Posts for 'Neighborhoods'

Office Hours in District 7

April 25th, 2016

Last Wednesday, I hosted District 7 Office Hours in the Belltown Community Center. I was pleased to hear from community members on topics ranging from housing, transit, HALA, recreational marijuana licenses and homelessness. Each person brought a unique perspective, and I truly appreciate the opportunity to speak informally and in depth about their issues. Specifically, […]

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Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of Us

December 1st, 2014

I am a major fan of my downtown neighborhood.   Here are a few of my favorite businesses and neighbors within a few blocks of my downtown home: ANCIENT GROUNDS:  I buy superb coffee from Roland Crawford (and occasionally some of his amazing art) at Ancient Grounds on 1st Avenue just south of University Street.  Here’s […]

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Green Seattle Day 2014

November 10th, 2014

  Thank you, everyone who volunteered during the 9th Annual Green Seattle Day this past Saturday! I joined almost 200 people to plant nearly 1000 native trees and shrubs in our Cheasty Forest. The Cheasty volunteers had  removed mountains of ivy and other invasives over the past year and Saturday was the fun part — planting […]

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go with Seattle Parks and Greenways!

April 25th, 2014

You know all this from my previous blog entries (Part I, Part II, and Part III): Our city proudly counts 465 parks spanning 6,200 acres of beaches, forests, fields, playgrounds, ball courts, community centers, and rain-kissed open space. We rely on these parks for respite from city life, room to stretch our legs, space to […]

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Make Way for Play! A How-to guide to Take Back Your Street

April 24th, 2014

  Ready for some exciting homemade neighborhood fun inspired by you, your family and your neighbors?  This spring and summer we can take over the streets and expand our neighborhood park space. The point is to celebrate community and culture in every neighborhood through an opportunity called “place-making.”   The asphalt isn’t just for cars anymore.  This […]

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Funding our Parks: The Big Picture

March 19th, 2014

  We held our second meeting of the Select Committee on Parks Funding on Monday, March 17th. My council colleagues and I received extensive briefings from the co-chairs of the Parks Legacy Advisory Committee, Barbara Wright and Charlie Zaragoza, by Ben Noble and Mike Fong from the Mayor’s Office, Christopher Williams from Parks and Meg […]

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Catching up with our Neighborhoods–Guest Blog Post

February 9th, 2014

Councilmember Bagshaw’s Legislative assistant, Alberta Bleck, attended the Magnolia Queen Anne District Council meeting on January 13 in Bayview Manor. Alberta will be contributing her thoughts on this program and others on a semi-regular basis as a guest blogger for Councilmember Bagshaw’s office. If there are any topics you would like to see covered on […]

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SPUN: January 14th Committee Wrap-up

January 17th, 2014

The Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods (SPUN, like spoon) Committee held its first meeting on Tuesday, January 14th. Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Kshama Sawant and I were at the table for two Directors’ reports, from the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), and two presentations, a Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Program Update and the Urban […]

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Congratulations NMF Large Projects Fund Awardees!

August 30th, 2013

In our last Parks and Neighborhoods Committee meeting, we discussed the Large Projects Fund awardees of the Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund. Councilmember Godden, Councilmember Rasmussen, and I are pleased to recommend passing this ordinance. It will appear before Full Council on Tuesday, September 3rd. Review the agenda for that meeting here. The Department […]

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Committee Wrap-up 8.9.13: NMF Large Projects Fund and DPR Opportunity Fund Recommendations

August 13th, 2013

We held our final August meeting of the Parks and Neighborhoods (PaN) committee last Friday, August 9. The Committee considered two pieces of legislation that fund several community projects around Seattle: one authorizes the disbursement of Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Project funds to six neighborhood- led projects.   The other awards $8 million from the 2008 […]

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