For Tuesday

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.

For Wednesday

Community Police Commission Meeting
Policing Seattle is a tough job, and it has gotten tougher in recent years as fears of random gun violence have been forcibly increased by events across the country and close to home. 
The Community Police Commission was created as part of the memorandum of understanding between SPD and the U.S. Department of Justice to provide community input as SPD works to ensure bias-free policing and address its past use of excessive force. They're interested in hearing your suggestions for changes in the way SPD operates, as well as feedback on how the changes they're implementing are working out.
Community Police Commission Meeting, Wed, June 25, 9am–noon, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, free.

For Thursday 

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.

Advance Notice for July 15

Composting for Apartment Dwellers

If you live in an apartment, you've probably come to the conclusion that composting isn't really an option for you. Why? Space (and stank) concerns, maybe, or maybe just confusion about how composting works. 
Worry and wonder no more. Register to join Seattle Tilth on July 15th for an in-depth lesson on composting in limited space, so you can turn your apartment into a fertilizer factory and neighbor-envy generator. 
Composting for Apartment Dwellers, Tue, July 15, 5:30–7pm, Victor Stienbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave, free. 
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