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Neighborhood News, Contacts, and Information
Northwest Seattle Neighborhoods
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.
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
*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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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 two‐year terms. The 10‐member commission is made up of architects, artists, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, members‐at‐large, 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, 2014, to:
Michael Jenkins, Director – Seattle Design Commission
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Home / 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.
The app also provides a link to m.seattle.gov, the mobile version of the City of Seattle's website.
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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