According to the city's release, the board's responsibility is to make recommendations on how to spend approximately $45 million of Proposition 1, the mayor's $900,000 transportation levy. Other responsibilities include advising the city on implementation of the Seattle Transit Master Plan and the operation of Seattle's streetcar system. If you're looking to get directly involved in Seattle's rapidly changing transportation policy, now's your chance.
For Today (Extra Cal)
Quiones connects the dots on these not-so-obvious social, political, and economic intersections, and how they fit into the bigger picture of widespread addiction.
Heroin, and the Roots of Addiction, Wed, Apr 29, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
GoGreen Seattle 2015
Individual awareness about climate change is one thing—but what about businesses and government? If anything, it's just as important for our regional economy as a whole to be conscious, and GoGreen Seattle aims to promote just that, by empowering business decision makers with sustainability strategies. It's the system, man.
Featuring a variety of participants, from policymakers like mayor Ed Murray to Puget Sound Bike Share's Holly Houser, this year's conference will allow attendees to collaborate integrating eco-consciousness into local decision making.
GoGreen Seattle 2015 Conference, Thu, Apr 30, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl, $195
Immigration in Context
Back in March, the Wing Luke Museum launched Belonging: Before and After the Immigration Act of 1965, an exhibit that reflects on the 50th anniversary of key immigration legislation. To fuel some of that momentum, Immigration in Context brings together a panel of scholars and activists to a discussion about immigration and how our country's attitudes have changed over time.
Panelists include Soya Jung of Changelab, Chandan Reddy from the University of Washington, Ray Corona of the DREAM Act Coalition, Maru Mora Villalpando of NWDC Resistance and Not1More, and Sandy Restrepo of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo. That's a lot of amazing activists in one place—and it's free, but make sure to RSVP.
Immigration in Context: How the Last 50 years Reshaped U.S. Politics, Economy, and Culture, Thu, May 7, 6pm, Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St, Free with RSVP