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People’s Academy for Community Engagement Now Accepting Applications: During this 5-week leadership development program, 25-30 emerging leaders (18 years and up) will learn hands-on strategies for community building, accessing government, and inclusive engagement from experts in the field. Apply by May 21! (more)

Participate in Affordable Housing Week, May 14-18: Affordable Housing Week is organized by the Housing Development Consortium to bring attention to the housing crisis in Seattle. Attend events, panel discussions, screenings, and more throughout the week. (more)

Fair Housing and Rental Regulations Training for Landlords on May 16: The Seattle Office for Civil Rights and Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections are providing landlord training about fair housing, fair chance housing, deposit and move-in fees, and other regulatory ordinances related to renting in Seattle. (more)

Seattle Center Arena (KeyArena) Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available: In addition to a May 14 public hearing, an online open house is available to further the City’s commitment to providing anyone interested in the project an opportunity to comment. (more)

Attend a Fair Chance Housing Workshop on May 16: In this free workshop, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights will explain how this law works and answer your questions. Additionally, there will be a fair housing overview and a refresher on alternative source of income. This workshop is designed for a general audience. (more)

Grants Support Available through 2018 Opportunity Fund: Small grants up to $20,000 will support agencies that work with youth and young adults of color from the ages of 12 through 24. Eligible organizations must have an operating budget of $750,000 or less or have not been funded by Human Services Department in the past. Deadline is June 1. (more)

2018 Bicycle Sundays Opening Celebration is May 20: A portion of Lake Washington Boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker Park’s beach will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10am to 6pm. LimeBikes will provide free rides during all bicycle Sundays. (more)

Neighborhood Parking Ordinance Effective May 14: The amendments provide more flexible off-street parking options and clarify “frequent transit service” areas where parking is not required. (more)

Urban Innovations Speakers Series: Seattle Office of Planning & Community Development is hosting an event on May 23 focused on how equitable development can shape more inclusive communities. (more)


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

  • Early Community Outreach for Design Review (Learn More)
  • Seattle Center Arena Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Learn More)
  • Seattle Public Library Programs and Service Assessment (Learn More)

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

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
New Investments in South Park: The investments include expanded youth programming, extensive facility renovations, as well as physical and safety improvements. More than $3.2 million will be spent for projects that have already started and will continue over the next two years. (more)

Learn More About Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) at Our Citywide Open House on May 9 in West Seattle: We will be hosting an open house at Louisa Boren K-8 to provide everyone the opportunity to look at the revised Mandatory Housing Affordability maps and learn more about livability in Seattle. (more)

Beacon Hill Station Access and Mobility Study: Share your ideas on how to make it easier and more enjoyable to get to the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station and get around the neighborhood. (more)

P-Patch Community Garden Plots Available in Southeast Seattle: Do you want to grow fresh organic produce for yourself and your family while also supporting your community and learning gardening techniques from your neighbors? Now’s your chance! (more)


  • South Delridge Community Group Meeting: May 8, 7pm (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association: May 8, 7pm (more)
  • West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension - Neighborhood Forum (SODO): May 9, 4:30pm (more)
  • Citywide Open House featuring District 1 MHA Maps: May 9, 6pm (more)
  • Rainier Beach Community Club Meeting: May 9, 7pm (more)
  • Bridge 2 Beach Community Clean Up: May 12, 9am (more)
  • South Delridge Neighborhood Clean-up: May 12, 10am (more)
  • Graham Street Community Workshop: May 12, 12pm (more)
  • American Housing & Economics: May 12, 1pm (more)
  • Affordable Housing Week TOD Panel Discussion: May 16, 5:30pm (more)
  • West Seattle Timebank Gathering: May 17, 6:30pm (more)
  • Green Line Work Party: May 20, 12pm (more)
  • High Point Market Garden Tour: May 20, 1:30pm (more)
  • Highland Park Action Committee Meeting: May 23, 7pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Former 1st Evangelical Church & Parsonage: The public is invited to attend the meeting on June 6 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Mayor Durkan Seeks New Member for International Special Review District Board: Individuals who live in the International District, are a member of a community organization, or demonstrate active interest in the community and have an interest in historic preservation are encouraged to apply. Deadline is May 31. (more)

Share Your Thoughts on Uptown Neighborhood Design Guidelines: Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development wants your feedback on their draft neighborhood design guidelines. They will use your input to create a final draft for City Council to review and adopt in Fall 2018. (more)

Standing Advisory Committee of the Swedish Cherry Hill Campus to Meet Monthly: Committee will begin regular meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month beginning May 9. The Standing Advisory Committee’s role is to provide feedback to the City of Seattle and Swedish Cherry Hill on projects planned and under development by the medical center to ensure it complies with its Master Plan. (more)

  • Belltown Community Council Meeting: May 9, 6pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: May 9, 6pm (more)
  • West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension - Neighborhood Forum (Ballard-Interbay): May 12, 10am (more)
  • Cascade P-Patch Action Day: May 12, 10:30am (more)
  • Immigration at the Door - Your Rights & Responsibilities Training: May 14, 3pm (more)
  • Disrupting Seattle's Affordable Housing Crisis: May 14, 5pm (more)
  • Affordable Housing Presentation and Happy Hour: May 15, 5:30pm (more)
  • Gentrification in the Central District: May 15, 7pm (more)
  • What Shapes Seattle’s Affordable Housing: May 16, 5:30pm (more)
  • Discovery Park Trail Restoration: May 17, 8am (more)
  • Capitol Hill Crime & Safety Focus Group: May 17, 6pm (more)
  • International District Clean-up: May 19, 11am (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
U District Station Area Mobility Study Survey: The U District Mobility Group wants to hear your thoughts on priorities for the U District Station area and street design options. (more)

P-Patch Community Garden Plots Available in Northeast Seattle: Do you want to grow fresh organic produce for yourself and your family while also supporting your community and learning gardening techniques from your neighbors? Now’s your chance! (more)

  • Wallingford Tenant Rights Bootcamp: May 9, 6:30pm (more)
  • Friends of Broadview-Thomson Design Options Night: May 10, 6pm (more)
  • U-District Cleanup: May 12, 9am (more)
  • Phinney Work Party: May 12, 9am (more)
  • Lake City Mobility Fair: May 12, 10am (more)
  • West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension - Neighborhood Forum (Ballard-Interbay): May 12, 10am (more)
  • Select Committee on Families-Ed-Preschool & Promise Public Hearing: May 15, 6pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: May 15, 7pm (more)
  • Fremont Public Safety Meeting: May 16, 8am (more)
  • Beach Cleanup at Golden Gardens: May 19, 7am (more)
  • Magnuson Children's Garden Endangered Species Day Event: May 19, 10am (more)
  • Disaster Skills Workshop: May 22, 5:30pm (more)
  • Roosevelt High School Departure Advisory Committee Public Meeting: May 22, 6pm (more)
  • Transit Talks - How could Link light rail impact the U District?: May 24, 8:30am (more)

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