Sound Transit seeking community advisors on light rail extensions in West Seattle and Ballard
Sound Transit via their website shared that they are seeking people to serve on community advisory groups for the West Seattle and Ballard Link light rail extensions. Applications will be accepted through 5:00pm on October 27th.
Their webpage states:
Sound Transit is forming Community Advisory Groups (CAGs) to provide another forum to share information and to collaborate with community members around issues and tradeoffs as we work to deliver a project on time and within scope. The feedback from these groups taken together with all the comments received from the public comment period will be provided to the Sound Transit Board before it confirms or modifies the preferred alternative for the WSBLE project early next year.
Structure and membership
We're forming CAGs with a diversity of experiences and perspectives from communities along the project corridor, including but not limited to, income level, race, age, physical and cognitive abilities, and lived experience. Each group will be comprised of 10-15 community members, organized by geographic area.
Members will serve as ambassadors to their communities and bring forth community values, concerns and ideas. Members will receive a stipend for their involvement in meetings, which we expect will involve potentially six virtual meetings starting this fall and continuing through early 2022.
We’re looking for people who:
- Live, work and/or volunteer along the project corridor.
- Are a part of or have a deep understanding of one or more of the communities along the corridor.
- Have knowledge and/or interest in public transportation, mobility and how transportation affects the lives of people in the region.
We ask that members be prepared to:
- Act as a community ambassador, willing to share information with community members and bring forth community values, concerns, and ideas.
- Consider the community as a whole and go beyond personal interests.
- Participate collaboratively with group members whose views may be different from their own.
- Attend approximately six-monthly meetings from fall 2021 through early 2022, participating fully in the process.
Never done anything like this before? That's OK! You bring valuable perspectives, and we want to hear from you. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color, women, LGBTQ+, immigrant or refugee, low-income, or people with diverse abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you'd like to participate visit this page
and fill out the form.