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10/20/2015: City Council Passes Heavy Haul Network Legislation.

Mayor Ed Murray praised the Seattle City Council for passing legislation establishing a heavy haul network of city streets in Seattle. The network will allow heavier cargo containers to be transported between the Port of Seattle, industrial businesses and rail yards. “Seattle is an international gateway and trade supports our strong and diverse economy,” said Mayor Murray. “A heavy haul corridor will help freight move more safely and efficiently through our industrial center. I applaud

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9/3/2015- Before and After: Occidental Street Paving Project

What a difference a day makes! The paving on Occidental is complete and looks great. This was a co-sponsored project of the SODO BIA and SDOT, funded as part of the BIA’s Transportation initiative. Our survey of SODO businesses revealed that Road Conditions were a primary issue for businesses in SODO, and  they are a focus for the BIA work plan.  Check out the Before and After photos below.  

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8/14/2015- SODO BIA Dumpsters & Honey Buckets Ready for Seahawks’ Fi...

The Seahawks pre-season home opener is tonight at Centurylink Field- 7 pm. The SODO BIA welcome Seahawks fans and has deployed dumpster/honeybucket combos throughout SODO for the convenience of tailgaters and to keep our streets clean for local businesses and patrons. Help us keep SODO Clean- direct fans to use the clearly labeled receptacles. Go Hawks! Questions? Erin Goodman erin@sodobia.org

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8/6/2015- Port of Seattle/SODO BIA Event Photos

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s working waterfront cruise and reception.  We hope you had as much fun as we did, learned a little about our Port and the BIA’s progress, and made some new connections. We’re looking forward to hosting additional events to get SODO BIA stakeholders together on a regular basis.  Together, we are strong!

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7/15/2015- Street Sweeping in SODO

If you are in SODO very early in the morning you may have seen  our street sweepers out this week for a long overdue street cleaning! As part of our Clean SODO initiative the BIA has contracted Seattle Sweeping to clean up years of debris and garbage from SODO streets.  In their first outing they covered 27.5 sidewalk miles  and collected 13.5 tons of street debris!  

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7/13/2015- Graffiti Questions Answered- SPD Community Newsletter

From the SPD Community  Newsletter:  Question of the Month I’m confused about how to report graffiti. I thought I was supposed to report it to Police, but then I’m told I’m supposed to report it to Seattle Public Utilities. Which is it? Do you all really care about graffiti? First off, yes, we care about graffiti. Graffiti is vandalism and property damage. It is a crime and we do want you to report it. If

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10/1/14: Update from the President

Clean SODO: BIA has placed 4 yard dumpsters at strategic locations to provide a convenient place for event tailgaters to dispose of their waste. This is an evolving project, which will mean locations will change as needs arise.BIA will be placing port-a-potties near locations where tailgaters congregate to stem the public urination that is currently happening. Graffiti and large debris (dumped material) will be taken care of by Recology. Removing graffiti from a building remains

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