Broadway BIA
 May 19, 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.

Broadway BIA 2016 Budget

Let's take a look at budget categories for 2016....

Community Resources
MID Outreach

If you see someone in non-emergency distress, the Capitol Hill Metropolitan Improvement District Outreach (MID) team operates from 7:30 AM-6:00 PM and can be reached at 
(206) 441-330 or

Since January, outreach workers led by Lead Public Safety Outreach Worker Bradley Smith have built strong working relationships with the East Precinct Police Department, community members, and business owners in Capitol Hill.  By working in collaboration with SPD, outreach workers are notified of 'hotspot' locations and given a point of significant contact with individuals living on the street. The MID Outreach Team 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, and have already reached over 200 individuals in Capitol Hill. 
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.

Tips from SPD: Preventing Car Prowls

Upcoming Events

Clean Sweep
June 5, 2016
10:00 AM, Cal Anderson Park

We are kicking-off another year of Pride Month with our annual Clean Sweep event, in partnership with Pridefest, on Sunday June 5th!  

Volunteers gather at Cal Anderson Park for coffee and pastries sponsored by our local Starbucks!  We'll give you a stylish "I Am Capitol Hill" t-shirt and all the supplies you'll need before dispersing teams to scrub the streets.

Registration is free and open to all.  Kids are welcome!  Groups are encouraged to register as teams (have your team leader register all tickets under one name).
After we make the hill "sparkle", volunteer teams will return to Cal Anderson where they'll be treated to music and a free lunch by Sizzle Pie, Rainshadow Meats and Rachel's Ginger Beer!
Individuals and groups can register at  Stranger Tickets
Sponsorship opportunities  are still available, contact to learn more

MDT Hair-Care Event
June 5th, 2pm- 6pm
Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse

This year, we are planning something new!   The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Capitol Hill MultidisciplinaryTeam (MDT) that has been reaching out to individuals in our neighborhood since February, to offer free haircuts and grooming services provided by local professionals 

This free service includes haircuts, shampoos, and hair-care to individuals in need, and will be offered after Clean Sweep from 2-6pm in the Cal Anderson Park shelter house.  

We will be collecting donated grooming products (combs, shampoo, etc) before and during Clean Sweep!  Contact or for more information. 


Broadway BIA 
Walk and Talk
June 7, 2016
9AM-10AM Espresso Vivace Sidewalk Bar

Join us for a Broadway Avenue Walk and Talk with the BBIA Board.   

We'll meet at the Espresso Viace Sidewalk Bar at 9am.  The first 30 coffees are on us, so make sure to arrive on time!

Questions? Contact  

Community Forum
May 26th, 5pm
The summit, 420 E Pike Street

Shifting gears on a bicycle is about maintaining optimal effort for maximum efficiency. It's about making on-the-fly adjustments to keep moving over uneven terrain without getting exhausted. Shifting gears is a metaphor for resilience.
As Capitol Hill undergoes rapid changes, diverse groups are working to help the neighborhood address housing affordability, small business retention, transportation challenges, and preserving local arts & culture. How do community leaders incorporate public opinion into their vision? How do we ensure the neighborhood retains its health and character? Join us as five passionate community leaders introduce their projects in a rapid-fire series of Pecha Kucha-style presentations followed by an opportunity for each guest to participate in a facilitated discussion.
Thursday, May 26
5:00 Doors Open
5:30 Presentation
6:20 Facilitated Group Discussion
Refreshments server after
Presenters include Sierra Hansen of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, Scott Bonjukian of the Pike Pine Urban Neighborhood Council, Alex Brennan from Capitol Hill Housing, Zachary Pullin of the Capitol Hill Community Council and Tonya Lockyer of Velocity Dance Center and the Capitol Hill Arts District.  Civic leaders, including City Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Mike O'Brien, will be there to listen and respond to your comments. With an opening performance by Specs Wizard.
Produced by the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation.

Past Events
Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who attended State of the Hill 2016 last month, as you will see from our  slideshow of the event, we had a lovely evening.  

Congratulations to this year's Spirit of the Hill award recipient, Jerry Everard, honored for his years of philanthropy and commitment to the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Thank you  The Lady BDJ Blueyedsoul, and Rosie Melero for bringing the fun, and to our sponsors who helped make the night possible:

See you all next year!  

Questions or Comments?
If you would like to connect with the Broadway with any questions or comments, please contact Sierra Hansen or Mel Burchett 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