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SODO NEWS

- 2019 State of SODO Annual Meeting Recap

On Thursday, November 14, we held our 2019 State of SODO Annual Meeting. We were fortunate to have Bobby Lee, Director of Office of Development at the City of Seattle deliver our keynote address where he shared his vision for the Office of Economic Development. We also welcomed Seattle Police Sgt. Chris Toman, who talked about south precinct crime statistics in 2019 and priorities for 2020, and Chloe Gale and Becky Gilley from the REACH More

On Thursday, November 14, we held our 2019 State of SODO Annual Meeting. We were fortunate to have Bobby Lee, Director of Office of DevelopmentMore

- RV Camping-Public Health Study

Since 2015, the number of parked RVs located within the Sodo and Ballard neighborhoods of Seattle has increased dramatically, now totaling hundreds. Many of these RV owners fail to follow proper waste-disposal protocols, instead discharging their accumulated sewer wastes, including “black water,” directly into the city storm drains. The result is that untreated sewage is being released directly into our local waterways. To better understand the potential impact of RV discharges, the Sodo Business Improvement More

Since 2015, the number of parked RVs located within the Sodo and Ballard neighborhoods of Seattle has increased dramatically, now totaling hundreds. Many of theseMore

- System Failure, Part 2

Nine months ago the SODO BIA and other Seattle neighborhood business districts commissioned the System Failure report that demonstrated how a substantial portion of high-impact criminal activity in Seattle’s busiest neighborhoods is committed by repeat offenders. The report focused on an initial sample of 100 prolific offenders and how the current criminal justice system has failed to meaningfully respond to or change their behaviors. In the months that followed, Seattle and King County leaders, criminal justice stakeholders More

Nine months ago the SODO BIA and other Seattle neighborhood business districts commissioned the System Failure report that demonstrated how a substantial portion of high-impact criminal activityMore