Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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What does the 2019-2020 budget mean for Seattle Department of Neighborhoods?

Last week, Mayor Durkan signed the 2019-2020 City Budget that was adopted this month by Seattle City Council. The budget includes new opportunities for Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, as well as a few reductions that we are addressing with staffing realignments and better program collaboration. (Read More)


Online Resource to Help You Get Through the Viaduct Closure and Beyond: Seattle Department of Transportation has created a one-stop resource to help you prepare for Seattle’s era of tough traffic over the next five years. (more)

City Council Meetings to Include Closed Captioning: Seattle Channel will be adding real-time captioning to its live cable TV broadcasts of City Council meetings, including committee and special meetings. (more)

Members Sought for Seattle’s Design Review Boards: Passionate about design or architecture? Join one of the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. Apply by December 14. (more)

Help Make Holiday Spirits Bright for Foster Children: Seattle City Light is teaming up with Starbucks partner stores for a second year to host a donation drive for Treehouse, a local non-profit organization supporting foster children in Washington State. (more)

Mark Your Calendars for the North and South Seattle Home Fairs: Whether you’re a homeowner, landlord, renter or potential homeowner, Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections' home fairs will have something for you! Ask them about permitting process, inspections, code requirements, rental housing rules, and so much more. (more)



The City of Seattle and other local government agencies want your feedback. The projects listed below are currently open for public comment. Let us know your thoughts.

For a full list of projects open for public comment, visit our website.



Share Your Feedback on Plans for RapidRide H Line: Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro want your input on plans for transforming Route 120 to the new RapidRide H Line and the subsequent redesign of Delridge Way SW. (more)

Seattle’s Newest Tiny Cultural Space Is an Expansion of Estelita’s Library: The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Sawhorse Revolution selected Estelita’s Library in Beacon Hill to be the first ever recipient of a Tiny Cultural Space design and construction project. (more)


  • Southwest District Council: December 5, 6:30pm (more)
  • Surveying Sacred Urban Trees Talking Circle: December 6, 6pm (more)
  • Viaduct Closure Information Session: December 6, 6:30pm (more)
  • Columbia City Work Party: December 8, 9am (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association: December 11, 7pm (more)
  • Rainier Beach Community Club Meeting: December 12, 7pm (more)
  • Rainier Beach Neighborhood Health Tour: December 15, 10am (more)
  • Georgetown Community Council: December 17, 7pm (more)



International Special Review District (ISRD) Announces Results of Annual Election:Tim Lee and Andy Yip join the ISRD Board, which was created to preserve, protect and enhance the cultural, economic and historical qualities of the District. (more)

Volunteers Needed to Advise on Development Plans for Seattle Central College:Here’s your chance to advise the City on development plans of Seattle Central College on Capitol Hill. Apply by December 20. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge: The public is invited to attend the meeting on December 19 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)


  • Queen Anne Community Council: December 5, 7:30pm (more)
  • Human Rights Day 2018: December 6, 5:30pm (more)
  • Let There Be Light - Opening Viewing Party: December 7, 6pm (more)
  • Interlaken Park Improvements Ribbon Cutting: December 8, 9:30am (more)
  • Kaiser Permanente Standing Advisory Committee: December 10, 6pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee: December 12, 6pm (more)
  • Transit Talk - Climate Equity and Transportation: December 13, 12pm (more)
  • Lake Union Shoreline Clean-Up and Social: December 16, 10am (more)



Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the University of Washington’s Pavilion Pool and Haggett Hall: The public is invited to attend the meeting on December 5 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Pathway of Lights Returns to Green Lake on Saturday, Dec. 8: Join thousands of families, friends and neighbors for this beloved Seattle tradition. Travel the 2.8-mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the luminaria, music and refreshments. (more)


  • Viaduct Closure Information Session: December 5, 6:30pm (more)
  • Haller Lake Community Club Meeting: December 6, 7pm (more)
  • U District Partnership Community Cleanup: December 8, 9am (more)
  • Pathway of Lights at Green Lake Park: December 8, 4:30pm (more)
  • Holiday LIFT Enrollment and Reload: December 11, 2pm (more)
  • City University Community Advisory Committee: December 11, 6:30pm (more)
  • Phinney Ridge Community Council: December 11, 7pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: December 18, 7pm (more)