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Get Funding for Wintertime Community Events: Seattle Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for wintertime events in city parks. Individuals and community groups can request up to $1,000 in funding from the Arts in Parks initiative. Apply by November 14. (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)

Members Sought for Seattle’s Design Review Boards: Passionate about design or architecture? Join one of the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. Apply by December 14. (more)

Mayor Durkan Launches Seattle’s New Traffic Incident “Response Team”: The Response Team will work to promptly remove debris in the street; move vehicles out of the traffic lane following a crash; assist stranded motorists; respond to traffic signal issues and fallen critical signs; and provide emergency traffic control during incidents. (more)

Free Extra Yard Waste Pick-up in November: Help prevent flooding by raking and composting leaves. As an incentive, Seattle Public Utilities is providing free extra yard waste from November 1-30. (more)

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

Get Business Advice for Your Creative Ventures: Stop by a local park & visit the Mobile Incubator, a bright orange 1957 Shasta camper trailer where artists, designers, writers and other creatives can get support for their ideas. (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)


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

  • 2018 Seattle Public Safety Survey (Learn More)
  • King County Inclusive Planning Transportation Survey (Learn More)

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

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
Share Your Feedback on Plans for RapidRide H Line: Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro want your input on plans for transforming Metro Bus Route 120 to the new RapidRide H Line and the susequent redesign of Delridge Way SW. (more)

Facility Grant for Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park:Seattle Parks and Recreation is accepting proposals on a rolling basis now through April 30, 2019 for performing arts programs and community activities utilizing the amphitheater at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park. (more)

Sound Transit East Link Work Moves into Seattle:Upcoming work may require intermittent lane closures on Rainier Avenue South in the area for utility relocations. (more)


  • Judkins Park Community Meeting: November 7, 6:30pm (more)
  • Southwest District Council: November 7, 6:30pm (more)
  • Roxhill Park Cleanup: November 10, 9am (more)
  • South Delridge Neighborhood Clean-up: November 10, 10am (more)
  • South Delridge Community Group: November 13, 7pm (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association: November 13, 7pm (more)
  • Equitable Development Community Convening Event: November 14, 1:30pm (more)
  • West Seattle Timebank Gathering: November 15, 6:30pm (more)
  • Hillman City Work Party: November 18, 9am (more)
  • Georgetown Community Council: November 19, 7pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Volunteers Needed to Advise on Development Plans for Swedish Cherry Hill Campus: We are seeking interested community members from surrounding neighborhoods to participate on the Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee. This committee provides feedback on projects planned and under development by the hospital. (more)

Help Plant New Pollinator Garden at Interbay Golf Course:Seattle Parks and Recreation is developing a pollinator garden at Interbay Golf Course and community members are invited to help plant the garden during a series of planting parties from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 5, 6, 13 and 14. (more)

Sound Transit East Link Work Moves into Seattle:Upcoming work may require intermittent lane closures on Rainier Avenue South in the area for utility relocations. (more)

  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: November 6, 6pm (more)
  • Swedish First Hill Standing Advisory Committee: November 7, 5:30pm (more)
  • Queen Anne Community Council: November 7, 7:30pm (more)
  • Virginia Mason Standing Advisory Committee: November 13, 6pm (more)
  • Seattle MLK Jr Organizing Coalition: November 13, 6:30pm (more)
  • Disaster Skills Basic Aid: November 14, 5:30pm (more)
  • Chinatown International District Community Planning Meeting: November 19, 5:30pm (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Shearwater Community Center / Decatur Annex in Wedgwood: The public is invited to attend the meeting on November 21 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Wallingford Playfield Play Area Project Begins: The play area will close on Tuesday, November 6 for renovation and improvement. Seattle Parks and Recreation anticipates opening the renovated play area in early 2019 after new play equipment is installed and improvements made. (more)

  • Neighborhood Street Fund Workshop (Green Lake): November 7, 5:30pm (more)
  • U District Community Cleanup: November 10, 9am (more)
  • City of Seattle/University of Washington Committee Advisory Committee: November 13, 6:30pm (more)
  • Meadowbrook Community Meeting: November 13, 7pm (more)
  • Phinney Ridge Community Council: November 13, 7pm (more)
  • Ballard District Council: November 14, 7pm (more)
  • Meadowbrook Pond Work Party: November 17, 9:30am (more)
  • Community Conversation - Help Shape The Future Of The Library: November 17, 2pm (more)
  • Piper's Creek Salmon Celebration at Carkeek Park: November 18, 11am (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: November 20, 7pm (more)

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