Events in Broadview this month. Come meet you neighbors.

Let’s get out of our homes and meet our neighbors. Get to know our issues and share yours. Something for everyone.

Carkeek Park fun work party

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM

Where: Follow the STARS directional signs to the parking lot where you will see the white trailer and people signing in.

Want to get a jump start on your plans to get outside and enjoy beautiful Carkeek Park?  Then we have a great opportunity for you. We will have our monthly STARS work party.  All are welcome.  We provide the necessary tools, gloves and water for those who do not have their own water bottles. Please dress appropriately for the weather.  Here are the primary tasks for Saturday:

  • 12th Ave.Hillclimb Trail – Reduce riser drop on some steps by adding a step below. Install new check steps in steep area that is eroding.
  • Other nearby trails – As time and volunteers permit, cover roots that are a trip hazard.
  • Forest – Remove Invasives

Broadview-Bitter Lake Community Council Meeting

Join us at Broadview-Bitter Lake Community Council Meeting! We will have an Action forum to discuss Aurora Ave N. Add your voice to the growing momentum for improvements. Bring your ideas and come hear from your neighbors advocating for pedestrian safety. 

Date:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018  

Time: 6:30pm social time, 7 – 8:30pm meeting.

NEW Location: Broadview UCC, 325 N. 125th, Seattle, 98133

Bitter Lake’s Annual Pancake Breakfast

Join your friends and neighbors for Bitter Lake Community Center’s Annual Pancake Breakfast. Bring the whole family and enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes along with scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee! Proceeds from this event will help provide scholarships for our low-income neighbors.

Location: Bitter Lake Community Center (13035 Linden Ave. N)
Date: Sunday, February 25
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Tickets: $5 (ages 4-54); $4 (ages 55+); children ages 0-3 eat free!

 

 

Let’s do something nice for our neighbors!

February 10th is Neighbor Day, a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live.

Residents, businesses, or community groups are all encouraged to participate however they like. The main goal is simply to reach out and connect with your neighbors through generosity. Here are some ways you can be a part of Neighbor Day:

  • Do something nice for a neighbor: take them to coffee, clean up their yard, bake them some cookies, invite them for a walk.
  • Organize a neighborhood potluck, open house, or work party. It can be as big or simple as you want.
  • Need an idea? We have an extensive list to help inspire you.
  • Want to know how your local business or community group can participate? Here are some ideas
  • If your event is open to the public, you can post it to our online events calendar.
  • Use our flyer to post around your neighborhood or work area to remind people of the day.
  • Have your children color our Neighbor Day coloring sheet and give it to a neighbor.
  • Attend one of the many community activities listed on the events calendar. Many Seattle Fire stations along with pools, parks, and neighborhoods are hosting celebrations and work parties.
  • Share a “great neighbor” story or tell us how you are celebrating by tagging us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram and using #neighborday.

Application for improvements on 1st Ave NW and N 137th St

 

From our neighbor, Mike Maisen

I’ll be submitting an application for the City’s Your Choice/Your Voice next weekend for a free+funded solution to the intersection. What I still need is people to spread the word and send me their email. If you have a neighbor who doesn’t know about this effort, please share this email with them and ask them to contact me by Jan 26th! The projects that get the most votes win.

In parallel to the above effort, I’ve contacted/heard from Seattle Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets Coordinator. They said:

  • That our intersection looks competitive and we should definitely submit to the YC/YV fund.
  • We could also consider looking into a Neighborhood Greenway for 1st Ave NW or N137th st and applying for that, which would bring bike/walking improvements and an intersection solution.
  • By the end of this year, SDOT will be adding a signal to Greenwood/N 137th.

So far, I have the support of 15+ homeowners, as well as the Luther Memorial Church and members of the Broadview Thomson PTA Board.

A lesson in Civil Rights Movement.

This week we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr…… I Have a Dream. 

Today our neighborhood school, Viewlands Elementary had an assembly on the definitions of civil rights followed by a march on 3rd Ave N between 105th and 107th. “This march is not a protest of any specific issue, person, political belief. Instead it is an opportunity for students to stand in solidarity to support peace, cooperation, acceptance, inclusion of all and to experience the power of standing together. We march in support of civil rights for all as a school community.”  The children were pretty proud of themselves. 

Help Feed Salmon at Carkeek Park

Photo: CarkeekWatershed.org
CarkeekWatershed members and 30,000 Chum salmon eggs

There are 30,000 Chum salmon eggs incubating at Carkeek Park right now, and another 35,000 salmon fry will be arriving on January 16! Carkeek Watershed salmon program is in need of volunteers, and lots of them, to help feed these very small salmon.

Support our local ecosystem and help restore wild salmon runs to Carkeek Park! The Carkeek Watershed is in need of volunteers who can offer a once-a-week commitment of 30-45 minutes from January to May to feed the salmon. Volunteers will need to take a 90-minute training; however, no particular experience is necessary. Friends and family are welcome to join you during your volunteer shift. See this link for a basic rundown of what your volunteer duties would entail: carkeekwatershed.org/fish-feeding-procedures/.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact the Carkeek Watershed at CWCAP@CarkeekWAtershed.org or 206-235-7431.

New Updates on SPU Projects in Broadview

The 12th Ave NW Basin Drainage Improvement Project will improve the drainage system in parts of west Broadview with severe flooding issues.

SPU plans to reduce storm-related flooding by building new storm system improvements where there are none, to slow runoff and improve flows. The project may use a variety of tools in City of Seattle right-of-way along neighborhood streets to address flooding issues including:

  • Converting ditch-and-culvert flow to a piped system
  • Installing large, underground pipes to hold water and prevent flooding during storms
  • Locating improvements to address priority flooding and allow for future expansion
  • Installing natural drainage cells and bioretention in feasible locations

What’s happening now?

Project design is just getting started and is anticipated to go through mid-2019.

SPU will work with the community throughout design to both share information and collect input on natural drainage systems.

To learn more about the Broadview program, visit:

Sign up for updates under Connect on the right-hand side of this page.

 

Proposed Assisted Living Building

An assisted living facility is proposed to be built on the south side of Holman Road NW between 3rd Ave. NW and 4th Ave. NW.

The proposal is for a five to six story structure containing 95 assisted living units and retail at ground level. Parking for 51 vehicles to be provided below grade. Existing structures to be demolished.

 

 

Design Review Meeting

Date:           Monday, December 4, 2017

Time:           6:30 p.m.

Location:     Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave NW
Sunset/Captain Ballard Room

The design proposal is at http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/GroupMeetings/DRProposal3027225AgendaID6635.pdf

D5 Round 1 in the 2018 Budget!

Congratulations to our new Mayor, Jenny Durkan. While our new Mayor settles in, our Councilmembers are working on 2018 budget. How well is D5 doing?  The folks in Lake City are big winners!

From the desk of Councilmember Debora Juarez: Thank you to those that have been writing in, calling our office and coming out to the budget public hearings. We have had great success in the first round of the budget review and I could not have done it without you!

I have put together a list of all the budget actions that have been included in the Initial Balancing Package. Please keep in mind this is only the first round of budget reviews. Council will be making more changes and I am dedicated to holding on to all the funds that have been allocated so far! In this Initial Balancing Package, we have secured $6,524,910 with $6,205,000 going directly to new District 5 investments! Those new investments include:

  • $5,000,000 for the Lake City Community Center – these funds are the foundation for a larger capital campaign to raise all the money we will need to build a brand new Lake City Community Center. (The Mayors budget also includes $270,000 for staff to manage the current center)
  • **$1,000,000 for Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) expansion into the North Precinct – these funds would pay for case managers, a base of operations, a nurse and outreach workers in the North Precinct**
  • $60,000 for senior services – these funds will add another day of service in Lake City and start a new program in Northgate
  • $35,000 for Hubbard Homestead Park – these funds will be for community planning to identify new park improvements to be made in the upcoming years
  • **$60,000 for Aurora Commons to provide services along Aurora Ave North – these funds will go to support low-barrier drop-in services along Aurora to help people find support and stability**
  • $369,910 for food banks citywide – these funds, from the Sweetened Beverage Tax, will go to support food banks across the City including programs like Family Works and North Helpline in District 5
  • Worker Retention – Statement of Legislative Intent – This report back will be used to build worker retention policy for the City of Seattle. I want to make sure workers are protected and have a right to stability when jobs are transferred or subcontracted

I am so proud of this first step and I will be working hard to make sure all these investments make it into the final budget. Below I have listed some additional budget actions I was proud to co-sponsor, and I hope these actions made it into the final budget as well:

  • $150,000 to restore funding for the Summer Parkways Program
  • $500,000 for pedestrian improvements in South Park
  • $69,000 to open up all wading pools during the summer months
  • $138,353 to add 3 staff at Magnuson Community Center
  • $200,000 for Tenant’s Union to conduct tenant education and outreach
  • **$400,000 for Childcare Resource’s homeless childcare program**
  • $200,000 to support teacher workforce diversity and bilingual teacher pipeline
  • **$500,000 for the Youth Opportunity Center and Housing Project in Capitol Hill**
  • $75,000 for the Home and Hope project to identify future affordable housing and early learning locations in Northgate and citywide
  • **$161,000 to fund an additional prescriber for addiction recovery medication at Public Health facilities**
  • $150,000 for a Navigation Team nurse
  • **$550,000 for Community Health Engagement Locations to support people struggling with addiction**
  • **$200,000 for emergency shelter and support services for survivors of domestic violence**
  • $150,000 to assist parents to regaining custody of their children
  • **$400,000 for additional services to survivors or domestic violence and sexual assault**
  • $450,000 to support authorized encampments and tiny house villages

Thank you again for all your support so far. Please continue to write us letters and attend Council meetings to advocate for what is important to you and District 5. The next round of budget reviews begins November 7th. The final vote on the budget will be on November 20th and December 11th.

**The funds for these budget additions are from the potential proceeds from the proposed employee hours/employee head tax which has not yet been approved by the Council or the Mayor.