At its Monday meeting, the Seattle City Council will confirm Mayor Murray's Seattle Police Chief nominee Kathleen O'Toole. PubliCola covered O'Toole's background in Boston when she was first nominated.
The council will also pass legislation upzoning a part of Rainier Ave. S. around the Mount Baker light rail station, including the controversial Lowe's block, which PubliCola covered most recently here.
Full Council Meeting, Monday, June 23, Council Chambers at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, free.
Seattle 2035 Key Directions
Seattle's Department of Planning and Development has been hard at work crafting Toward a Sustainable Seattle, an update of the city's 20-year comprehensive plan, which guides where the city directs development, jobs, transit, and capital investments such as utilities, sidewalks, and libraries.
The department will be holding a meeting Tuesday, June 24 to field suggestions for possible improvements to the plan. And, in case civic duty alone isn't enough to draw you to a civic meeting on a sunny weekday afternoon, two food trucks will be on site and the department will be giving away EMP and monorail tickets.
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.
Do you feel like you ought to get paid for being politically knowledgeable, but haven't found the right way to do it? If your resume proves that belief to be valid five years of experience as a political director of a union or community-based organization that has run major political campaigns, to start), the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO would like to see a copy.
The political director works with the council to formulate and implement political strategies, and collaborates with the field director to get the council's message out. Applications are due this Friday, so hustle up if you think you're a good candidate.