Our community forum is meant as a place for people to exchange ideas, hopes, and dreams for the Everett Station District neighborhood. This is a place to vent your frustrations, and for our community to work together to find solutions. You should ask questions, engage in constructive dialogue, and work to find consensus viewpoints. We should inspire, engage, and organize. So, what is the Everett Station District? It's the neighborhood around the Everett Transit Center. In transportation and land use planning, lots of time is spent thinking about the quarter- and half-mile radii around transit centers, so that's one starting point. We're also defined by our area's business activities, which is primarily light industrial and related commercial activities. We are defined by major roadways, like I-5, Hewitt Ave, and Broadway. And we're defined by common challenges of public safety and crime, and by a shared future of opportunity with Link light rail coming in future years. In this forum, we hope you will engage with your neighbors to address today's challenges and opportunities and to build a shared future together. Most of the discussion categories require you to sign-up with your name and email address. This helps us facilitate a more productive conversations among our neighbors. Code of Conduct 1. Expected Behavior Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community. Be transparent and do not bear false witness. Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions. Attempt collaboration before conflict. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Do not use ALL CAPS to emphasize a point or to express outrage. Do not yell at an individual or group. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential. 2. Unacceptable Behavior Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our community online, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of community business. Community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations. Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. 3. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the ESDA may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event). 4. If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify an ESDA representative as soon as possible. Additionally, ESDA staff are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress. 5. Addressing Grievances If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify the organizing team with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.