This special episode of Seattle Growth Podcast brings you more information about the proposed ordinance that can change the way public spaces are used in neighborhoods throughout Seattle. Seattle City Council is considering a proposal that will set rules dictating the city’s response to unsanctioned encampments on public property. A recent draft can be found here.
The proposal has made headlines, but Seattle Growth Podcast is the first to bring you in-depth interviews from multiple perspectives closest to issue. City Councilmember Rob Johnson discusses the proposal and why he co-sponsored it. City Councilmember Tim Burgess discusses why he is opposed to the proposal and what he believes should be done instead.
For a perspective outside of government, the episode also includes an interview with the CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association: Jon Scholes.
For those of you who would like to have your voice heard on either side of this issue, you may find the City Councilmembers’ contact information below:
You may contact all city council members in a single email using firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Growth Podcast Live Announcement
Also, be sure to join UW Foster professor Jeff Shulman, who hosts Seattle Growth Podcast, for Seattle Growth Podcast Live on October 17th.
Shulman will moderate a distinguished panel of community leaders in a discussion about how to address the growth-related challenges and opportunities that will shape Seattle’s future. The panel includes:
|John Connors||John Creighton||Maggie Walker|
|Ignition Partners||Port of Seattle Commissioner||Civic Leader|
The panel discussion will be preceded by a networking opportunity during a reception with appetizers and a cash bar.
Where: Impact Hub Seattle. See Location and Parking information.
When: Monday, October 17th, 6pm to 8pm
The event is sponsored by