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Public Comment Period Open for Technologies Subject to City’s Surveillance Ordinance: The City of Seattle has published the first draft of Surveillance Impact Reports (SIRs) for six of the 29 currently existing surveillance technologies. Attend one of the public meetings and share your input by November 5. (more)

Take the 2018 Seattle Public Safety Survey: Seattle University is administering the 4th annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department. (more)

New Commissioners Sought for the Seattle Design Commission: The open positions are licensed architect, transportation planner, and landscape architect. Commission members receive an hourly rate as compensation for their service. Apply by November 30. (more)

West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Update: Sound Transit's West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Project Elected Leadership Group made recommendations on which alternatives, or route and station options, will move forward to Level 3 screening. (more)

Apply for the Neighborhood Street Fund: Residents, businesses, community groups, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for transported-related improvements in your neighborhood! Application deadline is November 19. (more)

Attend Equitable Development Convening on November 14: The City of Seattle is convening this event to discuss anti-displacement strategies that bridge the historic gap between investments and community needs and ownership. (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)


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)
Seattle Police Department and West Seattle Junction Association Partner to Launch City’s First Anti-Crime Business Block Watch Program: The new commercial Block Watch will give members the ability to electronically communicate with one another if they see suspicious activity in the Junction and allow businesses to discuss recent crime trends, suspicious behavior or concerning individuals. (more)

Greening Concord Elementary School: The final designs include a pollinator garden, funded by King Conservation District, and an updated front entryway, funded by the Duwamish Opportunity Fund and other foundations. (more)


  • Disaster Skills Basic Aid: October 24, 5:30pm (more)
  • Highland Park Action Committee Meeting: October 24, 7pm (more)
  • Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Work Party: October 27, 10am (more)
  • Friends of Puget Park Trail Work Party: October 28, 9am (more)
  • Harvest Fest 2018: October 28, 10am (more)
  • City Year's Let's Talk - A Community Conversation: November 1, 5:30pm (more)
  • NewHolly Voting Party: November 2, 5pm (more)
  • Is West Seattle Prepared (for the Big One)?: November 3, 9am (more)
  • Cheasty Lantern Walk: November 3, 6pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Participate in the Design of New Park in Little Saigon Neighborhood: Seattle Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Little Saigon community to host an opportunity to gather input on designs for the new park on Thursday, November 1. (more)

Volunteer Park Water Tower Repairs: Seattle Public Utilities will be upgrading the drainage systems, stormwater grates and piping system associated with the Volunteer Park water tower. Work is anticipated to start as early as November 5. (more)

  • RapidRide Roosevelt Eastlake Neighborhood Project Briefing: October 23, 7pm (more)
  • GenPRIDE Community Conversation Series: October 24, 5:30pm (more)
  • Harborview Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: October 24, 6pm (more)
  • Midtown Block - Community Design Conversation: October 24, 6pm (more)
  • Pike/Pine Protected Bike Lane Community Design Workshop: October 25, 5:30pm (more)
  • Fall Lantern Festival at Freeway Park: October 26, 4pm (more)
  • Mobilizing Creativity, Compassion + Community to Solve Homelessness: October 26, 5:30pm (more)
  • Early Community Outreach for Design Review Information Session: October 30, 6pm (more)
  • Seattle Central College Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: November 1, 6pm (more)
  • Danny Woo Community Garden Work Day: November 3, 10am (more)
  • Madison Park Community Council: November 5, 7pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: November 6, 6pm (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Community Invited to Celebrate the New Gemenskap Park on Oct. 27: The event will kick off with a Halloween costume parade for all ages followed by an official ribbon cutting ceremony for this new community-initiated park in the east Ballard neighborhood. (more)

Open House to Review Proposed Ballard Neighborhood Design Guidelines: Attend the October 29 open house to review and comment on the proposed new Ballard Neighborhood Design Guidelines that will help shape future development in Ballard. (more)

Mayor Durkan Marks Opening of New Affordable Housing Units in Lake City: The former site of Fire Station 39 is now a revitalized apartment building for low-income individuals and families. (more)

12th Ave NW Basin Drainage Improvement Project: This project will improve the drainage system in parts of west Broadview with severe flooding issues. Attend a walking tour with Seattle Public Utilities on November 3. (more)

  • Early Community Outreach for Design Review Information Session: October 25, 6pm (more)
  • North Seattle College Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: October 25, 6pm (more)
  • U District Monthly Community Cleanup: October 27, 9am (more)
  • Ballard Neighborhood Design Guidelines Open House: October 29, 5pm (more)
  • Lake City Tree Walk: November 3, 10am (more)

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