For Today

Seattle 2035: Discussing our Growing City

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development is looking for input on how best to grow the city in the next two decades.

Seattle 2035 has developed three plans to manage the 70,000 new households and 115,000 new jobs that the Growth Management Planning Council of King County has projected will arrive in Seattle by their namesake date, and will be discussing them at length tonight and tomorrow in the final two open houses before the April 21 deadline for public comments. The plans—one focused on urban centers, one on urban villages, and the third on transit routes—directly impact the allocation of funding to city neighborhoods in the next 20 years. 

Seattle 2035: Discussing our Growing CityMon, Apr 14, 6–8pm, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Avenue East, free. 

For Tuesday

Phone Bank to Stop Bus Cuts

Supporters of Proposition 1, endorsed last week by the lefty homeless advocates at Real Change, are seeking extra ears to work the phones and save buses and roads around the city. Any prospective helpers need only RSVP and appear to earn a workspace complete with a desk, phone, and a long list of numbers.

Phone Bank to Stop Bus Cuts, Tue, Apr 15, 5:30–8pm, Washington Conservation Voters, 1402 Third Avenue, Suite 1400, free.  

For Wednesday

Community Advisory Meeting on a New Director of Transportation

The city of Seattle is seeking a new director for the Seattle Department of Transportation, but they can't get it done without a little help from the average citizen. Mayor Ed Murray's office has been working to come up with a list of qualities Seattleites want in the new SDOT head via meetings and online surveys, and Wednesday's Community Advisory Meeting marks the final formal discussion on the schedule. 
Community Advisory Meeting on new SDOT Director, Wed, Apr 16, 2–4 pm, Norman B Rice Room at City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, free.

Advance Notice for April 19 and 22

Bullitt Center Offers Free Public Tours For Earth Day

The greenest building in the world wants you to celebrate Earth Day by checking out the innovations the solar-powered commercial space has on display. The Bullitt Center's goal is to drive change in the marketplace faster and farther, with hopes that free educational tours will inspire people to seek to emulate the building's net-zero energy, water, and carbon use, composting toilets, and total lack of toxic materials. Sign up online for one of the available tours.  

Bullit Center Earth Day Tours, Sat, Apr 19 and Tues, Apr 22, various times, Bullitt Center, 1501 East Madison Street
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