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Join the Conversation on Housing Affordability & Livability

In the last five years, rents in Seattle have increased 35% and the homeless population is nearing 3,000. “We are facing our worst housing affordability crisis in decades,” says Mayor Murray.“My vision is a city where people who work in Seattle can afford to live here.” The Housing Affordability and… [ Keep reading ]

Youth Tell the City How to Spend $700,000 of Public Funds

Mayor Ed Murray has announced the project winners of Youth Voice, Youth Choice, the City’s new Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative in which youth decide how to spend $700,000 of the City’s budget. More than 3,000 youth ages 11-25 voted on 19 project proposals in May. The seven winning projects are:… [ Keep reading ]

Tickets Available for GROW’s Chef in the Garden on July 14

Each summer, Tom Douglas Catering creates a fabulous al fresco meal in the Interbay P-Patch Plaza for Chef in the Garden. This annual event, which is limited to 100 diners, raises funds for GROW: the non-profit advocacy organization for community gardening in and near Seattle. Proceeds from the event are… [ Keep reading ]

Want a P-Patch Community Garden Plot? We Have Openings!

Interested in growing your own organic vegetables while connecting with your neighbors? Our P-Patch community gardens are for you. While very popular, there are times when we have openings or short waiting lists for plots in the gardens. There are presently openings at Picardo P-Patch in Wedgwood and Colman P-Patch… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Former South Transfer Station

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the former South Transfer Station (8100 2nd Ave S) on Wednesday, July 6 at 3:30pm in Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Floor L2, Room L2-80 (Boards and Commissions Room). The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Votes Campaign Aims to Lower Barriers to Immigrant and Refugee Civic Engagement

In April, the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) launched the Seattle Votes campaign to identify barriers to voting and civic engagement for Seattle’s immigrant and refugee residents. The campaign consists of an anonymous survey that will provide data for organizations, King County, and the City to better understand… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of 1914-1920 Eastlake Ave E Building

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the building at 1914-1920 Eastlake Avenue E on Wednesday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Floor L2, Room L2-80 (Boards and Commissions Room). The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments… [ Keep reading ]

Funds available to support neighborhood Night Out 2016 activities

If your neighborhood wants or plans to participate in this year’s 32nd Annual Night Out on August 2, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your event. The Small Sparks Fund provides funding for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement and relationship building. Community groups can request up… [ Keep reading ]

UW Students Present Ideas for Cascade P-Patch Renovation

Beginning in March 2016, University of Washington Landscape Architecture students began using the community driven area of Cascade Park and P-Patch for a design studio project focused on urban agriculture. Taught by Eric Higbee, Design Director at the Pomegranate Center, the students examined the social justice, community building, cultural meaning,… [ Keep reading ]

City Announces $75,000 Summer Opportunity Fund

Applications are now available for the City of Seattle Summer Opportunity Fund. This fund provides $75,000 for community-based summer projects that support positive activities and opportunities for youth while reducing violence that disproportionately affects communities of color in Seattle. Community organizations, groups, and businesses are encouraged to apply. To be considered,… [ Keep reading ]