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.
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.
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.