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 Broadway BIA
February 2018

Broadway BIA News

ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE 2018 CAPITOL HILL PRIDEFEST

Earlier this month, the Broadway BIA board approved a sponsorship for the 2018 Capitol Hill PrideFest event. This sponsorship is reflective of a history of working together positively and collaboratively on numerous events such as 2017 Broadway PrideFest and Clean Sweep.   
 
On Thursday February 8th the BBIA was informed that two separate organizations have filed special event permits to organize the Capitol Hill Pride event on June 23, 2018. 

IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONTACT THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND ASK THEM TO APPROVE THE CAPITOL HILL PRIDEFEST SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT.

COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH AT 4:00 PM and should be sent to specialeventsoffice@seattle.gov. The Special Events Committee will review this feedback at the Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Special Events Committee meeting, followed by potential vote overseen by the City Attorney's Office. 

OUR FEEDBACK IS IMPERATIVE TO ENSURE THE 2018 EVENT IS A WELL-ORGANIZED, RESPONSIVE AND COMMUNITY-DRIVEN EVENT.

For more information about participating in the Capitol Hill PrideFest event or permit process, please contact bbia@caphillchamber.org.

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 bbia@caphillchamber.org.  

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 2018, the hosing services were expanded to cover more areas of chronic bio-hazard and dumpster debris. In addition to twice a month hosing on the alley west of Broadway between John and Thomas, there will be hosing in the alley between Pike and Pine and stub alley behind Laughing Buddha Tattoo. 

While it is unlikely there will be additional snow this year, Recology is prepared to de-ice and remove snow on sidewalks within the service area if it happens. The cost of these services represents approximately two-thirds of the BBIA budget. 

Here is a side by side comparison of January 2016 - 2018 clean up stats :


Please contact customer service 24/7 at  seattle@recology.com   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  http://www.cleanscapes.com/ for service alerts, news, and quick answers to commonly asked questions.  
  

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.
SEATTLE CITY LIGHT SCAM ALERT

Scam Alert: Spot It, Report It, Stop It

Earlier this month a ratepayer reported a potential scam situation when an individual claiming to be from Seattle City Light attempted to extort funds for an unpaid bill. Seattle City Light shared this information on their website and we encourage you to share it with your staff. 

Seattle City Light wants to empower and protect customers from falling victim to scam attacks. City Light customers, and utility customers around the nation, have been receiving calls by scammers posing as utility employees threatening to shut off power if a payment is not immediately made. The scammers are targeting elderly, non-English speaking customers and business owners. City Light is working proactively to educate customers about how to recognize, prepare for, and prevent them from falling victim to scam attacks. 

Don't let it happen to you.
  • Learn how to spot a scam attack and recognize our process on the Scam Alert page
  • Report a scam and see what other City Light customers are reporting on the Report a Scam page
  • Suspect a scam? Call Customer Care Center at 206-684-3000
     


Questions or Comments?

If you would like to connect with the Broadway BIA or have questions or comments, please contact us at bbia@caphillchamber.org

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