The annual election for the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board is a little over a month away.
There are three positions open this year: One position open for a Business Person, Property Owner or Employee and two positions open for a Resident, Tenant or Community Participant.
Date of the election: Tuesday, November 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Election location: Bush Asia Hotel, IDEA Space meeting room (409 Maynard Avenue S., basement level)
The deadline to register to vote is Friday, October 16.
The deadline to nominate a candidate is Tuesday, October 20.
Copies of the election notice, registration and nomination forms can be downloaded from the ISRD website at:
http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/id.htm. A copy of the Board election procedures is available by request.
Forms must be received by the dates listed above.
Mailing address: Department of Neighborhoods PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649
Submit in person: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700 (17th fl.).
In order to vote on November 17th, voters must be registered at least thirty (30) days prior to the election. Once you are registered, you do not need to register again unless you have moved or your voter category has changed.
To confirm your registration status or request a voter registration form, please contact the Board Coordinator at the number below.
The special character of the Chinatown/International District is recognized and protected by City Ordinance. In 1973, the International Special Review District Board was created to preserve, protect and enhance the cultural, economic, and historical qualities of the area and, in particular, its unique Asian character. The Board reviews both changes to individual businesses and changes that may impact the entire district. To preserve this special character, the ISRD Board must review and approve all uses including use of the public sidewalks, new construction, and changes to building exteriors within the district, including signs or new paint colors or security gates, before installation or construction.
The Board is comprised of seven members, five elected by the community and two appointed by the Mayor. Board members serve two-year terms. (end)
Additional information about the ISRD can be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/id.htm.