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Seattle Neighborhood Summit 2014
Take your seat at the table
Mayor Ed Murray
Seattle's unique neighborhoods are what make our city great and, together, we can make it even better. I made a pledge that, if elected as Mayor of Seattle, I would hold a Neighborhood Summit within my first 100 days in office and the work has already started.
I believe there is a need for greater transparency and consistency in providing information and soliciting input from community leaders. I see an opportunity to improve how the city works with neighborhood and community leaders on issues from planning to the prioritization of city investments. This is why I am holding a summit, so we can talk -- honestly and openly.
My hope is that, together, we can implement positive changes in the city's relationship to neighborhoods to restore confidence, improve effectiveness, and strengthen purpose.
The Seattle Neighborhood Summit is the first step in an ongoing conversation. So I ask you to join us, and take a seat at the table.
Save the Date: Saturday, April 5th - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Seattle Center, Pavilion Room
Give us Feedback: Fill out our online survey to let us know what you would like to get out of the Seattle Neighborhood Summit and what is important to your neighborhood.
To learn more about the Seattle Neighborhood Summit, check back here regularly. You can also email SNS2014@seattle.gov or call 206.684.8069.
- Mayor Ed Murray
U.W. Landscape Architecture Studio on healthier neighborhood design in
This January-March 2014, a UW Landscape Architecture studio will study the
Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood to identify and envision ways of improving
the neighborhood's streets and open spaces. Students will explore design
options to support walking and bicycling throughout the neighborhood, such
as greenways, as well as to enrich ecological and community life.
Please join in a conversation and share your insights with these students as
they get underway:
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 6:30-7:45PM The Seattle Public Library Greenwood
Branch Meeting Room
Share your insights on:
. what you enjoy most about your neighborhood,
. what neighborhood places you visit often and what is missing,
. what works well for people to walk and bike to local destinations, and
. what is needed to improve accessibility, ecological conditions, and
Please RSVP at:
As noted by The Seattle Public Library, "This event is not sponsored by The
Seattle Public Library."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The neighborhoods and Chambers of Wallingford, Fremont, Green Lake, and Greenwood/Phinney are hosting a:
Post-Primary Candidate’s Forum & Debate
for the 2013 citywide elections for City Council and the Mayor’s office
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 5:30p – 7:30p
(doors open at 5pm for networking and Pre-event community connections)
Lincoln School in Wallingford, auditorium
(enter from Woodlawn Ave N, between 44th & 45th Sts)
The focus of the forum will be on the unique role of neighborhoods in shaping the character and future of Seattle.
We invite you to join North Seattle Chambers and Resident Organizations as we hear from the candidates who advance in each race. Candidates will be given equal time to present their platform and debate a set of pre-determined questions about the issues.
Mark your calendars: Seattle Public Utilities will have a RainWise Fair Saturday October 19th from 10AM-12PM at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. There will be designers and representatives from SPU to discuss the program concept & answer questions.
Hello PRCC neighbors,
You may have already received a flyer in the mail this week from Seattle Public Utilities announcing our neighborhood is now in the eligible basin for Rain Wise rebates. Hurray! This means that if you have always wanted to install a rain garden or cistern on your property, you can now get one through this program for free! It's true. This is NOT junk mail.
As a qualified contractor/designer, I have installed dozens of these projects in Ballard, North Lake Union, and West Seattle , for the past three years. To find out more about the program go to www.rainwise.seattle.gov.
or contact your local neighborhood designer (me) to see how your garden can
get more storm water savvy and beautiful at the same time. Rain wise
project samples can also be found in the photos section of my Facebook Page:
This is such an unique program. It helps homeowners be a part of protecting our water quality, our natural resources and public health. We need to spread the word amongst our neighbors!
Jan Satterthwaite, RLA, L.E.E.D.
Vireo Design Studio, LLC
p (206) 409-9970
f (206) 420-2053
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