Posts for April, 2013

Hail to Neighbor Power! Royalty received in Roxhill.

April 24th, 2013

Have you seen the Castle Park yet? Hail to Roxhill! Last Saturday the park was officially opened. Despite the chill, hundreds of neighbors and kids with skateboards gathered in one of the city’s newest parks. Prizes were awarded for best tricks, and new skateboards were given to a special few newcomers. Time was set aside […]


From small beginnings come great things

April 24th, 2013

I’ve toured several micro-housing units (none that the neighbors have described as substandard) and I’m impressed by the possibilities. Mostly they are small rooms (between 150 and 200 square feet) that have private bathrooms, a mini-refrigerator and a microwave grouped around a full kitchen and shared dining area. There might be seven or eight rooms […]


Funding for teen programming; Bell Street Park; PACE: P&N committee wrap up

April 19th, 2013

This week in the Parks and Neighborhoods committee (Thursday April 18, 9:30am) we sent two pieces of legislation on to Full Council for Monday’s vote. See the meeting agenda here, or watch the video of the meeting here. The two bills we looked at were: C.B. 117758 (PDF Version), which increases appropriations for Bell Street Park, […]


Talking about Mental Illness

April 13th, 2013

Fifty years ago President Kennedy called for a new way to treat mental illness.  At that time over a half a million people suffering from mental illnesses of varying forms were in institutions.  (I admit, I cannot NOT think about 1962 Ken Kesey and Big Nurse.)  Kennedy envisioned a community approach where those who needed […]


Please comment on the first draft of DPR’s Parks Legacy Plan

April 10th, 2013

Seattle Parks and Recreation wants public help in planning the future of Seattle’s parks, community centers and other facilities. The department has published a draft plan and would love to get your feedback on it. Read the Parks Legacy Plan here. You can email feedback to Quoting Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams, “Now it’s time to […]


Two strong Park Board appointments

April 8th, 2013

This afternoon full council confirmed the appointments of two people to the Board of Park Commisioners that we in my committee had the pleasure of talking to  in committee last week: Diana S Kincaid and Tom Tierney. Diana is a returning board member, who has been on the board since May 2009, and serving as Park […]


Teen Structured Programming Proposal (and so much more): PaN Committee Wrap Up

April 4th, 2013

Bill Keller back on his feet I’m very glad to say that this morning’s committee meeting started on a positive note: Acting Superintendent of Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Christopher Williams updated us on the progress of Bill Keller, the Executive Director of the Associated Recreational Council (ARC), who was shot on March 8. […]


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