The last thing you need is your neighborhood news blog nagging you. So no nagging. How about free Molly Moon’s ice cream, instead?
- Next Thursday night at 7p at the Cal Anderson Shelter House, the Capitol Hill Community Council will elect new officers to represent the 2009/2010 council. Even if you never plan to come to another meeting, you should come out to vote. This year, the council created things like the Capitol Hill Halloween walk, the discount dollar program, drove the process to secure funding to complete the Summit/John park, helped make the Capitol Hill Garage Sale a big deal and represented the community in discussions with agencies like Sound Transit, Seattle Department of Transportation and the rest of City Hall. The council also got a lot of the hard work that it takes to get a group started like pounding out new bylaws. You can read about the candidates here. You will note that my name — Justin Carder, glad to meet you — is not among them. My year as chair of the Council draws to a close in July. But I do have a few recommendations for who you should vote for. More on that next week.
- About that free ice cream. Molly Moon’s has been kind enough to donate a few tubs to thank you for coming out and being part of the election. Free scoop while supplies last. Thanks, Molly. BTW, if you know of any other local biz that would like to offer a thank you for voters, please let the council know.
- In the meantime, the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is leading a clean-up of Broadway on Saturday. Show up at the Cal Anderson Shelter House at 10a, grab a classy safety vest and a garbage picker-upper thing and go to work. Get free coffee and treats and then free pizza and music at noon. Good deal.