This Saturday is the Seattle Neighborhood Summit at Seattle Center. The agenda for the summit recently went live; in addition to representatives from several city departments, the summit will include an informational segment from former City Councilmember Jim Street about the new districting system and up-to-date information on transit issues. Come down to talk about how to make Capitol Hill a better place to call home.
Keep an eye out for statements from the office of City Councilmember Bruce Harrell regarding programs to combat crime downtown. He’s meeting this week with the City Attorney, the Seattle Police Department, public defenders, and substance abuse/mental health services experts to talk about how the city is doing in its downtown safety programs and what it should do next.
The ongoing battle to determine who gets to control Seattle’s broadband Internet future just opened its latest chapter – and its first in the administration of Mayor Ed Murray. The Mayor’s Office recently discussed a plan to make it easier for phone and data companies to place utility cabinets on parking strips. While this opens up Seattle for utility cabinets from outside data groups like Google, it also gives big local players like CenturyLink access to a lot of additional infrastructure.