Category Archives: Around the city

The 66th annual Greenwood Seafair Parade this week!

From www.phinneywood.com Greenwood Seafair Parade on Wednesday will bring 100+ floats, drill teams, marching bands to the neighborhood. This year’s theme is “Greenwood: A Community United” with Fire Station 21 firefighters as the grand marshals, in honor of their heroism during the March 9 natural gas explosion that rocked the neighborhood. The parade starts at North…

Neighborhood advocates gather in wake of District Council dissolution by ‘a mayor who has vilified volunteers’

Thank you West Seattle blog for sharing the outcry of  the 13 District Council response to the Mayor’s dissolution of the District Council. “Let’s not throw out the whole system – let’s make it better.” That was the theme last night for a gathering of longtime community volunteers who were, at times, furious: “We are…

MAYOR MOVES TO ABOLISH DISTRICT COUNCILS

Lots of articles yesterday on this subject. Here is one: Seattle City Council Insight by  Kevin Schofield Late this afternoon, Mayor Murray dropped a bombshell on the District Councils — quite literally. He blew them up. Murray signed an executive order directing the Department of Neighborhoods to reallocate resources — including staff —  away from the…

Want some free trees? Street tree application starts July 18

information from City of Seattle Trees for Neighborhoods is the City of Seattle’s residential tree planting project. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 6,300 trees in their yards and along the street. That’s 6,300 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our…

Summer here! Events and News around the City.

Seattle Department of Neighborhood Northend   MAJOR SEATTLE EVENTS Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival: July 2-4 (Learn More) Seafair Summer Fourth: July 4 (Learn More) West Seattle Summer Fest: July 8-10 (Learn More) Polish Festival Seattle: July 9 (Learn More) Chef in the Garden: July 14 (Learn More)   ADD YOUR VOICE The City of…

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…

Category Archives: Around the city

The 66th annual Greenwood Seafair Parade this week!

From www.phinneywood.com Greenwood Seafair Parade on Wednesday will bring 100+ floats, drill teams, marching bands to the neighborhood. This year’s theme is “Greenwood: A Community United” with Fire Station 21 firefighters as the grand marshals, in honor of their heroism during the March 9 natural gas explosion that rocked the neighborhood. The parade starts at North…

Neighborhood advocates gather in wake of District Council dissolution by ‘a mayor who has vilified volunteers’

Thank you West Seattle blog for sharing the outcry of  the 13 District Council response to the Mayor’s dissolution of the District Council. “Let’s not throw out the whole system – let’s make it better.” That was the theme last night for a gathering of longtime community volunteers who were, at times, furious: “We are…

MAYOR MOVES TO ABOLISH DISTRICT COUNCILS

Lots of articles yesterday on this subject. Here is one: Seattle City Council Insight by  Kevin Schofield Late this afternoon, Mayor Murray dropped a bombshell on the District Councils — quite literally. He blew them up. Murray signed an executive order directing the Department of Neighborhoods to reallocate resources — including staff —  away from the…

Want some free trees? Street tree application starts July 18

information from City of Seattle Trees for Neighborhoods is the City of Seattle’s residential tree planting project. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 6,300 trees in their yards and along the street. That’s 6,300 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our…

Summer here! Events and News around the City.

Seattle Department of Neighborhood Northend   MAJOR SEATTLE EVENTS Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival: July 2-4 (Learn More) Seafair Summer Fourth: July 4 (Learn More) West Seattle Summer Fest: July 8-10 (Learn More) Polish Festival Seattle: July 9 (Learn More) Chef in the Garden: July 14 (Learn More)   ADD YOUR VOICE The City of…

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…

Category Archives: Around the city

The 66th annual Greenwood Seafair Parade this week!

From www.phinneywood.com Greenwood Seafair Parade on Wednesday will bring 100+ floats, drill teams, marching bands to the neighborhood. This year’s theme is “Greenwood: A Community United” with Fire Station 21 firefighters as the grand marshals, in honor of their heroism during the March 9 natural gas explosion that rocked the neighborhood. The parade starts at North…

Neighborhood advocates gather in wake of District Council dissolution by ‘a mayor who has vilified volunteers’

Thank you West Seattle blog for sharing the outcry of  the 13 District Council response to the Mayor’s dissolution of the District Council. “Let’s not throw out the whole system – let’s make it better.” That was the theme last night for a gathering of longtime community volunteers who were, at times, furious: “We are…

MAYOR MOVES TO ABOLISH DISTRICT COUNCILS

Lots of articles yesterday on this subject. Here is one: Seattle City Council Insight by  Kevin Schofield Late this afternoon, Mayor Murray dropped a bombshell on the District Councils — quite literally. He blew them up. Murray signed an executive order directing the Department of Neighborhoods to reallocate resources — including staff —  away from the…

Want some free trees? Street tree application starts July 18

information from City of Seattle Trees for Neighborhoods is the City of Seattle’s residential tree planting project. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 6,300 trees in their yards and along the street. That’s 6,300 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our…

Summer here! Events and News around the City.

Seattle Department of Neighborhood Northend   MAJOR SEATTLE EVENTS Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival: July 2-4 (Learn More) Seafair Summer Fourth: July 4 (Learn More) West Seattle Summer Fest: July 8-10 (Learn More) Polish Festival Seattle: July 9 (Learn More) Chef in the Garden: July 14 (Learn More)   ADD YOUR VOICE The City of…

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…