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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

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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

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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

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SODO STORIES, MADE IN SODO SERIES: WASHINGTON CHAIN & SUPPLY, INC.

The SODO Stories, Made in SODO series, is a collection of stories about business owners who create, design and sell products that are made in SODO. The businesses featured in the Made in SODO series are all featured in our Made in SODO video. Each story/business is unique, and they help to create a vibrant community here in SODO.  To watch the video, it can be found here: Made in SODO Video Story: Jillian Celich |

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SODO Stories, Made in SODO Series: Easton Richmond Photography

The SODO Stories, Made in SODO series, is a collection of stories about business owners who create, design and sell products that are made in SODO. The businesses featured in the Made in SODO series are all featured in our Made in SODO video. Each story/business is unique, and they help to create a vibrant community here in SODO.  To watch the video, it can be found here: Made in SODO Video Story: Jillian Celich SUNNY

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SODO Stories, Made in SODO Series: Western Neon

The SODO Stories, Made in SODO series, is a collection of stories about business owners who create, design and sell products that are made in SODO. The businesses featured in the Made in SODO series are all featured in our Made in SODO video. Each story/business is unique, and they help to create a vibrant community here in SODO.  To watch the video, it can be found here: Made in SODO Video Story: Jillian Celich SHINING

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SODO Stories, Made in SODO Series: Filson

The SODO Stories, Made in SODO series, is a collection of stories about business owners who create, design and sell products that are made in SODO. The businesses featured in the Made in SODO series are all featured in our Made in SODO video. Each story/business is unique, and they help to create a vibrant community here in SODO.  To watch the video, it can be found here: Made in SODO Video Story: Jillian Celich |

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RSVP for the Second Neighborhood Business District Safety Forum

Last October we held a public safety forum in SODO at which our members were able to provide city and county leaders with information about the impact of crime and public disorder on our businesses, customers, and employees. From information provided at the forum we commissioned the report “System Failure – Report on Prolific Offenders in Seattle’s Criminal Justice System”. What we found was that a significant portion of the criminal activity in our communities

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SODO Stories, Made in SODO Series: Solstice

The SODO Stories, Made in SODO series, is a collection of stories about business owners who create, design and sell products that are made in SODO. The businesses featured in the Made in SODO series are all featured in our Made in SODO video. Each story/business is unique, and they help to create a vibrant community here in SODO.  To watch the video, it can be found here: Made in SODO Video Story: Jillian Celich |

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SODO Public Safety Announcement

A series of set fires occurred in the SODO neighborhood beginning late in the evening on March 24 and continuing through the early morning hours of March 25. A dumpster receptacle, garbage bin, construction materials and two forklifts were damaged from the fires. Combustibles next to a building were set in two of the fires. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries and no significant property loss. Fire investigators responded to each scene to conduct an

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