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Message from DON Director regarding Mayor’s 2014 Proposed Budget

RE: Mayor’s Proposed 2014 Budget Dear community member: This afternoon, Mayor McGinn presented his Proposed 2014 Budget to the Seattle City Council. While the Mayor did not discuss all of the specifics of the proposed budget, I want to share budget information as it relates to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. As the


Register by July 1 to apply for Small Sparks for your Night Out event!

 If your neighborhood plans to participate in the annual Night Out event on August 6, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small Sparks Fund is available to support your activities. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 8, but applicants must register to apply by July 1. The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars


Funds available to help neighborhoods celebrate Night Out on August 6

On August 6, Seattle neighborhoods will celebrate the annual Night Out event. If your neighborhood plans to participate, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund available to support your Night Out event and activities. The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Community groups can request


FEMA Grant to Create Emergency Hubs in Southeast Seattle P-Patch Community Gardens

Mayor Mike McGinn announced in May that the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DoN) have been awarded $35,000 from the FEMA Community Resilience Innovation Challenge. The cash award will establish community emergency preparedness “Hubs” in selected P-Patch community gardens in southeast Seattle, in addition to providing


Get Fired Up on Neighbor Appreciation Day!

What’s quickly becoming one of the hottest events of Neighbor Appreciation Day is the Seattle Fire Department's annual Fire House Open Houses.  Your neighborhood fire fighters invite you to tour the fire houses, learn about the equipment and fire safety, and get to know them in a non-emergency situation!  Click here for locations and


Gun Safety Buyback event happening on January 26

The City of Seattle, King County, Seattle Police Foundation, and other community partners will host a Gun Buy Back Event on Saturday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at 600 7th Avenue in downtown Seattle in a parking lot beneath I-5 between Cherry and James Streets. People


Join your neighbors for Night Out August 7

Night Out is a national crime prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. This year’s event is on Tuesday, August 7. Click here for more information and a list of resources.


Info to help you stay safe in this winter weather

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Southeast Seattle Water Main Break – Seattle Public Utilities advises affected customers to not drink the water until further notice

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) crews are working this morning to restore water to portions of southeast Seattle after a 20-inch water main broke on South Juneau Street, just east of Martin Luther King Jr.Way, in the early hours of the morning. As many as 1,300 homes may be affected by the outage.


Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative issues first progress report

The City of Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative has published its first progress report to the community. The report is a comprehensive document covering the Initiative’s first two years of implementation. Included in the report is a description of the multiple strategies employed to prevent and reduce youth violence, stories of young