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Northwest Seattle Neighborhoods Election Forum

posted Oct 16, 2014, 12:40 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Northwest Seattle Neighborhoods

Election Forum

at the Taproot Theatre

204 N 85th St. in Greenwood

Next Tuesday - October 21 at 7PM

 

Please join your neighbors next Tuesday evening to make sense of ballot measures as the fall election closes in.  The election forum gives you an opportunity to hear from the campaigns and ask them your questions.  

 

            Program:

                        7:00 - Welcome and settle in

                        7:10 - Dueling Seattle Early Childhood Education initiatives

                        7:45 - The Reduce Class Sizes state initiative

                        8:10 - Seattle Transportation Benefit District (for bus transit service)

                        8:20 - The New Monorail Initiative

                        8:30 - 36th District candidates* have been invited to introduce themselves

                        8:45 - Adjourn cafe will stay open so you can talk
                            to campaigners

 

            *Not all candidates are able to attend.  

 

This event is sponsored by the Greenwood, Broadview, Green Lake and Phinney Ridge community councils.  Space is generously provided by the Taproot Theatre.  There is no charge to attend, but donations to offset the Taproot's costs will be appreciated - and please plan to stop by Taproot's Stage Door Cafe before or after the event.

Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board: Let’s get Seattle walking

posted Oct 13, 2014, 2:58 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 3:01 PM ]

City of Seattle Edward B. Murray, Mayor


Department of Transportation

Scott Kubly, Acting Director

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2014

Contact: Richard Sheridan 206.684.8540


Let’s get Seattle walking


Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members


SEATTLE—The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for a new member to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier. 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 (SDOT).


Currently we are looking for a candidate to fill one vacant position and serve out the remaining period of this term, through April 1, 2015. This board member will then have the opportunity to be reappointed to a full two-year term, with the potential to serve a second full two-year term. Board members are frequent walkers of a variety of ages, levels of mobility, and walks of life, and 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, recent chair and current board member of the Pedestrian Advisory Board, "A walkable community benefits everyone, and offers more advantages than any other form of transportation. 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 October 27, 2014 to: Howard Wu at howard.wu@seattle.gov.


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

Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue Suite 3800 PO Box 34996

Seattle, Washington 98124-4996

Tel (206) 684-ROAD / (206) 684-5000 Fax: (206) 684-5180 Hearing Impaired use the Washington Relay Service (7-1-1) www.seattle.gov/transportation

NEW COMMISSIONER SOUGHT FOR SEATTLE DESIGN COMMISSION

posted Oct 13, 2014, 2:56 PM by PRCC Webmaster

NEW COMMISSIONER SOUGHT FOR SEATTLE DESIGN COMMISSION

October 7, 2014 by Office of Mayor Murray

Mayor Murray is looking for a new Architect member of the Seattle Design Commission to fill an upcoming vacancy. The term will begin in March 2015.

Design Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for up to 2 twoyear terms. The 10member commission is made up of architects, artists, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, membersatlarge, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises city officials on the design and environmental effects of capital improvement projects. Members also help select consultants for City projects. The Commission meets during the day on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In addition, members serve on project subcommittees and represent the commission on other advisory boards. Members work an average of 15 to 20 hours a month. Members can not contract with the city on any capital improvement project reviewed by the commission. Commission members receive an hourly rate as compensation for their service.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by December 1, 2014to:

Michael Jenkins, Director – Seattle Design Commission
Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle
700 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124
4019
(206) 386-4024
Email: michael.jenkins@seattle.gov

SEEKING THREE REPRESENTATIVES FOR CONSTRUCTION CODES ADVISORY BOARD

posted Oct 13, 2014, 2:54 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 2:55 PM ]

SEEKING THREE REPRESENTATIVES FOR CONSTRUCTION CODES ADVISORY BOARD

October 7, 2014 by Office of Mayor Murray

Mayor Murray is seeking candidates for three vacant positions on Seattle’s Construction Codes Advisory Board. The current open positions are for representatives of the following professions or categories:

·         Electrical Contractors

·         Developers or Contractors of Residential Properties’

·         General Public

The Board is a 13-member body that works together to research, analyze, and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and the Department of Planning and Development on the technical codes affecting buildings in Seattle.  The Board plays an important role in shaping the codes Seattle adopts and how these codes are interpreted. In addition to the Board’s advisory role to City officials, the Board hears appeals of DPD’s building code decisions. The work requires attention to detail of highly technical codes. The City relies on the Board members’ professional experience and opinions in determining which codes to adopt and to amend.

Board members will be asked to prepare for and attend meetings on the first and third Thursdays at noon in downtown Seattle. The actual frequency of meetings depends on the Board’s workload, and there may be some months without any meetings or only one meeting a month.

Strong candidates will be civic-minded, critical thinkers interested in the design and construction of Seattle’s built environment. Individuals selected must have perspective, experience and talents that will enhance the Board. Successful candidates will have a willingness to devote two to six hours a month to Board meetings and other Board duties.

These positions are voluntary and are appointed by Mayor Murray and confirmed by the City Council. Applicants must live, work or do business in Seattle. City employees are not eligible to be Board members.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

The application period opens on Wednesday, October 1 and remains open until Monday, November 3, 2014.

To apply, complete a New Member Application. You can learn more about the Construction Code Advisory Board on their webpage.

If you have a question or would like to request a paper application, please contact Julie A. Hines, Staff Liaison and Code Development Analyst at DPD. She can be reached by phone at (206) 233-2766 or by email at Julie.hines@seattle.gov.

 


Council and Mayor Seek Candidates for Seattle Park District Community Oversight Committee

posted Sep 19, 2014, 3:33 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Sep 19, 2014, 3:35 PM ]

http://council.seattle.gov/2014/09/18/council-and-mayor-seek-candidates-for-seattle-park-district-community-oversight-committee/

SEATTLE – The City Council and Mayor Ed Murray are seeking candidates to fill seven positions on the Seattle Park District’s newly created Community Oversight Committee. The Seattle Park District was approved by Seattle voters in August 2014, creating a sustainable and long-term source of funding for the Seattle parks system.

The Community Oversight Committee will provide advice to the Mayor, City Council and the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, as well as provide oversight of projects, programs and services undertaken by the City and the Seattle Park District. The committee will meet quarterly to:

  • Make recommendations on the allocation of the Major Projects Challenge Fund;
  • Hold public meetings and make recommendations to update the next spending plan;
  • Review the Department of Parks and Recreation Annual Report; and
  • Provide the Mayor, City Council and Superintendent of Parks and Recreation with annual reports on the progress of expenditures and projects.

The Committee will be composed of 15 members, seven members of the public (one from eachSeattle district), four Board or Commission members to be recommended by Seattle City Boards & Commissions and four members from the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners.  Each will serve either a one, two or three year term, to be determined during the selection process. The City seeks to appoint Community Oversight Committee members with a diversity of expertise and perspectives including, but not limited to parks management, public financing, urban horticulture, landscape architecture, contract management and the interests of low-income and communities of color. The Committee’s first official meeting will be held in April 2015, but members should be available to meet before this date, in early 2015.

The Council and the Mayor are committed to promoting diversity in the city’s Committees. Women, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community and persons of color are highly encouraged to apply.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest indicating which district you represent and resume by October 20, 2014 to Councilmember Jean Godden, jean.godden@seattle.gov. Please title subject line: Oversight Committee Application. Electronic submissions are preferred.

To send a paper submittal, please address to:

Councilmember Jean Godden

PO Box 34025

Seattle, WA 98124

Find It, Fix It -- Service Request Mobile App

posted Sep 2, 2014, 3:51 PM by PRCC Webmaster

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Need Help? Give Us a Call  206-684-2489(CITY)

Customer Service Bureau

Helping you solve problems, obtain information, and resolve complaints

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Find It, Fix It -- Service Request Mobile App

"Find It, Fix It" is a smartphone app offering mobile users one more way to report selected issues to the City of Seattle.Screen shot of the Find It, Fix It mobile app home page.
With Find It, Fix It, reporting an issue is as easy as snapping a photo with your smartphone, adding detailed information, and hitting submit.The map's "drag and drop" feature or the phone's own technology can be used to pinpoint the location.

Android users can
download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone users can download it from the App Store.
The app offers the following service request categories:

  • Abandoned Vehicles: report vehicles parked in a public right-of-way more than three days.
  • Graffiti: report graffiti, including what it is on — parking meter, utility pole or building — so it gets automatically routed to the appropriate department for response.
  • Illegal Dumping: report illegal dumping — junk, garbage or debris — on public property, including roadsides, open streets and paved alleys.
  • Pothole: report a pothole.
  • Parking Enforcement: make an inquiry regarding a parking concern.
  • Streetlight Report: report a streetlight outage or damaged streetlight.
  • Other Inquiry: this miscellaneous category is for making an inquiry or request not listed above, which will be processed by the City's Customer Service Bureau. Mobile users should choose this category to provide feedback.

The app also provides a link to m.seattle.gov, the mobile version of the City of Seattle's website.
Once you download and use Find It, Fix It, feel free to submit feedback using the app's "other inquiry" category, found under the "New Request" icon.

Download Find It, Fix It App for AndroidDownload Find It, Fix It on the App Store

Free Trees for Neighborhoods

posted Aug 9, 2014, 2:40 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Seattle reLeaf will soon be opening the application process for its Trees for Neighborhoods program – Monday, August 4 at 10 a.m. – where households can receive up to four free trees.

The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has planted over 4,000 trees in yards and along streets. That’s 4,000 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, our neighborhoods healthier, and our children inspired.

Trees for Neighborhoods participants receive:

·         Free trees (up to 4 per household). The program offers a variety of small, medium, and large trees appropriate under power lines, along the street, and in the yard. Check out this year’s available trees.

·         A watering bag for each tree

·         Training on proper planting and care

·         Assistance applying for street tree planting permits

·         Ongoing care reminders and workshop opportunities, such as pruning

Want more information? Visit www.seattle.gov/trees, call 206-615-1668, or e-mail treesforneighborhoods@seattle.gov.

Disaster Emergency Preparedness

posted Nov 6, 2013, 1:32 PM by PRCC Webmaster

We have all seen public service announcements for Disaster Emergency Preparedness.    It takes place at a family level as well as a community level called HUB.   While a tsunami is probably not our biggest worry here on Phinney Ridge, an earthquake can and if as predicted will be.

HUBs are being formed everywhere in Seattle. Ballard has several and Greenwood is forming one.   HUBs are centers for communications from and to all the emergency agencies.  

  • Seattle Police has an Office of Emergency Management and has coordinators to assist groups in organizing HUBs.  Tracy Connolly is currently our district coordinator.  
  • Mentors who have put together HUBs in their neighborhood are available to advise groups who are going through this process.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) has a Disaster Preparedness Plan for their buildings and tenants and have begun putting together equipment and supplies for a HUB.   They are looking for committee members to meet monthly to full organize a neighborhood hub.  

An example of tasks is compiling a list of resources in the neighborhood for medical, technical, and communication purposes,  so they can be on call for residents assistance when needed.  Another example is to assemble supplies that would be useful (water pump, canopies, electrical generators).  The Dept of Neighborhoods has issued grants to help with these major purchases.  PRCC along with PNA will be applying for one or more grants.

Ruth McDonald (PNA) is presently the lead person and would like to share that role and eventually turn it over.  If you are interested or know of people who would be interested in participating, please email Ruth at ruthm@phinneycenter.org 

Permits Filed for 4-story, mixed-use building at 68th and Greenwood

posted Oct 9, 2013, 3:12 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Woodland Park Zoo Events Neighbor Feedback

posted Sep 2, 2013, 2:51 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Do you have complaints, concerns or positive feedback for the Woodland Park Zoo during Zoo Events? 

Please use this email address: 
zooneighbors@zoo.org


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