Posts for March, 2011

Renovated Sandel Park play area opens in Greenwood

March 30th, 2011

Today’s dreary weather is the sort of thing that makes you yearn for warm summer days to come — the kind of days spent on the playground.  There’s good news coming out of Seattle Parks & Recreation today as they’ve opened up the renovated play field at Sandel Park. Seattle Parks and Recreation opened the […]

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Nominations open for 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards

March 29th, 2011

Know an individual or an organization making a difference in Seattle through arts and culture? Nominate them for a 2011 Mayor’s Arts Award. Mayor Mike McGinn will present the awards at a ceremony, Thursday, Sept. 1, at Seattle Center in partnership with Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. This year marks the 40th anniversary of […]

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Coffee with Two Sally’s is tomorrow in Pinehurst

March 25th, 2011

Sally Clark and I have booked our second coffee chat for 2011, and we’re on the road to Pinehurst tomorrow morning. Join us from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at the Starbucks inside Pinehurst Safeway for coffee and conversation. Grab a cup of joe or a pastry and come talk with us about the city […]

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Seattle Conservation Corps celebrates 25 years today

March 23rd, 2011

I’m so pleased to be speaking this afternoon at an event that honors twenty-five years of second chances, a strong support network, and effective education and employment training with proven results. From 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. this afternoon, we’ll be in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall celebrating the Seattle Conservation Corps program […]

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Community Center Advisory Team meets Thursday

March 15th, 2011

Seattle Parks and Recreation operates 26 community centers throughout the city.  The cost to run the centers far exceeds revenue brought in from center programs.  Because of the current difficult budget situation, the department is exploring alternatives that would offer continued services for the public, while reducing costs.  New methods of management, staffing, fundraising and […]

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Help shape the Seattle Parks and Recreation 2011 Development Plan

March 14th, 2011

Seattle Parks and Recreation is planning its acquisition and development projects for the upcoming six years and identifying the demands, needs and priorities in a park development plan. The latest plan, the Seattle Parks and Recreation 2006 Development Plan, is being updated and it is anticipated that this 2011 Plan will be completed by the […]

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Coffee with Two Sallys: Pinehurst edition

March 11th, 2011

Sally Clark and I have booked our second coffee chat for 2011, and we’re on the road to Pinehurst on Saturday, March 26th. Join us from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at the Starbucks inside Pinehurst Safeway for coffee and conversation. Grab a cup of joe or a pastry and come talk with us about […]

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Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways worth emulating

March 9th, 2011

Last week we joined our fellow Councilmembers, the Mayor, and several local business leaders on a trip to Portland to learn more about their transportation system. One of our favorite parts – and not just because we got to ride our bikes – was a tour of Portland’s “Neighborhood Greenways.” Portland has connected specific neighborhood […]

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Join me at City Business Casual on Thursday

March 8th, 2011

The Office of Economic Development and the City of Seattle are hosting their monthly City Business Casual event this Thursday, March 10th. I’m in good company as one of the event’s special guests, and I’ll be joined by Jill Wakefield, Seattle Community Colleges Chancellor, John Gardner, Washington State University’s Vice President for Advancement & External […]

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Dignity Village & Tent City: Using our money compassionately and wisely

March 7th, 2011

As our City of Seattle trip to Portland came to an end last week, I joined my colleagues Tom Rasmussen and Nick Licata on a visit to Dignity Village. The village is a city-recognized encampment of 60 people, and it’s located in the Sunderland neighborhood of Northeast Portland, about 7 miles out of downtown. I’ve […]

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