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  • James Cavin
    Oct 4, 2013
      From: "Pitre, Yun" <yun.pitre@...>
      Date: October 4, 2013 10:47:04 AM PDT
      To: "Pottharst, Ed" <Ed.Pottharst@...>, "Frankl, Jenny" <Jenny.Frankl@...>, "Pitre, Yun" <Yun.Pitre@...>
      Subject: West Seattle Happenings

      Just few things happening in West Seattle.

      Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

      Neighborhood District Coordinators – South Region Team


      Yun Pitre


      Office: (206) 386-1924

      Cell: (206)730-0364


      Ed Pottharst


      Message: (206) 494-9026



      Jenny Frankl


      Office: (206) 233-2044

      Cell: (206) 396-0200 

      Affordable Care Act: Enrollment Help


      October 5, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm




      High Point Library
      3411 Southwest Raymond Street
      Seattle,WA 98126

      Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 11 am–3 pm
      Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 11 am–3 pm
      Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, 11 am–3 pm
      Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, 11 am–3 pm
      Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 11 am–3 pm
      Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, 11 am–3 pm
      Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, 11 am–3 pm
      Through Dec. 26, The Seattle Public Library, Public Health – Seattle & King County and community-based agencies are working together to help you determine your eligibility for Affordable Care Act programs. Trained staff from community agencies will be available to answer questions and assist with enrollment at seven city-wide locations through Dec. 26.
      Please bring your Social Security number and information about your current income. This service is free and available to individuals and families. Help is offered on a first come, first served basis. No registration is required.
      For more information about programs offered by the Affordable Care Act, visit www.wahealthplanfinder.org.Contact Info Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian

      Community Conversation w/School Board Director Marty McLaren
      This is an opportunity for community members to talk with her about their concerns, get updates on current issues, etc. All are welcome.


      October 7, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


      Delridge Library
      5423 Delridge Way Southwest
      Seattle, WA 98106



      Click Here - to download the poster

      September 30, 2013 - March 28, 2014

      This competition is all about reducing waste and strengthening Seattle's communities.

      Waste Management is partnering with neighborhood organizations to challenge 10 Seattle communities to reduce waste and recycle more.


      • The community that reduces their garbage the most by March 2014 will win $25,000 to give to the community non-profit(s) of their choice.
      • Neighborhood organizations that encourage neighbors to reduce their garbage could win up to $25,000 to give to the community non-profit(s) of their choice.
      I have attached the neighborhood map, our poster and our handout, and here is our website: http://wmnorthwest.com/seattle/seattlerewards.html
      For more information, please contact Kristin Kinder at kkinder@...

      Upcoming City of Seattle Budget Hearings
      Public comment is welcome!
      ·         Wednesday, October 9:  DON budget is presented to Council.  Public comment will be taken before the meeting begins at 9:30am (City Hall)
      ·         Thursday, October 24 starting at 5:30pm:  City Council Public Hearing in Garfield High School  Commons (sign-ups for public comment begins at  5 p.m)-note venue change

      Pacific Science Center’s new exhibit : RACE: Are We So Different?
      The exhibit raises profound questions about the American concept of race, challenges how we think about race and human variation, and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. The exhibit uses interactive maps, historical artifacts, computer simulations of gene flows, compelling photographs and multimedia presentations to probe how racism has shaped our country’s history and impacted every social institution in the United States.
      Race and Social Justice Initiative/Pacific Science Center Speaker Series will feature a Broken on All Sides film viewing and panel discussion on Monday, October 7, 7 p.m. at Pacific Science Center's PACCAR Theater. Broken on All Sides is an award-winning documentary that examines racial inequities in the American criminal justice system through the lens of Philadelphia, PA. Panelists are Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel, Robert Chatman (current intern at People of Color Against AIDS Network, participant in Career Bridge and former member of the Black Prisoners Caucus at Monroe Prison), Merf Ehman (Staff Attorney, Institutions Project at Columbia Legal Services and leader in passing Job Assistance Legislation) and Marcel Purnell (member of the Seattle Community Police Commission, coordinator of Youth Undoing Institutional Racism/End the Prison Industrial Complex through American Friends Service Committee and organizer with the People's Institute Northwest). From 5 - 8 pm, the first 800 people who visit the RACE exhibit at Pacific Science Center will get in for FREE.
      This film viewing and panel discussion will be a lead-in to the Seattle Social Justice Film Festival, running Oct. 10 - 13: www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org.
      All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. Ticketing begins at 5 pm on the day of the event, and are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:40 pm. A donation of $5 or old eyeglasses, dictionaries or postage stamps is requested for the film viewing and discussion on October 7, to benefit Books to Prisoners.
      For more information on the Speaker Series, Group Workshops and Facilitator Trainings, visit http://www.seattle.gov/rsji/AreWeSoDifferent.htm

      Social Justice Film Festival October 10th-13th 
      The Seattle Social Justice Film Festival is back! Films will cover all aspects of social justice but, in conjunction with our lead sponsor, Books to Prisoners, this year's special festival focus will be on issues related to Prisoner Justice. Buy the Festival pass here.
      Films will explore topics such as: Environment, Food and Agriculture, LGBT Rights, Women's Issues, Racial Equality, Debt Slavery, Economic Justice
      Prisoner Justice topics will include: Prison Industrial Complex, Juvenile Justice,  Solitary Confinement, Incarcerated Mothers, "New Jim Crow" Analysis, Three-strikes Laws, Prison Privatization
      Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S Alaska St) will be one of the featured film locations. To check out the line-up, please visit see the Social Justice Film Festival Calendar.

      You Are Invited to Comment on Transportation Needs with the Senate Transportation Committee
      Bus riders can share their views about transit and other transportation needs with the Senate Transportation Committee at the upcoming public forum on Monday, Oct. 14 in downtown Seattle. This "listening session" is part of a statewide tour hosted by the Washington State Department of Transportation.  At least half of each meeting will be dedicated to public comment, and individual bus, train and ferry riders are encouraged to share their stories.
      Meeting details
      Downtown Seattle
      Monday, Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m. 
      King County Courthouse, Room 1001
      516 3rd Ave, 10th Floor
      The forums are a follow-up to the 2013 legislative session. The legislature considered a transportation funding package but did not pass a bill.  Metro faces a $75 million annual shortfall next year, and without a funding solution, will have to begin major service cuts in fall 2014. Metro is planning reductions of up to 600,000 annual hours of bus service – up to 17 percent of Metro’s service countywide – that would begin in September 2014. Public outreach about proposed reductions will begin this fall. » Learn more about Metro’s funding and what’s at risk
      An additional 45,000 annual service hours will have to be cut from bus service in the Alaskan Way Viaduct corridor. State funding for enhanced bus service to reduce the impacts of the viaduct replacement project runs out next June, even though work on the new tunnel and waterfront improvements will continue through 2019. Local elected officials and a coalition of community leaders are committed to seeking funding for transit and other local transportation needs as part of a statewide package.
      County Executive Dow Constantine and Gov. Jay Inslee recently issued a joint call for action on transportation. Gov. Inslee said that if legislators can hammer out a transportation package, he’ll call a special legislative session in November. » Read the Governor’s statement

      Conversation Tables: A follow up to Faith-based Emergency-Preparedness Forums that were held in April
      Date:               October 22nd, 2013
      Time:               12pm-3pm
      Location:         American Red Cross (1900 25th Ave S, Seattle, WA)
      This event is open to all Community Based Organizations and Faith Community members. There will be table conversations about keeping yourselves and families safe during an emergency, how to get your agency prepared and connecting with your community members.  There will also be information about the Utility Discount Programs, Funding Opportunities through Department of Neighborhoods and Department of Information Technology and other Information tables.
      If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Connelly, Community Preparedness Planner, Seattle Office of Emergency Management, at 206-615-0287: tracy.connelly@...: www.seattle.gov/emergency

      Safe Routes to School Mini-Grants Available for Seattle Schools
      SEATTLE – In October, during International Walk to School month, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is accepting applications for mini-grants of up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about pedestrian and bicycle safety, and encourage walking and biking to school. Private and public schools, PTAs and other school-related nonprofit groups may apply. The activities must support the overall goal of educating about safety and encouraging more walking and bicycling to school.
      Mini-grants have helped schools start student safety patrols, attentive-driving programs, anti-idling campaigns, as well as bike safety education programs. Last year, Loyal Heights Elementary created an eight-week urban cycling club to teach fourth and fifth grade students bike safety and practice bicycling skills on neighborhood streets. McDonald Elementary School purchased safety supplies, including safety vests and flags, for their walking school buses. Mercer Middle School brought an Undriver Licensing Station to school for students who choose to walk and bike to school.
      In previous years, schools have used their mini-grant to purchase safety patrol equipment and start a new student safety patrol program, to make traffic circulation changes on school property that increased safety for students walking and biking to school, and to start a peer-education bicycle safety program. Mini-grant funds can even support creative classroom activities that explore the benefits of walking and biking to school. Ballard High School students used a mini- grant to produce a documentary film about the Seattle Bicycle Music Festival.   
      International Walk to School Month is held in October of each year. This event, which is held in more than 40 countries, gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global happening as they celebrate the many benefits of walking. For more information about International Walk to School Day, visit http://www.walkbiketoschool.org .
      How to Apply for a Mini Grant
      For more information and to apply for a Mini Grant, visit www.cityofseattle.net/transportation/ped_srts_grant.htm.  In addition to the application, a letter of support from the school principal must be e-mailed or mailed by the application due date. For questions, contact Ashley Harris at ashley.harris@.... Completed applications are due by the close of business Oct. 25, 2013 and recipients will be announced by Dec. 6, 2013. 

      Office of Economic Development is now accepting Only In Seattle Request for Applications
      The time to apply for the 2014 Only in Seattle program is here.  Below you will find an initial outline of the 2014 grant format that includes the levels of funding and services that will be awarded.  OED and Impact Capital continue to grow the Only in Seattle (OIS) program by incorporating new partners into our grant application. 
      Tier I:    Transforming Districts
      Tier II:  Established and Organizing Districts
      Tier III:  Façade Improvements ($42,800 available in 2014)
      Tier IV:  Capacity Building and District Visioning Support
      Tier V:   Business Improvement Area Support
      *Tier VI:  Cultural Place Making Support
      Tier VII: City Infrastructure Improvements ($500,000 available in 2014)
      *new this year
      The full Request for Applications (RFA) is due  on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm. 
      Useful information for applying for the 2014 Only In Seattle Initiative
      Thursday, October 3, 2013
      Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, 40th Floor, Room 4070
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Please Register: Click here to Register
      Tuesday, October 15, 2013
      Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, 40th Floor, Room 4096
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
      Please Register: Click here to Register
      These are also listed on our Bottom Line Blog: http://bottomline.seattle.gov/
      Click here to access application materials. For more information, please visit: www.seattle.gov/economicdevelopment. .

      Community Police Commission Seeking Community Partners To Conduct Community Outreach On Police Reform
      The Community Police Commission (CPC) released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking community partners to conduct community outreach on police reform. More information about the RFQ: Consultants will plan and conduct outreach to targeted groups, inform these groups of the police reform process and the CPC’s role in that process, solicit from them general feedback on police-community relations and specific feedback that will inform four specific policy areas that the CPC will make recommendations on, and report the results of their outreach activities. The outreach is intended for communities most directly affected by excessive use of force and biased policing. The engagement work will take place the month of October. The full RFQ, Scope of Work and associated documents can be viewed and downloaded at:http://consultants.seattle.gov/2013/08/28/community-partnership-grants-rfq-cpc-82813/ Contact Karinda Harris, City of Seattle, Office of the Community Police Commission,206.233.2664,karinda.harris@...www.seattle.gov

      Office of Arts and Culture has $1200 for festivals and community cultural projects
      You have an opportunity to apply for $1,200 grants to support 2014 festivals and community cultural projects happening in neighborhoods across Seattle through the Neighborhood & Community Arts funding program. The program, managed by
      the Office of Arts & Culture, supports the city’s community-led creativity, recognizing that neighborhoods are the heartbeat of our city. Applications are open Aug. 19 through Oct. 23. Funds may not be used for fundraising or organizational administrative expenses. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 11 p.m. The guidelines and application are available on Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs website http://www.seattle.gov/arts/funding/neighborhood_community.asp
      For information contact Jenny Crooks at jenny.crooks@... or (206) 684-7084 .

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