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  • DON_SouthRegion
    Oct 18, 2013

      Hey there!  Below are list of events and happenings around Seattle:


      ·         Fauntleroy Fall Festival

      ·         New Regulation for Micro Housing

      ·         City Budget Town Hall

      ·         Safe Route to School Mini Grant Opportunity

      ·         Seattle Public School- Planning for Growth

      ·         Puget Sound Equity Summit

      ·         Affordable Care Act Enrollment at Delridge and High Point Libraries

      ·         Check out Local Museums for Free Using Seattle Public Library card



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      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





      A micro-housing building in Seattle.


      New Regulations for Micro-Housing

      After monitoring  micro housing and congregate residences in Seattle for over two years, Department of Planning and Development is now proposing changes to ensure clear and consistent regulations.  The proposed legislation is based on research and responds to concerns raised by the public and elected officials. DPD published notice of a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on the proposed rules, as a part of the required State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review. The SEPA comment period runs from October 7 through October 21 of 2013.

      Some highlights of the proposed new rules include:

      ·         Establishing a definition of micro-housing

      ·         Requiring Design Review for micro-housing and congregate residences based on square footage rather than number of dwelling units

      ·         Setting a minimum size for common areas in micro-housing and congregate residences

      ·         Increasing bicycle and car parking requirements for micro-housing

      ·         Clarifying affordable housing program requirements for micro-housing and congregate residences



      Council Inside Out


      City Council Budget Town Hall on Thursday, October 24 


      6:00pm (5pm public comment sign up begins)

      Garfield High School Commons - 400 23rd Ave Seattle, WA 98122


      This is your chance to come speak directly to Councilmembers about your priorities for the City budget. Full details on the Budget Town Hall are available here. For more information about the budget process, go to seattle.gov/council/budget


      Martin Luther King Jr Elementary Student Patrol

      MLK Elementary School Patrol


      Mini-Grants are now available for Safe Routes to School projects

      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


      If you have an idea for a safety education program, please  visit our website for more information on how to apply for a Mini Grant,  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 October 25, 2013



      Green Seattle Day - 11/2/13

      November 2nd, 2013 is the 8th Annual Green Seattle Day!  Lewis Park is one of 17 sites throughout Seattle hosting special work parties from 10am to 2pm.  Bring the family and join your neighbors to help kick off the 2013-2014 planting season.  The Station will be donating coffee and we'll have snacks and a light lunch.  Please register so we know how much food to bring!  We'll supply gloves, tools (plus kids sized tools), refreshments and lots of native shrubs and trees.  Click HERE to register.



      Seattle Public Schools: Planning for growth

       Seattle Public Schools is creating new attendance area boundaries to accommodate our increasing enrollment and construction of new school buildings.

      The initial focus is on elementary and middle school boundaries. High school boundaries will be reviewed at a later date.

      The latest list of proposed boundary changes can be found online at:  http://bit.ly/GrowthBoundaries.


      Next steps:

      ·         District seeks public input via a survey from Oct. 14-25. The survey is online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7BKFRS3.

      ·         Revised recommendations will be sent to the Board for the Nov. 6 meeting

      ·         A School Board vote is scheduled for Nov. 20.

      ·         If approved by the School Board, implementation of some of the new elementary and middle school boundaries will begin for the 2014-15 school year, although many boundary changes cannot go into effect until Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) capital levy construction projects are completed.


      Please note: Regardless of what is approved, boundary changes will be phased in over time. Many changes cannot be made until construction of new schools or additions are complete. Current elementary students will be able to remain at their school through the highest grade.


      Friday evening launch, Saturday summit

      Highline Community College,

      Student Union (Building 8)

      2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines, WA 98198


      Be a part of an action-oriented summit to promote equitable development and healthy communities.


      This is a free event. Food, translation, child care, and some transportation are provided.

      For more info & to register: www.pugetsoundequity.org



      Get PREPARED for the regional summit at smaller gatherings:

      • Seattle - October 3, 2013 - 9:30 am to 1:00 pm - Contact Rebecca Saldana for details
      • Livable Snohomish - October 12, 2013 - 9am to 4:30pm - Everett, WA - Contact Kristin Kelly for more details (425-923-8625) 
      • Eastside Opportunities for All - October 23, 2013 - 6pm to 8pm - Redmond/Bellevue - Contact Becca Meredith for more details (206-905-6905)
      • Tacoma / Pierce County - October 24, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Bates Technical College - Contact Skye Schell for details (206-905-6891) 
      • South King County - October 30, 2013 - Contact Skye Schell for details (206-905-6891) 

      There's no doubt about it - the Puget Sound is undergoing constant growth and many changes. Yet, how do we ensure that those who have been historically pushed out and left out of prosperity - people of color, low-income families, immigrants, and others - also have an opportunity to strive and thrive? How can we move closer for struggling communities to gain more accessible public transportation, affordable housing, and living wage jobs?


      Delridge Branch            High Point Branch

      Delridge Branch                   High Point Branch


      Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help at the Seattle Public Library at Delridge and High Point Branches

      The Seattle Public Library, Public Health - Seattle King County and a number of community based agencies are working together to help people determine their eligibility for the programs offered under the Affordable Care Act.



      Enrollment assistance is offered at eight locations across the city through December 26. Staff from community agencies will be available to answer questions and assist with enrollment. ACA Enrollment events are available on a drop-in basis only. Please bring Social Security number and information about current income.


      The service is free. Help is offered on a first come, first served basis. No reservation is required.

      For more information, see http://www.wahealthplanfinder.orgopens in a new window or call 1-855-WAFINDER.

      Delridge Branch

      • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9
      • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13
      • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11

      High Point Branch

      Oct. 5 through Dec. 21

      • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays

      Seattle Public Library


      Check Out A Museum for Free Using Your Seattle Public Library Card!

      The Museum Pass allows you to use your Seattle Public Library card to reserve and print out an admission pass to participating Seattle museums at no charge.


      How to reserve a pass

      You can reserve a Museum Pass either by venue or date.

      Reserve a Pass By Venue:

      1. Go to Museum Pass online reservations. opens in a new window
        Have your library card and PIN handy.
      2. Select a museum.
      3. Select the date you want to visit the museum (up to 30 days in advance of your visit).
      4. Enter your library card number and PIN.
      5. Print or email your pass.
      6. Present the printed pass to the museum on your chosen date.

      Reserve a Pass By Date:

      1. Go to Museum Pass online reservations. opens in a new window
        Have your library card and PIN handy.
      2. Select a date you want to visit a museum (up to 30 days in advance of your visit).
      3. Select a museum to visit.
      4. Enter your library card number and PIN.
      5. Print or email your pass.

      Present the printed pass to the museum of your chosen date

      Get a Museum Passopens in a new window

      View or Cancel your reservation




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