PubliCalendar: Key Directions
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Seattle 2035 Key Directions
Seattle's Department of Planning and Development has been hard at work crafting Toward a Sustainable Seattle, a comprehensive 20-year plan regarding where to build new jobs and houses, how to improve our transportation system, and where to make capital investments such as utilities, sidewalks, and libraries.
The department will hold a meeting Tuesday, June 24 to field suggestions for improvements to the plan. And, in case civic duty alone isn't enough to draw you out on a sunny Tuesday evening, two food trucks will be on site and the department will be giving away tickets to EMP and the monorail.
Seattle 2035 Key Directions, Tue, June 24, 5:30–8 pm, Seattle Center Next 50 Pavillion, 305 Harrison St, free.
Member to Member Lunch with Priti Patkar
Prerana Anti-Trafficking founder and director and 2014 Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards Human Rights Honoree Priti Patkar will be in Seattle later this month to speak with the World Affairs Council and Vital Voices Northwest Council at the World Trade Center downtown.
Patkar has spent nearly three decades working to end human trafficking in India and has pioneered night shelters to protect children of prostituted women.
Member to Member Lunch with Priti Patkar, Thu, June 26, 11:30 am– 1 pm, World Trade Center, 2200 Alaskan Way, $20 (includes lunch).
Ask the Mayor
Mayor Ed Murray will be at the New Holly Gathering Hall next Thursday to take questions from Seattleites, discuss Metro cuts, and touch on his education reform plans. New SPD chief Kathleen O'Toole will join Murray and host Brian Callanan on stage for the second half of the event.
Seattle Channel will broadcast the discussion at 7pm for those who wish to watch, but attendance is encouraged as it is quite difficult to ask questions through the television. No matter how loud you ask, the feed only transmits one way.
Ask the Mayor, Thu, June 26, 7–8pm, New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave. South, free.