Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Reimagine Seattle Storytelling Project

To understand the impacts of 2020 and what a new path forward might look like, we launched Reimagine Seattle, a storytelling project in which community members from across the city reflect on their current experiences in Seattle, how they’ve been impacted by the events of 2020, and their hopes for the future of our city. Stories for the series were commissioned from Seattle artists, writers, community advocates, and social justice leaders.

Check out the stories on the Front Porch Blog


Fines Now Enforced on West Seattle Low Bridge: Citations will now be issued for all unauthorized vehicles through an automated photo system. (more)

Child Care Copay Relief Extended through March: Child care copay relief for income-eligible families will be extended through March 2020. See if you are eligible!  (more)

Direct Cash Assistance Available for Food and Hospitality Workers: Learn more about cash assistance for Seattle residents who have lost income due to COVID-19. (more)

Free Virtual Events from Age Friendly Seattle: Check out the calendar to learn more about online events through 2021. (more)

New Light Rail Stations for NE 130th and NE 148th Streets: See final designs and future developments for light rail extensions in the area. (more)

Council Passes Legislation to Strengthen Subpoena Power: Read more about what the new legislation means for the Office of Police Accountability and Office of Inspector General (more)

Your Next Job Program Provides One-On-One Assistance for Job Searching, Skill Training, and More: Get answers to your job and unemployment questions online or by phone. (more)

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century: Learn more about this author presentation and other upcoming Seattle Public Library events. (more)

New Sidewalks Installed in Lake City and South Park: Check out the expansions of pedestrian walkways across the city. (more)

Seattle Public Library Expands Curbside Service: Learn more about current library services and locations updates. (more)


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PBS Docuseries Examines How Historic Seattle bar, Blue Moon Tavern, is Surviving the Pandemic

A new crowdsourced docuseries from PBS, "American Portrait", aims to create a communal space where people can share, explore and listen. The latest episode features a story from Emma Hellthaler, the owner of the U-District's legendary Blue Moon Tavern. The piece chronicles her life as she simultaneously tries to save her bar, take care of her husband who recently suffered a traumatic brain injury, and raise two preteen children during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the article in the Seattle Times or watch the full episode at PBS


Community Feedback Needed for Parking and Curbside Changes around Climate Pledge Arena: Help shape street changes for effective movement in the Uptown area. (more)

Input Needed on Three Concept Designs for Salmon Bay Park Play Area: Provide feedback on the final designs for the renovation project. (more)

Comment Period Open for State Active Transportation Plan: Help create a transportation plan that helps Washingtonians of all ages and abilities walk, bike or roll to get where they want to go. (more)

Give Your Feedback on Pier 58 Playground Options: View results from the first survey and help determine final designs for this waterfront gathering space. (more)