Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Andrés Mantilla Confirmed as Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Director

Mayor Durkan’s 2019-20 Proposed Budget

Moving Seattle Forward: Transportation Equity and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Improve Your Civic Leadership Skills at the People’s Academy for Community Engagement


Mayor Durkan Seeks Members for Three Landmarks Preservation Board Positions: This 12-member board makes recommendations to Seattle City Council for landmark designation and reviews all proposed physical alterations to designated features of landmark properties. Apply by October 15. (more)

Only in Seattle Initiative Request for Applications: These grants support local businesses, building owners, and residents in uniting around a common vision for their district and working together to achieve it.  Apply by October 29. (more)

Announcing the Environmental Justice Fund: The Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment is offering a new grant opportunity for community-led projects that improve environmental conditions and respond to impacts of climate change. Apply October 15. (more)

Participate in a Community Art Project: Friends of Art on Pier 86 would like to invite you to attend and participate in their Let There Be Light Community Workshop on September 30. This project is supported by our Neighborhood Matching Fund. (more)

SR 99 Viaduct Permanently Closing in January: Learn what Seattle Department of Transportation is doing to coordinate efforts with WSDOT so you can get around downtown as safely and efficiently as possible during this transition. (more)

Volunteer for Green Seattle Day on November 3: Hundreds of volunteers will plant thousands of plants in parks throughout the Emerald City, and all community members are welcome to participate. (more)

City of Seattle and Safeway Partner to Launch Fresh Bucks at Safeway for Residents with Low Incomes: Fresh Bucks at Safeway gives shoppers who buy at least $10 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables using their SNAP/EBT and Safeway Rewards card a Fresh Bucks coupon for $5 off their next purchase of produce. (more)

Pacific NW Public Sector Diversity Career Fair on September 29: Get info on how to apply and interview for public sector jobs, as well as meet with regional public sector employers. (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)
Updates to Planned Temporary Closure at Southwest Pool: The pool will operate on a reduced schedule through October 14. (more)

Myers Way Unmanaged Encampment Updates: The unmanaged encampment in the Myers Way greenbelt is scheduled to be removed beginning September 24th, to reduce negative public health and safety impacts stemming from the encampment and to allow the City of Seattle to launch an effort to restore the forest and natural environment. (more)

Take the Rainier Beach Litter Survey: Please take a few minutes to share your experience with a litter clean-up program that Seattle Public Utilities is testing in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. (more)


  • Community Orientation to the Duwamish Cleanup: September 25, 6pm (more)
  • Highland Park Action Committee Meeting: September 26, 7pm (more)
  • Cheasty Update Meeting: October 2, 6:30pm (more)
  • Help Shape The Future Of The Library: October 3, 1pm (more)
  • Southwest District Council Meeting: October 3, 6:30pm (more)
  • Is West Seattle Prepared (for the Big One)?: October 7, 2pm (more)
  • West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Steering Committee Meeting: October 9, 7pm (more)
  • South Delridge Community Group: October 9, 7pm (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association: October 9, 7pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Roy Vue Apartments in Capitol Hill: The public is invited to attend the meeting on October 17 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

  • Queen Anne Community Council Meeting: September 26, 7pm (more)
  • Community Reception for Chief Carmen Best: September 27, 6pm (more)
  • Chinatown International District Clean-up: September 29, 11am (more)
  • Let There Be Light Community Workshop: September 30, 2pm (more)
  • RainWise Workshop - Montlake: October 1, 6pm (more)
  • Madison Park Community Council Meeting: October 1, 7pm (more)
  • What Is At Stake for Washington's Native Nations Today: October 2, 7pm (more)
  • West Edge Neighborhood Association Meeting: October 3, 6pm (more)
  • Community Work Day at Danny Woo Garden: October 6, 10am (more)
  • Indigenous People's Day Celebration: October 8, 5pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: October 10, 6pm (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Golden Gardens Off-Leash Area Temporary Closure: The Golden Gardens Dog Off-Leash Area will be closed from Tuesday, Oct. 2 through Thursday, Oct. 4 for tree maintenance work. (more)

Crown Hill Urban Village Community Planning: The Office of Planning & Community Development invites you to attend a workshop or take an online survey to provide feedback on what issues should be addressed through the community planning process. (more)

Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Announces New Location in Lake City: SPP, in coordination with ReWA, is opening a new Early Learning Center at the old Fire Station 39 and accepting students now. Dual language classrooms to include Oromo, Eritrean, Chinese, and Somali. (more)

  • Lake City Way Corridor Improvement Project Drop-in Session: September 25, 6-8pm (more)
  • Harvest Party at Wedgwood Elementary Learning Garden: September 26, 1:15pm (more)
  • Budget Forum with Debora Juarez and City Budget Director Ben Noble: September 26, 6:30pm (more)
  • Up Your Ave w/U District Partnership Mobile Wayfinding: September 28, 3pm (more)
  • U District Community Cleanup: September 29, 9am (more)
  • Transit Talk - We're in It Together: October 4, 6:30pm (more)
  • Haller Lake Community Club Meeting: October 4, 7pm (more)
  • Licton Springs / Green Lake Clean-Up: October 6, 9am (more)
  • Greenwood Neighborhood Cleanup: October 6, 3pm (more)
  • City of Seattle/University of Washington Committee Advisory Committee: October 9, 6:30pm (more)
  • RainWise Workshop - NE Seattle: October 10, 6pm (more)
  • Ballard District Council Meeting: October 10, 7pm (more)

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