PubliCalendar: Low-Rise Legislation at PLUS Committee

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh June 16, 2015

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For Today

Smart Growth Seattle Tackles Low-Rise Legislation at Tuesday's PLUS Committee

Smart Growth Seattle is planning to oppose city council member Tom Rasmussen's nine amendments to low-rise legislation at the Planning Land Use and Sustainability Committee on Tuesday afternoon. The org is concerned that these changes to the zoning code could make it harder to add density to neighborhoods

Density fans can sign Smart Growth's online petition.

Josh Feit explains Rasmussen's amendments in this morning's Fizz.

Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee, Tue, June 16, 2pm, Seattle City Hall Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Ave, Free

For Tuesday

Saving Farms and Cities with Pollinator Conservation

Anyone who remembers the hype around Sarah Bergmann’s Pollinator Pathway knows that these critters play an important role in our ecosystem. Wednesday evening, Eric Lee-Mäder will explain how bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are important to both rural and local environments in honor of Pollinator Week

Come and learn about positive benefits of restoring pollinator habitats for the overall health of our ecosystem.

Saving Farms and Cities with Pollinator Conservation, Wed, June 17, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for June 18

Upgrade Seattle Presents: Exploring a City-Owned Internet

Despite city officials declaring municipal broadband a venture too risky and costly, the activists over at Upgrade Seattle are still fighting for better broadband. Christopher Mitchell, director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, local activist and musician Hollis Wong-Wear, and other community members are leading a conversation about making the Internet a city-owned and operated utility in Seattle. 

”We guesstimate that Comcast alone collects at least $20 million a month from Seattle customers,” Upgrade Seattle organizer Sabrina Roach said in a recent press release. “We think more of that money should stay in Seattle, and that our Internet service providers should be more accountable to residents through a city-owned and operated Internet utility.”

Thursday evening’s Town Hall event will offer a chance to participate in breakout session discussions with activists and community members, so register beforehand for a spot in the conversation. 

Exploring a City-Owned Internet, Featuring Christopher Mitchell and Hollis Wong-Wear, Thu, June 18, 7pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, Free with registration 


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