Neighbors Invited to Georgetown Find It, Fix It Community Walk

Find It, Fix It Community WalkPlease join Mayor Murray and city leaders on Wednesday, September 28 in the Georgetown neighborhood for our fifth Find It, Fix It Community Walk.

These walks provide a unique opportunity for community members to identify neighborhood needs and discuss challenges directly with City leadership.

Georgetown Find It, Fix It Community Walk
Wednesday, September 28

  • Sign-in and refreshments provided by Starbucks from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Walk from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Meet at the South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus field on the corner of E Marginal Way S and Corson Ave S

 

Schedule

5:30 p.m. – 6:00p.m.

  • Sign-in and refreshments

6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

  • Welcome remarks from Mayor Ed Murray

6:15 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.

  • Walk will follow this route (map):
  • Southeast on E Marginal Way S
  • Northeast on Carleton Ave S
  • Northeast on Corson Ave S
  • Southeast on Airport Way S

7:20pm – 7:30 p.m.

  • Walk concludes at Machine House Brewery
  • Department representatives and City staff available for follow-up questions

 

A City shuttle will be available at the end of the walk to take participants from Machine House Brewery back to South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus. Participants can park in a South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus lot by purchasing a permit at a campus kiosk. The cost is $3. If cars do not have a parking permit displayed, they may be ticketed.

In partnership with Cities of Service, the City offers up to $5,000 in grants for community-led projects to each 2016 Find It, Fix It Walk neighborhood. The Georgetown Community Project Grant Application is available in seven languages at www.seattle.gov/finditfixit until Friday, October 7. If you have an idea for a project in Georgetown, please apply today!

Participants can use the Find It, Fix It mobile app on the walk. This smartphone app offers mobile users one more way to report selected issues to the City. Make sure to download the app before the walk.

For more information on the Find It, Fix It Community Walks program, contact Lemmis Stephens at 206.386.1907 or lemmis.stephens@seattle.gov or visit www.seattle.gov/finditfixit.

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Join Us for FREE Ice Cream at CityScoop in West Seattle

CityScoopJoin the City of Seattle for CityScoop, a fun way to share your ideas with City staff while enjoying free ice cream. The City has important topics on which we need your input, so we invite you to relax in our tents, provide us your feedback, and enjoy a free treat courtesy of Full Tilt Ice Cream.

CityScoop will be open from 1-3pm on Sunday, September 25. You’ll find us on Alki Ave SW at 60th Ave SW during Summer Parkways 2016, the fun family biking event and party. Interpreters will be on hand to assist visitors as well.

A few of the topics shared under our big tent will include:

  • Discussion on the best ways for the city to engage with you
  • Uses for neighborhood streets that are new and creative
  • Information on the City’s plan to make walking safer
  • Next steps in affordable housing
  • Sharing transportation investments happening around your neighborhood
  • Information on discounted bus passes and car sharing for low-income residents

We’ve had hundreds of community members join us for our first two CityScoops this summer. So join us for some fun, free ice cream, and great conversation. Learn more at www.seattle.gov/cityscoop.

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Seattle City Council Approves Designation of Two Historic Landmarks on Capitol Hill

Gaslight Inn

Gaslight Inn

J.W. Bullock House

J.W. Bullock House

Seattle City Council approved landmark designation ordinances for the Gaslight Inn and the J.W. Bullock House. Located on Capitol Hill, these buildings join the more than 400 landmarks in the city that represent our rich cultural, historical, and architectural heritage. Both landmarks were nominated by the owners.

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Board approved the nomination, designation, and controls and incentives for these landmarks and provided the draft ordinances to the Seattle City Council. The final step in the process was approval by City Council which occurred on Monday, September 12.

The new landmarks:

  • Gaslight Inn built in 1904 (address: 1727 15th Avenue)
    • The architect is unknown
  • J.W. Bullock House built in 1912 (address: 1220 10th Avenue E)
    • Architect/Builder: Louis O. Menard

 

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts located throughout the city. For more information on the landmark designation process and to view other city landmarks, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/.

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City of Seattle Seeks Contractors for Outreach Work to Underrepresented Communities

Public Outreach and Engagement LiaisonSeattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking individuals to do part-time outreach work to underrepresented communities in Seattle’s neighborhoods. Known as Public Outreach and Engagement Liaisons (POELs), these contractors must be connected to their respective cultures, fluent in the languages, and bi-cultural and bi-lingual. The languages we are presently seeking include Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean and Khmer.

The main tasks of a POEL are to provide:

  • Quality translations.
  • Fair and equitable facilitation (in native language) to culturally specific community groups.
  • Simultaneous interpretation.
  • Feedback and expertise on cultural concerns and barriers.
  • Planning and execution of community workshops and events that parallel larger City-hosted meetings.

POELs are compensated independent contractors. The applicants must have extensive experience organizing and facilitating community meetings and must be fluent and able to interpret and translate in at least one other language. The positions are generally flexible with any type of schedule and include either daytime or evening hours as well as some weekends.

If interested, please send a resume or a short biography by October 14, plus two references to DON_Liaison@seattle.gov or:

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
POEL Program
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124

For more information about the POEL program, please visit our website.

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Crown Hill/Whittier Heights Neighbors Invited to Help Plan Find It, Fix It Community Walk

Find It, Fix It Community WalkThe Crown Hill and Whittier Heights neighborhoods are invited to help plan the Crown Hill/Whittier Heights Find It, Fix It Community Walk, the sixth of seven Mayor-led walks happening this year. Find It, Fix It Community Walks bring together City officials, business owners, and community members to address neighborhood needs.

The Crown Hill/Whittier Heights walk will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will follow a route determined by community members serving on its Community Walk Action Team. If you are interested in serving on this team, contact Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator Lemmis Stephens at lemmis.stephens@seattle.gov or 206.386.1907.

In addition, Crown Hill/Whittier Heights community members are invited to apply for up to $5,000 to complete community projects that improve the safety or appearance of their neighborhood. To apply for a Crown Hill/Whittier Heights Community Project Grant, community members can find the application at seattle.gov/finditfixit beginning Friday, October 21 through Monday, November 7.

Lastly, community members don’t have to wait for the walk to report safety needs or city maintenance issues. They can use the Find It, Fix It mobile app. Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone users can download it from the App Store.

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Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Community Crosswalk at Boren & Howell

Community members are invited to attend a ground breaking ceremony for a new community crosswalk on the corner of Boren & Howell on Sunday, September 11th at 8am. The planned crosswalk depicts a Nuu-chah-nulth story about the White Deer. The story of the White Deer shall be read and available in written form for people at the event. The crosswalk will be in honor of and in the memory of John T. Williams.

The crosswalk groundbreaking will include a cleansing ceremony, the story behind the crosswalk, and an opportunity for people to ask questions of the organizers. Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, through our Neighborhood Matching Fund, awarded Seattle Indian Health Board a $25,000 grant to work with the Seattle Department of Transportation to construct the crosswalk and paint a control box.

For more information in advance of the groundbreaking please contact Susan Welsh at Seattle Indian Health Board by email SusanW@sihb.org or telephone (206) 324-9360 Ext. 2807.

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City of Seattle Awards $650,700 for Community-based Projects

BF Day Elementary School PlaygroundMayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council awarded seven Seattle organizations a total of $650,741 to support neighborhood-initiated projects across the city. The awards are part of the City’s Neighborhood Matching Fund, which provides more than $3 million each year to local organizations.

“Through the Neighborhood Matching Fund, thousands of community organizations have completed a variety of projects that have made a difference in their neighborhood and community,” said Mayor Murray.  “From a performance series in the Central Area, to an open space plaza in Eastlake, to digital storytelling in Chinatown International District – these funds help to acknowledge the dedication of community volunteers to make their ideas become realities.”

“These projects are inspirational examples of neighbors working together to improve the lives of others and the health of their communities. I heard from many of the recipients at my Council committee in August, and look forward to seeing Neighborhood Matching Fund dollars put to great use across the city.”
– Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide)

The Large Projects Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, provides awards of up to $100,000 to community organizations committed to fostering and building a better community. For this fund, two teams of community members from neighborhood districts selected the recipients through an extensive evaluation process. With the city’s investment of $650,741, these seven awardees will contribute $1,048,216 in locally raised money, donated materials and professional services and volunteer labor.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) has two other funds: the Small and Simple Projects Fund which provides up to $25,000, and the Small Sparks Fund which provides up to $1,000 per project. For 28 years, more than 5,000 projects have been funded in partnership with the NMF Program, and its investment in neighborhoods can be seen across the city. For more information about all of the funds visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/.

 

2016 Large Projects Fund Awards

District 2

  • $100,000 to Mini Mart City Park to renovate a former gas station into a pocket park, arts center, and community gathering place in Georgetown. Community match: $265,010.
  • $100,000 to SouthEast Effective Development to build a professional broadcast studio for Rainier Valley Radio, a community production space, and other spaces to serve as a digital communications hub. Community match: $294,018.
  • $99,960 to the Beacon Food Forest for Phase II construction to include an outdoor educational space, additional P-Patch plots, a tool shed, and other improvements. Community match: $211,793.
  • $90,781 to OneAmerica to engage residents of Chinatown International District in digital storytelling through classes that teach English language and digital literacy skills. Community match: $47,345.

 

District 3

  • $60,000 to 206 Zulu to produce up to eight free public events while enabling Central District arts organizations free access to historic Washington Hall. Community match: $19,300.
  • $100,000 to The Friends of First Place Scholars to make facility improvements and plan for future repairs at the First Place School. Community match: $110,450.

 

District 4

  • $100,000 to Lake Union Neighbors to accomplish Phase I construction of an open space plaza in street right-of-way and complete a pedestrian corridor. Community match: $100,300.
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Neighbors Invited to Help Plan Georgetown Find It, Fix It Community Walk

Judkins Park Find It, Fix It Community WalkThe Georgetown community is invited to help plan the Georgetown Find It, Fix It Community Walk, the fifth of seven Mayor-led walks happening this year. Find It, Fix It Community Walks bring together City officials, business owners, and community members to address neighborhood needs.

The Georgetown walk will be held on Wednesday, September 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m and will follow a route determined by community members serving on its Community Walk Action Team.

If you are interested in serving on this team, contact Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator Laura Jenkins at laura.jenkins@seattle.gov or 206.233.5166.

In addition, Georgetown community members are invited to apply for up to $5000 to complete community projects that improve the safety or appearance of their neighborhood. To apply for a Georgetown Community Project Grant, community members can find the application at seattle.gov/finditfixit beginning Thursday, September 22 through Friday, October 7.

Lastly, community members don’t have to wait for the walk to report safety needs or city maintenance issues. They can use the Find It, Fix It mobile app. Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone users can download it from the App Store.

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Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Seeks Public Outreach and Engagement Liaisons

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking a Farsi speaking Public Outreach and Engagement Liaison (POEL) and a Sikh POEL. POELs are independent contractors with the City of Seattle. They must be connected to their respective culture and bilingual. The main tasks of a POEL are to provide:

  • Quality translations.
  • Fair and equitable facilitation (in native language) to culturally specific community groups.
  • Simultaneous interpretation.
  • Feedback and expertise on cultural concerns and barriers.
  • Planning and execution of community workshops and events that parallel larger City-hosted meetings.

POELs are compensated at $50/hr. The positions are generally flexible with any type of schedule and include either daytime or evening hours as well as some weekends. Applicants must have extensive experience organizing and facilitating community meetings, and must be fluent and able to interpret and translate in at least one other language.

Interested parties should send a resume or brief bio and two references to DON_LIAISON@SEATTLE.GOV.

Learn more about our Public Outreach and Engagement Liaisons on our website.

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Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Zoning Changes for Magnolia Elementary School

Magnolia Elementary SchoolA public meeting is scheduled to discuss Seattle School District‘s plans to renovate and construct additions to the existing Magnolia Elementary School building. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Catharine Blaine K-8 School (2550 34th Ave W).

The Seattle School District is requesting modifications to City zoning regulations for the following:

1) Increased lot coverage.
2) Greater than allowed building height.
3) Continued “off-site only” parking.
4) Allowance of a double-faced, electric changing message board.
5) On-street bus loading and unloading.

This meeting will include a presentation by the Seattle School District on the requested modifications before the Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a group composed of neighbors and School District and City representatives. After the presentation, the public is invited to make comments concerning the request.

Following public comment, the Committee will deliberate and consider the District’s requests. Additional meetings may be held, if needed. If community members cannot attend the meeting, written comments can be submitted by September 12 to:

Maureen Sheehan
E-mail:
Maureen.Sheehan@seattle.gov
Mailing Address:  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649

For more information contact Maureen Sheehan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-684-0302.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

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