Category Archives: Around the city

What’s all the talk about the N Precinct Station…..

  Just when you think something is a done deal with Our City! I have included a letter of support from Broadview Community Council to the City Council, a direct link to our City site on the North Precinct Station and links to  articles this week on N Precinct Station. Here is a link to the letter of…

Who really ‘speaks’ for neighborhoods?

This is a very interesting article written by Michael McGinn in Crosscut THURSDAY 2, JUNE 2016 in case you missed it.Who speaks for Seattle’s neighborhoods? With growth and rezones taking center stage in citywide conversation, the question is getting hotter.  http://crosscut.com/2016/06/is-there-room-on-neighborhood-councils-for-%E2%80%8Brenters/

Join the Conversation on HALA

From: Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Newsletter, jesseca.brand@seattle.gov   Join the Conversation! We have launched an online tool to get your feedback on HALA’s proposals. This is an interactive survey where you can see other respondents’ opinions alongside your own. Many of the recommendations in this survey were generated by community conversations and they cover a wide variety of topics….

Follow up on yesterday Post on Backyard Cottages & Accessory Dwelling Units

News release  from City of Seattle, Seattle City Council Report prepared for the Seattle City Council Removing Barriers to Backyard Cottages & Accessory Dwelling Units Councilmember O’Brien’s bill makes a series of changes to the existing backyard cottage and mother-in-law unit building code. Here is a link to changes. The legislation ( draft) to increase the…

Councilmember O’Brien to Unveil Backyard Cottage Proposal

      Councilmember Mike O’Brien EVENT DATE May 19, 2016 11 a.m. Councilmember O’Brien to Unveil Backyard Cottage Proposal Seattle – Councilmember Mike O’Brien will release a proposal to make it easier for more homeowners to build backyard cottages and mother-in-law units. Councilmembers recently held community meetings and received a report, “Removing Barriers to…

City Council members voted to hire more legislative staff

Seattle City Council Insight by kevinsch 4/25/16     Council members vote to hire more legislative staff, sort of Other articles on this subject: Council: Smaller Districts Require Larger Staffs http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-city-council-approves-hiring-more-aides-for-members/ http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2016/04/25/24007928/the-city-council-will-soon-spend-half-a-million-dollars-more-a-year-on-staff

How fast is your Internet?

    Last month the City of Seattle launched a new tool to collect resident internet speeds. To date, nearly 1,600 tests have been taken.   The Seattle Broadband Speed Test tool measures the upload and download speeds available to residential users at the time they take the test. Using this test, residents can check their speeds…

Greenwood Emergency Fundraiser at Naked City

Most of us heard the explosion last night. Here is a reach-out from our neighbors. This is from Northwest News Bits ALERT Greenwood Emergency Fundraiser at Naked City Greenwood is resilient. Greenwood is strong. Our neighborhood has fought its way through adversity before, and we will do so again. Together, we are a phoenix. Naked City…

2016 Presidential Primary Important Dates

This information is from Washington Secretary of State Elections Division 2016 Presidential Primary Key Dates for the Presidential Primary and Party Caucuses February 20 – Washington State Republican Party Caucuses (for more info: www.wsrp.org) March 26 – Washington State Democratic Party Caucuses (for more info: www.wa-democrats.org) April 9 – Military and overseas ballots mailed for the…

Free Tax Help

From: Northwest News Bits Are you ready for the tax season?  Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service will again provide free tax preparation and electronic filing at 12 North Seattle and Shoreline sites starting February 1st.  This service is totally free; you do not need to be a member of AARP or…

Category Archives: Around the city

What’s all the talk about the N Precinct Station…..

  Just when you think something is a done deal with Our City! I have included a letter of support from Broadview Community Council to the City Council, a direct link to our City site on the North Precinct Station and links to  articles this week on N Precinct Station. Here is a link to the letter of…

Who really ‘speaks’ for neighborhoods?

This is a very interesting article written by Michael McGinn in Crosscut THURSDAY 2, JUNE 2016 in case you missed it.Who speaks for Seattle’s neighborhoods? With growth and rezones taking center stage in citywide conversation, the question is getting hotter.  http://crosscut.com/2016/06/is-there-room-on-neighborhood-councils-for-%E2%80%8Brenters/

Join the Conversation on HALA

From: Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Newsletter, jesseca.brand@seattle.gov   Join the Conversation! We have launched an online tool to get your feedback on HALA’s proposals. This is an interactive survey where you can see other respondents’ opinions alongside your own. Many of the recommendations in this survey were generated by community conversations and they cover a wide variety of topics….

Follow up on yesterday Post on Backyard Cottages & Accessory Dwelling Units

News release  from City of Seattle, Seattle City Council Report prepared for the Seattle City Council Removing Barriers to Backyard Cottages & Accessory Dwelling Units Councilmember O’Brien’s bill makes a series of changes to the existing backyard cottage and mother-in-law unit building code. Here is a link to changes. The legislation ( draft) to increase the…

Councilmember O’Brien to Unveil Backyard Cottage Proposal

      Councilmember Mike O’Brien EVENT DATE May 19, 2016 11 a.m. Councilmember O’Brien to Unveil Backyard Cottage Proposal Seattle – Councilmember Mike O’Brien will release a proposal to make it easier for more homeowners to build backyard cottages and mother-in-law units. Councilmembers recently held community meetings and received a report, “Removing Barriers to…

City Council members voted to hire more legislative staff

Seattle City Council Insight by kevinsch 4/25/16     Council members vote to hire more legislative staff, sort of Other articles on this subject: Council: Smaller Districts Require Larger Staffs http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-city-council-approves-hiring-more-aides-for-members/ http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2016/04/25/24007928/the-city-council-will-soon-spend-half-a-million-dollars-more-a-year-on-staff

How fast is your Internet?

    Last month the City of Seattle launched a new tool to collect resident internet speeds. To date, nearly 1,600 tests have been taken.   The Seattle Broadband Speed Test tool measures the upload and download speeds available to residential users at the time they take the test. Using this test, residents can check their speeds…

Greenwood Emergency Fundraiser at Naked City

Most of us heard the explosion last night. Here is a reach-out from our neighbors. This is from Northwest News Bits ALERT Greenwood Emergency Fundraiser at Naked City Greenwood is resilient. Greenwood is strong. Our neighborhood has fought its way through adversity before, and we will do so again. Together, we are a phoenix. Naked City…

2016 Presidential Primary Important Dates

This information is from Washington Secretary of State Elections Division 2016 Presidential Primary Key Dates for the Presidential Primary and Party Caucuses February 20 – Washington State Republican Party Caucuses (for more info: www.wsrp.org) March 26 – Washington State Democratic Party Caucuses (for more info: www.wa-democrats.org) April 9 – Military and overseas ballots mailed for the…

Free Tax Help

From: Northwest News Bits Are you ready for the tax season?  Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service will again provide free tax preparation and electronic filing at 12 North Seattle and Shoreline sites starting February 1st.  This service is totally free; you do not need to be a member of AARP or…

Category Archives: Around the city

What’s all the talk about the N Precinct Station…..

  Just when you think something is a done deal with Our City! I have included a letter of support from Broadview Community Council to the City Council, a direct link to our City site on the North Precinct Station and links to  articles this week on N Precinct Station. Here is a link to the letter of…

Who really ‘speaks’ for neighborhoods?

This is a very interesting article written by Michael McGinn in Crosscut THURSDAY 2, JUNE 2016 in case you missed it.Who speaks for Seattle’s neighborhoods? With growth and rezones taking center stage in citywide conversation, the question is getting hotter.  http://crosscut.com/2016/06/is-there-room-on-neighborhood-councils-for-%E2%80%8Brenters/

Join the Conversation on HALA

From: Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Newsletter, jesseca.brand@seattle.gov   Join the Conversation! We have launched an online tool to get your feedback on HALA’s proposals. This is an interactive survey where you can see other respondents’ opinions alongside your own. Many of the recommendations in this survey were generated by community conversations and they cover a wide variety of topics….

Follow up on yesterday Post on Backyard Cottages & Accessory Dwelling Units

News release  from City of Seattle, Seattle City Council Report prepared for the Seattle City Council Removing Barriers to Backyard Cottages & Accessory Dwelling Units Councilmember O’Brien’s bill makes a series of changes to the existing backyard cottage and mother-in-law unit building code. Here is a link to changes. The legislation ( draft) to increase the…

Councilmember O’Brien to Unveil Backyard Cottage Proposal

      Councilmember Mike O’Brien EVENT DATE May 19, 2016 11 a.m. Councilmember O’Brien to Unveil Backyard Cottage Proposal Seattle – Councilmember Mike O’Brien will release a proposal to make it easier for more homeowners to build backyard cottages and mother-in-law units. Councilmembers recently held community meetings and received a report, “Removing Barriers to…

City Council members voted to hire more legislative staff

Seattle City Council Insight by kevinsch 4/25/16     Council members vote to hire more legislative staff, sort of Other articles on this subject: Council: Smaller Districts Require Larger Staffs http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-city-council-approves-hiring-more-aides-for-members/ http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2016/04/25/24007928/the-city-council-will-soon-spend-half-a-million-dollars-more-a-year-on-staff

How fast is your Internet?

    Last month the City of Seattle launched a new tool to collect resident internet speeds. To date, nearly 1,600 tests have been taken.   The Seattle Broadband Speed Test tool measures the upload and download speeds available to residential users at the time they take the test. Using this test, residents can check their speeds…

Greenwood Emergency Fundraiser at Naked City

Most of us heard the explosion last night. Here is a reach-out from our neighbors. This is from Northwest News Bits ALERT Greenwood Emergency Fundraiser at Naked City Greenwood is resilient. Greenwood is strong. Our neighborhood has fought its way through adversity before, and we will do so again. Together, we are a phoenix. Naked City…

2016 Presidential Primary Important Dates

This information is from Washington Secretary of State Elections Division 2016 Presidential Primary Key Dates for the Presidential Primary and Party Caucuses February 20 – Washington State Republican Party Caucuses (for more info: www.wsrp.org) March 26 – Washington State Democratic Party Caucuses (for more info: www.wa-democrats.org) April 9 – Military and overseas ballots mailed for the…

Free Tax Help

From: Northwest News Bits Are you ready for the tax season?  Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service will again provide free tax preparation and electronic filing at 12 North Seattle and Shoreline sites starting February 1st.  This service is totally free; you do not need to be a member of AARP or…