Seattle City Councilmember Rasmussen to announce new collaboration to guide street canvassers

Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

Seattle City Councilmember Rasmussen to announce new collaboration to guide street canvassers

Seattle – Culminating after more than eight months of community building and engaging local businesses, Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen and Joshua Ryan, Executive Director of the Pike & Pine Street Business Association, will announce a new agreement with canvassing organizations in Downtown Seattle.

Local businesses, hotels and meeting planners have felt aggressive canvassing has had a detrimental impact on the Downtown Seattle shopping experience. Through negotiations with Seattle’s four major canvassers, Councilmember Rasmussen and Ryan will introduce a Code of Conduct that outlines new language limiting canvasser behavior.  Each of the four canvassing organizations has voluntarily agreed to sign the Code of Conduct accord.

WHAT:
Introductions and signing of canvassing organization code of conduct

WHEN:
Thursday, December 1, 1-2 p.m.

WHERE:
Cavern Club at the Hard Rock Cafe
116 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

WHO:
Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
Joshua Ryan, Executive Director of the Pike & Pine Street Business Association
Representatives from the Downtown Seattle Association, Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, Seattle’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Seattle Metropolitan Improvement District

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