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Get Engaged Hot Sheet: January 9 – 16

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Here are 5 things you can do this week to GET ENGAGED!


Attend the Public Hearing on the Fort Lawton Draft Environmental Impact Statement: The City’s vision for Fort Lawton is an affordable, livable community that creates opportunities for those with low incomes to live in the Magnolia neighborhood, and takes advantage of the opportunity to increase recreational and open space for Seattle. The City of Seattle is currently seeking public feedback on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which undertakes a detailed environmental study of the proposal.  Public hearing tonight at 6pm at the Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA 98199. (Public comment period will remain open through January 29, 2018.)


Join the Steering Committee for Your Voice, Your Choice 2018: Have ideas on how to improve the City of Seattle’s participatory budgeting process? We are forming a steering committee to help advise, guide, and assist our Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets program on issues related to equity, funding structure, program outcomes, and accountability! Apply by Friday, January 19 at 6pm.


Join Sound Transit’s Advisory Group for the Future West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions: Sound Transit is seeking approximately five volunteers to serve as community members of the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Stakeholder Advisory Group. This group will provide a forum for community members to inform the development of alternatives for further study in the environmental review phase of the project. Apply by January 22 at 5pm.


Apply for a Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant: Have an idea or project in mind that will help reduce waste in your community? Seattle Public Utilities is offering $2,000 – $15,000 grants that can help make your idea a reality or take your project to the next level. Grant applications are due February 23.


Provide Scoping Comments Regarding the Roosevelt RapidRide Project: The Roosevelt RapidRide Project will provide a high-quality service connecting Downtown Seattle with the neighborhoods of South Lake Union, Eastlake, University District, and Roosevelt. Seattle Department of Transportation has initiated a 40-day scoping period to help determine issues to be addressed in the environmental document and identify any significant issues related to the proposed project. Public comment period open through January 12, 2018.