Posts for August, 2013

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 […]


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 […]


Remembering Kip Tokuda

August 12th, 2013

This afternoon, with his family in Chambers, City Council presented a joint proclamation celebrating the life of Kip Yoshino Tokuda. In July, we were all shocked to learn of the passing of the former state legislator and community advocate. It’s still hard to believe. As many know, but it is worthy reminding, Kip was a […]


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 […]


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 […]


Committee Wrap-up 8.1.2013: DPR Superintendent’s Report; Appointment of Mazohra Thami to the Park Board; and Two SLI Responses

August 6th, 2013

It’s August already and the Parks and Neighborhood Committee (PaN) is celebrating this beautiful summer.  On August  1st, Councilmembers Godden, Rasmussen and I received a thorugh Director’s Report  from Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams of the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).  Here are the highlights: Acting Superintendent Williams reported on downtown park issues, the Leschi […]


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