Today's picks for civic nerds

For Wednesday

Women on the Web

Calling all women who want to utilize social media to further their brand, product, or business skills. Join Girl Power Hour for a social media networking event to connect with social media experts and entrepreneurs. Cocktails and desserts will be served before and after a 40-minute panel featuring five local social media stars. 

The Power of Women in Social Media, Wed, May 8, 6:30pm-9:30pm, The Bellevue Club, 11200 SE 6th St, Bellevue, $45. 

For Tomorrow

Community Spaces for City Dwellers 

Wish there were more public places to hang out in the city? Spend your lunch break at Harbor Steps and join the conversation about how to turn underused urban spaces into parklets, community gardens, and other places for city dwellers to congregate. 

Brown Bag Lunch: Tactical Urban Land Activation, Tues, May 7, 12-1:30pm, 1301 1st Avenue, free. 

Climate Action Town Hall 

Weigh in on the Seattle City Council's recently released Climate Action Plan at this evening town hall meeting, where council members will take public comment on the city's plan to be carbon-neutral by 2050.

City Council Town Hall on Climate Action, Tues, May 7, 6pm-8pm, University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Room 2009, free. 

And For Today

Microhousing Meeting

It's your second chance to weigh in on the always lively topic of microhousing, AKA aPodments—or just watch the fireworks fly. Some single-family neighborhood activists argue that the developments, which consist of multiple small apartments surrounding shared kitchens, ruin neighborhood character, eat up on-street parking, and exploit a loophole in the city's zoning regulations (because each floor is technically a single "unit," buildings with fewer than eight floors are exempt from design review.)

Public Hearing on Microhousing, Mon, May 6, 6pm-8pm, Seattle First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (downstairs), 1111 Harvard Ave, free. 

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