Seattle has many words for rain.
I encourage all of you to utilize the Beaufort Rain Scale where at any time the term to use could be Force 1: Scotch Mist; Presence of wet in the air, hovering rather than falling. You can feel damp on your face. But if you supinate your hand, nothing lands on it.
Associated Phrase: "I think it's trying to rain." (P.Meek)
On Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 pm, we have an unprecedented opportunity for our voices to be heard. Both the King County Council and Seattle City Council will meet at City Hall in a rare joint public meeting to discuss the Arena. This will be the only joint meeting of both Councils as they deliberate the Arena proposal. Please join us and urge the Councils to pass the Memorandum of Understanding and bring back our Sonics.
Public testimony is likely to be limited to one minute per person, so be prepared to be brief in your comments. You can sign up for testimony beginning at 5:00 pm, so make sure to get there early.
Please keep your comments respectful and allow other folks — even those with a different point of view — to speak freely. We want the Councils to see that we are enthusiastic and passionate about bringing the NBA and NHL to Seattle, but in order for our message to get across effectively we must be polite when opponents are speaking.
Finally, we encourage you to take public transportation to this event. Numerous bus routesserve the Seattle City Hall, and the Pioneer Square light rail stop is just one block away. Parking may be difficult.