Posts for November, 2012

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 […]


7 outstanding Parks volunteers: The Denny Awards

November 16th, 2012

It’s time once again to celebrate the winners of the Denny Awards, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s annual awards for outstanding volunteer stewardship. In the words of the very fine press release from Parks: The winners are a cross-section of Seattle’s most tenacious, creative and hard-working volunteers who donate precious time and energy to improving Seattle’s […]


Coming up in committee: Reviewing Large Project Fund Recommendations

November 15th, 2012

While it’s been wonderful to be in New York and focused on being a grandmother, I find I’m already itching to get home and back to the office. Now that budget is almost wrapped up, we can get back to Committee work. In fact, PaN has a special meeting on Tuesday, November 20th. We have […]


Toward the long-awaited renovation of Building 9

November 8th, 2012

At the upcoming special November 20, 11 a.m. Parks and Neighborhoods Committee meeting, we will discuss proposed legislation – a council bill and a resolution – that address the Sand Point Overlay. While the legislation is specific to Subarea C (see map), Building 9 will be discussed because it falls within this area. Building 9’s […]


Budget discussions about the Department of Neighborhoods

November 1st, 2012

At this morning’s Budget Committee, we discussed some items relating to our very important Department of Neighborhoods (DON). Today, we addressed four items: historic preservation staffing, administrative staff, Neighborhood Matching Fund, and the People’s Academy of Community Engagement (PACE). Three of these items were relatively minor, though obviously important in their own right. A Green Sheet – […]


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