Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Seattle Youth Commission members sitting on steps of City Hall


Seattle Youth Commission

Meet our 2019-2020 Seattle Youth Commission members! These teens are representing their peers and speaking up on issues faced by Seattle’s youth!

View the full image on our Instagram page.


Weigh in on Scooter Pilot Program: Seattle Department of Transportation wants to know what you think a successful scooter pilot program would look like. Attend a public meeting on October 30 or share your thoughts via online survey. (more)

Join Seattle’s Environmental Justice Committee: If you are committed to centering community needs in the City’s environmental work and improving environmental, health and economic conditions for our communities, apply to the Environmental Justice Committee. (more)

Get Ready for Tunnel Tolls: Tolling in the SR 99 tunnel will begin on Saturday, November 9. Rates in the tunnel will range from $1 to $2.25 with a pass. (more)

Attend a Sound Transit Neighborhood Forum: Attend a neighborhood forum to learn more about the alternatives being studied in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions, what happens next in the environmental review process and how you can stay engaged! (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)

Plastic Bags and Plastic Wrap No Longer Allowed in Recycling: Beginning January 1, 2020, plastic bags and plastic wrap will no longer be accepted in curbside recycling bins. (more)

Free Extra Yard Waste Pickup in November: Seattle Public Utilities provides free extra yard waste pick up for household customers in November. Just set out your extra yard waste next to your food and yard waste cart on your collection day. (more)



woman sitting with child on a bench looking at a museum exhibit

A new museum tells the Pacific Northwest history of Latinx identity

The Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture in South Park illuminates the struggles and contributions of Mexican Americans in WA.

“I love this place because I’m able to walk through these halls and take each picture and relate and connect and tell [my kids] the story of family.”

(See the full article in Crosscut)


S Rose St Sidewalk Survey: This project will connect people walking and biking between the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway and the planned 4-way traffic signal at Rainier Ave S & S Rose St. Seattle Department of Transportation is collecting input on 2 potential designs for the block and they’d like to hear from project neighbors. (more)

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)


  • Disaster Skills Workshop: October 30, 5:30pm (more)
  • Stop the Bleed: November 2, 10am (more)
  • Community Preference Draft Guideline Presentation: November 5, 10am (more)
  • Columbia City Review Committee: November 5, 4pm (more)
  • Southwest District Council: November 6, 6:30pm (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association: November 12, 7pm (more)



International Special Review District (ISRD) Board Announces Candidates for Annual Election: The 2019 ISRD Board election will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bush Asia Hotel in the plaza-level meeting room. Community members who are registered for this election are encouraged to vote. (more)

Help Develop the Master Plan for Seattle Pacific University: Have a say in the future development plans of Seattle Pacific University! Join our Citizen Advisory Committee. Deadline extended to October 31. (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)

Capitol Hill Business Alliance Launches: Working closely with the Office of Economic Development, Seattle’s largest business district now has a new program with exciting opportunities available for small businesses in the area. (more)


  • Harborview Standing Advisory Committee: October 30, 6pm (more)
  • Madrona Park Play Area Renovation Public Meeting: October 30, 7pm (more)
  • Kaiser Permanente Standing Advisory Committee: November 4, 6pm (more)
  • Public Life Counts: November 5 (more)
  • Pioneer Square Preservation Board: November 6, 9am (more)
  • West Edge Neighborhood Association: November 6, 6pm (more)
  • Queen Anne Urban Survival Skills Fair: November 9, 10am (more)
  • International Special Review District Board: November 12, 4:30pm (more)
  • Pike Place Market Historical Commission: November 13, 4:30pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee: November 13, 6pm (more)
  • Belltown Community Council: November 13, 6:30pm (more)



Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Golden Rule Dairy / Stoneway Electric Building: You are invited to attend the meeting on December 4 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Artists Selected to Create New Temporary Artworks for SPU Ship Canal Water Quality Project: FLOW 2020 is a project designed to enliven temporary walls and fences surrounding construction sites that are part of the Ship Canal Water Quality Project. It will feature temporary and site-specific artwork in four different locations (Ballard, East Ballard, Fremont, and Wallingford) and change every six months. (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)


  • E Prospect St Shoreline Street End Work Party: November 2, 9:30am (more)
  • Phinney Ridge Community Council: November 5, 7pm (more)
  • Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board: November 7, 9am (more)
  • Haller Lake Community Club: November 7, 1pm (more)
  • Northeast District Council: November 7, 7pm (more)
  • City University Community Advisory Committee: November 12, 6:30pm (more)
  • Meadowbrook Community Meeting: November 12, 7pm (more)
  • Green Lake Community Council: November 13, 7pm (more)