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Young People: Get Engaged on our Boards and Commissions

Are you age 18-29 and interested in participating in city government? Consider joining one of our boards and commissions: The Community Involvement Commission works to ensure that City departments are creating and implementing equitable and inclusive outreach and engagement strategies. The Seattle Renters’ Commission provides information, advice, and counsel to the Mayor, Seattle City… [ Keep reading ]

Adjustments to our 2020 budget

Over the past few months, we have all been enduring unprecedented change that is fundamentally altering our City. In response to COVID-19, all City of Seattle departments, including Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, have shifted our work and efforts to support our communities during this crisis. And, we will continue to adapt… [ Keep reading ]

Free COVID-19 testing now offered at two drive-up sites across Seattle

The City of Seattle, King County, and UW Medicine are now offering free COVID-19 testing at two drive-up sites across Seattle. If you live, work, or regularly visit Seattle​, and you are experiencing a symptom(s) of COVID-19 ​and/or​ you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19​ within the past 14 days,… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle will transfer Fire Station 6 to community

We at the City of Seattle understand the urgency behind making bold investments in the Black community and increasing community ownership of land in the Central District. The City believes in the vision behind the William Grose Center for Cultural Innovation and we remain committed to making the transfer of… [ Keep reading ]

Investing in Justice for Black Lives

At the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, we have two North Star statements that we use to guide our work and hold ourselves accountable. They are: Put race and equity at the center of all decisions and actions; and Invest in the power of communities to forge their own solutions. As… [ Keep reading ]

Curfew issued for Saturday and Sunday to protect health and safety of residents

Today, community members across Seattle came together to grieve, to protest and to commit themselves to the cause of justice. Coming together is a right we all honor and cherish. For hours today, individuals marched and gathered peacefully. They grieved and built community that is so necessary during these trying… [ Keep reading ]

Public is invited to comment on zoning modifications at Kimball Elementary School

The public is invited to share its feedback regarding the development plans for Kimball Elementary School located at 3200 23rd Ave S in Beacon Hill. The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (also known as “departures”) from several City zoning regulations for: Greater than allowed building height. Reduction of on-site… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Launches Seattle Together Initiative

The City of Seattle is launching the Seattle Together initiative, which is designed to celebrate ideas, share resources and events, and connect community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Seattle Together initiative asks community members to amplify stories of good work and resiliency by residents, elevate resources and share best practices,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle is No Place for Hate

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Seattle is experiencing one of the most consequential events in our City’s history: the COVID-19 pandemic. Our community has been resilient and dedicated. We are looking out for one another and working together to flatten the curve and protect our most vulnerable communities and those on the frontlines of this… [ Keep reading ]

Your Voice, Your Choice Participatory Budgeting Program suspended for 2020

In response to COVID-19, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, along with all City departments, has been shifting our resources, staff, and efforts toward supporting the needs of our community, including our most vulnerable residents. With the challenges of uncertain economic conditions this year and next, the Your Voice, Your Choice Participatory Budgeting… [ Keep reading ]