Category Archives: Around the city

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…

Mayor delivers State of the City address 2016

Mayor delivers State of the City address In his State of the City address before the Seattle City Council, Mayor Murray expanded the City’s commitment to support education, job opportunities and success for all of Seattle’s youth. He also pledged to hire 200 police officers by 2019, doubling his original goal, and outlined new initiatives…

HALA Community Focus Group

Want to serve on a HALA Community Focus Group? We are looking for community members to serve on our community focus groups that will guide the implementation of HALA. Learn more and complete our application today! Deadline is Friday, February 26. Email us at HALAapplication@Seattle.gov for more information. What supports would you need to participate…

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?…

Category Archives: Around the city

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…

Mayor delivers State of the City address 2016

Mayor delivers State of the City address In his State of the City address before the Seattle City Council, Mayor Murray expanded the City’s commitment to support education, job opportunities and success for all of Seattle’s youth. He also pledged to hire 200 police officers by 2019, doubling his original goal, and outlined new initiatives…

HALA Community Focus Group

Want to serve on a HALA Community Focus Group? We are looking for community members to serve on our community focus groups that will guide the implementation of HALA. Learn more and complete our application today! Deadline is Friday, February 26. Email us at HALAapplication@Seattle.gov for more information. What supports would you need to participate…

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?…

Category Archives: Around the city

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…

Mayor delivers State of the City address 2016

Mayor delivers State of the City address In his State of the City address before the Seattle City Council, Mayor Murray expanded the City’s commitment to support education, job opportunities and success for all of Seattle’s youth. He also pledged to hire 200 police officers by 2019, doubling his original goal, and outlined new initiatives…

HALA Community Focus Group

Want to serve on a HALA Community Focus Group? We are looking for community members to serve on our community focus groups that will guide the implementation of HALA. Learn more and complete our application today! Deadline is Friday, February 26. Email us at HALAapplication@Seattle.gov for more information. What supports would you need to participate…

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?…