Posts for 'Seattle Public Utilities'

Trash talks.

August 1st, 2012

It’s finally Seattle summer – yet it’s hard to focus on our brief period of blue skies when our sense of smell, not to mention our community hygiene, is challenged by piles of trash (and accompanying urban wildlife) in alleyways in Chinatown and overflowing garbage cans in West, South, and Southwest Seattle.   [More]


Mid-point check-in

July 6th, 2012

Somehow we got into July and I’m not sure how that happened. At the top of this year the Council went through our annual agenda priorities exercise which yielded this 2012 Action Agenda and I thought, “Great. We finished this relatively quickly at the start of the year. Now we have the [More]


When is it OK to like graffiti?

August 23rd, 2010

"We" - the city and private business owners spend way too much money cleaning up scrawlings and bad doodles masquerading as "urban art."  In fact, the Council's Public Safety committee recently heard the results of an audit recommending ways for us to improve how we deal with unwanted graffiti and stickers. Most [More]