Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Recognizing Community Members Acts of Kindness for Neighbor Day

Over the past two years, we have witnessed the true meaning of community and seen people across the city step up to support one another with compassion and kindness. As part of our annual Neighbor Day celebration, we asked community members to submit nominations to recognize these acts of kindness. Nearly 100 nominations were submitted to celebrate more than 40 people, businesses, and organizations who have gone above and beyond to help support their friends and neighbors.

Read what community members had to say, in their own words, on the Front Porch Blog.

Other City News

Help Advise Utility Rates and Strategic Plans by Joining the Customer Review Panel: Seattle Public Utilities is actively seeking a diverse candidate pool to help inform its work and vision to become a community-centered utility. The application deadline has been extended to May 16. (more)

Created Commons Events Expand to New Locations This Summer: The community-curated events will continue to celebrate community and safe outdoor gatherings with new events in Lake City, Pioneer Square, and Chinatown International District throughout the summer. (more)

Seattle City Light Hosts Women in Power Workshop for Local Youth: The event brought together 16 eighth-grade women to provide an interactive event introducing a variety of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math positions within a public power utility and the women in those roles. (more)

Expanded Assistance Available to Help Utility Customers in Need: Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities offer flexible payment plans for customers struggling to pay their bills as well as discounts and emergency assistance for income-eligible residents. (more)

In The Community

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“Who Keeps Us Safe?” A Podcast by Asian Americans Living in Seattle

The podcast Who Keeps Us Safe? is produced by a small volunteer team of Asian American community organizers in Chinatown International District that explores safety, policing, and abolition in AAPI communities and beyond. In each monthly episode, the team speaks with organizers in the Seattle area and reflects on their work and learnings. In episode one, What Does Safety Mean to You?, previously released in July 2021, they interviewed Rainier Beach Action Coalition about safety projects organized by community members.

Read the full story in South Seattle Emerald

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Green Book Tour: Jackson Street After Hours, through the Ages

Named for the historical “Green Book” tour guide for Black motorists, Black & Tan Hall created the Seattle Green Book Self-Guided Tour. This tour covers the Jackson Street corridor, with several stops at sites owned by Asian Americans. During segregation, Chinatown International District included Chinese, Japanese, Black, white, and interracial households, as well as multiracial community organizing and political advocacy.

Read full story in Northwest Asian Weekly.

Share Your Feedback

Community Input Sought for Six-Year Park District Budget: Help Seattle Parks and Recreation determine priorities for the Seattle Park District budget through 2028 by participating in this survey by May 12. (more)

Public Comment Period Open for City Surveillance Ordinance: The City of Seattle is looking for public input on the fifth set of draft Surveillance Impact Reports for currently existing surveillance technologies. Survey open through May 20. (more)

Provide Feedback on Seattle Transportation Plan: Help Seattle Department of Transportation establish a renewed vision for the future of our streets and public spaces by participating in a public survey. (more)