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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
12/30/2008  5:24:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Phyllis Shulman, Conlin Office, (206) 684-8805
Rob Gala, Conlin Office, (206) 684-8805 Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Council President Richard Conlin
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Councilmember Sally J. Clark
Councilmember Jan Drago
Councilmember Jean Godden
Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Councilmember Nick Licata
Councilmember Richard McIver
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

COUNCIL TO REVIEW CITY’S SNOWSTORM RESPONSE

    WHAT: In response to citizen and Council concerns regarding the impact of the recent snowstorm on transportation, road-clearing efforts and garbage collection, the Seattle City Council will conduct a series of meetings to review the City’s performance. In these meetings, the Council will review the City’s snow management policies, procedures, and equipment to identify immediate action and resource needs for improving the City’s response to future storms.

    WHO: Seattle City Council and various City Department representatives

    WHEN: Meetings will take place as follow:

  • Monday, January 5 at 9:30 a.m. - Council Briefings: An overview from Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Department of Transportation on the Storm Response, including information from the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police Department.


  • Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30 a.m. - Joint Meeting of the Transportation and Environment, Emergency Management, and Utilities Committees: Briefing and Discussion with Seattle Department of Transportation, Human Services Department, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Light, Office of Emergency Management and King County Metro Transit. Time will be available for public comment.


  • Monday, January 12 at 9:30 a.m. - Council Briefings: Identification of immediate steps that can be taken for improved storm response.


  • Friday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m. - Joint Meeting of the Transportation and Environment, Emergency Management, and Utilities Committees: Establish a detailed Action Plan for improved response. Time will be available for public comment.

  • WHERE: All meetings will be held in Seattle City Council Chambers, 600 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For City Council President Richard Conlin’s statement on the snowstorm response, please go to www.seattle.gov/council .

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