Sunday, May 15, 2011

City Council is coming to the area

I came across this posting on the City of Seattle Council page.

It appears that the City Council members will be having a community conversation on public safety at the Delridge Community Center on May 23rd.  This will be a good opportunity to voice concerns over crosswalks, graffiti and drug activity.

If you are concerned about safety on your block, I encourage you to come and voice your concerns.

UPDATE AS OF MAY 15:

I was contacted by Tim Burgess' office regarding some detail on the meeting.  See his message below:

On Monday, May 23, the City Council will hold the second of three community conversations about the city budget. The meeting will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW). The topic of this meeting is public safety budget issues.

We invite you to join the Council in testing a new format for these meetings. As you may know, City Council holds large budget hearings each year. While these meetings provide an opportunity for feedback, they tend to be quite long and often people are just talking at one another rather than with one another. This pilot format consists of smaller groups of residents who can actively interact with each other and with City staff.

Participants will discuss five questions at five tables throughout the evening. Each discussion table will have a note taker and a facilitator leading the discussion around a separate question. Participants will be grouped with different people and different Councilmembers at each round. After the five rounds of conversation, the facilitators will identify recurring themes and present them to conclude the meeting.

I will unfortunately be out of town for a week starting Wednesday the 18th. If you have questions after Tuesday please contact Megan Coppersmith on the Council Communications team (206-615-0061, megan.coppersmith@seattle.gov). An RSVP to Megan is also requested so we can have a general head count, but not required.

Nate Van Duzer
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess

This should be an interesting event with intimate contact with city council members. We'll be interested in the results of the meeting.

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