Broadway BIA
December 2017

Broadway BIA News

2018 Budget Input

Over the last two years, the Broadway BIA has experienced significant growth and the 2018 budget will fund additional services to benefit the area. One new service added to the cleaning contract with Recology will be regular hosing of the alley west of Broadway between John St. and Thomas St. and increased staffing will improve reliability for the seven day a week services. 

The BBIA board approved additional funding to ensure the homelessness outreach conducted by the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) continues after City funding expires in March. For the past two years, these social workers have outreached to a number of individuals in crisis, connecting dozens with a range of services such as housing, employment, substance treatment, and mental health services, and it is critical this service remain in place for Broadway area businesses. 
The 2018 budget will also fund additional marketing year round, seasonal programs and the wildly successful winter tree lighting. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to

Winter tree lighting

Tree lights went up in mid-November, bringing extra sparkle and cheer to Broadway area businesses. We tried to light all of the BIA area, but unfortunately there are some areas we were unable to light due to non-functioning power sources on Seattle City Light poles.  These lights will be up through March 2018 and will be maintained on a regular basis. If you see light strings that have been damaged and/or are no longer working, please send a note to with location and a brief description to  

Your Ratepayer Dollars Hard at Work:

The Broadway BIA has a contract with Recology StreetScapes to sweep the sidewalks, remove graffiti,  bio -hazards and posters 7 days a week. In the event of snow, Recology will de-ice and remove snow on sidewalks within the service area. The cost of these services represents approximately two-thirds of the BBIA budget. 

Here is a side by side comparison of Nov 2016 and 2017 clean up stats :

Please contact customer service 24/7 at   or call   (206) 859-6700 to report graffiti, illegal dumping, sharps and biohazards.  Graffiti should be removed within 24 hours and sharps and biohazards will be removed in three hours.

Visit for service alerts, news, and quick answers to commonly asked questions.  

Broadway decks the halls this holiday season with Shop the Hill

'Tis the season!  This November and December, the Broadway Business Improvement Area (BIA) and Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce are proud to once again sponsor the Shop the Hill holiday campaign.  It's our way of bringing good vibes, holiday cheer and increased traffic to Capitol Hill and your highly valued businesses.

In partnership with the CHS blog and Coca Cola, we will be promoting your business all season long.   Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can see what you're up to and spread the word. 

Advertise your sales, deals, pop-ups, and holiday events for FREE at: and don't forget to Hashtag your holiday posts and encourage your patrons to do the same! #shopthehill

We distributed this year's Shop the Hill posters, table tents and postcards in mid November and we have a few printed materials left. Please contact if you would like more materials for your location.  

Community Resources

Public Safety & Social Services Resources

There are a number of public and private resources in our neighborhood that can provide treatment, shelter, and meals to those in need.   We've compiled them into a downloadable/printable document here. Please share this list with your neighbors, friends, and co-workers.

If you see someone in non-emergency distress, the  Capitol Hill Metropolitan Improvement District Outreach (MID) team operates from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. Call  (206) 973-1835.

See litter, illegal dumping, graffiti or sharps? Download the Find it Fix it app .
This app is a new platform to report a variety of issues to the City of Seattle. It is available for  Android  and  iOS .

Need to report a crime? The Seattle Police Department is here to help:
  • Emergencies: If you see or experience a crime, or one in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately.
  • Non-emergencies: If the crime happened a while ago and there is no direct danger to you or another person, please call the police non-emergency line at  (206) 625-5011 or submit a report online.
  • You can also call the non-emergency line and ask for a welfare check if you see someone who needs help
  • Follow SPD Tweets by Beat to receive updates in your "beat."
Smell smoke or need to report a fire?
The mission of the Seattle Fire Department is to save lives and protect property:
  • To report a fire, smoke, or other emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately. 
  • For non-emergencies and general SFD inquiries call (206) 386-1400.
2018 Labor Standards Update

Changes to Minimum Wage & Paid Sick and Safe Time take effect on January 1, 2018

The increase to minimum wage reflects inflation adjustments and annual increases required by the Minimum Wage ordinance. The expanded Paid Sick and Safe Time requirements reflect changes required by voter-passed, Washington Initiative 1433 (I-1433). Under I-1433, all hourly employees working in Seattle and throughout Washington automatically have a right to paid sick leave. 

Under legislation proposed by OLS, the I-1433 requirements will also apply equally to hourly and overtime exempt employees (with a few limited exceptions).  MORE INFO

Questions or Comments?

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