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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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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.

Join us for the Seattle’s 30th Annual ‘Night Out Against Crime’ celebration on Aug. 5

posted Aug 5, 2014, 9:06 AM by PRCC Webmaster

Join us for the Seattle’s 30th Annual ‘Night Out Against Crime’ celebration on Aug. 5

This year marks the City of Seattle’s 30th Annual “Night Out Against Crime” celebration on Tuesday, August 5th. Recently, Mayor Murray laid out a comprehensive public safety plan for Seattle that underscores the importance of providing opportunities for youth and community members to enjoy their streets and public spaces citywide. The Mayor believes Night Out is a great example of the types of opportunities that exist for reconnecting community to Seattle streets.

Night Out, an annual national event hosted locally by the Seattle Police Department, shows that residents and City government can mobilize resources and energy together to move toward a safer and more connected Seattle. We hope you’ll join in making this Seattle’s best Night Out yet!

 

NIGHT OUT IS AUGUST 5, 2014

posted Jul 14, 2014, 11:06 AM by PRCC Webmaster

Night out

NIGHT OUT

NIGHT OUT IS AUGUST 5, 2014

Tuesday August 5th, the City of Seattle will be celebrating the 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime. Last year, over 1,400 events were registered to participate.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

STEP 1 - REGISTER YOUR EVENT

To participate in Night Out and to have your street closed for the event, you must officially register your Night Out event with the City of Seattle.

REGISTER YOUR EVENT


 

STEP 2 - PUT YOUR EVENT ON THE MAP

Using this form will place your event on a citywide map that other people can view to see the Night Out events around town.

1.     Adding your event to the map does not mean you are registered.

2.     It make take up to 24 hours for your event to appear on the map.
 
 

NOTE: Please keep in mind that the information you provide on the map will be public, including your contact information. Adding your event to the map may increase the amount of media coverage and third party representatives of groups, elected officials and organizations visiting your event.

Police and Fire will visit events based on the registration, not on placing your event on this map. There is no guarantee of a police or fire visit, but we will try to visit as many as possible.

STEP 3 - VIEW THE MAP

Even if you don't put your own party on the map, you can see where other Night Out parties are going on around town. 

VIEW THE MAP

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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