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Mayor Murray Seeks New Member for International Special Review District Board

Mayor Edward Murray invites community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board. The seven-member International Special Review District Board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements, and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods director for all… [ Keep reading ]

Belltown Neighbors Liven Up Neighborhood P-Patch

Following this summer’s Find It, Fix It Community Walk in the Belltown neighborhood, local resident Christine Federhart submitted a Find It, Fix It Community Project Grant application focused on increasing the vibrancy of the Belltown P-Patch Community Garden. The project was awarded $1,540. Christine then worked with artist/gardeners Becky Jhu… [ Keep reading ]

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

Mayor Murray’s Find It, Fix It Community Walks provide a unique opportunity for community members to identify neighborhood needs and discuss challenges directly with City leaders. The sixth walk this year will be held in the Crown Hill and Whittier Heights neighborhoods on Saturday, November 19th (rescheduled from October 15)…. [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the West Coast Printing Building for Landmark Status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the West Coast Printing building at 622 Rainier Avenue S on Wednesday, November 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Floor L2) in the Boards and Commissions Room L2-80. The public is invited to attend the meeting and… [ Keep reading ]

Share Your Thoughts on Housing Affordability Proposals

Housing affordability continues to be on many people’s minds as we see headline after headline about rising home prices, rising rents, and an increase in our homeless population.  While we see many things in our community changing, what hasn’t changed is our commitment to each other and to rolling up… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Miss the Seattle Premiere of “SEED: The Untold Story”

Don’t miss the Seattle premiere of the award winning documentary SEED: The Untold Story at SIFF Cinema Uptown on October 25 at 7pm. SEED: The Untold Story is an award winning documentary about the dramatic loss of seed diversity and the future of our food, from the filmmakers behind The… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray Announces $501,415 in Matching Fund Awards for Community-Based Projects

Mayor Ed Murray announced an investment of $501,415 in matching funds to support 24 neighborhood-initiated projects across the City. The awards are part of the City’s Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF), which provides more than $3 million each year to local organizations. The awards are part of the Small and Simple… [ Keep reading ]

Tell the City What You Think at Our New One-Stop Shop for Public Input Opportunities

For the past 3 months, we’ve been reaching out to Seattle residents through our Engage Seattle survey and campaign to get feedback on how the City can more effectively and equitably manage our outreach and engagement efforts. During this process, we’ve heard one thing loud and clear: people want City… [ Keep reading ]

Crown Hill / Whittier Heights Find It, Fix It Community Walk POSTPONED Due to Weather

Due to the severe weather forecast for this coming Saturday, and out of an abundance of caution, the Crown Hill / Whittier Heights Find It, Fix It Community Walk originally scheduled for October 15, 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. has been postponed. This decision was driven by public safety concerns… [ Keep reading ]

Changing the City’s Approach to Outreach and Engagement

Message from Kathy Nyland, Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods: On Monday, September 26, Mayor Murray presented his 2017-2018 Proposed Budget to the Seattle City Council. His proposal includes legislation that addresses equitable outreach and engagement and outlines a new citywide framework for community involvement to be led by the… [ Keep reading ]