Posts for 'Neighborhoods'

SOUTH PARK BRIDGE AGREEMENT APPROVED

March 1st, 2011

On Monday, February 28, the City Council approved an Interlocal Agreement with King County that sets the timeline for the City to fulfill its $15 million commitment of funds for the replacement of the South Park Bridge.  The Council was the first entity to pledge funds for this project, and we applaud the progress that […]

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‘ONLY IN SEATTLE’ BUY LOCAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

February 7th, 2011

The Council’s Economic Recovery strategy (Resolution 31135, adopted in May, 2009) included calling for a ‘Buy Local’ campaign to help Seattle’s neighborhood business districts.  We know that local businesses are critical parts of our community, and that dollars spent locally stay in the local economy and generate more dollars and jobs as they circulate. The […]

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COUNCIL SETS PRIORITIES FOR 2011

January 19th, 2011

On Monday, January 10, the Council announced our priorities for 2011, and reported on our accomplishments for 2010.  The Council priorities are the issues that we will put major attention into during the year.  They do not include all of the issues we will work on, but the ones that we jointly see as of […]

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REINVENTING SEATTLE’S COMMUNITY CENTERS AND DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS

December 2nd, 2010

The Departments of Parks and Neighborhoods took the greatest hits in the proposed 2011 budget.  The Parks Department lost dozens of employees, with five community centers cut back to limited use status, while the Department of Neighborhoods was cut by 18.2% — almost three times as large as the total budget reductions. The Council restored […]

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NEW TREE REGULATIONS PROPOSED BY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

September 7th, 2010

In response to the City Council’s request for a comprehensive approach to protecting Seattle’s trees, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has proposed draft tree regulations.  You can review the proposal at: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/SeattlesTreeRegulationUpdate/Overview/ Comments are being taken until October 31. The Council has just begun its review of these proposals, and we do not […]

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UPTOWN COMMUNITY HAS VISION FOR ‘LOST TRIANGLE’

September 2nd, 2010

When neighborhood planning areas were created in the mid-1990’s, one area near downtown slipped through the cracks – the ‘Lost Triangle’ between Denny Way, Dexter, and Broad.  It’s adjacent to the Seattle Center, South Lake Union, and the Denny Triangle Urban Centers, but no one took ownership of its future. That’s partly because it was […]

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MAKING PIONEER SQUARE WORK

June 21st, 2010

Pioneer Square is the historic heart of Seattle’s downtown – but for years businesses and residents have been working to ensure its economic prosperity and livability as a neighborhood.  The neighborhood came together in the Neighborhood Planning process of the 1990’s, just as the two stadia were under construction, to ask the City to maintain […]

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Kellogg Food and Community Conference: The Local Food Movement Keeps Growing

June 2nd, 2010

More than 20 people from Seattle/King County attended the Kellogg Foundation’s annual Food and Community Networking Conference this April, which drew more than 600 local food activists from around the country to a conference facility owned by the Pima Indian Nation just outside Phoenix.  Kellogg sponsors and funds this conference to bring together the best […]

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Opening Blog Post

April 2nd, 2010

Welcome to my blog on the Seattle City Council and the politics of Seattle! I’ll be posting regularly on issues as they develop – and as they are resolved. I’ll focus on the inside stories, and sometimes the less visible issues – the ones that don’t get covered in other media. Here’s my first entry – a story about the conclusion of a five year saga:

Maple Leaf Community Saves Waldo Woods

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