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Pike Place Market Constituency

The Pike Place Market Constituency exercises the public's oversight of Pike Place Market (the Market) under 1973 charter provisions (Pike Place Market Historical Ordinance #100475 and amendments, and Ordinance#103387) which created the Pike Place Market Historic District and Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA).

The PDA is a municipal corporation organized (pursuant to Revised Code of Washington 35.21.660, 35.21.670 and 35.21.730 and Seattle Municipal Code Ch. 3.110) to manage the Market.

The PDA is required to preserve, rehabilitate, and protect the Market's buildings; increase opportunities for farm and food retailing in the Market; incubate and support small and marginal businesses; and provide services for low-income people within 9.2 acres of the Market Historical District.

The Constituency is a public forum operating under its own bylaws as well as according to provisions of state public meeting rules and city public corporation rules. The Constituency works to keep Market management responsible and accountable, and acts as an advisory and lobbying group to both the PDA and the Seattle City Council. The Constituency elects one member to the PDA Council each year. Of the PDA Council's twelve members, four are elected by the Constituency.

Constituency membership is open to anyone who lives in Washington State, is 16 years old or older, and pays $1 yearly dues. Membership runs from May 1st to April 30th of the following year. Learn more about becoming a member...