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I support all the educators in the Seattle Education Association (SEA) who teach and guide the youth of Seattle. They are the best stewards of any education system. The district administration of Seattle Public Schools must listen to the union in their ongoing contract negotiations. Teachers and other educators deserve to be acknowledged for their […]
City of Seattle Labor Day closures
City of Seattle offices will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. Other closures include Seattle Public Library branches, Neighborhood Service Centers, and many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities.
Join SDOT to Discuss Third Avenue Transit Corridor Improvements
Meet SDOT on the street to hear about design updates and share your thoughts, on August 31 and September 2 and 3.
Cultural Facilities Fund application closes Friday, September 4
The 2016 Cultural Facilities Fund is currently open and is designed to support capital projects that improve Seattle’s arts spaces in significant and lasting ways.
2015 Mayor's Arts Awards at Seattle Center
Mayor Murray, the Seattle Arts Commission and the Office of Arts & Culture invite you to the Mayor's Arts Awards 4 p.m., Friday, September 4 Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center.
Bumbershoot at Seattle Center, September 5-7
Bumbershoot’s diverse programming includes live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, dance performance, and more.
September 5 community invited to celebrate expansion of Hing Hay Park
Hing Hay Park is the premier gathering space in the Chinatown-International District. On Saturday, September 5 from 4 -10 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate Hing Hay Park before construction begins for the park expansion in the fall.
2016 Stormwater Code and Manual Update Public Meeting and Public Hearing
Want to let us know what you think about the 2016 Stormwater Manual? Then don't miss our public meeting on September 30. Want to comment on the 2016 Stormwater Code Update? The City Council's public hearing is on September 11.
Voluntary Water Use Reduction
Seattle Public Utilities is asking customers to reduce their water use by 10%. Residents and businesses can help by letting lawns go dormant, watering plants 2 times a week before 8 a.m. or after 7 p.m., and reducing showering times.
Mayor Murray, Councilmember O’Brien introduce legislation to build new affordable housing
Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien introduced legislation that will create 6,000 units of affordable housing throughout Seattle.
AlertSeattle: Emergency Alerts and Notifications
AlertSeattle is the official emergency notification system used by the City of Seattle to communicate with city residents during emergencies.
Seattle 2035: Weigh in on the Draft Plan
Have you weighed in on the City’s plan for how Seattle should grow over the next 20 years? If not, you’ll have several opportunities over the next couple of months to provide feedback on our Draft Comprehensive Plan.
Shaping Seattle: Buildings, Putting Design Review on the Map
The Department of Planning and Development Shaping Seattle: Buildings map provides the locations and detailed information on active Seattle development projects that require Design Review.
Deadline Approaches for Matching Funds to Support your Neighborhood Project
If your group needs funds to do a neighborhood project, our Neighborhood Matching Fund may be able to help. The application deadline is October 5.