The Bullitt Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to Responsible Choices, a non-partisan organization that seeks to educate Washington State voters about ballot initiatives, like I-591 and I-594, which regard gun and other firearm laws and will be on the 2014 November ballot.
Smartphone users have an easy way to alert the city about issues like potholes, graffiti, and abandoned vehicles by using the app Find It, Fix It. Now, the app also allows users to report illegal dumping, and damaged streetlights. It allows users to snap a photo of what they want the city to address, add detailed information, then submit it. Just like that.
“It is incredibly clear to me and residents throughout the City of Seattle, that the city’s current high speed internet options are not dependable enough, are cost prohibitive for many, and have few (if any) competitive options,” Mayor Murray wrote in a recent statement. The mayor announced that his office is exploring ways to change the current Internet monopoly infrastructure that exists in Seattle, which will include short-term options for neighborhoods with no connectivity, and expanding Seattle’s dark fiber network at low or zero cost to providers so that more will come in and create a competitive market.