Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Get to Know Our Community Liaisons

Community Liaisons embody the heart and soul of our department. They bring skills, knowledge, connections, and strategies that empower us to more effectively engage with underrepresented communities.

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Seattle Municipal Court Community Outreach: Do you have unpaid Seattle/King County tickets, a suspended driver's license, or outstanding warrants with the Seattle Municipal Court? Join this outreach event at Rainier Community Center on October 17 to get help with a range of services including warrant resolution without arrest, access to an attorney about vacating a conviction and/or debts to the court, bus tickets and fare violation resolutions, mental health and substance use disorder screening, and more. (more)

Funding Opportunities Available for Community Programs: The Seattle Park District has three great funding programs focused on funding priority populations, including people of color, immigrants and refugees, and the LGBTQ community. (more)

City Launches Effort to Develop Pre-approved Plans for Accessory Dwelling Units: To simplify and streamline permitting, the City is working with architects, designers, and builders to develop pre-approved DADU construction plans that offer a faster, easier, and more predictable design and permitting process for Seattle residents. (more)

West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension: Sound Transit staff conducted initial assessments on alternatives that were suggested during the scoping public comment period. Review the results and share your feedback. (more)

Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks Nominations for Annual Volunteer Stewardship Awards: The Denny Awards honor extraordinary volunteer service to the city’s parks and recreation system. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 18. (more)

Two-Way Columbia St Transit Pathway is On Its Way: This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses to access the new Viaduct-free Alaskan Way in early 2020. (more)

Have Coffee with a Cop on October 2: Look for Seattle Police Department officers from 1-3pm at Starbucks locations at 8301 Aurora Avenue N, 211 Lenora Street, 601 S Michigan Street, and 1600 E. Olive Way. (more)

Don't Miss the Maple Festival at Seattle Japanese Garden: Bring your cameras and capture the breathtaking sight of Japanese maple trees ablaze in fall color at the annual Maple Festival, Oct. 3 – 13, at the Seattle Japanese Garden. (more)



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Casa Latina Celebrates 25 Years

"Community members gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Casa Latina, a community nonprofit focused on helping the Latinx community navigate gaining employment in Seattle since the early 1990s. The organization offers Spanish speakers everything from English classes and community advocacy to day labor dispatch and safety trainings." - South Seattle Emerald

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Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Georgetown Steam Plant Pump House: You are invited to attend the meeting on November 6 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Share Your Feedback to Help with Planning for RapidRide R Line: King County Metro is bringing RapidRide to the Rainier Valley! The RapidRide R Line will upgrade and replace the Route 7 in late 2024. Metro is currently in the design phase and looking for community input about how to design great service. (more)

Share Your Input on Lakewood Playground Play Area Renovation: Attend a meeting on October 16 or share your thoughts online. This first meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input on the overall design for the play area renovation. (more)


  • Duwamish Valley Community Resilience Workshop: October 2, 5:30pm (more)
  • Southwest District Council: October 2, 6:30pm (more)
  • Get Free Help Applying for U.S. Citizenship: October 5, 10am (more)
  • Rainier Beach Tree Planting Prep with Seattle City Light: October 5, 10am (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association: October 8, 7pm (more)
  • National Coming Out Day Celebration: October 10, 5pm (more)
  • Seattle City Council District 1 Debate: October 10, 6pm (more)
  • Celebrate Arbor Day at Rainier Beach Community Center: October 12, 9am (more)
  • Citizenship Clinic: October 12, 10am (more)
  • Rainier Beach 'Develop-meant for Community' Town Hall: October 17, 6pm (more)



Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Williams & Company Potato Chip Factory in Interbay: You are invited to attend the meeting on November 6 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

New Protected Bike Lane on Bell St: Construction expected to start in summer 2020. The Bell St Protected Bike Lane will be the final connection in a bicycle network in the north end of downtown. It will complete an “all ages and abilities” network that extends nearly 4 miles through the heart of Seattle connecting Downtown to Fremont. (more)


  • Meet the Candidates - Seattle City Council District #7 Forum: October 1, 5pm (more)
  • West Edge Neighborhood Association: October 2, 6pm (more)
  • Queen Anne Community Council: October 2, 7:30pm (more)
  • 7th Annual API Candidate Forum: October 9, 4:30pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee: October 9, 6pm (more)
  • Belltown Community Council: October 9, 6:30pm (more)
  • Bernie Whitebear Garden Restoration Project: October 12, 11am (more)
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day 2019: October 14, 5pm (more)
  • Magnolia Community Council: October 15, 7pm (more)



Give Advice on Zoning Modifications to West Woodland Elementary School: Here’s your chance to serve on an advisory committee that will recommend whether to grant zoning modifications desired for West Woodland Elementary School. (more)

Construction Begins for Greenwood Park Addition: The new parcel, surrounded by Greenwood Park, reflects input from the community and has a “game” theme with a ping pong table, corn hole, 4-square, hopscotch, and tether ball. Construction will be complete in early 2020. (more)

Share Your input on B. F. Day Play Area Renovation: Attend a meeting on October 10 or share your thoughts via online survey. This renovation project will replace the play equipment and improve the adjacent picnic area. (more)


  • Phinney Ridge Community Council: October 1, 7pm (more)
  • Haller Lake Community Club: October 3, 7pm (more)
  • Residential Burglary Prevention Class: October 3, 7pm (more)
  • Northeast District Council: October 3, 7pm (more)
  • Piper's Orchard Festival of Fruit: October 5, 11am (more)
  • Seattle City Council District 4 Debate: October 5, 12pm (more)
  • City University Community Advisory Committee: October 8, 6:30pm (more)
  • Ballard District Council: October 9, 7pm (more)
  • B. F. Day Play Area Meeting: October 10, 6pm (more)
  • ALUV Monthly Meeting: October 10, 7pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: October 15, 7pm (more)