This Week In Urbanism: November 13th – November 20th


If you care about urbanism, here’s your rundown of how you can get involved and make a difference this week:

  • Tell Seattle City Council What You Think About The Budget: The biggest item still being debated by the Seattle city council is the Homes tax which we covered earlier this year. Transit Riders Uniom is planning to continue their advocacy today (November 13th), and will be at city hall starting around 1pm even though the city council meeting doesn’t begin until 2pm. You can send your comments, or even better, show up in person.
  • Tell King County Council What You Think Of The Metro Fare Change: The King County Council will have a competing meeting today at 1.30pm at the county courthouse in Downtown Seattle. They will be considering a fare change which we covered twice before. Let them know what you think.
  • Attend An Event This Week: The Urbanist will be having our monthly meetup on Wednesday (November 15th). We’ll be hosting guest speakers from The Community Package Coalition. The Transit Riders Union—the grassroots group that delivered a city income tax—will be holding a fundraiser today at the WeWork on Spring Street starting at 5pm; Seattle Councilmeber Mike O’Brien will be the guest speaker. Seattle For Everyone will be holding an end of year celebration on Tuesday (November 14th), starting at 5.30pm, to recognize all the progress made on HALA; the South Lake Union Discovery Center is hosting and attendance is free. Puget Sound Sage—which helps support community-led urbanism—is celebrating their 10th anniversary and doing their annual fundraiser on Thursday (November 16th). The event starts at 5pm at Kings Hall. Lastly, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is hosting an event on Friday (November 17th) for World Day Of Remembrance.

We’ve already covered a number of things that you can still participate in if you haven’t already.

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Owen does servicing and consulting for a software company to pay the bills. He has an amateur interest in urban policy, focusing on housing. His primary mode is a bicycle but isn't ashamed of riding down the hill and taking the bus back up. Feel free to tweet at him: @pickovven.