Posts for 'Neighborhoods'

34th Annual American Community Gardening Association Conference (ACGA)

August 9th, 2013

Today I had the pleasure of welcoming hundreds of gardeners from across the globe to Seattle via the 34th Annual American Community Gardening Association Conference. The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) was founded in 1979 and its mission is, “to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and […]

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Downtown Safety

August 7th, 2013

Last week the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) sent a letter to the mayor and City Council expressing their concerns about the negative activity that has occurred over the last several weeks in the core of our city. The letter was eloquent and full of frustration, understandably. No one wants to see or feel the intimidation […]

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Seattle Youth Commission; North-South Multi-use Trail; Freeway Park: PaN Committee Wrap-up

June 24th, 2013

The June 20th committee meeting was chock-full-o-parks and neighborhoods goodness! We considered twenty-six appointments to city commissions, two pieces of legislation, and heard an update on the Public Outreach & Engagement Liaisons (POEL) program. See the meeting agenda, or watch Seattle Channel’s video of the meeting here. Councilmember Godden and I voted to confirm or […]

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Parks and Recreation Legacy Citizens Advisory Committee; Seattle Audubon Society; NMF: PaN committee wrap up

May 21st, 2013

On May 16th the Parks and Neighborhood committee (PaN) voted to allow the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to form a partnership with the Seattle Audubon Society, create the Parks and Recreation Legacy Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and appoint Michael Shiosaki to the Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee. See the meeting agenda here, or watch […]

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Neighbor Appreciation Day on the Waterfront

February 11th, 2013

We few, we hearty few, we band of neighbors.  Thanks to Linda Mitchell for organizing the event; thanks to everyone who showed up and picked up trash; thanks to Bob Donegan from Ivar’s Acres of Clams and Kyle Griffith from the Great Wheel and Sour Dough Bakery for the breakfast and lunch, and thanks, to […]

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Neighbor Appreciation Day has arrived! Join me at the Waterfront

February 8th, 2013

I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow’s Neighbor Appreciation Day. I’d have to say it’s my favorite Day of the year. I helped organize and will be participating in a clean up project along the Waterfront. I would love to see you there! We’ll meet at 9 a.m. (hopefully in great weather at the Alaskan Sourdough Bakery […]

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Ratifying a little bit of aloha spirit in West Seattle – Marination Ma Kai at Seacrest Boathouse

February 5th, 2013

This week in committee we’ll be looking at a six-year concessions agreement between DPR and Marination LLC (C.B. 117704) to manage and operate the Marination restaurant and boat and recreation equipment rental facility at Seacrest Park – a hidden jewel in West Seattle. Marination Ma Kai (which means, in Hawaiian, in the direction of the […]

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Parks & Neighborhoods: Committee recap and Year in Review

December 7th, 2012

Yesterday’s Parks and Neighborhoods committee meeting was short, sweet, and efficient. We passed all the legislation before us out of committee and on to full council. The first item of business was a piece of yearly legislation that transfers money into the 2008 Parks Levy Fund from King County Conservation Futures Levy proceeds. First passed in 1989, […]

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Deadline is 12/17 for Large Project Program – Apply now!

December 3rd, 2012

The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project Program is now accepting applications for the third and final round of funding from the 2006 voter-approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation levy. The levy provides $4.5M every three years to select, design and construct larger neighborhood projects identified by the community.  The application is now available on-line, along […]

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On Gratitude for Seattleites

November 21st, 2012

I am feeling especially grateful today for those in our city who make positive contributions to their neighborhoods. Despite the gathering commercial enthusiasm of this time of year, such as Black Friday and lately, heaven help us, CyberMonday, I am especially glad we formally set aside some hours for expressing, celebrating, and reflecting on actions […]

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