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Seattle Renters’ Commission Recommends Emergency Moratorium on Evictions During Winter: Members of the Seattle Renters’ Commission have issued a statement urging the City of Seattle to pause all evictions of renters immediately and to continue a moratorium on evictions through the end of winter. (more)

Seattle Promise Expands to All Seattle Public High School Students: Graduates of Seattle public high schools now have access to two years (or up to 90 credits) of tuition-free college at Seattle Colleges. (more)

2020 Census Is First High-Tech Count: When the next United States Census arrives in April 2020, it will be the nation’s first high-tech count, with residents encouraged to primarily respond to the census survey online. (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)

Take the Sound Transit Fare Enforcement Survey: Help Sound Transit understand more about the challenges you may encounter when paying to ride and which policies, practices and information would better ensure safe, equitable transportation opportunities for all passengers. (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)

Share Your Input on Design Standards for Small Wireless Facilities (SWF): Most often installed on poles in the public right-of-way, SWF are antennas and related equipment that are smaller than traditional cell towers and extend wireless network coverage. The public comment period is open through November 27 at 5pm. (more)

Join Seattle’s Design Review Boards: Passionate about design or architecture? Mayor Durkan is looking for qualified candidates to fill 7 upcoming openings on the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. (more)



Dorothy Cordova, standing in front of archive boxes

Meet Seattle’s Keeper of Filipino American History

"Working in three old Seattle classrooms filled with dozens of cardboard file boxes brimming with hundreds and hundreds of files, Dorothy Cordova, at 87, is the keeper of the Filipino stories...All those stories, so many of them compelling, and “I’m the repository,” says “Auntie Dorothy,” as many know her."

(See the full article in The Seattle Times)



Update on Camp Second Chance/Myers Way Village: Fauntleroy Church notified the City and the village operator, Low Income Housing Institute, that they would like to enter into a formal agreement to sponsor the village. (more)

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)


  • District 1 Community Network: November 26, 7pm (more)
  • Outreach & Education at Asian Counseling and Referral Service: November 29, 8:30am (more)
  • Harvest Social at Rainier Beach Community Club: November 29, 6pm (more)
  • West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Delridge Station Neighborhood Forum: December 7, 10am (more)
  • Technology Matching Fund Workshop: December 7, 10:30am (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association: December 10, 7pm (more)



Own or Work in a Capitol Hill Business? We Want to Know Your Thoughts About Special Events: The City of Seattle would like your input regarding festivals, parades, and special events on Capitol Hill in order to better understand the impacts of these events on the neighborhood. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Avon/Capitol Crest Apartments: You are invited to attend the meeting on December 18 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Community Psychiatric Clinic: You are invited to attend the meeting on December 4 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Participate in the Future of Freeway Park: Seattle Parks and Recreation and Freeway Park Association invite you to participate in the Freeway Park Improvement project by sharing your feedback via online survey. (more)


  • Black Lives on the Front Line - Climate Justice Discussions: November 29, 9:30am (more)
  • Seattle at 150 Celebration: December 2, 12:30pm (more)
  • West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Chinatown-International District Station Neighborhood Forum: December 3, 5:30pm (more)
  • West Edge Neighborhood Association: December 4, 6pm (more)
  • Celebrate Happiness Lantern Celebration at Hing Hay Park: December 9, 5pm (more)
  • International Special Review District: December 10, 4:30pm (more)
  • Amplifying Voices of Missing & Murdered Indigenous People: December 12, 5:30pm (more)
  • Demanding Intersectionality in Disability Justice Movements: December 12, 5:30pm (more)



Construction on Christie Park Renovation Begins: The new design addresses safety and accessibility, and promotes park activities. Seattle Parks and Recreation anticipates celebrating the completion of the park expansion in late spring 2020. (more)

City Light Unveils New Public Artwork at its North Service Center: The two pieces “Undulating Currents” and “Licton Flow” were created by renowned artist W. Scott Trimble and commissioned with the City Light 1% for Art funds. (more)

Share Your Thoughts on B. F. Day Playground Play Area Renovation: The play area renovation project will replace the play equipment and improve the adjacent picnic area, including replacing the drinking fountain and making accessibility improvements. (more)


  • Phinney Ridge Community Council: December 3, 7pm (more)
  • Wallingford Community Council: December 4, 7pm (more)
  • Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board Meeting: December 5, 9am (more)
  • West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Interbay-Ballard Station Neighborhood Forum: December 5, 6pm (more)
  • Northeast District Council: December 5, 7pm (more)
  • Haller Lake Community Club Meeting: December 5, 7pm (more)
  • Bitter Lake Community Center Multicultural Dinner: December 6, 5:30pm (more)
  • Ship Canal Water Quality Project Drop-in Session: December 11, 5pm (more)