Asked earlier this week about worth of organizing a Capitol Hill community discussion to talk about — and document — the impact of December’s snow and ice problems. Here’s the Seattle City Council plan (pdf) for how they plan to postmortem the situation:
Monday, January 5 at 9:30 a.m. – Council Briefings: An overview from Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Department of Transportation on the Storm Response, including information from the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police Department.
Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30 a.m. – Joint Meeting of the Transportation and Environment, Emergency Management, and Utilities Committees: Briefing and Discussion with Seattle Department of Transportation, Human Services Department, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Light, Office of Emergency Management and King County Metro Transit. Time will be available for public comment.
Monday, January 12 at 9:30 a.m. – Council Briefings: Identification of immediate steps that can be taken for improved storm response.
Friday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m. - Joint Meeting of the Transportation and Environment, Emergency Management, and Utilities Committees: Establish a detailed Action Plan for improved response. Time will be available for public comment.
January 6th is the first opportunity for people to discuss what happened in an offline forum. If, like me, you have a few things to say but aren’t going to attend the Tuesday meeting, take a minute to submit comments to the council now. You can tune in to live video of council meetings here.
I plan to send the comments from pertinent snow and ice posts to get our discussion on the record. Feel free to include the voices of others in your messages to the council, too.
All of this doesn’t eliminate the potential value of a Capitol Hill-focused meeting — in fact, it might increase it. More details on that, shortly.