Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Message from the Director

Night Out is quickly approaching. What is it, you ask? Night Out is a national event that occurs on the first Tuesday of August. For over 30 years, Seattle has participated in this celebration that is part community-building and part community partnerships.

The focus is to have neighbors meet one another, to activate the streets, and to make our neighborhoods a bit safer and our communities a bit stronger.

Because Night Out is such an easy and enjoyable way to get to know your neighbors, we saw this as a perfect opportunity to expand the possibilities and get more people involved. Knowing our neighborhoods and communities are diverse, we worked with the Seattle Police Department and had the invitation for Night Out translated into 10 languages. Those languages - Amharic to Tagalog, Spanish to Korean, and more - are available online.

If you are interested in hosting an event, inviting your neighbors, or just learning more, please go to our blog. We are happy to help build community, step by step, and block by block. See you at Night Out! I’ll be bringing stuffed strawberries to the potluck!

- Kathy Nyland, Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Video Voters’ Guide for August 2017 Primary Election Get to know the candidates before the August primary! The Seattle Channel has released their Video Voters' Guide that contains 2 minute statements from 57 candidates. (more)

Join the Seattle Women's Commission To apply, send a resume, letter of interest and short bio to The deadline to apply is July 31, 2017. (more)

Mayor Signs Executive Order Requiring Body Cameras on Patrol Officers The order requires the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to equip West Precinct officers by September 30. All other officers will get body cameras on a monthly precinct by precinct basis. (more)

Get a Free Tree! Application for Trees for Neighborhoods is now open. Apply by August 14. (more)

Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Launches New Citizen Campaign Website The site acts as a central hub for citizenship events, programs, services, and information for the Seattle-King County community. (more)

23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project: Phase 2 Share your comments on the City’s plans to improve 23rd Ave S from S Jackson St to Rainier Ave S. (more)

Volunteer at Seattle/King County Clinic Oct. 26 – 29 in KeyArena at Seattle Center Help this giant health clinic offer free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations. The Clinic needs healthcare professionals as well as general support volunteers. (more)

Citywide Emergency Drill on July 29 
Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center downtown will activate on Saturday, July 29, for a citywide drill emphasizing communication at 11 hubs. (more)


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

  • Mandatory Housing Affordability Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Learn More)
  • Washington State Transportation Commission Ferry Fare Proposal (Learn More)
  • Puget Sound Regional Council's Transportation 2040 Questionnaire (Learn More)
  • Sound Transit Bike Parking Barrier Survey (Learn More)

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

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
Beacon Hill Neighbors: Share Your Thoughts on 15th Ave S and S Columbian Way Improvements Seattle Department of Transportation wants your input on specific design elements. (more)

Seattle Police Department Community Picnics in Southwest & South Precincts Precinct Picnics provide opportunities for each precinct’s surrounding neighborhoods to come together and enjoy an afternoon of celebration with the officers that protect their families and businesses. (more)

Better Sidewalks Mean Safer Routes to School in Beacon Hill New sidewalks extend from Beacon Ave S to 32nd Ave S on the north side of the street and offer a safer and more comfortable way to access Dearborn Park Elementary. (more)


  • Trees for Neighborhoods Tree & Planting Site Selection Workshop: July 26, 7pm (more)
  • Highland Park Action Committee Meeting: July 26, 7pm (more)
  • King County Forum on Law Enforcement Oversight: July 27, 6pm (more)
  • Steve Cox Memorial Park Pianos in the the Parks Events: July 29, 10am-4pm (more)
  • Alki Beach Park Pianos in the the Parks Events: July 30, 10am-5:30pm (more)
  • Seattle Parks Environmental Education Volunteer Open House at Camp Long: August 3, 6:30pm (more)
  • Free Bilingual Legal Clinic: August 9, 6pm (more)
  • Rainier Beach Action Coalition Meeting: August 10, 6:30pm (more)
  • Duwamish Native Art Market & Jumble Days: August 11 & 12, 10am-4pm (more)
  • Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Festival: August 12, 11am-4:30pm (more)
  • Southwest Precinct Community Picnic: August 12, 11am - 3pm (more)
  • Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival: August 13, 12-6pm (more)
  • Bicycle Sundays along Lake Washington Blvd.: August 13, 10am-6pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop - Beacon Hill: August 15, 6pm (more)
  • South Precinct Community Picnic: August 19, 1-4pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Chinatown/International District, Little Saigon and Judkins Park Neighborhood Greenway Seattle Department of Transportation wants your feedback on their plans. (more)

Share Your Thoughts on the Finding Freeway Park Project The Freeway Park Association is undergoing a community engagement and schematic design process to envision and create improvements at Freeway Park. (more)

Enhancing Safety in Little Saigon Seattle Department of Transportation is proposing improvements to help reduce crashes and make it easier for people to safely get around the Little Saigon neighborhood. (more)

Pike People Street: More Fun is on the Way Every Saturday night through July and August, the Pike/Pine area between 10th Ave and 11th Ave is closed between 6pm and 3am for pedestrian access only. (more)

South Washington Street Infrastructure Improvement Starting as early as August 1, 2017, Seattle City Light crews will begin a project to maintain the electrical reliability in the Pioneer Square area. (more)

  • Public Hearing: Incentives for Voluntary Separation from Residential Towers in Downtown Core: July 26, 2pm (more)
  • InterIm Community Development Association's I-5 Underpass Design Workshop: July 26, 5:30pm (more)
  • Central Ridge Neighborhood Greenway Lemonade Stand: July 27, 4pm (more)
  • East Precinct Advisory Council Monthly Meeting: July 27, 6:30pm (more)
  • Seattle Parks Environmental Education Volunteer Open House at Discovery Park: August 3, 6:30pm (more)
  • Magnolia Summerfest: August 4, 5, & 6 (more)
  • Umoja Fest 2017: August 4, 5, & 6 (more)
  • Freeway Park Walking Tour: July 30, 1pm (more)
  • Seattle Central College Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: August 7, 6pm (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Northgate Neighborhood Greenway Updates Learn about the project and share your feedback, August 3 - 24. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Ingraham High School 
The public is invited to attend the meeting on August 16 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Updates on Lake City Projects at July 26 Lake City Furture First Community Conversation Enjoy free food from Pho An and get updates on Seattle Department of Transportation’s Pavement to Parks program on 28th Ave. NE, sidewalks on 30th Ave. NE, the new LIHI Building at the Old Fire Station, and more. (more)

  • City of Seattle/University of Washington Community Advisory Committee Meeting: July 25, 6pm (more)
  • Lake City Community Conversation: July 26, 6:30pm (more)
  • Maple Leaf Summer Social: July 26, 6:30pm (more)
  • Trees for Neighborhoods Tree & Planting Site Selection Workshop: August 2, 7pm (more)
  • Lake City North Precinct Advisory Committee Meeting: August 2, 7pm (more)
  • Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge Project Open House: August 3, 5:30pm (more)
  • SalmonFest Seattle: August 4, 5, & 6 (more)
  • RainWise 101 Workshop: August 6, 3pm (more)
  • City of Seattle/University of Washington Community Advisory Committee Meeting: August 8, 6pm (more)
  • Lake City Neighborhood Alliance Meeting: August 10, 6:30pm (more)
  • Little Brook Find It, Fix It Community Event: August 14, 5:30pm (more)

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PO Box 94649; Seattle, WA 98124-4649
Phone: 206-684-0464      Fax: 206-233-5142
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124, United States
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