Join us for Mayor’s Telephone Town Hall on HALA

Join us for the Mayor’s telephone town hall to talk about the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, or HALA for short.  We will be calling over 50,000 people in their homes today and Thursday, but if you want to make sure you are on the call, just call the number below.  The number must change for each call, but please spread far and wide.

Tuesday, February 2nd : (855)-756-7520 Ext.31029# at 6 p.m.

Thursday, February 4th : (855)-756-7520 Ext.31028# at 6 p.m.



Seattle Fire Stations Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 13

Neighborhood Appreciation 2015 023Join Seattle Fire Department for a celebration of Neighbor Appreciation Day on Feb. 13. Twenty fire stations around the city will have open houses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring the family, climb on fire trucks, meet your firefighters and your neighbors.


Fire Station 6, 405 Martin Luther King Jr Way S in Central District

Fire Station 9, 3829 Linden Ave N in Fremont

Fire Station 13, 3601 Beacon Ave S in Beacon Hill

Fire Station 16, 6846 Oswego Pl NE in Green Lake

Fire Station 17, 1050 NE 50th St in University District

Fire Station 20, 2800 15th Ave W in Interbay

Fire Station 21, 7304 Greenwood Ave N in Greenwood/Phinney

Fire Station 22, 901 East Roanoke Street in Roanoke

Fire Station 24, 401 N 130th St in Broadview/Bitter Lake

Fire Station 25, 1300 E Pine St in Capitol Hill

Fire Station 28, 5968 Rainier Ave S in Hillman City

Fire Station 30, 2931 Mt Baker Blvd S in Mt. Baker

Fire Station 31, 1319 N Northgate Way in Licton Springs

Fire Station 33, 9645 Renton Ave S in Rainier Beach

Fire Station 34, 633 32nd Ave E in Madison Park

Fire Station 35, 8729 15th Ave NW in Crown Hill

Fire Station 37, 7700 35th Ave SW in Westwood

Fire Station 39, 2806 NE 127th St in Lake City

Fire Station 40, 9401 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood

Fire Station 41, 2416 34th Ave W in Magnolia


Tonight Mayor Murray Delivers Special Address on Homelessness on Seattle Channel

Tonight, Mayor Murray will deliver a special, live address to the people of Seattle on one of the most challenging issues facing our city – homelessness. The Mayor will give an update on the City’s efforts to address homelessness since the State of Emergency was declared last November, and will frame the challenges we face as a community, as well as offer his thoughts on how we must proceed.

The Mayor’s address will be live from Mary’s Place beginning at 7:30 p.m. It will be aired on Seattle Channel (Channel 21 on Comcast & Wave) and streamed at: We hope you’ll tune in.


City Begins Participatory Budgeting Initiative “Youth Voice, Youth Choice” with Public Idea Assemblies

Youth Voice, Youth Choice LogoYouth Voice, Youth Choice is our new Participatory Budgeting (PB) Initiative, a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget that focuses on engaging people who have not historically been involved in government or budget processes.

Last July, Mayor Murray and Councilmember Nick Licata announced the launch of a citywide youth PB process to take place with $700,000 of city funds. The PB process named Youth Voice, Youth Choice is managed by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) with the goal of empowering youth to make important decisions on how to spend a portion of the budget.

Youth Voice, Youth Choice involves four steps:

  1. Community members come up with ideas for public projects they would like to see in their communities.
  2. Youth volunteers turn those ideas into concrete proposals with support from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and City staff.
  3. Seattle youth vote for the projects they would like to see implemented in their communities.
  4. The winning projects are funded and implemented by the City of Seattle and other local agencies.

Next week, the City kicks off the process by holding public idea assemblies to brainstorm ideas for potential projects with community members of all ages. Join us at one of the seven idea assemblies held across the city:

January 28 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Meridian Center for Health

February 3 from 3 – 5 p.m. at UW Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Room

February 4 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Greenwood Library

February 9 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Douglass Truth Library

February 10 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

February 18 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at New Holly Gathering Hall

District 7 TBD

Anyone can attend a public idea assembly to share their thoughts on what kinds of projects they would like to see funded in their community. For other ways to get involved, visit






Help Redesign Pioneer Park in Pioneer Square

Pioneer Park Open House PosterAll are invited to drop in and comment on the final stage of the Pioneer Square Parks and Gateways Project, a redesign of Pioneer Park.  An open house is being held between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21.  Stop by and offer your thoughts on the design proposals.  And invite your coworkers!  Only through an inclusive process will we get a design for Pioneer Park that truly celebrates its strength as an historic and cultural anchor, and reinforces it as a place for all in the neighborhood.

The Pioneer Square Parks and Gateways Projects is sponsored in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award of $100,000. To learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund visit




Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day at a Seattle U Basketball Game – for FREE

SU-Interlock-RGB-RegisteredAs a First Hill resident, Seattle University has been a big proponent of its neighborhoods. Now, it wants to give back to all neighborhoods! Join the Seattle University as it helps kickoff Neighbor Appreciation Day on Feb. 13 by cheering on the men’s basketball team at KeyArena on Feb. 12! And, fun fact, this game is the WAC Digital Network Game of the Week! To get FREE tickets for you and your neighbor, visit this link and use Promo Code “NEIGHBORDAY” to receive tickets. For questions call 206-398-4678. Seattle’s annual Neighbor Appreciation Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Residents, community groups, and businesses across Seattle will join together on Saturday, February 13 (and the week of) to celebrate.” You can find out more about Seattle Neighbor Appreciation Day, as well as learn about other fun events and promotions around Seattle to celebrate by visiting the website:


You’re Invited to the Mayor’s Seattle at Work Event, Jan. 26

Seattle at Work logoJoin Mayor Murray and department directors to discuss how Seattle is at work in your neighborhood and throughout the City. The date is Tuesday, January 26 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue). We’ll be continuing the conversation around the Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda, and we’d like your help in creating new programs aimed at increasing housing affordability, reducing housing barriers, & strengthening tenant protections. There will also be a resource fair with information from each city department.

For questions or more information, please contact


Take the Race and Social Justice Community Survey

The City of Seattle wants to hear from YOU! Seattle has launched its second Race and Social Justice Community Survey. The survey measures how people who live, work or go to school in Seattle think the City is doing on jobs, housing, meeting community needs and race and equity. The information collected will help guide the City’s racial equity work and determine areas for City government to prioritize through its policies and programs. The survey is anonymous and takes about 12 minutes to complete.

The survey runs for three weeks from January 13th through January 31st. To ensure representation from Seattle’s diverse communities and those without access to the internet, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights is conducting targeted outreach and partnering with community organizations. The survey is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Amharic, Somali, Oromo and Chinese.

Survey results will be shared at a community meeting in the spring of 2015.


We’re Moving to Seattle City Hall

packing boxesSeattle Department of Neighborhoods is moving to Seattle City Hall on Friday, January 22. Hence, our office will be closed that day, and we will reopen on the 4th Floor of City Hall on Monday, January 25. In addition, we will not have access to our phones from 12 noon on Friday through the weekend.

If you are not familiar with Seattle City Hall, it is located between 4th and 5th Avenues and Cherry and James Streets in downtown Seattle. Here is information on bus routes, parking, etc. The new physical address will be 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor and our mailing address and phone numbers will remain the same.

We’re excited about our move and look forward to your visit in our new digs.