Newsletter
 Broadway BIA
September 2016

Broadway BIA Events

Broadway BIA  Annual Ratepayers Meeting


September 20th 5-7PM
1st Security Bank
614 Broadway E

Broadway BIA Rate payers, please join us in September at 1st Security Bank's Capitol Hill Branch for the Annual BBIA Rate Payer meeting!
 
Review the year on Broadway and mingle with your neighbors.  Libations and sustenance will be provided by the wildly popular and hospitable  Witness Bar!  

We'll also discuss plans for Broadway Avenue holiday decorations this winter. 
 
Huge thanks to the gang at  1st Security Bank for hosting us this year!  
 
BBIA Rate Payers please RSVP to BBIA@caphillchamber.org

       

Seattle Central College 
50th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off Event!

A Community-focused event on Sept. 22 to honor the college's history of activism. 

50 Years of being Central to Social Impact & Activism:   Seattle Central College has played a pivotal role in shaping Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood and the city at large. Since its founding in 1966, Seattle Central students, faculty and staff have been vocal advocates for social change, both on campus and in broader movements. The campus has also served as a gathering place for community demonstrations throughout the years.

To recognize this important and unique history of social activism, the college is holding a special celebration on September 22nd at 10:20AM .   The event will follow the annual President's Day event for faculty and staff. This community celebration will feature:
  • A march on campus starting at Broadway & Pine
  • Stations highlighting the college's connection to social movements by decade
  • A reopening of Seattle Central College for the next 50 years
  • An opportunity to tell your Seattle Central story through interactive activities
This is part of a series of celebratory events that Seattle Central has organized to  commemorate its 50th anniversary, to be held  throughout the 2016-17 academic year.


Hilloween is October 29th!
Sponsorship Opportunities Are Still Available

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce's 7th annual  Hilloween event is a one-day community celebration on Broadway in the Pike-Pine corridor that welcomes thousands of attendees.   The indoor kid's carnival returns this year with fresh creative energies and talent for an afternoon of fun age-appropriate activities, Halloween- themed games, live performances, and fabulous tricks and treats!  The carnival concludes with a costume parade led by a marching band and trick-or-treating with participating merchants along Broadway, Pike and Pine.   
 
Be a part of the fun by sponsoring the biggest family-friendly event on Capitol Hill!   Sponsorship levels  begin at $500 and are a great way to market to Seattle's young families and show your support of the Capitol Hill community.   Merchants along Broadway, Pike, and Pine are encouraged to participate in this year's Trick-or-Treat.   Email  mel@caphillchamber.org  for more info.

 


New This Year!
Capitol Hill Zombie Crawl

Something new for the "big kids" this year - the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 1st annual  Hilloween Zombie Crawl event, a zomb-i-fied pub crawl of Capitol Hill bars and restaurants, in the evening following the family- friendly Hilloween carnival!  Zombies and zombie hunters will gather at dusk to collect their maps before dispersing to the streets for the creepy crawl.  Participants (age 21+) will enjoy drink and food specials at participating venues.
 
Be a part of the fun by participating in the 1st Annual Hilloween Zombie Crawl on Capitol Hill!  Get your bar or restaurant on the map with a  $200 sponsorship.

Email  mel@caphillchamber.org for more information.



Broadway BIA News

Proposed Legislation on Homeless Encampment Sweeps

Earlier this month, the City Council introduced  legislation that would dramatically change how the City manages encampments on public property. After evaluating this legislation, the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce has joined a coalition of business and neighborhood organizations to call upon the city to pass real reform to address the homelessness crisis in our city, rather than band-aid solutions that could pose significant negative impacts to small businesses, residents, employees, public space advocates and visitors to our city. 

Take a moment to read this  guest column written by public space, neighborhood and business leaders in response to this legislation.

We want to be a part of an effective and compassionate solution, to support and participate in efforts to alleviate the very real issues around homelessness, and we will continue to share our concerns with the City Council.

Please take a few moments to consider the impacts that this proposed legislation will have to your business or property, and voice your concerns by phone or email to City Councilmembers.  

Nighttime Outreach Planned for late-September

The Capitol Hill 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.  Since January, outreach workers have built strong working relationships with the East Precinct Police Department, community members, and business owners in Capitol Hill.

The team is coordinating with SPD to conduct nighttime outreach this month. 
If you have noticed any nighttime camping, individuals in distress or illicit behavior, please contact the the Capitol Hill MID team  (206) 973-1835 or 
jackies@downtownseattle.org.

Recology- Clean and Safe Collection

The Recology StreetScapes division is trained for bio-hazard materials pickups (such as needles, "sharps").   We're seeing an increase in the number of sharps being improperly disposed of along Broadway in recent months, and urge you to report any needles found immediately. To report sharps or for any service requests, please contact c ustomer service 24/7 at  s eattle@recology.com or call   (206) 859-6700.

Visit  http://www.cleanscapes.com/ for service alerts, news, and quick answers to commonly asked questions.  

Let's take a look at the Broadway Ave clean-up service report to-date:



Community Resources

Public Safety Resources

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. Contact Jackie St Louis   at (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 have just seen or experienced a crime, or one is 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.
  • 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.
Need to hire extra security staff for your event? MacGregor Event Staffing offers professional security for bars, nightclubs, restaurants, festivals, concerts, parties, weddings and events. Contact Cameron Black at (206) 697-3245.


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AlertSeattle is a free service that allows you to sign up online to receive customized alerts via text message, email, voice message, and on social media. In addition to emergency alerts, you can also choose to receive community notifications about safety, utility disruptions, major traffic incidents, and more. This service is provided by the City of Seattle at no cost to the public; however, message and data rates may apply.  


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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