Review and Vote on the Interstate 5 Column Painting Proposals!

The First Hill Improvement Association  is excited to be able to make changes to the columns underneath Interstate 5 between Cherry and James Streets. We’re grateful to have the help from Urban Artworks to install and paint the selected art design.

Before our partners at Urban Artworks are able to paint the selected art design, we need your input! Please review each proposal from 5 local artists and vote on the design you’d like to see underneath the Interstate. The proposals are provided below, as well as a link to vote. Remember, you can only vote once! Get to it!

Interstate 5 Column Painting Proposals


Take SDOT’s Survey on the Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) Program

Seattle’s Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) program was created in 1979 to prevent commuters to major institutions like hospitals and universities from parking on neighboring residential streets, and to balance the needs of all people using public streets.

An RPZ is an area with posted restrictions on parking (such as 2-hour time limits); vehicles displaying a valid RPZ permit are exempt from these restrictions. Permits are designed to serve residents adjacent to major traffic generators; in some areas businesses are also eligible for permits.

Seattle has grown significantly since the RPZ program was started. SDOT would like to know how the program can respond to changing conditions and priorities so it can better serve people using Seattle’s streets.

Take the survey here, and share with your friends and neighbors.

The survey will be open until March 31, 2016. For questions about the survey, please contact Becky Edmonds at or (206) 684-5104. For more information about the RPZ program, visit the SDOT RPZ webpage or fact sheet.

This survey should take about 5 minutes. Thank you for your time!

Take Seattle University’s Seattle Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is administering the citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. The survey is accessible at from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Please circulate this email to your friends, family, co-workers and community members and feel free to post the below blurb on your social media. Attached are two flyers advertising the survey, which we encourage you to also share, print, and post at your work, religious institution, community center, apartment building, or other communal locations. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today.
If you would like to work with a Seattle University researcher to setup outreach and assist in the facilitation of the survey to your communities or organizations, or you would like more information about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Thomas at Seattle University,