Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Hilary Nichols, smiling

Hey Neighbor: Meet Hilary Nichols

Hilary Nichols has been coordinating our People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) since 2016 and has since discovered a passion for educating communities about how local government works. After hours, Hilary can be found doodling, visiting art galleries, and enjoying Seattle’s drag scene.

(Watch her video interview.)

OTHER CITY NEWS

SpokesSalmon Sal Says to Flip your Trip: If you usually drive into Seattle by yourself, commuting car-free once a week is an easy way to do something good for yourself, your city, and your planet. (more)

More Light Rail Service Disruptions: Just a reminder that on the weekends of October 26-27 and November 9-10, there will be no Light Rail service between SODO and Capitol Hill. Free buses will connect the six stations in between. (more)

Seattle Municipal Court Community Outreach: Have unpaid Seattle/King County tickets, a suspended driver's license, or outstanding warrants with Seattle Municipal Court? Join the court and community partners at Rainier Community Center on October 17. (more)

Serve on King County Metro's New Access Paratransit Advisory Committee: This committee will advise Metro, the King County Executive and King County Council on transit issues and policy related to matters of equal access to public transportation for persons with disabilities. Application deadline is October 18. (more)

Share Your Feedback on the Development of 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. (more)

Apply for the Technology Matching Fund: The Technology Matching Fund offers matching funds of up to $25,000 to community-led Seattle-based projects that increase digital literacy and access to free or low-cost broadband and provide technology support to underserved communities. (more)

Hygiene Services for Seattle Public School Students & Community Members: Seattle Parks and Recreation is making showers and restrooms available free of charge to Seattle Public School youth in need and their immediate family. (more)

Open Call for Community Review Panelists: Do you have a passion for improving educational outcomes for youth of color? Get involved with the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) to help close race-based opportunity gaps in education. (more)

Safe Routes to School Funding: Fall Mini Grants Application Now Open: Apply by October 31 for up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about walking and biking to school. (more)

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

mosaic tile artwork featuring images of fruits, flowers, vegetables and the words "Good Shepherd P-Patch"

New Artwork on Display at Good Shepherd P-Patch

Walt Mason, in collaboration with the folks at Seattle Mosaic Arts and the Boys and Girls Club, created this beautiful mosaic artwork for the Good Shepherd P-Patch Community Garden.

View the image on our Instagram page.

 

SOUTH SEATTLE

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the SW Spokane Street Pump Station: You are invited to attend the meeting on November 20 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Take the District 1 Community Network Survey: The District 1 Community Network is a loosely structured organization comprised of community councils, neighborhood groups, and residents within Seattle City Council District 1. They are developing a work plan for 2020 and would like your input. (more)

Help Design the New Play Area at Hiawatha Playfield: Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the design for the new play area at Hiawatha Playfield. Share your thoughts in-person or online. (more)

Participate in the Renovation of Maple Wood Playfield and Play Area: An Open House on October 19 will be an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input on considerations for the overall design. Additionally, the community is invited to provide input through an online survey. (more)

EVENTS

  • Seattle City Council Candidates Forum on Police Accountability: October 16, 6pm (more)
  • Public Charge Info Session: October 16, 6pm (more)
  • Lakewood Playground Play Area Renovation Meeting: October 16, 6:30pm (more)
  • Seattle Municipal Court Community Outreach Event: October 17, 9am (more)
  • Rainier Beach 'Develop-meant for Community' Town Hall: October 17, 6pm (more)
  • West Seattle Timebank Gathering: October 17, 6:30pm (more)
  • New Hawthorne Playground Work Party: October 19, 9am (more)
  • Beacon Food Forest Community Work Party: October 19, 10am (more)
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resource Fair: October 19, 10am (more)
  • Georgetown Community Council: October 21, 7pm (more)

 

CENTRAL SEATTLE

Help Develop the Master Plan for Seattle Pacific University (SPU): You can serve on a Citizen Advisory Committee to help develop the new Master Plan for Seattle Pacific University that will guide the school’s future development.  (more)

Share Feedback on RapidRide J Line: Attend a meeting or online open house to review the project’s history, current plans, and to see how community feedback has been incorporated into those plans. (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)

Interbay Village Lease Extended: The Port of Seattle Commission voted to renew the lease agreement with the City of Seattle for continued use of the Tsubota site for the Interbay Tiny House Village. (more)

EVENTS

  • Magnolia Community Council: October 15, 7pm (more)
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resource Fair: October 16, 10am (more)
  • We Lived Here - Stories of Seattle's Central Area: October 23, 6:30pm (more)
  • Candidate Showdown in Africatown Voter Forum: October 25, 7pm (more)
  • Belltown Exposed: October 27, 5:30pm (more)
  • RapidRide J Line Open House: October 28, 6pm (more)
  • Open House and Panel Discussion for Freeway Park Improvements: October 28, 6:30pm (more)
  • Historic Seattle at Mount Zion Baptist Church: October 29, 5:30pm (more)
  • Ballard Bridge Planning Study Drop-in Session: October 29, 6pm (more)
  • Harborview Standing Advisory Committee: October 30, 6pm (more)
  • Madrona Park Play Area Renovation Public Meeting: October 30, 7pm (more)

 

NORTH SEATTLE

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Canterbury Court: You are invited to attend the meeting on November 20 and make comments regarding the nomination. (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)

Share Feedback on RapidRide J Line: Attend a meeting or online open house to review the project’s history, current plans, and to see how community feedback has been incorporated into those plans. (more)

EVENTS

  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: October 15, 7pm (more)
  • Licton Springs Community Council: October 16, 6:30pm (more)
  • RapidRide J Line Open House: October 17, 5:30pm (more)
  • Lake City Murals Walking Tour: October 20, 1pm (more)
  • Ballard Bridge Planning Study Drop-in Session: October 24, 6pm (more)
  • U-District Community Cleanup: October 26, 9am (more)