North District Council Meeting
October 3rd, 2012
Lake City Library conference room
28th Ave. NE
Guest Speakers: Beth Goldberg, City Budget Office Director, and
Art Brochet, Capital Projects Coordinator, Seattle Department of
Meetings are open to the Public. Please Join Us!
Vendor Spaces Still
Open at Oktoberfest
Get in front of the locals who support your business!
Commercial products, crafted items, non-profits OK.
(Sorry, no food vendors this time.)
$35 with Seattle City Business License, $45 without.
$30 for Chamber Members
Please contact Diane at the Chamber for more information on
events and membership:
would improve your neighborhood?
Street Fund Large Project Applications now being accepted!
Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project Program is now accepting
applications for the third and final round of funding from the voter approved
Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation levy. This levy, adopted by voters in
2006, provides $4.5M every three years to select, design and construct larger
neighborhood projects identified by the community.
Hello Business District
The Only in Seattle Initiative will be releasing the 2013 Request for Applications (RFA) on Monday, October 1st. It will be
sent out on this email list and posted on the OED website. http://www.cityofseattle.net/economicdevelopment/
We have two information sessions
scheduled downtown to review the RFA and answer questions:
1st and Friday October 5th
Room 5531 in the Seattle Municipal
700 5th Ave
11:30 am to 1 pm
We also have two information
sessions scheduled in the evenings:
University Heights Center
5031 University Way
Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105, www.uhcca.org/
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 10th
Harry Thomas Community Center at
Lee House (near Othello and MLK Jr Way S) http://www.newhollycampus.org/
7315 39th Ave South, Seattle, WA
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Feel free to contact me, Theresa
Barreras, at Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Andres Mantilla at Andres.email@example.com or Beth Dufek at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions.
Please forward this email to anyone
who might be interested.
I look forward to seeing your
Business Services Team
Office of Economic Development
Direct 206 684 4505
START | GROW | GREEN Your
Business @ www.growseattle.com
Lane Closure on Sandpoint Way NE Starts Oct. 1
SEATTLE –A contractor working for
Children’s Hospital will close the northbound, outside lane of Sandpoint Way NE
in front of the hospital for 24 hours a day starting Monday, Oct. 1 for two to
three weeks. The closure will extend from Penny Drive (entrance to the
hospital) to just south of 40th Avenue NE. The closure is required
to allow the contractor to demolish and restore the sidewalk and roadway
pavement. The contractor is upgrading pedestrian and bicycle facilities at this
dredging of the Pond is nearly complete and the floating dredge has been
“fish window” for the pond closes on September 30th. SPU’s
contractor SNC-Lavalin will be working on-site this Sunday (9/30th)
to ensure all in-water elements of the work are completed. Following
that, the next few weeks will be spent restoring the disturbed areas of the
site, removing stockpiled dredged material from 36th Ave NE and
generally making the site safe for public entry.
re-opening is anticipated to be Mid-October.
Seattle Public Utilities
- Have you had difficulty obtaining
housing because you have a service animal?
- Have you had trouble getting a
reasonable accommodation in housing?
- Have you run into roadblocks in building
accessible housing for individuals with disabilities?
The Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities wants to
hear from you!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
2100 – 24th Ave S
Metro bus routes: 4, 7, 8, 9, 32, 42, 48
Free – Refreshments will be provided
ASL will be provided - Please refrain from using heavy
Contact Felicia.Yearwood@seattle.gov or 206-684-453 for ADA
We want to hear about issues that impact persons with
disabilities, including discrimination, housing availability,
and other concerns. Based on your input, we will issue recommendations to
the Mayor & City Council.
Please help us spread the word by
distributing this message and posting the attached flyer. Thank you!
Thanks to our event co-sponsors:
Seattle Commission for People with
Third Avenue, Suite 750
City Farmers Market
Lake City Farmers Market
The Lake City Farmers Market has become a
much-loved weekday event, and a great place to pick up delicious, fresh, and
healthy fruits and vegetables for dinner and the weekend ahead. This
market is also frequented by shoppers from other neighborhoods looking for a
mid-week replenishing of seasonal goodies.
Each Thursday afternoon shoppers can delight
in the bright colors and heady aromas of beautiful flowers, berries, tree
fruit, vegetables, fresh herbs, tomatoes, greens, nuts, organic meats, seafood,
baked bread and pastries, preserves and other Washington-grown foods. Shoppers
can also enjoy cooking demos, produce tasting, live music, and activities for
kids throughout the season (see Events page for schedules during the market
season). The park also offers a playground and grassy picnic/play area
right next to the Market. For a list of vendors and
products at the Lake City market in 2012, click here.
SPECIAL THANK YOU to Kaffeeklatsch for their awesome support of the Lake City farmers market, and the Lake City
community in general! Kaffeeklatsch is taking care of all our market
composting each week, as well as helping with getting the word out about the
market in our neighborhood.
and Location for 2012:
Thursdays, 3-7 pm, from June 14 through
October 11, at NE 125th and 28th Ave NE, Seattle, 98125.
There is a free underground parking garage right next to the market on 28th Ave
NE, and public parking on the streets surrounding the market.
is the most energy efficient - using a dishwasher? Or handwashing? How
much energy does a plugged in computer take? On October 4 and 6, you
will have the opportunity to learn the answers to these questions and receive
other tips on how simple changes have a big impact on energy use.
Sustainable Seattle invite you to be a part of the Sustainable Neighbors Action Program (SNAP). Become a trained SNAP volunteer, join the free two-part training.
At the 1st session, we will discuss the simple behavior changes we can
all make to reduce energy use. At the 2nd session, we will walk through
an actual home energy assessment!
you already walk the path of energy efficiency?
in getting your friends and neighbors on that path but don't have the tools?
We will teach you the skills and provide you with the kits to do just
Session: October 4, 6pm to 9pm
2nd Session: October 6, 10am to 12pm
Location: TBD. Provided after registry.
energy efficiency trainings are free! Trainees will be asked to commit to
sharing their training with neighbors.
Contact Hannah or visit here to sign-up or for
more information. Due to space, registration is required.
Community Engagement Online for
Please join us for a free
workshop and discussion:
Thursday Oct. 11, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
At the Beacon Hill Library. 2821 Beacon Ave. S,
Free Parking or come via light
RSVP and more info at:
event is being sponsored by E-Democracy, the City of Seattle, the Seattle
Foundation, and the National Conference for Dialogue and Deliberation.
for a dynamic two part conversation on building inclusive online
community engagement in neighborhoods.
· 1. Seattle
Neighbors Online Networking - Who is doing what?
· 2. Inclusive
Community Engagement Online - Lessons to adapt and deploy locally
gathering will be facilitated by Minnesota-based E-Democracy.org. The core goal
of E-Democracy's BeNeighbors.org inclusive outreach effort is to host online
community spaces that are reflective of the great diversity of residents who
live in an area. They are in town for the National
Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation national conference starting
October 12 (See http://ncdd.org/events).
We’re taking advantage of the conference to gather a dynamic mix of local and
national participants excited to learn from each other.
more info contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
background on the Minnesota project work, see
Seattle’s Communities and Neighborhoods Online projects, see
on the Net directory: http://www.seattle.gov/communitiesonline/neighborhoods.htm
Notice of Seattle City Council Public Hearings
on the Mayor's 2013-2014 Proposed Budget, 2013 General Revenue Sources, the
Elliott Bay Seawall Project, and the Waterfront Improvement Program
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers,
City Hall, Floor 2
600 4th Avenue, Seattle
The Seattle City Council Budget Committee will
conduct four public hearings on Thursday, October 25,
2012 starting at 5:30 p.m. The
hearings will be held in City Council Chambers. Councilmember Tim Burgess will
chair the hearings.
· The first hearing, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. will be for
comments on the Elliott Bay Seawall Project.
· The second hearing, scheduled to begin at 5:35 p.m. (or at
conclusion of the first hearing, whichever is later) will be for comments on
the Waterfront Improvement Project.
· The third hearing, scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. (or at
conclusion of the second hearing, whichever is later) will be for comments on
the City's general revenue sources for the 2013 budget, including a possible
property tax levy increase.
· The fourth hearing, scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. (or at the
conclusion of the third hearing, whichever is later ), will be for comments on
the Mayor's 2013-2014 Proposed Budget and will continue until all in-person
comments are received.
At the hearings, out of respect
for everyone's time constraints, it would be appreciated if members of groups
with similar interests could combine their presentations and limit comments to
five minutes. Individual comments will be limited by the Budget Committee
Chair, probably to two minutes or less.
For those wishing to testify in
person at the hearings, sign-up sheets will be available outside the door to
Council Chambers at 5 p.m. Access
to City Hall is via 4th or 5th Avenues, between James and
The Budget Committee hearings
will be cablecast live on Seattle Channel 21 and webcast live at www.seattle.gov/council.
The Mayor's 2013-2014 Proposed Budget and accompanying 2013-2018 Proposed
Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will be available online at www.seattle.gov on or after September 24, 2012. A paper copy of the Proposed Budget will be
available on or after October 1, 2012, at the Central Library. To purchase a
printed copy of the Proposed Budget or CIP contact Zebra Printing at (206)
For questions regarding the
Proposed Budget, contact Brandon Johns of the City Budget Office (CBO) at (206)
684-8687. For questions about the Mayor's proposed revenue sources, contact
George Emerson at (206) 733-9110. For questions related to the Council's review
of the Proposed Budget and revenue sources, contact Ben Noble of the Council's
Central Staff at (2 06) 684-8160 or Nate Van Duzer in Councilmember Tim
Burgess's Office at (206)-684-8806.
The Mayor's Proposed 2013 – 2014
Budget includes funding for the Elliott Bay Seawall Project and the Waterfront
Improvement Program. These projects and programs may be considered proposed
Partner Projects subject to notice and hearing provisions in Resolution 31203.
The Elliott Bay Seawall Project
will replace the existing seawall, from S. Washington Street to Virginia Street
with a structure that meets current safety and design standards. The project
will also improve the nearshore ecosystem of Elliott Bay and provide
opportunities for recreation and shoreline access of the Seawall from
Washington to Virginia streets. The current aging Seawall is not designed to
withstand seismic events. The proposed amount of the City's capital commitment
to the project in 2013 is $46.9 million. The City's capital spending over the
life of the project starting in 2013 is estimated at $246 million.
Questions about the project can
be directed to Jennifer Wieland, SDOT: Tel (206) 733-9970 or Jennifer.Wieland@seattle .gov
The Waterfront Improvement
Program project is a component of the Alaskan Way Viaduct & Seawall
Replacement Program established to create an inviting new waterfront. The
Program includes a number of elements including demolishing the existing
Alaskan Way Viaduct, constructing a new Alaskan Way surface street and
decommissioning the Battery Street Tunnel. In addition, new public space, from
the Olympic Sculpture Park to Pioneer Square, will be created including parks
and paths, access to the water, places to enjoy views, vibrant public and
cultural spaces, and a new urban street that will accommodate all modes of
travel and provide an important connection in the City's transportation system.
The proposed amount of the City's capital commitment to the project in 2013 is
$12.5 million. The City's capital spending over the life of the project
starting in 2013 is estimated at $368 million.
Questions about the project can
be directed to Hannah McIntosh: Tel (206) 615-1963 or Hannah.McIntosh@seattle.gov.
Documents for the Elliott Bay
Seawall Project and the Waterfront Improvement Program are available at the
City's web site at: http://www.seattle.gov/council/budget/
Written and e-mailed comments on the Mayor's 2013-2014 Proposed Budget are
welcome throughout budget deliberations and u p to the date that the Council
adopts the final budget. That could take place sooner or later than the target
date of November 19, 2012. You may mail comments to: Councilmember Tim Burgess,
Attn: Laurel Humphrey, City Clerk, P.O. Box 94728, Seattle, WA 98 124-4728. Fax
comments to (206) 386-9025. E-mail comments may be sent to: Councilmembers at email@example.com. Written, faxed, and
e-mailed comments will be included in the public record.
PARKING FOR PUBLIC
HEARINGS AT CITY HALL
Pay parking is available in SeaPark garage between Cherry and James Streets and
5th and 6th Avenues. Those attending the budget public hearings receive a
discounted rate of $3. Notify the garage cashier as you exit the garage that
you attended a City Council public hearing and you will receive the special
rate. Please note that this garage closes at 10:00 p.m. Handicapped parking
ONLY is available in City Hall. See http://www.seattle.gov/council/visiting_city_hall.htm - Visiting
City Hall for more information, including how individuals with disabilities
can access parking.
The City Council Chambers is
accessible for those with disabilities. Print and communications access is
provided on prior request. Please contact Linda Diibon at (206) 684-8343 or at Linda.Diibon@seattle.gov to request
accommodations for a disability.
Council's Chambers and offices are accessible to individuals with disabilities;
services provided on request.
206-684-8888 (TDD: 206-233-0025) for further information.
The Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics (the industry trade group that exists to create a code of conduct for
business owners) is inviting the owners of “access points” w/in the geographic
area for each district. The idea being that if we want to proactively
head off problems we need to begin to create a dialogue – sooner rather than
later - between the business owners and the neighborhood leaders.
Here are the CCSE’s “duties to the
public” that they work to hold their members accountable to:
Control any cannabis related odors
Adhere to advertising standards
Adhere to responsible consuming policies
cannabis related activities and/or symbols out of public visibility
educational opportunities about medical cannabis
transparent and accountable
Participate in the local community
Adhere to safety and security standards
Adhere to all city, county, and state laws
Feel free to share this info
with curious folks…or if I need to answer anybody’s questions directly, I’m
happy to do that too!
Lisa Herbold, Legislative
Assistant to Councilmember Nick Licata
the Maple Leaf Community Council:
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Well, we got access to the playground area for
about three weeks longer than expected. The construction fences have gone
up and construction on our new Family Terrace will be starting. The new
Family Terrace will feature new playground equipment (including a much
anticipated Zip Line), a butterfly garden, a sand pit, a new walkway, and
Depending on the weather, construction on the Family
Terrace should last anywhere from four to seven months. The Family Terrace is
scheduled to be begun first and should be open again by late next spring. The
rest of the park (the part that will go over the now buried reservoir) will
start having work done on it starting in (cross fingers) November and the ball
field upgrading will occur later in the year/beginning of next year. Exact
timing on what will happen when is still being determined by the construction
company and the Parks Department.
Here are some parks with playground areas that are
• Foula Park — 7200 12th Ave NE, 98115
• Ravenna-Eckstein Park — 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, 98115
• Dahl Playfield — 7700 25th Ave NE, 98115 (also has a skateboard feature)
• Victory Heights Playground — 1737 NE 106th St, 98125
• Victory Creek Park — 1059 NE Northgate Way, 98125 (this is the one behind the
QFC parking lot)
• Northgate Park — 10510 5th Ave NE, 98125 (next to the library and community
• Licton Spring Park — 9536 Ashworth Ave N, 98103
• Green Lake Park — 9536 Ashworth Ave N, 98103
• Cowen Park — 5849 15th Ave NE, 98105 (this one has a Zip Line, so you can get
in some practice and be a Zip Line expert once ours is installed)
Later this year (dates to be determined) there will
be two volunteering opportunities we hope people will join in and show their
support for the park.
The Maple Leaf Community Council has made two
applications for opportunity funds from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy. One
application is for a "Walkable Maple Leaf Park" — whose main focus is
completing the highly-requested sidewalks and for a "Sustainable,
ecological Maple Leaf Park" whose focus is on using the water tank to (1)
create a cistern system that will be used to water the plants and grass in the
park and (2) install solar panels so the park will not only not use any energy
from the grid, but could possibly also make money for the Parks
Department. MLCC will be asking community members to attend and/or
participate in a presentation that will take place sometime in January. Showing
community support is important when seeking funding — emails will be sent
out and posting this on our Facebook pages when more details are available
(Maple Leaf Community Council and Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park).
The other volunteer opportunity will take place
sometime between now and spring. It is to join in a community build of the
playground equipment. It will probably take place on one weekend. There will be
opportunities to put the equipment together (under manufacturer supervision) as
well as provide support for those putting the equipment together. This is
something that happens at many other parks and it is a great community building
event. Once again, MLCC will be sending out emails and posting this on our
Facebook pages when more details are available (Maple Leaf Community Council
and Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park).
Within the next month there should be a completed
diorama of the park for people to take a peek at. It will be located in the
display window of the brick building on the corner of 86th and Roosevelt,
across the street from the park and just to the north of Art Tile.
Looking forward to hearing back from the community
with any questions or feedback and watching our park grow. Thanks for your support.