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    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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