Are these officers doing their job? You decide, and tell the Police Commission about it today.

For Today
Community Police Commission Meeting
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.

Their power was watered down in the final agreement, but they're interested in hearing your suggestions for changes in the way SPD operates, as well as getting feedback on how the changes they're implementing are working out.
Community Police Commission Meeting, Wed, July 23, 9am–noon, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, free.

For Thursday 

Board of Park Commissioners Meeting

Once a month, a volunteer body known as the Board of Park Commissioners meets to discuss issues related to Seattle's parks and determine what advice the mayor, city council, and other city officials need to hear in order to maintain the Emerald City's green spaces. 

At last month's meeting the commissioners investigated the Parks Department's plans for a performance measurement system, raising important questions like what data Parks should collect? How would they do it? And what does park performance even mean?

These questions and others led Parks to update its work plan, and the new version will be presented at Thursday's meeting. Be there to find out what this could mean for parks in your neighborhood and potentially contribute to the discussion of how best to improve and maintain Seattle's many parks.

Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, Thur, July 24, 6:30pm, Ken Bounds Board Room, 100 Dexter Ave North, free. 

For Friday

Seattle Public Libraries Seek Homework Help Volunteers

Think you could still handle the rigors of middle and high school curriculum? Prove it by helping kids with their homework at various public libraries around the city during the 2014-15 school year. 
SPL needs volunteers to fill weekly two-hour shifts (scheduling can be flexible, but a weekly commitment is ideal) giving assistance to youth in multiple subjects at different education levels.
A well-rounded educational background including a minimum of one year of college experience and a strong command of the English language.
Apply by Friday to have priority for scheduling. 
SPL Seeks Homework Help Volunteers, Fri, July 25, multiple locations, free.

Advance Notice for August 5

Night Out Against Crime

Thirty years have passed since Seattle first participated in national Night Out festivities, and this year the event coincides with Mayor Murray's comprehensive public safety plan.
Night Out's purpose is to strengthen community bonds by bringing neighbors together at events in their communities. Blocks can band together to host events, with most areas elgible to block off the road for a block party-style evening at no cost.

Check out the event map to see the nearest location to meet neighbors you didn't know you had, or register your own here.
Night Out Against Crime, Tue, August 5, multiple locations, free.   
Want to see your nerdy event featured on the PubliCalendar?
Send the details to Ezra Parter at [email protected]
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