Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Message from the Director

Last week we saw a year’s worth of ideas, conversations, and requests come to fruition with the launch of the Community Resource Hub. This hub is a one-stop shop to learn more about the city and the many resources we offer.

This hub is a result of people like you: it is for you and, more importantly, from you.

In the summer of 2016, we embarked upon Engage Seattle, which was essentially a robust listening tour. We asked three simple questions over the course of six weeks:
  • How would you like to get information from the City?
  • What would make it easier for you to participate?
  • Do you have ideas on how the City can keep you more informed?
Three questions asked. Thousands of responses received.
  • “Lots of projects are on the city’s website, but it takes a lot of wading to find them...”
  • “Consolidate communications.”
  • “Keep a rolling calendar of upcoming meetings, events and issues easily accessible...”
  • “Videos in our language.”
You asked for it, and we heard you. Our Resource Hub features consolidation with Add Your Voice, where we bundled the City’s opportunities for giving input and feedback. There’s an Outreach and Engagement Calendar so you can see what is happening, when and where. And there are videos (I LOVE the videos) that will be posted in multiple languages, much like our 9-1-1 series.

Yes, it was a long-time coming, but I think it was well worth it. We hope you think so too!

- Kathy Nyland, Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Introducing the Community Resource Hub: Your “One-Stop Shop” for City Resources and Information

Help Review and Score Ideas for Park and Street Improvements

Share Your Thoughts on the Search for Seattle’s Next Police Chief

Learn More About Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) at Our Citywide Open Houses


Mayor Durkan Signs “Building a Bridge to Housing for All” Legislation into Law: The bills approve the sale of a City property and appropriates the proceeds to long-term housing investment strategies, rental housing assistance for our most at-risk families, and extended support for short-term shelters and hygiene and emergency service providers. (more)

Have a Say on Reserved Permit Parking for Transit Customers:
King County Metro and Sound Transit want to hear from customers on a proposed parking permit system for customers who want to pay for reserved spaces at some park-and-ride facilities. (more)

Share Your Thoughts on West Seattle and Ballard Light Rail Link Extensions:
Sound Transit is hosting an online open house through March 5 where you can get information and share your feedback on the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions. (more)

Open Call for Youth Preparedness Council Applications:
FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) in 2012 to bring together young leaders who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities, by completing disaster preparedness projects nationally and locally. (more)

2018 Summer Employment Guide:
Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council and 37 citywide advisory councils, is now accepting applications for various summer programs. (more)

Get Training to Protect Natural Resources in Seattle and King County:
The Tilth Alliance is offering two different sustainability trainings this spring to empower community members to take action to protect the environment – get involved! (more)


The City of Seattle wants your feedback. The projects listed below are currently open for public comment. Let us know your thoughts.

For a full list of projects open for public comment, visit our website.

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
Help Improve Lake Access at Be'er Sheva Park: A group of Rainier Beach residents are hosting community design parties and an online survey to engage the community around improvements at Be'er Sheva Park. (more)

Support Youth Scholarships at the Rainier Pancake Breakfast: Start your weekend off right with a delicious pile of pancakes on Saturday, March 3 at the Rainier Community Center and help raise funds for youth recreation scholarships. (more)

King County Turns the Past into a Sustainable Future in Seattle’s Georgetown Neighborhood: Learn more about the new Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station that will help to address overflows of untreated stormwater and sewage into the Duwamish River during heavy rains. (more)


  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (South Park): February 27, 6pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop (Columbia City): February 27, 6pm (more)
  • SODO Public Safety Forum: February 28, 12pm (more)
  • Coffee Chat about the Duwamish Cleanup: February 28, 5pm (more)
  • Highland Park Action Committee Meeting: February 28, 7pm (more)
  • Friends of Camp Long Open House: March 1, 6:30pm (more)
  • Othello Station Community Action Team Meeting: March 1, 7pm (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Columbia City): March 5, 5:30pm (more)
  • Disaster Skills Workshop (Beacon Hill): March 7, 6:30pm (more)
  • Southwest District Council Meeting: March 7, 6:30pm (more)
  • South Park Community Center Sitewide Plan Review & Movie Night: March 9, 7pm (more)
  • West Seattle Tree Stewardship Work Party: March 10, 10am (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Delridge): March 12, 10am (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Admiral): March 14, 5:30pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Seattle Asian Art Museum Community Meeting on March 1: Learn more about the construction process and timeline for the renovation and expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the East Pine Substation: The public is invited to attend the meeting on March 21 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Montlake): February 27, 5:30pm (more)
  • Chinatown-International District Framework and Implementation Process Open House: February 28, 4:30pm (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Capitol Hill): March 1, 6pm (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Queen Anne): March 5, 7pm (more)
  • Transit Talks: What is Transportation Equity?: March 6, 12pm (more)
  • Judkins Park Community Meeting: March 6, 6:30pm (more)
  • Get to the Game: March 8, 5-7pm (more)
  • WSDOT Noise Variance Request for Viaduct Demolition Public Meeting: March 8, 4:30pm (more)
  • Work Party in Volunteer Park: March 10, 10am (more)
  • Extending Our Backyard - A Face to Face with Rex Hohlbein: March 10, 4pm (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Downtown): March 12, 5:30pm (more)
  • North Downtown Mobility Action Plan - Uptown Community Meeting: March 13, 7pm (more)
  • North Downtown Mobility Action Plan - Belltown Community Meeting: March 14, 6:30pm (more)
  • Lid I-5 Collaborative - Collab #1: March 15, 6pm (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Completing the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link: Get an overview of the process and an update on progress from Seattle Department of Transportation. (more)

Attend the Citywide Open House for Districts 5 & 6: Join us on February 28 at Whitman Middle School to view Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) maps, talk with City staff from various departments, connect with your neighbors, and share information. (more)

Support Youth Scholarships at the Loyal Heights Pancake Breakfast: Come enjoy the company of friends and neighbors over a tasty meal! This annual fundraiser will take place on Sunday, March 4 from 8am - 12pm. Kids’ activities and crafts will be provided and children ages 3 and under eat for free. (more)

  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Lake City): February 28, 1pm (more)
  • Citywide Open House featuring Districts 5 + 6 MHA Maps: February 28, 6pm (more)
  • View Ridge Street Safety & Safe Routes: February 28, 7pm (more)
  • Haller Lake Community Club Monthly Meeting: March 1, 7pm (more)
  • Community Lift - ORCA LIFT & Regional Reduced Fare Pass Enrollment: March 2, 2pm (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Little Brook): March 3, 11am (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Fremont): March 6, 5:30pm (more)
  • Night With Neighbors Welcomes Rob Johnson: March 6, 5pm (more)
  • U-District Station Area Mobility Plan Community Workshop: March 7, 5:30pm (more)
  • Books & A LIFT - ORCA LIFT Enrollment: March 7, 5pm (more)
  • Aurora Licton Urban Village Monthly Meeting: March 8, 7pm (more)
  • Earthquake Home Retrofit Class: March 10, 11am (more)
  • Disaster Preparedness: March 10, 10:30am (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Ravenna): March 13, 5:30pm (more)
  • City University Community Advisory Committee Meeting: March 13, 6:30pm (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Northgate): March 14, 3pm (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting (Meadowbrook): March 14, 6pm (more)

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