Category Archives: Around the city

Our New Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5)

Our New Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5) is up and running. Some say she has jumped in with a cannonball. Here are a few links to get to know her a little better. KUOW Week In Review with Bill Radke Subjects this week: What should happen to the armed group occupying Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge?…

New! Seattle Hazard Explorer Map

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management website now features and series of interactive maps that highlight some of the city’s top hazards. Check out theSeattle Hazard Explorer and learn more about the hazards that impact Seattle. You can zoom in on your home, work place, or any other location to see what hazards are most…

Changes to Dept. of Planning and Development

Changes to the Department of Planning and Development December 16, 2015 by DPD Community Engagement – New planning office takes effect January 1, 2016 2016 brings some significant changes to the leadership and organizational structure of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). After 38 years with the City and 14 as director of DPD, Diane…

Councilmember O’Brien to Develop Regulations to Encourage More Backyard Cottages

Councilmember O’Brien to Develop Regulations to Encourage More Backyard Cottages, Meeting Tomorrow Seattle – Councilmember Mike O’Brien will host a special lunchtime meeting tomorrow, as he explores ways to make it easier for more homeowners to build backyard cottages and mother-in-law units. Councilmembers will review a report, “Removing Barriers to Backyard Cottages,” and hear testimony…

2016 City Budget signed by Mayor Murray

This week Mayor Murray signed the finalized 2016 City budget.  The total budget is $5.1 billion including just over 1billion of General Fund spending. Hopefully our newly elected District 5 Councilwoman, Debora Juarez will direct some of the funds to our neighborhood. Here is the link to the budget: 2016 Proposed Budget

Upcoming Plant Sale Events

Northwest Horticultural Society ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015, 9-3 Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st These are just a few of the 2015 GROWERS Blue Frog Nursery:Perennials, groundcovers and shrubs. Botanica: Uncommon and underused perennials. Bouquet Banque Nursery: Hardy cyclamen, epimediums, woodland plants, and collectables. Celestial Dream Gardens: Perennials and shrubs, both “tried and…

Seattle City Council will hear public comment on the Committee on HALA

 Wednesday, September 9th at 5:30 pm, Seattle City Council will hear public comment on the Committee on Housing  Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations. *Supportive comments for the recommendations are extremely important. Please consider attending and making comments. It will make an enormous difference. If you cannot attend, please tell your friends and email your…

News announcement from Office of the Mayor on HALA today

Agreement will bring Affordable Housing to Neighborhoods Across Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien today hailed an unprecedented agreement that will lead to at least 50,000 new homes in Seattle, including 20,000 affordable homes, over the next 10 years. Affordable housing will be included in nearly every residential development across Seattle as the…

Seattle 2035: Draft Plan Published

SEATTLE – Today, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) released a Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan.  Entitled Seattle 2035, the Draft Plan is now available for public comment.  This important milestone brings the City one step closer to completing an updated Comprehensive Plan – our roadmap for Seattle’s next 20 years. The…

Mayor Murray is coming to Greenwood

                                  Here’s a great opportunity to talk with the Mayor and Department Directors about how the City of Seattle works in the Greenwood area.  The Mayor and Department Directors are planning Seattle at Work visits to other neighborhoods throughout…

Category Archives: Around the city

Our New Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5)

Our New Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5) is up and running. Some say she has jumped in with a cannonball. Here are a few links to get to know her a little better. KUOW Week In Review with Bill Radke Subjects this week: What should happen to the armed group occupying Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge?…

New! Seattle Hazard Explorer Map

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management website now features and series of interactive maps that highlight some of the city’s top hazards. Check out theSeattle Hazard Explorer and learn more about the hazards that impact Seattle. You can zoom in on your home, work place, or any other location to see what hazards are most…

Changes to Dept. of Planning and Development

Changes to the Department of Planning and Development December 16, 2015 by DPD Community Engagement – New planning office takes effect January 1, 2016 2016 brings some significant changes to the leadership and organizational structure of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). After 38 years with the City and 14 as director of DPD, Diane…

Councilmember O’Brien to Develop Regulations to Encourage More Backyard Cottages

Councilmember O’Brien to Develop Regulations to Encourage More Backyard Cottages, Meeting Tomorrow Seattle – Councilmember Mike O’Brien will host a special lunchtime meeting tomorrow, as he explores ways to make it easier for more homeowners to build backyard cottages and mother-in-law units. Councilmembers will review a report, “Removing Barriers to Backyard Cottages,” and hear testimony…

2016 City Budget signed by Mayor Murray

This week Mayor Murray signed the finalized 2016 City budget.  The total budget is $5.1 billion including just over 1billion of General Fund spending. Hopefully our newly elected District 5 Councilwoman, Debora Juarez will direct some of the funds to our neighborhood. Here is the link to the budget: 2016 Proposed Budget

Upcoming Plant Sale Events

Northwest Horticultural Society ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015, 9-3 Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st These are just a few of the 2015 GROWERS Blue Frog Nursery:Perennials, groundcovers and shrubs. Botanica: Uncommon and underused perennials. Bouquet Banque Nursery: Hardy cyclamen, epimediums, woodland plants, and collectables. Celestial Dream Gardens: Perennials and shrubs, both “tried and…

Seattle City Council will hear public comment on the Committee on HALA

 Wednesday, September 9th at 5:30 pm, Seattle City Council will hear public comment on the Committee on Housing  Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations. *Supportive comments for the recommendations are extremely important. Please consider attending and making comments. It will make an enormous difference. If you cannot attend, please tell your friends and email your…

News announcement from Office of the Mayor on HALA today

Agreement will bring Affordable Housing to Neighborhoods Across Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien today hailed an unprecedented agreement that will lead to at least 50,000 new homes in Seattle, including 20,000 affordable homes, over the next 10 years. Affordable housing will be included in nearly every residential development across Seattle as the…

Seattle 2035: Draft Plan Published

SEATTLE – Today, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) released a Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan.  Entitled Seattle 2035, the Draft Plan is now available for public comment.  This important milestone brings the City one step closer to completing an updated Comprehensive Plan – our roadmap for Seattle’s next 20 years. The…

Mayor Murray is coming to Greenwood

                                  Here’s a great opportunity to talk with the Mayor and Department Directors about how the City of Seattle works in the Greenwood area.  The Mayor and Department Directors are planning Seattle at Work visits to other neighborhoods throughout…

Category Archives: Around the city

Our New Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5)

Our New Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5) is up and running. Some say she has jumped in with a cannonball. Here are a few links to get to know her a little better. KUOW Week In Review with Bill Radke Subjects this week: What should happen to the armed group occupying Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge?…

New! Seattle Hazard Explorer Map

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management website now features and series of interactive maps that highlight some of the city’s top hazards. Check out theSeattle Hazard Explorer and learn more about the hazards that impact Seattle. You can zoom in on your home, work place, or any other location to see what hazards are most…

Changes to Dept. of Planning and Development

Changes to the Department of Planning and Development December 16, 2015 by DPD Community Engagement – New planning office takes effect January 1, 2016 2016 brings some significant changes to the leadership and organizational structure of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). After 38 years with the City and 14 as director of DPD, Diane…

Councilmember O’Brien to Develop Regulations to Encourage More Backyard Cottages

Councilmember O’Brien to Develop Regulations to Encourage More Backyard Cottages, Meeting Tomorrow Seattle – Councilmember Mike O’Brien will host a special lunchtime meeting tomorrow, as he explores ways to make it easier for more homeowners to build backyard cottages and mother-in-law units. Councilmembers will review a report, “Removing Barriers to Backyard Cottages,” and hear testimony…

2016 City Budget signed by Mayor Murray

This week Mayor Murray signed the finalized 2016 City budget.  The total budget is $5.1 billion including just over 1billion of General Fund spending. Hopefully our newly elected District 5 Councilwoman, Debora Juarez will direct some of the funds to our neighborhood. Here is the link to the budget: 2016 Proposed Budget

Upcoming Plant Sale Events

Northwest Horticultural Society ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015, 9-3 Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st These are just a few of the 2015 GROWERS Blue Frog Nursery:Perennials, groundcovers and shrubs. Botanica: Uncommon and underused perennials. Bouquet Banque Nursery: Hardy cyclamen, epimediums, woodland plants, and collectables. Celestial Dream Gardens: Perennials and shrubs, both “tried and…

Seattle City Council will hear public comment on the Committee on HALA

 Wednesday, September 9th at 5:30 pm, Seattle City Council will hear public comment on the Committee on Housing  Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations. *Supportive comments for the recommendations are extremely important. Please consider attending and making comments. It will make an enormous difference. If you cannot attend, please tell your friends and email your…

News announcement from Office of the Mayor on HALA today

Agreement will bring Affordable Housing to Neighborhoods Across Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien today hailed an unprecedented agreement that will lead to at least 50,000 new homes in Seattle, including 20,000 affordable homes, over the next 10 years. Affordable housing will be included in nearly every residential development across Seattle as the…

Seattle 2035: Draft Plan Published

SEATTLE – Today, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) released a Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan.  Entitled Seattle 2035, the Draft Plan is now available for public comment.  This important milestone brings the City one step closer to completing an updated Comprehensive Plan – our roadmap for Seattle’s next 20 years. The…

Mayor Murray is coming to Greenwood

                                  Here’s a great opportunity to talk with the Mayor and Department Directors about how the City of Seattle works in the Greenwood area.  The Mayor and Department Directors are planning Seattle at Work visits to other neighborhoods throughout…