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City Hall Open House

City Hall; 600 4th Avenue

Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10am – 2pm

2012 City Hall Open House

The 2012 City Hall Open House will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 10am to 2pm at City Hall.

5th Avenue will be closed to vehicles between James Street and Cherry Street and set up as a Farmer’s Markets as part of the Open House event at City Hall.

Police Body Camera Pilot Project Meeting

The Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committee, chaired by Councilmember Bruce Harrell, will host a special discussion on the proposal to outfit Seattle Police Officers with body cameras. Several community leaders and proponents of camera technology are expected to express their support for deployment of this technology.

The discussion will focus on the Seattle Police Department’s response to the Council directive to pursue federal grant money to fund a significant pilot project and the findings of an in-house body camera trial conducted by the department earlier this year.

Thursday, September 8, 2:30 p.m.

Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue
Council Chambers, Second Floor

Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin
Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata
Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Seattle Police Department Assistant Chief Dick Reed
Bob Scales, Director Government Affairs, City Attorney’s Office

Seattle City Council meetings are cablecast and Webcast live on Seattle Channel 21 and on the City Council’s website.

Reminder: Best Of Belltown

The Crocodile in Belltown

The Crocodile in Belltown

This evening, from 6pm to 9pm, Best Of Belltown will be held at The Crocodile. Upcoming events and projects in the Belltown community will be discussed, and you can meet local business owners, city leaders and your neighbors.

To support local businesses, you are invited to meet at Branzino for Happy Hour, beginning at 4:30pm before meeting at The Croc. Branzino Restaurant was recently a target of vandalism.

This event is free of charge, and please RSVP here: http://bbabestofbelltown.eventbrite.com/

Best of Belltown

Seattle Parks and Recreation is working on two projects for the Belltown community that will have a significant impact on the neighborhood: Bell Street Park and Belltown Community Center. Parks staff will provide project updates at the “Best of Belltown” event on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Crocodile Café, at 2200 2nd Ave.

The Bell Street Park will transform Bell Street from 5th Avenue to 1st Avenue into a 17,000-square-foot linear street park. This project is funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy and will feature enhanced landscaping, state-of-the-art stormwater management and pedestrian and bike friendly curbless construction. Parks is currently working to get Seattle Department of Transportation Street Improvement permit approval.

The new community center funded by the Community Center Levy will fulfill a commitment from the city to provide an important gathering and learning facility for the Belltown neighborhood. The intent of this project consists of leasing a 6,000-square-foot space and partnering with an independent operator for community programming. Parks is currently in the design phase and lease negotiations.

The “Best of Belltown” event, sponsored by the Belltown Business Association, highlights positive news and happenings in Belltown. The park update will include a construction schedule, and community center target opening date.

For more information, visit: http://seattle.gov/parks/centers/current/Belltown_Neighborhood_Center.htm

“Toward a Great Waterfront” Event Concludes

New Waterfront Model

New Waterfront Model

Earlier this evening, plans for a revitalized waterfront were laid out at the Bell Harbor Convention Center.

Turnout was exceptional as the key architects for the project presented their ideas and fielded questions from a nearly packed house.

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Toward a Great Waterfront

Model of the New Seattle Waterfront

Model of the New Seattle Waterfront

This Thursday, May 19th, the team that aims to revitalize the Seattle waterfront will hold a public event at the Bell Harbor Conference Center.

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