Author Archives: Dale Johnson

March 18 BCC Meeting Highlights SPU Sewer and Drainage Project

At the next meeting of the Broadview Community Council (BCC) on Tuesday March 18 Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will report on recent developments in its Broadview Sewer and Drainage Improvement Project.  In response to the repeated incidents of sewage overflows during major rainstorms SPU has been working on ways to prevent this problem.  The SPU…

Remember Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday March 9

Just in case it is a surprise, our reminder that clocks should be set an hour ahead on Sunday March 9. Here is a link to an interesting National Geographic article about daylight savings time.  Blame it on Ben Franklin.

Crews to pave 3rd Ave NW at northern city limits next week —if weather allows

Seattle Department of Transportation has announced a paving project on 3rd Ave. NW next week. Paving crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation plan to grind and pave Third Avenue Northwest from Northwest 140th Street to Northwest 145th Street on Thursday and Friday next week, March 13 and 14. If weather is unfavorable, the work…

Get Ready for Heavy Rain

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement alerting to the likelihood of heavy rain through Thursday of this week.  Residents are urged to take measures they ordinarily would for such an event.  Is your sump pump working?  If you have one, is your back flow preventer working?  Are nearby street drains clear?…

King County Proposes Revenue for Metro Transit

On February 10, the King County Council created the King County Transportation District, the separate taxing district that has the authority to generate revenue for transit, roads and other transportation projects. The Transportation District Board unanimously sent to voters a proposal to raise revenue that would be directed toward Metro Transit bus service and County…

Broadview and Other Emergency Communication Hubs Prepare for a Drill on May 17

Saturday February 22, marked the third anniversary of the Christchurch New Zealand earthquake.  Volunteers throughout Seattle continue to prepare should some disaster occur in this area. On May 17, between 9:00 am and noon, community groups and emergency volunteers from throughout Seattle will be participating in a disaster drill to test neighborhood emergency preparedness. The groups,…

Bitter Lake Community Center Pancake Breakfast Sunday February. 23 9-Noon

Bitter Lake Community Center’s annual pancake breakfast will be held this Sunday February 23 from 9 AM – Noon. Tickets are $5 ages 4-64, $4 ages 64 plus, children ages 0-3 eat free. This is always a fun community event!

Community Climate Forum on Feb. 25

On February 25, the Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) will present the first of a quarterly forum series focused on climate action work in Seattle. Moderated by Jill Simmons, Director of OSE, these forums are a unique opportunity for residents and grassroots sustainability organizations to meet with City staff and leadership for in-depth conversations on the Climate Action Plan progress…

Parks Legacy Update

The folks who are leading the Parks Legacy Advisory Committee sent a message to those who attended the community meeting at Bitter Lake Community Center.  Below is the message.  Note the link to the discussion group notes, which give the flavor of comments from people who attended public meetings. Thank you! The Parks Legacy Citizens’ Advisory…

Seattle Public Utilities Meeting March 18 on Sewer and Drainage Improvements

Below is an announcement from Seattle Public Utilities. Dear Broadview Neighbor, SPU is working to improve the sewer and drainage systems in Broadview. We are currently evaluating sewer improvement alternatives for the 12th Avenue basin in western Broadview. Next we will pair leading sewer improvement alternatives with drainage improvement alternatives for this area, which has…