Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Cham Community Liaison, Sabreen Abdullah, Reflects on Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In recognition of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we connected with our Community Liaison, Sabreen Abdullah, to chat about the history of the Cham people, Muslim misrepresentations in media, and the vastness of different cultures within the AAPI community. Community Liaisons are embedded community leaders that bring expertise on their communities' needs and help build bridges between City government and community interests.

Read the full interview on the Front Porch Blog.

Other City News

Public is Invited to Comment on Zoning Modifications at Louisa Boren STEM K-8 School: The Seattle School District is requesting modifications from City zoning regulations to change image message board signage in front of the Delridge school. Submit comments by June 24. (more)

Mayor Harrell Seeks New Members for the Ballard Landmark District Board: Two members are needed to fill the architect and community historian positions and help make recommendations regarding proposed changes within the district. (more)

Utility Discounts Available for Income Eligible Customers: Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities is offering short- and long-term payment plans, as well as Emergency Assistance and a Utility Discount Program to help customers catch up and stay current on their utility bills. (more)

Applications Open for City of Seattle Civic Poet: The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Seattle City of Literature, is looking for an experienced poet to serve a two-year residency as a literary ambassador for the City. (more)

City Partners with Outdoors for All to Provide Adaptive Cycling Rentals: The Seattle Department of Transportation is collaborating with the local non-profit to make a fleet of more than 200 accessible cycling options available seven days a week throughout the summer. (more)

New Comic Book Answers Families’ Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids: The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning, Public Health – Seattle & King County, and Seattle Public Schools have partnered to design an illustrated book to address the most common questions and concerns families and kids have about the vaccine. (more)

Fire Safety Videos Now Available in Multiple Languages: This series of videos highlights common home fire issues and have been produced in American Sign Language and the most common languages spoken in King County. (more)

In The Community

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Good Things Happened When Residents of La Quinta Apartments Couldn’t Buy Their Building

Declared a historic landmark last year after a lengthy campaign coordinated by a group of residents, La Quinta apartments has been under new ownership since late August. Though its residents were unable to purchase the Spanish-inspired building for themselves as they had originally intended, the new owners have been respectful of their tenants and the historic property. The newly-gained landmark status means that exterior renovations to La Quinta are regulated by the Seattle Historic Preservation Program.

Read the full story in the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.


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Thousands of Volunteers Participate in One Seattle Day of Service

On Saturday, May 21, nearly 4,000 volunteers joined hundreds of events throughout the city focused on cleaning up and beautifying Seattle. The volunteer events were organized in partnership with community groups, business associations, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Seattle Public Utilities, and were supported and promoted by local businesses, civic organizations, and Seattle’s sports teams.

Check out posts and photos from events across the city on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Share Your Feedback

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

Share Your Thoughts on the One Seattle Comprehensive Plan: Shape the future of our city by sharing your ideas on how to make Seattle a more equitable, sustainable, affordable, and resilient place to live. Survey closes May 31. (more)