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Seattle Police officers were positioned throughout the downtown core today to provide public safety services to those attending a scheduled Black Lives Matter demonstration as well as those gathered for the Westlake Holiday Tree lighting ceremony. Hundreds of peaceful demonstrators took to the streets and protested┬ápeacefully. However, officers did respond to isolated skirmishes outside of […]
2016 Seattle City Budget
The City Council has approved the 2016 City Budget.
Happy Thanksgiving
City of Seattle offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in celebration of Thanksgiving, including many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities and Seattle Public Library branches.
Seattle Center Winterfest Opens November 27
Seattle Center Winterfest starts off the season with a long weekend of live entertainment featuring time honored traditions, high energy performances and hilarious antics.
Registration for Seattle Parks and Recreation winter programs opens December 1
Registration for most winter 2016 classes opens Tuesday, Dec. 1 at noon. Sign up yourself or your family members for swim lessons and community center classes.
Food, politics and policy at Civic Cocktail, December 2
Join the Seattle Channel, Seattle City Club and Crosscut for the last Civic Cocktail of 2015, featuring Chef Tom Douglas and King County Executive Dow Constantine.
New cultural district in the Central Area
Mayor Murray sent the Seattle City Council a draft ordinance to create the Historic Central Area Arts and Cultural District, the second Seattle neighborhood to be designated an Arts & Cultural District.
SDOT's 2015-16 Winter Weather Brochures are Available Now
SDOT's annual Winter Weather brochure offers a large map of Seattle's snow and ice routes, and provides valuable travel and contact information for all who use city streets during the winter season.
You can help prevent clogged street drains
The Take Winter by Storm campaign is urging residents of Western Washington urban areas to adopt local street drains, to make sure they are free of leaves and debris.
Help Seattle Department of Transportation redesign their website
SDOT is working make their website work better for you! Take an online survey or join a focus group.
Seeking New Members for Seattle Urban Forestry Commission
The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission advises the Mayor and City Council on policies and regulations governing Seattle's urban forest. Deadline for applications is December 4
Watch salmon run in Piper's Creek
November and early December is the time to experience Pacific salmon in an urban stream.
Spotlight Art Tours shines a light on City of Seattle artwork
The city is offering Spotlight Art Tours featuring artwork from City Light's portable collection on December 10 and 18, and January 14 and 29.