Broadway BIA
 April 18, 2016  

BIA News
Broadway BIA- How does it work?

We've been asked by many folks to describe the BBIA's rate assessment process ,  service territory, rate calculation and governance. The BBIA was created in 1986 by city ordinance and rates are based on sales tax revenue reported to Seattle. The City Council has amended the original ordinance four times over the past 30 years to expand the service area or increase rates. The 2001 Ordinance 120303 updated business rates to the following:
  • $2 per $1,000 in revenue except for financial institutions
  • A flat fee of $3,500 for financial institutions
  • A minimum fee of $50.00 and an annual cap of $3,500.
Here is a map of the current area, which was expanded by Ordinance 124514 in  2014.
The current  BBIA is governed by a six person Board who ensures the annual funds are spent on street cleaning, graffiti removal, rate payer education and other needs as they arise.

Tips and Tricks

If you see someone in distress, the Outreach team operates from 7:30 AM-6:00 PM and can be reached at (206) 441-3303 or at

Outreach partners with the community to address the reality that is homelessness and serves the community at large by responding to concerns and requests for assistance. 
Recology- Clean and Safe Collection

The Recology StreetScapes division is trained for bio-hazard materials pickups (such as the proper removal and disposal of needles). For any service requests, please contact c ustomer service 24/7 at  s or call 
Visit for updates and tips.

Speaking of Recology...

Let's take a look at where your rate dollars went:
Find It, Fix It

This app is a new platform to report a variety of issues to the City of Seattle. It is available for Android and iOS.

Upcoming Events
State of the Hill
April 20, 2016
Grim's, 5:30-9 PM 

Let's celebrate this past year with local Capitol Hill businesses! Come meet other small business owners and hear about a recap of the year and what's to come. This year's State of the Hill Address will be the first for our Executive Director, Sierra Hansen.  
This year's Spirit Award will be presented by Rick Fehrenbacher, Dean of  Seattle University School of New and Continuing Education, during our State of the Hill celebration this week.
This year, the Spirit Award will be presented to an individual, organization or business that has shown an outstanding commitment to the Capitol Hill community. The Spirit Award represents the best of Capitol Hill through community service, excellence, and passion for this neighborhood.
The fun in Wednesday's State of the Hill celebration is all thanks to:

Our MC The Lady B, DJ Blueyedsoul, and Rosie Melero, performing intuitive readings

Presenting sponsor Seattle University School of New and Continuing Studies, who will be telling us Wednesday who received this year's Spirit Award

Showcase sponsor Schemata Workshop, inc

Supporting sponsors Board and Vellum, Seattle Goodwill, and Ruckus

Community sponsors The Capitol Hill Times andCHS Capitol Hill

Thanks to our in-kind sponsors Grim's, SugarPill, Ada's Technical Books & Cafe, Zipcar, Lifelong Thrift Store, Hunters Capital, Cone & Steiner,
Rachel's Ginger Beer, Poquitos, Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge, Big Mario's Capitol Hill Farmers Market, and Jubilee Women's Center
To join in on the fun, get your tickets now for State of the Hill 2016 here!
Cal Anderson Cleanup
April 24, 10 AM-1 PM
Cal Anderson Park

Join the Captiol Hill Ecodistrict, Capitol Hill Community Council, Cal Anderson Park Alliance, and your fellow community members at Cal Anderson Park for a Spring Clean-Up! 

Tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own gloves, etc. Wear comfotable clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty. We  will be meeting up at the Shelter House located in the center of the park at 10am on Sunday, April 24th. 

Check out the event page here!

Clean Sweep
June 5, 2016
10:30 AM, Cal Anderson Park

Every Spring the Chamber organizes an annual Clean Sweep of the Hill, usually in early June. Volunteers from around the neighborhood gather at Cal Anderson Park and are dispersed to scrub the streets. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and help make the place sparkle.

Folks are beginning to recruit teams! If you're interested in participating in a team or as an individual, contact
Questions or Comments?
If you would like to connect with the Broadway with any questions or comments, please contact Sierra Hansen or Danielle Jones at If you send us an email, we would be happy to follow up with the City of Seattle.

For more information on the BIA!
1620 12th Avenue, Suite 204, Seattle, WA 98122,  (206) 328-6646