38 neighborhood plans. Changes in neighborhood plans and policies are a precursor to land use and zoning changes as well as a way to identify and prioritize needed infrastructure improvements to accommodate growth.
What does Success Look Like? Neighborhood Planning 5/7/2008
Part of the Neighborhood Planning Workshop Program 2008. What does Success Look Like? Can planning improve our quality of life? Provide fair distribution of growth and public investment? Homeowners, renters, business owners all have a stake in the upcoming decisions on how the city will update the existing 38 neighborhood plans. Changes in neighborhood plans and policies are a precursor to land use and zoning changes as well as a way to identify and prioritize needed infrastructure improvements to accommodate growth.
Why do Neighborhood Planning-GMA Compliance and More? 5/7/2008
Part of the Neighborhood Planning Workshop Program 2008. Homeowners, renters, business owners all have a stake in the upcoming decisions on how the city will update the existing 38 neighborhood plans. Changes in neighborhood plans are a precursor to land use and zoning changes as well as a way to identify and prioritize needed infrastructure improvements to accommodate growth. The City Council is weighing a proposal from the Mayor to spread the updates over several years, group plans by geographic sector, and rely heavily on city staff for professional guidance. The City Neighborhood Council has raised questions about this approach particularly the way it differs from the grassroots model used when the plans were prepared in the late 1990s.
West Seattle Transit Issues 5/4/2008
Changes are coming to West Seattle's transit environment, roadways and overall access to other areas of the city. Learn what the city, county and regional agencies are proposing or have already begun implementing. Presentations about the changes coming to the Metro bus system, the Viaduct's South end, the Spokane Street Viaduct, and expanded service for the Elliott Bay Water Taxi. Also discussed are future additions to our transit mix like a trolley on 1st Ave through SODO and how we might fund expansion of transit.
Reality Check 2008: Elected Officials Define Next Steps 4/30/2008
By the year 2040, the Puget Sound Region will have grown by 1.7 million people and 1.2 million jobs. Reality Check is neither a traditional conference nor a theoretical exercise. At the event, small, diverse groups will collectively analyze projected household and employment growth, as well as transportation needs for the region. The Panel of Elected Officials to Define Next Steps includes Mayors Greg Nickels, Grant Degginger, Cary Bozeman, and Ray Stephenson; County Executives Ron Sims and John Ladenburg. The moderator is Emory Thomas of the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Reality Check 2008: Enrique Peñalosa 4/30/2008
y the year 2040, the Puget Sound Region will have grown by 1.7 million people and 1.2 million jobs. On April 30, 2008, more that 250 elected officials, business leaders, civic activists and environmentalists will gather in Seattle at an event called Reality Check. Reality Check is neither a traditional conference nor a theoretical exercise. At the event, small, diverse groups will collectively analyze projected household and employment growth, as well as transportation needs for the region. The Luncheon and Keynote Speaker Enrique Peñalosa from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia.
Digital Television Transition Forum 4/22/2008
Agenda Items: Background Information, Panel Discussion, Public Comment.
Brown Bag Forum: Local Food Action Initiative 4/11/2008
Frances Moore Lappe and the Seattle City Council on the Importance of Local Food Policy
Council Forum: Make Room For Art - Cultural Overlay Districts for Seattle 4/2/2008
Councilmembers, arts leaders and community members discuss the idea of creating "Cultural Overlay Districts" in the city.
Council Forum on Motor Scooters & Mopeds 3/11/2008
A forum on helping make Seattle a safer and more scooter-friendly City.
Council Forum: Women and Minority Business Enterprises 2/28/2008
A brown bag forum about women and minority business enterprises.
Environment, Emergency Management & Utilities Committee: Economic Forum Special Meeting 2/26/2008
Agenda Items: What is the Seattle Business Coalition?, Developing Performance Measures for Seattle's Economic Well-being, Working Together to Maximize Seattle's Strengths.
2008 City of Seattle Citizens Budget Conference - Overview 2/10/2008
2008 City of Seattle Citizens Budget Conference - Overview.
2008 City of Seattle Citizens Budget Conference -- SDOT 2/10/2008
2008 City of Seattle Citizens Budget Conference -- Seattle Department of Transportation.
2008 State of Downtown Economic Forum 2/7/2008
The 2008 State of Downtown features the latest data and information about tourism, retail, office and housing trends in Downtown Seattle. Learn what’s driving Downtown Seattle’s local, regional and global economic “engine.” Featured speakers include Kate Joncas, President, Downtown Seattle Association; Isadore Sharpe, Chairman and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; and Brad Segal, President, Progressive Urban Management Associates.
Cynthia McKinney: The Jena 6 11/10/2007
Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will speak in Seattle at New Hope Baptist Church on the Jena 6 case. The case of the Jena 6 has garnered international attention shining a spotlight on the nature of this country's criminal justice system, and what she believes is the continuing Jim Crow-type atmosphere in the South and other places.
Emergency Preparedness: Protecting Our Families & Communities 10/25/2007
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Washington Association of Black Professionals in Health Care Present: A Community Conversation, “Emergency Preparedness: Protecting Our Families & Communities.”
U.S. Conference of Mayors: Former President Bill Clinton 11/1/2007
Former President Bill Clinton was a keynote speaker at the 2007 U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Summit hosted by Former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels.
Urban Sustainability Forum 10/3/2007
Urban Sustainability Forum with John Moffat, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Urban Design, Driver Behavior and Pedestrian Safety. View the PowerPoint Presentation
City Neighborhood Council`s Forum for City Council Candidates 9/21/2007
The City Neighborhood Councils held a forum for the 2007 Seattle City Council candidates.
The Future of Industrial Lands 9/20/2007
C.R. Douglas moderates a forum on industrial land use. Planel members include Dave Freiboth, Executive Secretary, King County Labor Council Lise Kenworthy, Marine Attorney, past President, Seattle MarineBusiness Coalition, John Odland, Vice President, MacMillan-Piper, Bill Oseran, Owner, Seattle Textile Company and Tony To, Chair, Seattle Planning Commission. Forum hosted by Hosted by Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck, also of the Seattle Planning Commission.
Urban Sustainability Forum: Livable, Walkable Communities 8/9/2007
The footprint and design of our communities play a critical role in our ability to meet our climate change goals and our ability to tackle global warming. Whether it`s public policies and investments in transportation, water, schools, public safety, waste facilities, and parks - or private investment in commercial buildings, shopping areas, industrial facilities and individual homes - these decisions have an immediate and long term impact on our energy, our lifestyles, and the legacy we leave behind. Speaking is Rep. Earl Blumenauer, US Congress, Oregon`s 3rd District, is the nation`s foremost spokesperson for Livable Communities.
Seattle Human Rights Commission Public Meeting on OPA 9/19/2007
The Seattle Human Rights Commission (SHRC) held a public meeting on police professional accountability. The meeting is in response to recent news reports about the system for dealing with complaints of police misconduct through the Seattle Police Department's Office of Professional Accountability (OPA).
Brown Bag Forum: Lobbyist Registration Ordinance 9/11/2007
The Public Safety, Governmental Relations and Arts Committee will be holding this brown bag discussion on lobbyist registration ordinances that other governments already have, in order to see what model works best for Seattle.
Public Forum: Is Puget Sound Losing Its Middle Class? 6/10/2007
In recent years, the shrinking middle class has been widely documented. Pramila Jayapal, executive director of Hate Free Zone; John De Graaf, documentary filmmaker and national coordinator of Take Back Your Time; and Kristen Rowe Finkbeiner, author and executive director of MomsRising participate in a panel discussion about why the struggle to stay in the middle class is tougher than it’s ever been before. Pepper Schwartz, UW Professor of Sociology and nationally-known author, consultant, and lecturer moderates. Sponsored by UFCW Locals 21, 44 and 81.
Senior Coffee Hour with Councilmember Jan Drago 6/21/2007
Seattle City Councilmember Jan Drago shares coffee and conversation with a group of Seattle senior citizens in the June of 2007.
Hate Free Zone presents: Candidates’ Forum 6/21/2007
Hate Free Zone Washington hosts a forum featuring candidates for city and county councils discussing issues affecting immigrant and refugee communities.
Citywide Neighborhood Plan Workshop 5/19/2007
Citizens who wish to improve and empower their neighborhoods attended a public workshop on Neighborhood Planning - Sharpening the Tools for Effective Use, Implementation and stewardship, held on Saturday, May 19th, 2007. The workshop assessed the results so far from Seattle`s nationally recognized 38 neighborhood plans, which were produced between 1995 and 1999. The event is sponsored by the City Neighborhood Council, in coordination with the office of Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark.
Seattle's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness 5/3/2007
The League of Women Voters of Seattle hosted a public forum on the ten-year plan to end homelessness at the Seattle First Baptist Church. Panel members include Bill Block, Project Director, The Committee to End Homelessness in King County (CEHKC); Mary Alyce Burleigh, Councilmember, City of Kirkland; Doreen Cato, Executive Director, First Place; Tim Harris, Executive Director, Real Change; and Sheila Sebron, member of the Governing Board and the Consumer Advocacy Council for the Committee to End Homelessness in King County. Elected officials, service providers and consumer advocates throughout King county are part of local efforts to end homelessness.
Council Forum: Making Development Fit All Families 4/27/2007
Seattle’s undergoing a wave of development; city leaders and citizens are asking: can development work for individuals and families of all incomes?
Economic Impact Of Local Arts Forum 4/3/2007
When most people think of the impact of arts’ organizations on our community, they immediately think of cultural enrichment. Often overlooked is the positive contribution that the arts make to our economy-providing sustainable living-wage jobs and helping create a healthy economy. This financial contribution has been measured by numerous regional economic studies. At this brown-bag forum, arts’ leaders and City officials reports on the lesser-known side of cultural organizations-their financial importance to the community.
Living Beyond the Car: Lessons Learned from Copenhagen 3/7/2007
Copenhagen, Denmark is widely regarded as being one of the most bicycling oriented cities in the world. However, this did not happen by itself. Although bicycling has long been an important part of the Danish culture, ridership in Copenhagen reached its low point in the 1970s. Dedicated long term planning, committed funding, and constant vigilance for improving the safety and quality of the cycling experience has fueled resurgence in bicycling. The results have been stunning. Brian Hansen, a Transportation Planner with the City of Copenhagen, discusses. This forum is made possible by the partnership with International Sustainable Solutions (www.i-sustain.com), co-sponsors Nitze-Stagen, the Scan Design Foundation, and Third Place Books.
Race Discrimination in the Workplace with Jason A. Nier 3/8/2007
This presentation explores the ways that contemporary discrimination manifests itself it today's workplace. Learn new perspectives on detecting and addressing race-based discrimination in employment situations.
Community Building for Seattle`s Neighbors 1/27/2007
Join neighbors to learn how you can get involved in your community and make a difference with a workshop on how to make a difference in your neighborhood and beyond. Keynote Speaker: Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark.
Senior Coffee Hour with Council Member Tom Rasmussen 1/18/2007
Seattle City Council Member Tom Rasmussen gathered to share coffee and conversation with a group of Seattle senior citizens in January of 2007.
Seattle City Light Integrated Resource Plan Hearing 7/18/2006
The public was invited by Seattle City Light to comment on the proposed Integrated Resource Plan or "IRP." The plan is intended to be a roadmap for City Light for the next 20 years as it considers various sources of power acquisition over and above City Light's own hydroelectric power availability.
Alcohol Impact Area Public Meeting 6/29/2006
At this hearing the City of Seattle makes a formal request to the Washington State Liquor Control Board to require two mandatory alcohol impact areas within Seattle. The areas are the Central Core (including Capitol Hill) and the University District.
King Street Station Centennial Oral Histories 6/28/2006
May 10, 2006, was King Street Station's 100 Year Birthday. In celebration of its centennial, local luminaries read King Street Station memories from the experiences shared by the public.
Policy Follows Money: Why The City Budget Matters 5/5/2006
City of Seattle Finance Director Dwight Dively gives us a deeper understanding of how the City budget drives policy development. Producing the City of Seattle budget is much more than an exercise in number crunching. Revenue forecasts provide a starting point and let elected officials know whether they can add programs or have to make cuts. Months of analysis provide answers to the question on the minds of Seattle’s elected officials: “what do I want to do and how am I going to pay for it?”
Zoned Out: Who Wins and Who Loses in the New Downtown? 2/23/2006
A community forum on downtown growth and Seattle`s future. Learn from the experts about affordable housing, human services needs, the creation of living wage jobs, and neighborhood liveability.
2006 Citizen`s Budget Conference 1/28/2006
The Seattle Channel drops by the 2006 Citizen`s Budget Conference for a panel featuring Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis, Finance Director Dwight Dively, City Council Budget Chair Richard McIver and City Neighborhood Council Chair Pete Spalding, discussing how citizens can get budget results.
2006 Citizen`s Budget Conference: City Council Panel 1/28/2006
A panel discussion of the 2006 Citizen`s Budget Conference featuring City Council President Nick Licata, City Council members Tom Rasmussen, David Della, Richard Conlin and Vice Chair of the City Neighborhood Council, Chris Leman.
City Neighborhood Council: State of the Neighborhoods Summit 1/18/2006
The City Neighborhood Council (CNC) is a citizen-led advisory group, comprised of elected members from each of the City`s 13 Districts. Its purpose is to provide city-wide coordination for the Neighborhood Matching Fund, Neighborhood Budget Prioritization, and Neighborhood Planning programs. The CNC also provides a forum for a discussion of common neighborhood issues and is available for advice on policies necessary for the effective and equitable implementation of the Neighborhood Planning and Assistance Program. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.
Council Forum: Visions of Urban Sustainability 1/25/2005
Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck hosts a forum on lessons learned from Europe on green building and urban sustainability. The purpose of this forum is to hear from key developers and urban planning professionals who recently toured cities in Denmark and Sweden, what they learned about green building and urban design. The goal of the forum is to learn how new ideas can be applied here in Seattle and to stimulate interest in green building.
Central Waterfront Forum 6/28/2003
Public Forum Number One in Support of a Central Waterfront Plan





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