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  • James Cavin
    From: Pitre, Yun Date: October 4, 2013 10:47:04 AM PDT To: Pottharst, Ed , Frankl, Jenny
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      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

      yun.pitre@... 

      Office: (206) 386-1924

      Cell: (206)730-0364

       

      Ed Pottharst

      ed.pottharst@...

      Message: (206) 494-9026

       

       

      Jenny Frankl

      jenny.frankl@...

      Office: (206) 233-2044

      Cell: (206) 396-0200 


      Affordable Care Act: Enrollment Help
       

      When:

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

      Where:

       

       

      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.

      When:

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

      Where:

      Delridge Library
      5423 Delridge Way Southwest
      Seattle, WA 98106


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      http://wmnorthwest.com/seattle/gif/seattlerewards/thinkgreen.gif

      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.

      http://wmnorthwest.com/seattle/gif/seattlerewards/picture1.gif

      • 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
       

       
      RACE
      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.
       
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      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 .
       

       
       
       
       
       
    • jimcavin@ymail.com
      Click on the three dots to see the message. Sorry for any confusion. ---In admiralneighborhood@yahoogroups.com, wrote: From: Pitre, Yun
      Message 2 of 9 , Oct 4, 2013
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        Click on the three dots to see the message.  Sorry for any confusion.



        ---In admiralneighborhood@yahoogroups.com, <jrcavin@...> wrote:

        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

        yun.pitre@... 

        Office: (206) 386-1924

        Cell: (206)730-0364

         

        Ed Pottharst

        ed.pottharst@...

        Message: (206) 494-9026

         

         

        Jenny Frankl

        jenny.frankl@...

        Office: (206) 233-2044

        Cell: (206) 396-0200 


        Affordable Care Act: Enrollment Help
         

        When:

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

        Where:

         

         

        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.

        When:

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

        Where:

        Delridge Library
        5423 Delridge Way Southwest
        Seattle, WA 98106


        cid:image012.jpg@...2A860

        http://wmnorthwest.com/seattle/gif/seattlerewards/thinkgreen.gif

        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.

        http://wmnorthwest.com/seattle/gif/seattlerewards/picture1.gif

        • 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
         

         
        RACE
        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.
         
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        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 .
         

         
         
         
         
         
      • DON_SouthRegion
        Hey there! Below are list of events and happenings around Seattle: * Fauntleroy Fall Festival * New Regulation for Micro Housing *
        Message 3 of 9 , Oct 18, 2013
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          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

          yun.pitre@... 

          Office: (206) 386-1924

          Cell: (206)730-0364

           

          Ed Pottharst

          ed.pottharst@...

          Message: (206) 494-9026

           

           

          Jenny Frankl

          jenny.frankl@...

          Office: (206) 233-2044

          Cell: (206) 396-0200

           


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          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

           


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          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

           


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          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.

           


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          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.


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          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

          http://www.spl.org/library-collection/museum-pass

           

           

        • Pitre, Yun
          Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood District Coordinators - South Region Team Yun Pitre yun.pitre@seattle.gov
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            Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

            Neighborhood District Coordinators – South Region Team

             

            Yun Pitre

            yun.pitre@... 

            Office: (206) 386-1924

            Cell: (206)730-0364

             

            Ed Pottharst

            ed.pottharst@...

            Message: (206) 494-9026

             

             

            Jenny Frankl

            jenny.frankl@...

            Office: (206) 233-2044

            Cell: (206) 396-0200

             

            Few Items of interest for West Seattle:

            ·        Delridge/Highland Park Neighborhood Greenway Public Meeting on November 19

            ·        Free Construction Q&A Session for Homeowners at Delridge Community Center on November 21

            ·        Southwest Seattle King Count Metro Bus Cut Proposal Meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on December 3

            ·        How to help Philippines Typhoon Haiyan victims

            ·        Race and Social Justice Community Survey

             


             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

            5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
            Tuesday, November 19, 2013
            The Salvation Army, Multi-Purpose Dining Room, 9050 16th Avenue SW

            Neighborhood greenways provide people of all ages and abilities with comfortable and attractive places to walk, ride a bike, skate and run. They are residential streets where speed and volume traffic calming measures discourage cars from avoiding main streets by cutting through on neighborhood streets: and signs and pavement markings are used to guide people along the route. Local access to homes along neighborhood greenways is always preserved. Visit the Delridge/Highland Park Neighborhood Greenways home page to learn more.


             

            Link to Seattle Department of Planning and Development home page

            Free Construction Q&A Sessions for Homeowners

            November 21, 2013
            1:30-3:30 p.m.
            Delridge Community Center- 4501 Delridge Way SW

             

            DPD will have inspectors available for Q&A at Delridge community center on November 21!  Come and get answers to your how-to questions about permits, electrical installations, remodeling, or adding on to your home.

            ·         Do you want to know when a permit is needed and how to apply?

            ·         Are you living in an older home with two-prong electrical outlets or are you curious about the wiring in your home? Are you interested in adding solar or electric vehicle charging?

            ·         Are you interested in adding on to your home? Do you want to install a fence or new windows?

            ·         Are you curious about working in the construction trades?

            ·         Bring your questions and we’ll supply the permit information you need to succeed with your project.


             

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            Metro's funding gap equals bus cuts

             

            Service cuts proposed- Metro must plan now for major service cuts in absence of funding

            Metro has cut costs, raised fares, and created other efficiencies to preserve most service over the past five years. But temporary funding authority from the state expires in June, and unless action is taken on stable funding, Metro must plan now for drastic service reductions next year.

            ·         74 routes will be deleted

            ·         107 routes would be changed

            ·         33 unchanged routes would likely become more crowded.

             

            More than 80 percent of Metro’s bus and DART routes would be affected. Visit  King County Metro website for more information.

             

            Metro has begun a countywide outreach process to let people know about proposed cuts and receive their feedback. Metro plans to send a package of service changes to the County Council for approval next spring. Once approved by the council, the service changes will be phased in beginning in September 2014. The public will also have an opportunity to provide comment to the council before service changes are adopted

            Come talk with Metro staff about the Southwest Seattle service reduction proposal on December 3rd at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. The meeting will be an open house format - with the option to participate in a short, interactive presentation and small group discussion from 7-7:30 pm.

             

             

            Southwest Seattle Service Reduction Public Meeting

            December 3, 6pm – 8pm

            Youngstown Cultural Arts Center- 4408 Delridge Way SW

             

             


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            Philippines Typhoon Haiyan - Yolanda Disaster and Relief Info

            The City of Seattle has also launched a website that collects on one page useful resources related to typhoon recovery efforts, which can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/html/citizen/yolandarelief.htmThe website includes links to help locate people missing as a result of the disaster, including Google Person Finder and the Philippine National Red Cross.


            Take the Race and Social Justice Community Survey

            The City of Seattle wants to hear from YOU! Seattle has launched its first Race and Social Justice Community Survey. The survey measures how people who live, work or go to school in Seattle think the City is doing on jobs, housing and meeting community needs. Info collected will help guide the City’s racial equity work and determine areas for City government to prioritize through its policies and programs. The survey is anonymous and takes about 12 minutes to complete.

            Take the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/seattlecommunitysurvey 

            The survey runs from November 11 through November 27. For more information call 206-684-4514 or visit http://www.seattle.gov/rsji/.

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

          • Pottharst, Ed
            * Neighborhood Park & Street Fund Applications Available * Youth Arts Funding Opportunity Available on Dec 13 * Dec. 10 Human Rights
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              ·         Neighborhood Park & Street Fund Applications Available

              ·         Youth Arts Funding Opportunity Available on Dec 13

              ·         Dec. 10 Human Rights Day

              ·         Bike Master Plan Update

              ·         New texting service connects public with health insurance help

              ·         Community meetings regarding development at 6917 California Ave SW

              ·         City Council Hearing on Land Use Code Amendments Dec. 11

               

              *If you would rather not receive these e-mails, could you send  us a quick e-mail so we can take you off of our distribution list? Also, if you have events and/or information you would like for us to share, please pass it along. Thanks!

               

              Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

              Neighborhood District Coordinators – South Region Team

               

              Yun Pitre

              yun.pitre@... 

              Office: (206) 386-1924

              Cell: (206)730-0364

               

              Ed Pottharst

              ed.pottharst@...

              Text: (206) 423-1942

               

               

              Jenny Frankl

              jenny.frankl@...

              Office: (206) 233-2044

              Cell: (206) 396-0200

               


              2014 Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) Applications Now Available 

              Do you have a park or street improvement project in mind for your neighborhood? 

              Applications are due on February 3rd, 2014.

               

              NPSF 2014 fact sheet

              NPSF 2014 application

               

              What is the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF)?
              Each year a portion of Seattle's city budget - approximately $1.2 million in 2014 - is set aside for neighborhood streets and parks improvements. This means that each of Seattle’s 13 neighborhood districts will receive approx. to $90K to go towards neighborhood projects that are proposed by the COMMUNITY (that is you!).

               

              Some examples of park projects include: playground improvements, trail upgrades, tennis or basketball court resurfacing, park benches or tables, natural area renovations, and accessibility improvements.

              Examples of street projects include: crossing improvements such as marked crosswalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian countdown signals; and traffic calming, such as traffic circles, median islands, and speed feedback signs. This funding source may be used for sidewalk repair and, rarely, for short segments of sidewalk construction (less than 100 feet, or one third of a block).

              SDOT has created a list of approximate project costs per project type.

               

              Who decides which projects will be funded?

              The NPSF is a competitive process and not all projects will be funded. Each Neighborhood District Council will review applications and select three projects to forward to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks) for detailed feasibility and cost analysis. Funding decisions are based on recommendations from District Councils, Parks and SDOT, with the final decisions made by the Mayor. For more information, contact your Neighborhood District Coordinator.

               

              How are proposals evaluated?
              Neighborhood District Councils are looking for projects which meet the fund source criteria listed above and also will consider the following:

              Significant Impact: The project will have a widespread positive impact on the neighborhood as a whole.

              Broad Support: The project has the support of multiple neighborhood or community groups. Both residential and business groups are encouraged to apply.

              Leveraging Opportunities: The project also qualifies for funding from another City source, and therefore leaves more NPF money available for other projects.

              Equity: Funding is to be equitably shared among the districts over time. Neighborhoods that are already receiving significant public investment from other sources may be also given lower priority.

               

              To learn more about the Southwest District Council or the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council, please contact Ed Pottharst at ed.pottharst@...

               


              Youth Arts Funding Opportunity is Available starting Dec. 13

              Youth Arts is an annual funding program that makes a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city. Funds and technical assistance from this program help experienced teaching artists lead training programs and projects in all arts disciplines-from visual arts to theater to dance and film. These programs give young people a chance to shine, to express themselves and to develop positive goals for the future. Youth Arts prioritizes youth or communities with limited or no access to the arts. Funding awards range up to $10,000.

               

              Artists, arts and cultural organizations, and community-based service organizations serving youth are encouraged to apply. Priority is placed on serving youth or communities with limited or no access to the arts. Funded programs receive both funding and ongoing technical assistance.

               

              Project Eligibility Criteria
              Applicants must: be or include professional teaching artist(s) with at least one year of experience working with the project age group and art form;
              OR be an arts/cultural organization or service/community-based agency with not-for-profit status or a not-for-profit sponsor.

              Eligible projects must: offer arts training outside of school hours; be located within the boundaries of Seattle; serve primarily middle and/or high school students living in Seattle, with a plan for recruitment of participants; submit confirmed project plans and schedule providing for completion within one year of the award; and submit a sound budget showing a mix of income sources.

               

              For more information, please contact Irene Gomez at Irene.gomez@... or (206) 684-7310

              http://www.seattle.gov/arts/funding/youth_arts.asp

               


              Celebrate Seattle Human Rights Day on December 10!

               

              When:              Tuesday, December 10, 7:30-8:40 pm

              Where:            Town Hall Seattle on 8th Avenue and Seneca

              What:               Honoring the Seattle Human Rights Commission’s 50th Anniversary

              Presentation of the 2013 Human Rights Awards

              Guest speaker: Therese Caouette, Executive Director of Partners Asia

              2013 Human Rights Awards:

              Organization: University of Washington Center for Human Rights and Seattle University School of Law.

              Individual: Yasmin Christopher. 

              Youth: Josefina Alanis-Mora, social justice advocate and student at Northwest School.

              Business: Joe Fugere, CEO of Tutta Bella Restaurant.

              Excellence in Inclusion: Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Tim Rasmussen. 

               

              For more information or to request an accommodation for a disability call the Seattle Office for Civil Rights at (206) 684-4500 or check the web at www.seattle.gov/civilrights/events.htm. ASL will be provided; this event is accessible and open to the public. A donation of $5 will be requested.

               

              Human Rights Day 2013 is produced by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Human Rights Commission, World Affairs Council, United Nations Association–Seattle and University of Washington Center for Human Rights, with support from the Seattle Women’s Commission, Seattle LGBT Commission, Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities, and the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission.

               


              Seattle Bicycle Master Plan Update

               

              Mayor McGinn transmitted the recommended Bicycle Master Plan to City Council on November 27, 2013.  SDOT invites you to read through the plan, which is based on the vision that riding a bicycle is a comfortable and integral part of daily life in Seattle for people of all ages and abilities.

               

              You can find the recommended plan at:

              http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaster_materials.htm

               

              On the website you'll be able to download:

              • A reader's guide that summarizes major changes in the Mayor's recommended BMP as compared to the public review draft plan, which SDOT published in June
              • Recommended plan (by chapter)
              • Recommended bicycle network maps
              • Appendices

               

              As of Monday, December 2nd, the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determination for the BMP has been posted on the BMP website. A 14-day comment period will follow and close on December 16, 2013. 

                

              Future dates to be aware of:

              ·         Tuesday, December 10: SDOT presentation to City Council Transportation Committee 

              ·         Wednesday, December 11: Special meeting of the City Council Transportation Committee to take public input on the recommended plan

              ·         Additional deliberations by City Council on the recommended plan will occur in early 2014; dates of subsequent meetings will be posted on the project website

               


              New texting service connects public with health insurance help

              Description: Grumpy cat wants textKing County residents can text KING and their ZIP code to 468311 to receive weekly information about enrollment opportunities nearby. For instance, when someone texts KING 98122 to 468311, they might receive information that in-person assisters will be at Seattle Central Library on Saturday from 1- 5 pm.

              Think this is a great idea? Spread the word!

              1. Sign up to see how it works. Text KING plus your ZIP to 468311. Be sure to put a space between KING and your ZIP.
              2.  Tell your friends and family who have questions about health insurance to sign up. Consider adding the tagline “Text KING + your ZIP to 468311 to get one-on-one enrollment help near you” to your email signature block.
              3.  Print these slips and distribute them in your community.

              If you have questions about this service, call Lindsay Bosslet at 206.263.2038. Read more about the program at our blog

               

               

               


              Community Meetings regarding Development at 6917 California Ave SW

              Thursday, Dec 12, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Meeting with the Developer of 6917 California Ave SW, High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way

              This meeting will be with Mark Knoll, who is developing the property at 6917 California Ave SW.  The format is still being finalized, but it is expected that there will be a review of the project and drawings to look at.

               

              Thursday, Dec 19, time TBA, Meeting with the Department of Planning and Development on the 6917 California Ave SW Project, West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon St

              A petition was submitted by “Concerned Morgan Junction Neighbors” asking for a special meeting with the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) regarding the project at 6917 California Ave SW.  More details to come.

               

              For more information, contact Cindi Barker of the Morgan Community Association at cbarker@... .

               


              City Council Hearing on Land Use Code Amendments Dec. 11

               

              SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL

              PLANNING, LAND USE, AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE*

               

              PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

              Wednesday, December 11, 2013

              9:30 a.m.

               

              Members:

              Richard Conlin, Chair

              Tim Burgess, Vice Chair

              Mike O'Brien, Member

              Sally J. Clark, Alternate

               

              NOTICE of OPPORTUNITY for PUBLIC COMMENT and CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED LAND USE CODE "OMNIBUS" A MENDMENTS

              The Seattle City Council is proposing to amend the City's Land Use Code to correct typographical errors and cross-references, clarify existing regulations, and make other amendments identified by the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) in the course of Code administration. DPD published draft legislation (also known as the "omnibus bill") in August 2013. The following list is a summary of the main revisions to DPD's original proposal:

               

              Five items have been deleted:

              1. Subsections 23.45.510.E.9 and 23.47A.013.D.7 allowing a floor area ratio (FAR) exemption for rooftop greenhouses in Midrise, Highrise and commercial zones;

              2. Table A for subsection 23.45.518 removing the rear setback requirement for townhouses on lots adjacent to an alley in multifamily zones;

              3. Subsection 23.45.518.I allowing unenclosed decks and balconies to project into required separations between structures on a lot in multifamily zones;

              4. Subsection 23.53.005.A.4 allowing access to a lot only from an alley, if certain conditions are met; and

              5. Subsection 23.54.030.F.1.c related to separation requirements for curb cuts for residential uses on unit lots.

               

              Other changes to the proposal include:

              1. Subsections 23.22.062 and 23.24.045 allowing unit lot subdivisions for apartments are now limited to apartments in structures built as single family homes prior to 1982 that qualify for FAR or density exceptions in multifamily zones;

              2. Subsection 23.45.536.E removing the 15 foot setback requirement for garage doors in Midrise and Highrise zones is now limited to development in Highrise zones;

              3. Subsection 23.53.035 related to allowing projections from buildings into the right-of-way (structural building overhangs) has been reorganized for clarity and some of the exhibits have been improved. In addition, exceptions to the standards are limited to historic landmark structures, subject to certain criteria; and

              4. Subsection 23.58A.024.B.8.a is amended to permit developments that earn bonus non-residential floor area within the South Lake Union (SLU) Urban Center by providing off-site affordable housing to provide the housing within one mile of the development using the bonus floor area and no more than 0.25 mile from the SLU Urban Center boundary. Currently the off-site affordable housing must be provide d within the SLU Urban Center.

               

              Additional minor clarifications and corrections are also incorporated throughout the current proposal.

               

              PUBLIC HEARING

              The City Council's Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the revised proposal on December 11, 2013 in the City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information on the time of the hearing, please check the Committee agenda a few days prior to the meeting at http://www.seattle.gov/council/com_assign.htm. For those who wish to testify, sign-up sheets will be available outside Council Chambers at 9:00 a.m.

               

              Questions concerning the public hearing may be directed to Sara Nelson in Councilmember Richard Conlin's office, by calling (206) 684-5337 or via e-mail at: sara.nelson@.... Print and communications access is provided on prior request. Please contact Sara Nelson as soon as possible to request accommodations for a disability. Directions to City Hall and information about transit access and parking are available at http://www.seattle.gov/council/visiting_city_hall.htm.

               

              WRITTEN COMMENTS

              Written comments on the proposal will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. December 10, 2013. Please send comments to Sara Nelson in Councilmember Richard Conlin's office via e-mail at: sara.nelson@... or to richard.conlin@... or via regular mail at:

               

                      Councilmember Richard Conlin

                      Legislative Department

                      600 Fourth Avenue Floor 2

                      PO Box 34025

                      Seattle, WA 98124-4025

               

              INFORMATION AVAILABLE

              Copies of the proposal may be obtained at the DPD Public Resource Center, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000 in the Seattle Municipal Tower. The Public Resource Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Questions regarding the proposed amendments may be directed to Rebecca Herzfeld at (206) 684-8148 or via email at rebecca.herzfeld@... or to Eric McConaghy at (206) 615-1071 or via email at eric.mcconaghy@...

               

              Documents are also available electronically at these links: http://buildingconnections.seattle.gov/?p=2809


               

            • Pottharst, Ed
              * Call for Artists: Seattle Waterfront Public Piers project * Quick Survey to Inform Re-design of City Attorney s Office Website *
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                ·         Call for Artists: Seattle Waterfront Public Piers project

                ·         Quick Survey to Inform Re-design of City Attorney’s Office Website

                ·         Neighbor Appreciation Day is February 8

                ·         Seattle Center Winterfest

                ·         Seattle Animal Shelter waiving adoption fees for all foster care animals

                 

                 

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                Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

                Neighborhood District Coordinators – South Region Team

                 

                Yun Pitre

                yun.pitre@... 

                Office: (206) 386-1924

                Cell: (206)730-0364

                 

                Ed Pottharst

                ed.pottharst@...

                Text: (206) 423-1942

                 

                 

                Jenny Frankl

                jenny.frankl@...

                Office: (206) 233-2044

                Cell: (206) 396-0200

                 


                Call for Artists: Seattle Waterfront Public Piers project

                The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork on the public piers of the Seattle Central Waterfront. These piers will be rebuilt as part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with the potential of 26 acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. The selected artist or artist team will collaborate with the project design team to create an original artwork or series of artworks on Union Street Pier or Pier 62/63. The call is one of a series of calls for permanent and temporary artworks along the redeveloped Seattle waterfront.

                The artist will join the Waterfront Seattle design team in February 2014 and will develop a conceptual direction for the artwork over the first half of 2014. Upon acceptance of the concept design, the artist will be contracted for design development, engineering, fabrication and installation of the artwork.

                Eligibility: Open to professional artists working in the United States and internationally.

                Budget: The total project budget is estimated to be $1,000,000 all-inclusive of design, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs.

                Deadline Extended: 11 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014 (Pacific Standard Time).

                Application: Click here to apply.

                Info: Eric Fredericksen, public art project manager, (206) 733-9838, eric.fredericksen@... .

                This project is funded by 1% for Art funds generated by the reconstruction of the Elliott Bay Seawall in downtown Seattle, part of a larger project of redeveloping Seattle's Central Waterfront.


                Quick Survey to Inform Re-design of City Attorney’s Office Website

                 

                The Seattle City Attorney's Office is redesigning its website and is conducting a survey about what information it should make available online. The goal of our website is to help make the legal system more accessible, connect people with public legal services and other resources, and increase the public's understanding of our work. The survey is composed of 10 questions, and will only take a few minutes to complete. We appreciate your participation:

                 

                https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/seattle-city-attorney-website-survey

                 

                Thanks,

                 

                Melissa A. Chin

                Precinct Liaison Attorney

                South & Southwest Precincts

                 

                Seattle City Attorney’s Office

                600 Fourth Ave, 4th Floor

                P.O. Box 94769

                Seattle, WA 98124-4769

                Southwest Precinct Phone: 206-733-9594

                South Precinct Phone: 206-233-2020

                FAX:  206-684-8284

                Melissa.Chin@...


                Save the Date! Neighbor Appreciation Day is February 8

                Celebrate Seattle’s 20th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 8, 2014. It’s the traditional day to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle come together the week of February 9 to celebrate this great day!

                Visit our website to:

                •           Get ideas, tools, and templates to plan your own neighborhood activity.

                •           Post your event to our online calendar.

                •           Send a Neighbor Appreciation Day e-card.

                Plus, your activity might be eligible for the Small Sparks Fund which provides funding to projects that connect and engage people in our communities. The application deadline for Neighbor Appreciation Day activities is January 8. For more information, call 206-733-9916 or email NMFund@....


                 

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                Seattle Center Winterfest

                A wonderland of sparkling lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment brightens the twilight of the year at Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 29 – Dec. 31. Visit Seattle Center Armory, all dressed for the season, and you’ll discover new viewing points for Winter Train & Village, fresh food and drink offered at local Armory merchants and inspiring student showcases. The Winterfest Ice Rink returns, along with Saturday ice sculpting and lively weekend performances.

                 


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                Seattle Animal Shelter waiving adoption fees for all foster care animals

                The Seattle Animal Shelter and its foster families are bulging at the seams with cute cats and adorable kittens, dogs, rabbits and small critters waiting for their forever homes. To help every animal find its special someone, Dec. 4 through Dec 22, all adoption fees have been waived for foster care animals.

                 


                 

                 

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                * Beacon Hill Street Stories: Youth Videos Advance Neighborhood Walking Conversation * Neighbor to Neighbor Fund - Deadline Jan. 15 *
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                  ·         Beacon Hill Street Stories: Youth Videos Advance Neighborhood Walking Conversation

                  ·         Neighbor to Neighbor Fund – Deadline Jan. 15

                  ·         Neighborhood Park and Street Fund Applications – Deadline Feb. 3

                  ·         Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Fund – Deadline Feb. 3

                  ·         Youth Arts Funding Opportunity – Deadline Feb. 4

                  ·         Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on Feb. 8 with support from Small Sparks

                  ·         Are you interested in volunteering for the One Night Count?

                   

                  *If you would rather not receive these e-mails, could you send  us a quick e-mail so we can take you off of our distribution list? Also, if you have events and/or information you would like for us to share, please pass it along. Thanks!

                   

                  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

                  Neighborhood District Coordinators – South Region Team

                   

                  Yun Pitre

                  yun.pitre@... 

                  Office: (206) 386-1924

                  Cell: (206)730-0364

                   

                  Ed Pottharst

                  ed.pottharst@...

                  Text: (206) 423-1942

                  Jenny Frankl

                  jenny.frankl@...

                  Office: (206) 233-2044

                  Cell: (206) 396-0200

                   

                   

                   


                   

                  Beacon Hill Street Stories: Youth Videos Advance Neighborhood Walking Conversation

                   

                  Check out our new video of a cool partnership in Seattle that allowed Feet First to work with unique group of organizations and youth to tell stories about walking in their neighborhood.  Take a look at how Beacon Hill Street Stories merged storytelling, technology, and neighborhood culture to creatively engage youth in thinking about what makes a healthy, safe and vibrant community.  http://yps2013.asla.org/2013/12/17/beacon-hill-street-stories-video-update/ . Perhaps neighborhoods in West Seattle would be interested in doing a similar project.

                   


                   

                   

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                  Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Fund accepting applications!

                  Deadline January 15th!

                  Neighbor to Neighbor is the Small Grants Program at The Seattle Foundation and makes small grants (up to $5,000) to grassroots groups and organizations in South Seattle, White Center and Kent that are working to increase the engagement, power and influence of community members most affected by economic and racial disparities.

                   

                  N2N provides technical assistance to discuss and frame proposal ideas and to prepare the application.  Please feel free to call me at 206 234 2456 to schedule a time to talk.  Due to the holidays, please plan ahead as January 15 will approach quickly!

                   

                   


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                  2014 Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) Applications Now Available

                  Do you have a park or street improvement project in mind for your neighborhood? 

                  Applications are due on February 3rd, 2014.

                   

                  NPSF 2014 fact sheet

                  NPSF 2014 application

                   

                  What is the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF)?
                  Each year a portion of Seattle's city budget - approximately $1.2 million in 2014 - is set aside for neighborhood streets and parks improvements. This means that each of Seattle’s 13 neighborhood districts will receive approx. to $90K to go towards neighborhood projects that are proposed by the COMMUNITY (that is you!).

                   

                  Some examples of park projects include: playground improvements, trail upgrades, tennis or basketball court resurfacing, park benches or tables, natural area renovations, and accessibility improvements.

                  Examples of street projects include: crossing improvements such as marked crosswalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian countdown signals; and traffic calming, such as traffic circles, median islands, and speed feedback signs. This funding source may be used for sidewalk repair and, rarely, for short segments of sidewalk construction (less than 100 feet, or one third of a block).

                  SDOT has created a list of approximate project costs per project type.

                   

                  Who decides which projects will be funded?

                  The NPSF is a competitive process and not all projects will be funded. Each Neighborhood District Council will review applications and select three projects to forward to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks) for detailed feasibility and cost analysis. Funding decisions are based on recommendations from District Councils, Parks and SDOT, with the final decisions made by the Mayor. For more information, contact your Neighborhood District Coordinator.

                   

                  How are proposals evaluated?
                  Neighborhood District Councils are looking for projects which meet the fund source criteria listed above and also will consider the following:

                  Significant Impact: The project will have a widespread positive impact on the neighborhood as a whole.

                  Broad Support: The project has the support of multiple neighborhood or community groups. Both residential and business groups are encouraged to apply.

                  Leveraging Opportunities: The project also qualifies for funding from another City source, and therefore leaves more NPF money available for other projects.

                  Equity: Funding is to be equitably shared among the districts over time. Neighborhoods that are already receiving significant public investment from other sources may be also given lower priority.

                   

                  For more information, please contact Ed Pottharst at ed.pottharst@... or (206)423-1942 (text). 

                   


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                  Neighborhood Matching Fund opportunities to support community-initiated projects!

                  Free workshops offered in January for interested community groups

                   

                  Small Sparks Fund

                  The Small Sparks Fund which provides awards of up to $1,000 per project accepts applications year-round at least six weeks prior to the proposed project implementation date. This is great funding opportunity for implementing small community projects as well as supporting efforts such as Neighbor Appreciation Day, National Night Out, Earth Day, and others.

                   

                  Small and Simple Projects Fund

                  The Small and Simple Projects Fund which provides awards of up to $25,000 has three opportunities to apply. The deadlines for applications are February 3, June 2, and October 6, 2014. For those interested in applying in February, NMF staff is hosting workshops about the guidelines and application process. The dates are as follows:

                  • Saturday, January 11; 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.at Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry Street
                  • Tuesday, January 14; 6 – 8 p.m.at Ravenna Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave NE
                  • Thursday, January 23; 6 – 8 p.m. at Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S

                   

                  To RSVP, call 206-733-9916 or go online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMFWorkshop. Childcare and interpreters can be arranged for workshop participants who RSVP and request these services at least 72 hours in advance. Additional workshops will be offered prior to each Small and Simple Fund application deadline in 2014.

                   

                  Large Projects Fund

                  The Large Projects Fund (LPF) which awards up to $100,000 per project is open to applications once a year. The deadline is May 5, 2014. It is mandatory for interested community groups to attend one of the six LPF workshops offered before applying. The workshops will be provided on February 20, 25; March 20, 25; and April 8 and 10, 2014. More details on times and locations will be available on our website in January.

                   

                  The NMF program has staff to advise community groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. Community members are strongly encouraged to contact a Neighborhood Matching Fund Project Manager before applying at 206-233-0093 or NMFund@....

                   

                  To learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund and its support to community-initiated projects, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf. The website provides details on the criteria and requirements for each fund, along with instructions for the online application process.

                   


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                  Funding for 2014-15 Youth Arts projects is now available!

                  Deadline is Tuesday, February 4th

                  Youth Arts is an annual funding program that supports arts training for Seattle's middle and high school youth outside of school hours. Youth Arts provides funding for projects in all artistic disciplines led by experienced teaching artists.  Funding awards range up to $10,000.  Artists, arts and cultural organizations, and community-based service organizations serving youth are encouraged to apply. Priority is placed on serving youth or communities with limited or no access to the arts. Funded programs receive both funding and ongoing technical assistance.

                   

                  Project Eligibility Criteria
                  Applicants must: be or include professional teaching artist(s) with at least one year of experience working with the project age group and art form;
                  OR be an arts/cultural organization or service/community-based agency with not-for-profit status or a not-for-profit sponsor.

                  Eligible projects must: offer arts training outside of school hours; be located within the boundaries of Seattle; serve primarily middle and/or high school students living in Seattle, with a

                  • plan for recruitment of participants; submit confirmed project plans and schedule providing for completion within one year of the award; and
                  • submit a sound budget showing a mix of income sources.

                   

                  Come learn about the program and online application, plus meet and get advice from past award recipients at their Youth Arts Program Overview Workshop!  .First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. No registration required.

                   

                  What:               Youth Arts Program Overview Workshop

                  When:              Monday, January 7, 2013 from 2 -4:00 p.m.

                  Where:            Beacon Hill Branch Library (2821 Beacon Ave. S.)

                   

                  For more information, please contact Irene Gomez at Irene.gomez@... or (206) 684-7310  http://www.seattle.gov/arts/funding/youth_arts.asp

                   

                  Start your application!

                   


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                  Are you interested in volunteering for the One Night Count?

                  Each January, Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH ~ pronounced "Skitch!") invites volunteers like you help count men, women, and children who are outside during one winter night. This coming year, the 2014 One Night Count will take place very early on the morning of Friday, January 24th, from 2:00-5:00 a.m.

                  You can sign up as a volunteer here.

                   

                  The One Night Count has two parts:

                  1. A survey of emergency shelter and transitional housing providers about who is staying in their programs or facilities on that night. Staff from the King County Community Services Division, Homeless Housing Program coordinate the survey.
                  2. A street count of people who are homeless, without shelter and staying outside, in vehicles or in makeshift shelters. SKCCH has expanded the count from its downtown Seattle origins to include parts of 11 suburban cities and unincorporated King County and Metro Night Owl buses.

                   

                  Over 900 volunteers go out with 125 trained team leaders to pre-arranged areas in parts of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Shoreline, Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville, Kent, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, and White Center. The Count is only possible through the dedicated support from hundreds of individuals and dozens of community organizations, congregations and government agencies.

                   

                  The One Night Count exists for two primary reasons: 1)  to document the nature and extent of homelessness in King County, and 2) to build public engagement and action around the issue. It is a solemn and eye-opening opportunity to witness the survival struggles of our neighbors who are homeless. Hundreds of community members come together for this annual count, which acts as a powerful launching off point for participants to speak up and act and write and advocate to end this crisis.

                   

                • Pottharst, Ed
                  Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers to 2014! It was kind of quiet in the office these last couple of weeks ☺, but here are a few
                  Message 8 of 9 , Jan 2, 2014
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                    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Cheers to 2014!  It was kind of quiet in the office these last couple of weeks J, but here are a few things coming up. 

                     

                    v  Help Get Seattle Walking – Application Deadline Jan. 6

                    v  Rebuilding Together Together is now accepting applications for spring programs

                    v  Fiscal Sponsorship Information Session on Sunday, January 22nd  

                    v  Celebrate Neighborhood Appreciation Day on Feb. 8

                    v  Seattle Parks and Recreation Parks Legacy Plan Citizens' Advisory Committee Meetings on Jan 23, 25 & 30

                     

                    *If you would rather not receive these e-mails, could you send  us a quick e-mail so we can take you off of our distribution list? Also, if you have events and/or information you would like for us to share, please pass it along. Thanks!

                    Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

                    Neighborhood District Coordinators – South Region Team

                     

                    Yun Pitre

                    yun.pitre@... 

                    Office: (206) 386-1924

                    Cell: (206)730-0364

                     

                    Ed Pottharst

                    ed.pottharst@...

                    Text: (206) 423-1942

                     

                     

                    Jenny Frankl

                    jenny.frankl@...

                    Office: (206) 233-2044

                    Cell: (206) 396-0200


                    Weekly Transportation Construction Coordination Update

                    Highlights:

                    ·         January 3 - 6: Westbound S. Atlantic St. between E. Frontage Rd. and E. Marginal Wy. S. closed Friday night to Monday morning.

                    ·         January 3 - 6: Southbound SR-99 off-ramp to S. Atlantic St. closed Friday night to Monday morning.

                    ·         January 4 & 5: Lane closures on the Aurora Bridge Saturday and Sunday mornings during bridge inspection.

                    ·         January 7: Beginning Tuesday morning, northbound and southbound traffic on Alaskan Wy. shifted under the Viaduct between Madison St. and Pike St.  Traffic will also be moved to the east half of the roadway between Pike St. and Virginia St.


                    Help Get Seattle Walking

                    Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members


                    The City of Seattle is accepting applications for new Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board members to help make walking in Seattle safer, easier and more attractive.  The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation.

                    Board members serve a two-year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term. The board should include people who walk (or travel via wheelchair or other mobility device) frequently, who are of a variety of ages, levels of mobility, and walks of life, and who are from areas throughout the city. Members must be Seattle residents, and may not be city employees. The board meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry streets.

                    According to Devor Barton, chair of the Pedestrian Advisory Board, "A walkable community benefits everyone, . . . Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board members work to make our community healthier, our streets safer, and our neighborhoods more livable."

                    The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City's boards and commissions. Women, young persons, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. 
                    Interested Seattleites should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by 5 p.m. on January 6, 2014 to:  Howard Wu at howard.wu@....

                    For more information, call Howard Wu at (206) 684-3902, or send e-mail to the address above.

                     


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                    Rebuilding Together Together is now accepting applications for spring programs!

                    Rebuilding Together Seattle (RST) is currently in the process of planning for their Spring programs, including their 24th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day, Safe at Home, and  their Team Build programs.  They are currently in need of more applicants to consider for all of these programs.  

                     

                    “This year, Rebuilding Together Seattle has made a number of changes to our programs and operations in order to serve more homeowners in need of our services than ever before.  We have reduced our average wait list time by more than 50%.  Through the expansion of our year-round maintenance program (Safe at Home), we are often able to serve homeowners within just a couple weeks of having been approved for our programs.   RTS has also made adjustments to some of our basic qualifications.  Through our partnership with the King County Emergency Medical Service (One Step Ahead Fall Prevention program; 206-263-8544), we are now able to provide grab bar installations for homeowners throughout the county.   Likewise, we have increased our income guidelines for veterans and their families from 50% to 80% of the HUD very low income guidelines for the Seattle metro area.  Rebuilding Together Seattle is proud to be the only comprehensive and free home and nonprofit facility rehabilitation organization in our area, and we look forward to continuing our missing of bringing together volunteers and communities to help low income homeowners live in warmth, safety, and independence.”

                     

                    While Rebuilding Together Seattle accepts applications year round, they are requesting that interested homeowners apply ASAP or by January 17, 2014 to be considered for their Spring programs.  Click here to view the application. For more information, please visit their website at www.rtseattle.org or call (206) 682-1231. Rebuilding Together Seattle is also happy to visit your home or office in person to talk about their programs, or deliver program fliers and/or homeowner applications upon your request.   

                     


                    Fiscal Sponsorship Information Session on Sunday, January 22nd  

                    This training for South King County residents and organizations will explain what a fiscal sponsorship relationship is and what a fiscal sponsorship agreement should include. It will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a fiscal sponsorship structure. It will explain when and why a nonprofit organization would enter into a fiscal sponsorship relationship, the key components of that relationship, drafting a fiscal sponsorship agreement, common pitfalls and misunderstandings of fiscal sponsorship agreements. Speakers will share both legal requirements and practical tips on making a successful fiscal sponsorship relationship.

                     

                    ****The Neighborhood Matching Fund requires each project over $600 to have a fiscal sponsor.  So neighbors, if you are thinking about putting together a project in 2014, this information will be helpful for you too! 

                     

                    Date:               Sunday, Jan 22, 2014

                    Time:               12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

                    Location:         Angel Lake Family Resource Center, Seatac
                    *Lunch will be served

                     

                    RSVP: Register online ($10 General Admission)


                    Featured Speakers Include:

                    • Jeanette Lodwig, General Counsel, The Seattle Foundation
                    • Steve Daschel, Executive Director, Southwest Youth & Family Services
                    • Kristyn Joy, Operations Director, Got Green
                    • Risho Sapano, Mother Africa

                     

                    Presented by Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations (WAACO) and Nonprofit Assistance Center
                    Sponsored by The Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County

                    For more information about this and other upcoming legal trainings, please contact WAACO at contact@... or 1-866-288-9695.

                     


                    Neighbor Day   Art by: Alex Taylor, 2010 Gold Award Winner, Dunlap Elementary School

                     

                    Celebrate Neighborhood Appreciation Day!

                    Groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle come together the week of February 9 to celebrate this great day!  It is not too early to start thinking about ways you might want to to be a part of Neighbor Appreciation Day J, here are some ideas for you to consider:

                     


                    Seattle Parks and Recreation Parks Legacy Plan Citizens' Advisory Committee

                    Special Announcement: Happy New Year! As the Committee gears up to craft its final recommendations, Seattle Parks and Recreation will host three community meetings in January to hear feedback on the work done by the Parks Legacy Citizens’ Advisory Committee in preparation for a potential 2014 parks-and-recreation-funding ballot measure.

                     

                    The meetings will be held:

                    ·         Thursday, January 23, International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S, at 6 p.m.

                    ·         Saturday, January 25, High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW, 1 p.m. (free childcare will be provided)

                    ·         Thursday, January 30, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N, at 7 p.m.

                     

                    For more information, please contact Susanne Rockwell: (206) 733-9702 or parkslegacy@...

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                    Happy Monday! Below are few items of interest. * West Seattle Transportation Forum * Love Your Parks? We need to hear from you *
                    Message 9 of 9 , Jan 13, 2014
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                      Happy Monday!  Below are few items of interest.

                       

                      ·        West Seattle Transportation Forum

                      ·        Love Your Parks?  We need to hear from you

                      ·        Rebuilding Together Together is now accepting applications for spring programs

                      ·        Fiscal Sponsorship Information Session

                      ·        Neighborhood Park and Street Fund accepting applications

                      ·        Neighbor Appreciation Day

                      ·        Stop Flushing Away Your Money! $30 rebate ends March 31, 2014

                      ·        Funds available for neighborhood festivals and cultural events

                      ·        King County’s 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration!

                      ·       Free Tax Preparation Assistance Available

                       

                      *If you would rather not receive these e-mails, could you send  us a quick e-mail so we can take you off of our distribution list? Also, if you have events and/or information you would like for us to share, please pass it along. Thanks!

                      Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

                      Neighborhood District Coordinators – South Region Team

                       

                      Yun Pitre

                      yun.pitre@... 

                      Office: (206) 386-1924

                      Cell: (206)730-0364

                       

                      Ed Pottharst

                      ed.pottharst@...

                      Text: (206) 423-1942

                       

                       

                      Jenny Frankl

                      jenny.frankl@...

                      Office: (206) 233-2044

                      Cell: (206) 396-0200

                       


                      The West Seattle Transportation Coalition to host a Q&A Panel with various levels of government in a live event on Tuesday, January 14th

                       

                      Anyone and everyone who cares about transportation - especially in West Seattle – is encouraged to attend!

                       

                      Background: The West Seattle Transportation Coalition (http://www.westseattletc.org/) in October 2013 issued a call to action from the offices of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, then Mayor Mike McGinn and then Mayoral candidate Ed Murray, and City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen.

                       

                      On Tuesday, January 14th, the following will join the West Seattle Transportation Coalition for a lively transportation-focused discussion:

                      ·         Charles Knutson, Senior Policy Advisor to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

                      ·         Chris Arkills, Transportation Policy Advisor to King County Executive Dow Constantine

                      ·         Andrew Glass Hastings, Transit and Transportation Advisor to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

                      ·         Tom Rasmussen, Seattle City Councilmember and Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee

                       

                      Details are as follows:

                       

                      What:                WSTC Forum with State, County and City Representatives

                      When:               January 14, 2014

                      Time:                6:30 pm

                      Place:               Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, in the Theater

                                              4408 Delridge Way SW

                                              Seattle, WA 98106

                      (Bus 120, 125, 50 - plus parking lot and street parking)


                      Love Your Parks?  We need to hear from you!

                       

                      In August 2014 voters will be asked to fund more and better programs, facilities, and services for Seattle Parks and Recreation.   

                       

                      Seattle Parks and a citizens committee are reaching out to you to gather input on what should be on the ballot and what tax mechanism should be put in place to fund the ballot measure at upcoming public meetings.  I have attached the press release and flyer for the meetings.

                       

                      Some items of interest:

                      • Funding for Zoo and Aquarium
                      • Funding for more maintenance and cleanliness of parks
                      • Funding for Park Rangers to improve park safety
                      • Funding for environmental restoration and sustainability
                      • Funding to open community centers earlier and keep them open longer
                      • Funding for scholarships for low-income families and outreach to immigrant and refugee families
                      • Funding P-patches and other urban food opportunities

                       

                      For an entire list of initiatives visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/committee.htm and look for the Investment Initiative Background Materials on the right side of the page

                       

                      At the meeting you will be asked how you would prioritize this list. Parks will also ask your opinion on the tax mechanism. Should we have a new levy or develop a metropolitan parks district that is a dedicated permanent funding source for Seattle Parks and Recreation.  If you need interpretation services at the meeting please contact Susanne Rockwell at 733-9702 or parkslegacy@.... Facilitators will help conduct the meetings and your input is valuable. .For additional questions about the meetings please contact Susanne Rockwell at 733-9702 or Susan Golub at 684-7046

                       

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                      Rebuilding Together Together is now accepting applications for spring programs!

                      Rebuilding Together Seattle (RST) is currently in the process of planning for their Spring programs, including their 24th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day, Safe at Home, and  their Team Build programs.  They are currently in need of more applicants to consider for all of these programs.  

                       

                      “This year, Rebuilding Together Seattle has made a number of changes to our programs and operations in order to serve more homeowners in need of our services than ever before.  We have reduced our average wait list time by more than 50%.  Through the expansion of our year-round maintenance program (Safe at Home), we are often able to serve homeowners within just a couple weeks of having been approved for our programs.   RTS has also made adjustments to some of our basic qualifications.  Through our partnership with the King County Emergency Medical Service (One Step Ahead Fall Prevention program; 206-263-8544), we are now able to provide grab bar installations for homeowners throughout the county.   Likewise, we have increased our income guidelines for veterans and their families from 50% to 80% of the HUD very low income guidelines for the Seattle metro area.  Rebuilding Together Seattle is proud to be the only comprehensive and free home and nonprofit facility rehabilitation organization in our area, and we look forward to continuing our missing of bringing together volunteers and communities to help low income homeowners live in warmth, safety, and independence.”

                       

                      While Rebuilding Together Seattle accepts applications year round, they are requesting that interested homeowners apply ASAP or by January 17, 2014 to be considered for their Spring programs.  Click here to view the application. For more information, please visit their website at www.rtseattle.org or call (206) 682-1231. Rebuilding Together Seattle is also happy to visit your home or office in person to talk about their programs, or deliver program fliers and/or homeowner applications upon your request.   

                       


                      Fiscal Sponsorship Information Session on Sunday, January 22

                      This training for South King County residents and organizations will explain what a fiscal sponsorship relationship is and what a fiscal sponsorship agreement should include. It will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a fiscal sponsorship structure. It will explain when and why a nonprofit organization would enter into a fiscal sponsorship relationship, the key components of that relationship, drafting a fiscal sponsorship agreement, common pitfalls and misunderstandings of fiscal sponsorship agreements. Speakers will share both legal requirements and practical tips on making a successful fiscal sponsorship relationship.

                       

                      ****The Neighborhood Matching Fund requires each project over $600 to have a fiscal sponsor.  So neighbors, if you are thinking about putting together a project in 2014, this information will be helpful for you too! 

                       

                      Date:               Sunday, Jan 22, 2014

                      Time:               12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

                      Location:         Angel Lake Family Resource Center, Seatac
                      *Lunch will be served

                       

                      RSVP: Register online ($10 General Admission)


                      Featured Speakers Include:

                      • Jeanette Lodwig, General Counsel, The Seattle Foundation
                      • Steve Daschel, Executive Director, Southwest Youth & Family Services
                      • Kristyn Joy, Operations Director, Got Green
                      • Risho Sapano, Mother Africa

                       

                      Presented by Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations (WAACO) and Nonprofit Assistance Center
                      Sponsored by The Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County

                      For more information about this and other upcoming legal trainings, please contact WAACO at contact@... or 1-866-288-9695.


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                      Neighborhood Park and Street Fund accepting applications

                      The Neighborhood Park and Street Fund supports improvements to neighborhood parks and streets proposed by the community. Deadline for applications is February 3.

                      The NPSF can be used for projects valued up to $90K to fund park or street improvements.

                      ·         Examples of park projects include: playground improvements, trail upgrades, tennis or basketball court resurfacing, park benches or tables, natural area renovations, and accessibility improvements.

                      ·         Examples of street projects include: crossing improvements such as marked crosswalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian countdown signals; and traffic calming, such as traffic circles, median islands, and speed feedback signs. This funding source may be used for sidewalk repair and, rarely, for short segments of sidewalk construction (less than 100 feet, or one third of a block). New sidewalks are typically more expensive than this funding allows. SDOT has created a list of approximate project costs per project type.

                      The NPSF is a competitive process and not all projects will be funded. Each Neighborhood District Council will review applications and select three projects to forward to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks) for detailed feasibility and cost analysis. Funding decisions are based on recommendations from District Councils, Parks and SDOT, with the final decisions made by the Mayor. For more information, contact your Neighborhood District Coordinator.


                      Neighbor Day   Art by: Alex Taylor, 2010 Gold Award Winner, Dunlap Elementary School

                       

                      Celebrate Neighborhood Appreciation Day!

                      Groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle come together the week of February 9 to celebrate this great day!  It is not too early to start thinking about ways you might want to to be a part of Neighbor Appreciation Day J, here are some ideas for you to consider:


                      Toilet-WebStop Flushing Away Your Money! $30 rebate ends March 31, 2014

                      Toilets are a household’s biggest water user — old, leaky models can impact your utility bill. Consider replacing yours with our help!

                      $30–$75 Rebates

                      For a limited time, customers who replace their old, water-guzzling toilets (made before 2001) with new WaterSense-labeled models are eligible for a $30 rebate. Or, choose one of the newer WaterSense Premium models and get a $75 rebate!

                      Learn more at www.savingwater.org/rebates or by calling 206-684-SAVE (7283). The $30 rebate for regular Water Sense toilets for homeowners ends on March 31, 2014.


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                      Funds available for neighborhood festivals and cultural events

                      Seattle offers an extraordinary array of arts and cultural events throughout its diverse neighborhoods. The Office of Arts & Culture supports creativity at a grassroots level, making investments in dozens of festivals and community cultural projects.

                      The Neighborhood & Community Arts (NCA) program supports Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community. In 2014, the program provided $1,200 each to 42 groups to support annual public festivals and events.


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                      King County’s 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration!

                      This year’s theme to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s  legacy is Rise Up! Restore the Dream!

                      WHEN: Monday, January 20, 2014

                      ·         Workshops – 9:30 to 11AM

                      ·         Rally – 11AM to 12:30 PM

                      ·         March – 12:30 PM

                      WHERE: Garfield High School (23rd and E. Jefferson St, Seattle)



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