Less Crime and Less Punishment

By Alexandra Bush April 21, 2010


GoGreen is an all-day conference being put on by the City of Seattle to teach business leaders sustainable business practices and give practical instructions on “going green.”

The conference consists mostly of panel discussions, including one on “Greening Your Business through Transportation,” moderated by Seattle Department of Transportation’s mobility manager and star Jemae Hoffman, and one on state and local sustainability resources moderated by Charlie Cunniff, director of Seattle Climate Partnership. (There are a whole bunch more; see the whole list here).

Morning keynote speakers include Mayor Mike McGinn (at 8:45 am) and Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist at Microsoft (at 9 am).

Today from 8:30 am to 5 pm, at the Hyatt at Olive 8 (1635 8th Avenue).


The Seattle City Council his holding a special meeting of the Transportation Committee tomorrow for public comment on "the Mayor's preferred alignment of the First Hill streetcar"—down Broadway as opposed to 12th.

The streetcar has been hotly debated this year, particularly in Morning Fizz.

Let Council Members Tom Rasmussen, Tim Burgess, Jean Godden, Nick Licata, Sally Clark, and Bruce Harrell know where you stand on the issue.

Tomorrow at 5:30pm at the Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave).  Free and open to the public.

Tomorrow's Calendar:

If you're more concerned about the waterfront than First Hill, don't miss tomorrow's Alaskan Way viaduct corridor hearing and open house, designed to help you learn more about (and comment on) the plans for SR-99.

Tomorrow at 5pm at the Silver Cloud Inn—Stadium (1046 1st Ave).  Free and open to the public.

Sound Transit has a weekly board meeting on Thursdays, and tomorrow's comes with a bonus public hearing on the 2010 and 2011 fare increase and simplification proposal.

Public hearing tomorrow at 12pm in the Ruth Fisher Boardroom at Union Station (401 S Jackson).  Free and open to the public.

Regardless of where you come down on arguments about our nation's prison system, everybody can agree that less crime—and therefore less punishment—are good things. Former director in the U.S. Dept. of Justice and current UCLA professor of public policy Mark A. R. Kleiman talks about how to make that precious pair possible.

Tomorrow, 7:30-9pm downstairs at Town Hall (1118 8th Ave).  Free and open to the public.
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