FYI Notices from City Hall
NIGHT OUT is Tuesday, August 3rd
“Night Out” is a national Crime Prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. It is a great chance to learn about crime prevention, while also celebrating your community and spending time with your neighbors.
The Clean City Initiative is a program that invests $3 million into new and existing programs to clean up litter and garbage across the city. The Clean City Initiative pulls together and expands efforts from Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Seattle Department of Transportation to address the backlog in maintenance. The Clean City Initiative includes:
Additional SPU Litter Routes: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will add 10 new litter routes to the existing 8 Community Litter routes to more than double efforts to collect litter and illegally dumped trash throughout the city. Each 50-block face route is serviced twice a week. (Litter route map)
Weekly Park & Neighborhood Focuses: In addition to regular maintenance, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), SPU, and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will focus weekly on extensively cleaning specific parks, neighborhoods, and surrounding streets through street cleaning, pressure washing, grounds maintenance, stairway cleaning, graffiti cleaning, and trash, debris and needle collection.
Increased trash pick-up from encampments and RVs: In service of people living unhoused, SPR, SDOT and SPU will collect trash from encampments across the city through an expanded Purple Bag program and through on-site garbage collection.
Additional needle collection efforts: SPU will add 10 new needle boxes throughout the city, and the efforts above will all include needle collection from streets and park spaces.
FIND IT, FIX IT APP
With Find It, Fix It, reporting an issue is as easy as snapping a photo with your smartphone, adding detailed information, and hitting submit.The map's "drag and drop" feature or the phone's own technology can be used to pinpoint the location. The app offers the following service request categories:
Abandoned Vehicle: Report vehicles parked in a public right of way more than three days.
Bike or Scooter Share Issue: Report a parking or maintenance issue with a shared bike or scooter.
Clogged Storm Drain: Report a clogged storm drain.
Dead Animal: Report a dead animal for pickup by animal control officers.
Graffiti Report: Report graffiti, including what it is on — parking meter, utility pole or building — so it gets automatically routed to the appropriate department for response.
Illegal Dumping: Report illegal dumping — junk, garbage or debris — on public property, including roadsides, open streets and paved alleys. This includes discarded needles and bio-waste.
Overgrown Vegetation: Report overgrown vegetation in public right of way areas or on City property.
Parking Enforcement: Make an inquiry regarding a parking concern.
Pothole: Report a pothole.
Sign and Signal Maintenance: Report damaged street signs and malfunctioning traffic signals.
Streetlight Report: Report a streetlight outage or damaged streetlight.
Other Inquiry: This miscellaneous category is for making an inquiry or request not listed above, which will be processed by the City's Customer Service Bureau. Mobile users should choose this category to provide feedback.
Once you download and use Find It, Fix It, feel free to submit feedback using the app's "other inquiry" category, found under the "New Request" icon.