Wednesday, September 29, 2010

FW: October 25 Parks Levy Opportunity meeting

Early notice – the October 25th public hearing on the Opportunity Fund will be held at the Miller Community Center: 330 19th Ave E   98112.  The meeting will begin at 7:00; if folks ask, the sign-up sheets will be available at 6:00.
Don Harper
QACC Parks Chair

Monday, September 27, 2010

E-mail addresses

Posting an apology to all QACC members whose e-mail addresses ended up posted to the blog.  For some of you this was no big deal as you are either out there publicly as a QACC member and your e-mail address is out there in a fashion (whether as the chair, the chair of a committee, or because your regularly post info about what your group is doing).  However for others who had a reasonable expectation that your e-mail address would not end up on the blog, I humbly apologize and will do my best to ensure that it does not end up out there again.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FW: QACC Transportation Committee Meeting

Subject: QACC Transportation Committee Meeting
The Queen Anne Community Council's Transportation Committee will meet
Wednesday, September 29, 7:30 pm at the Queen Anne Community Center,
1901 1st Ave W.
Dan Burke from the Port of Seattle's transportation team will discuss
how Mercer, the 15th Ave W corridor, as well as the waterfront fit into
the Port's plans.
We will discuss a draft letter responding the SDOT on the current
proposal which would stop buses and left-turning vehicles in traffic
along much of the street.
Please join us.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

FW: Gasworks Park information

Please find attached the latest information from the Department of Ecology on Gasworks park.
Don Harper
QACC Parks Chair
#(206) 281-9018
Fax #(206) 281-4054

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

FW: QACC election

Because of misunderstanding about the date of the QACC annual election, we will also have an additional election vote tomorrow evening, Wednesday Sept 22 at 7pm at the Community Center.  Please come if you did not vote last week.  Many of the candidates will be present and speak.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mercer West Project Open House, Sept 21



SDOT Traffic Advisory


For immediate release: September 14, 2010


Contact:  Richard Sheridan, 684-8540 

Open House to Learn About the Mercer West Project

Improvements proposed for Mercer Street from Dexter Avenue N to Elliott Avenue W


SEATTLE—The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is hosting an open house at Seattle Center next week to talk about improvements to Mercer Street, from Dexter Avenue North to Elliott Avenue West. 


Date:  September 21


Where: Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms Plaza, Lopez Room

(at the intersection of  Warren Avenue North and West Republican Street)


Time: 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.


The project team will be available to solicit ideas from the public and answer questions about current design concepts for:

-          Widening the Mercer Street underpass at Aurora Avenue North;

-          Converting Mercer and Roy streets from one-way to two-way operation; and

-          Improving intersections, street connections and bike access.


The Mercer West Project would complete the City's vision for a direct, two-way connection between I-5 and Elliott Avenue West, continuing where the Mercer East Project leaves off.  The proposed improvements include:

·         Widening Mercer between Dexter Avenue N and Fifth Avenue N, including the underpass at Aurora, to provide three lanes in each direction, left-turn lanes, wider sidewalks, and a bicycle path;

·         Converting Mercer Street to two-way operation with two lanes in each direction and turn pockets between Fifth Avenue N and Queen Anne Avenue N;

·         Converting Roy Street to a two-way street with one lane in each direction and bicycle lanes between Fifth Avenue N and Queen Anne Avenue N;

·         Creating a new Sixth Avenue N connection between Mercer and Harrison Streets; and;

·         Closing Broad Street to re-connect the street grid between Ninth Ave N and Fifth Ave N.


For more information on the Mercer West Project, visit:   

Fwd: QACC LURC/Planning Meeting


The Queen Anne Community Council Land Use Review and Planning Committee will have a brief meeting on Monday, September 20th, 7:00 PM, at the QA Community Center.


Joe Geivett of Emerald Equity is prepared to go to Design Review with the revised design for Seven Hill Apartments at 1919 QA Ave. N. We have seen this project before, but this will be our opportunity to comment on what will go to Design Review, and to send a representative to the DRB meeting.


There are no agenda items for Planning this month.


Craig Hanway

Comprehensive Architecture & Design Services, Inc.

1905 Tenth Avenue West, Suite 101

Seattle, Washington  98119

p. 206.282.1905

f. 206.282.4841


Monday, September 13, 2010

Fwd: QACC Parks Committee meeting

Please find attached the agenda and information on the proposed Port of Seattle Centennial Park.  Steve Erikson has obtained a passport and will be visiting us from Magnolia to help the discussion about the proposed park.
Don Harper
QACC Parks Chair
#(206) 281-9018
Fax #(206) 281-4054

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Please submit your name to be a candidate for upcoming QACC elections.

More info here:

Fwd: FW: Notice of DPD Tree Regulations Proposal and City-wide Open House

From: Don Harper <>
Date: Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 5:05 PM
Subject: FW: Notice of DPD Tree Regulations Proposal and City-wide Open House
To: Don Harper <>

For those interested in the Urban Forest please see below.
Don Harper
QACC Parks Chair
#(206) 281-9018
Fax #(206) 281-4054

------ Forwarded Message
From: "Callison, Moon" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:52:03 -0700
To: "Callison, Moon" <>
Conversation: Notice of DPD Tree Regulations Proposal and City-wide Open House
Subject: Notice of DPD Tree Regulations Proposal and City-wide Open House

To solicit feedback on its proposal to revise existing private property tree regulations, DPD is offering stakeholder and community groups the opportunity to host presentations and discussions on the proposal.  Groups interested in hosting presentations and discussions are encouraged to contact Brennon Staley at <>  or (206) 684-4625.  More information on the proposal is available at <> .
The City of Seattle will also be hosting an Urban Forestry Open House.  The Open House is an opportunity to hear about all of the City's efforts to expand and enhance Seattle's urban forest, including proposals to revise existing regulations for private property and street trees.  City staff will provide an overview of the City's existing policy, programs, and resources as well as the specific regulatory proposals being considered.  Staff from the Office of Sustainability and Environment, Dept of Planning and Development, Dept of Transportation, Parks, Public Utilities, and City Light will be available to answer questions, connect citizens with programs, and take comments on the proposals.

Urban Forestry Open House
Tuesday, September 21st
City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room - 600 4th Avenue
5:30-7:30 open house
6:00 presentations

Please forward this meeting announcement to other interested parties.

Fwd: September Newsletter for Queen Anne/Magnolia NSC

Upcoming Community Meetings

Christa Dumpys

Neighborhood District Coordinator

Don't forget! There is far more information available at the Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) building at 160 Roy St, Suite 100.  You can also call the NSC at (206) 684-4812.

We'd love to hear from you!  

Ask us about our community meeting space.


Also co-located with us: 

Uptown Alliance (206) 733-9435


Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce (206) 282-4539,

If you would like to be removed from this publication please contact us with your name and email address and we will make sure you are removed from the list.

Queen Anne & Magnolia Neighborhood


City of Seattle, Dept. of Neighborhoods

September 2010



Queen Anne Community Council Board

Wednesday, Sept 1st

7:00 PM

Queen Anne Community Center  

1901 First Ave W


Elections for Community Council Board

Wednesday, Sept 15th

7:30 PM

Location: TBA



Uptown Alliance Planning & Transportation Committee

Wednesday, Sept 1st

5:00 PM

Queen Anne Neighborhood Service Center

160 Roy Street, Suite 100

Agenda includes discussion of Nightlife Ordinance, guest Bill Block, and policing Counterbalance Park.



Tuesday, Sept 7th, and Thursday, Sept 16th


Queen Anne Neighborhood Service Center

160 Roy Street, Suite100


Queen Anne Community Center Advisory Council    

Tuesday, Sept 7th

7:00 PM

Queen Anne Community Center

1901 1st Ave W


Uptown Alliance

Thursday, Sept 9th

7:00 PM

Queen Anne Neighborhood Service Center

160 Roy Street, Suite 100

For further information, please leave a message at 206-733-9435.


Queen Anne Chamber Board

Thursday, Sept 9th


Queen Anne Neighborhood Service Center

160 Roy Street, Suite 100


Queen Anne Community Council Parks Committee

Tuesday, Sept 14th

7:30 PM

Queen Anne Community Center  

1901 First Ave W

Don Harper (206) 281-9018


Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Thursday, Sept 16th

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM

Best Western Executive Inn 

200 Taylor Avenue North

$25 members, $35 non-members

Luncheon features Vulcan - major sponsor of the chamber.

RSVP at 206-283-6876 or


Queen Anne Community Council Land Use Review Committee

Monday, Sept 20th

7:00 PM

Queen Anne Community Center

1901 1st Ave W


Sustainable Queen Anne

Monday, Sept 27th
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Heather Trim's home, 206-352-0219
2501 Westview Drive W (corner of Wheeler)


Uptown Alliance Parks Committee

No September Meeting



Magnolia Community Club General Meeting

Thursday, Sept 9th

7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Blaine Middle School

2550 34th Ave W

Free CPR and choking techniques training.


Magnolia Community Center Advisory Council

Tuesday, Sept 14th

6:30 PM

Magnolia Community Center

2550 34th Ave. W


Magnolia Chamber Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sept 14th

6:15 PM

3214 W McGraw St #206


Open to the public.


Magnolia Community Club Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sept 21st

7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Magnolia Community Center

2550 34th Ave. W


Sustainable Magnolia

Monday, Sept 20th

7:00 PM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

2415 31st Ave W

(Parking lot is on 31st Ave W)


Discovery Park Advisory Council

Wednesday,  Sept 22nd 

7:00PM – 9:00PM

Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center

3801 West Government Way


Magnolia Chamber General Meeting

September Meeting TBA




Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council

Monday, Sept 13th

7:00 PM

Queen Anne Neighborhood Service Center

160 Roy St., Suite 100

Agenda: Port Commissioner Albro, Mercer Update, and Dexter Ave Apartments.


Neighbors Advisory Committee

Wednesday, Sept 15th


Port of Seattle headquarters

Pier 69


Emergency Preparedness Committee

Tuesday, Sept 21st

5:00PM -7:00PM
Magnolia Library

2801 34th Avenue W

Contact: Frank Gaul




Interbay Neighborhood Association

No September Meeting

Community Events

Business After Hours 

Thursday, September 9th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Seattle Bank, 190 Queen Anne Avenue N

Join the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce for tasty appetizers, wine and networking at a low price.  Bring friends, clients and colleagues! Just $5 for Chamber members and $10 for guests.


For more information contact 206-283-6876 or .

Bike the Bluff

Sunday, September 12th, 10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Catharine Blaine K-8 School playground, 2535 32nd Avenue W


The 18th annual Bike the Bluff is a popular annual fundraiser that gives participants the option to walk or ride a 5 or 7-mile loop around beautiful Magnolia, then enjoy snacks and fun with neighbors. Proceeds from Bike the Bluff 2010 will help send Catharine Blaine School's incoming fifth-graders to Islandwood, a four-day environmental science camp on Bainbridge Island.

Registration fees include an event tee shirt.


For more information about Bike the Bluff, please contact Jennifer Anderson,, or visit

Clothing Exchange in Counterbalance Park

Saturday, September 11th, 10:00 AM—4:00 PM

Counterbalance Park , 2 Roy St (Corner of Queen Anne Ave and Roy Street)


A FREE CLOTHING EXCHANGE in is sponsored by the Uptown Alliance.  Bring your clean, lightly used clothes and accessories to swap/trade. Bring contributions at a time of your convenience and see what your neighbors have brought. 

There is no limit to the amount you bring, or the amount you take home with you.  Please bring a bag to take home your treasures.  No one is required to bring something, nor to take something.  No money will be used; no dealers; no resales; no charities; no other organizations during the exchange hours.  Leftovers will be donated to local thrift stores.  REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE in Uptown. 


For more info call 206-733-9435  and leave a message.

Queen Anne Clean–Up Day

Saturday, September 18th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meet at the Queen Anne Neighborhood Center , 160 Roy Street, Suite 100

Join in the area's annual Queen Anne Clean-Up Day where neighbors pick up garbage and clean up the business district at the top and bottom of the hill.

Meet at the Neighborhood Center at 9 am. Grab a light snack, get an assignment and tools, and help clean up the neighborhood! 


For more information contact Ann Pearce at 206-284-0604.

Fun in Discovery Park

Discovery Park, 3801 West Government Way


Saturday, September 11th, 8:30 PM -10:30 PM

New Moon Hike

Explore the park in the very dark. New moon means no light. Join the guided night tour through the park. Free event for ages 6 and older.


Thursday, September 16th, 10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Ballard Wildlife Outing    

Experience some parks along the Lake Washington Ship Canal and the Puget Sound that are beautiful to visit and great for watching wildlife. Event costs $5 per person , for ages 5 and older.


Saturday, September 25th, 8:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Discovery Park Bird Tour

Discover the wonders of birding. Join experienced leaders as we explore for migrating birds and year-round residents in Discovery Park's many varied habitats. Free event for ages 8 and older.


Saturday, September 25th, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM

Sensational Spiders 

Explore some of the myths surrounding spiders and discover the facts about the important role spiders play in the community. Free event for ages 4 and older.


All children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP for each event by calling 206-386-4237.

Queen Anne Art Walk

Thursday , September 16th, 6:00 PM

Upper Queen Anne, Howe St & Queen Anne Ave N.


Come join the local artists showcasing their work at various businesses around upper Queen Anne. Every 3rd Thursday starting at 6pm. Look for balloons in front of the participating business locations and come meet the artists!


For more information visit .

Tennis Anyone? 


FOLKpark wants to meet with people who are interested in improving the tennis court in lower Kinnear Park. 

Please contact Phil Prahst at or  Debi Frausto at

Do You Bike to Work or for Fun?


FOLKpark wants to talk to bicyclists-both commuters and recreational-about the North Trail link to the waterfront that would run through the park parallel to W. Mercer Pl. and down to the Amgen/Helix Bridge. 

Please contact Fred Nolland at or Debi Frausto at

Local Farmer's Markets



Saturdays from 10:00AM —2:00PM, June 5—Sept. 25

Located next to the Magnolia Community Center at 2550 34th Ave W.

For more information visit:


Queen Anne

Thursdays, 3:00AM — 7:00PM, May 20—October 7

Located at W. Crockett St. at Queen Anne Ave N.

For more information visit:

The Magnolia Community Center's Book Club

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month, 6:15PM — 7:30PM

Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199


There are no fees for the Book Club meetings, and refreshments

are provided.  Please note that all selected books are available at normal retail

outlets in both print and audio versions.

All are welcome!


For more information please call or e-mail Kacey at 206-406-7409

Citywide Events

Dream a Sound Future Competition


Enter the first annual Dream a Sound Future Competition-a grassroots project to bring about sustainable future!


The purpose is to create the vision of a sustainable future for the Seattle and Puget Sound area and the world, focusing on climate change, social justice and happiness.
Individuals, teams, artists, professionals, writers, musicians, nonprofits, community or neighborhood groups, can enter writing, poetry, business and action plans, inventions, one-act plays, short films, paintings, maps, performance pieces, campaign ads, songs, etc. for a chance to one of many grand prizes, including $500 cash, one night at Hotel Max, climbing certificates from REI and much more!


Winners will be announced at the Final Event at the Seattle Center October 10th.

The registration deadline is September 10th.

For more information and to register visit

Contact with any questions.

Urban Forestry Open House
Tuesday, September 21st, 5:30 PM -7:30 PM open house, 6:00 PM presentations
City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 4th Avenue


Hosted by the City of Seattle the open house is an opportunity to hear about all of the City's efforts to expand and enhance Seattle's urban forest, including proposals to revise existing regulations for private property and street trees.  City staff will provide an overview of the City's existing policy, programs, and resources as well as the specific regulatory proposals being considered.  Staff will be available to answer questions, connect citizens with programs, and take comments on the proposals.


Also, to solicit feedback on its proposal to revise existing private property tree regulations, DPD is offering stakeholder and community groups the opportunity to host presentations and discussions on the proposal.  

Groups interested in hosting presentations and discussions are encouraged to contact Brennon Staley at <>  or (206) 684-4625.  

More information on the proposal is available at <> .

Free Emergency Preparedness Training

Warren G Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE (Building 406, the Brig)


Seattle Office of Emergency Management is offering classes to enhance your ability to personally respond during disasters. The classes are excellent training for organized community groups—neighbors, friends, co-workers, where they can learn essential life-saving skills.


Classes include:

Saturday, September 25th,  8:30 AM—3:00 PM

Search & Rescue for Community Members

Learn basic rescuer safety, search methods and markings, basic construction practices, utility control and safe lifting of heavy objects.


Saturday, October 16th  or December 11th, 8:30 AM—5:00 PM

Disaster First Aid

Dual course teaches basic first aid and CPR as well as caring for multiple injuries after a major disaster when 9-1-1 is overwhelmed or unavailable.


Saturday, November 20th, 9:00 AM—11:00 AM or 12:00 PM—2:00 PM

Fire Extinguisher & Utility Control

Learn dangers of fire and how to use small, portable fire extinguishers.


Classes are free, but space is limited. Registration is required. 

To register, e-mail:

Call 206-233-5076 or visit with any further questions. 

Seattle Nightlife Initiative


The Seattle Nightlife Initiative is a proposal with eight components for creating a safe and vibrant nighttime economy.

The goals of the initiative are increasing public safety, growing the local economy and improving urban vibrancy.

1. Code compliance enforcement

2. Flexible liquor service hours

3. Noise ordinance enforcement

4. Security training requirements

5. Precinct community outreach

6. Professional development

7. Late-night transportation alternatives

8. Targeting public nuisances

Please provide input and feedback at by September 15th.


For more information visit

PARK(ing) Day is Coming

Friday, September 17th


PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens independently but simultaneously temporarily transform metered parking spots into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public parks.  PARK(ing) Day was created in 2005 by Rebar - a San Francisco art collective - and was originally devised as a creative exploration of how urban public space is allocated and used.  Did you know that about 25 percent of all land in Seattle (public and private) is dedicated to automobiles?  PARK(ing) Day shows residents what their city would look like if more public space was allocated for urban parks, recreation, social interactions, and other people-centric pursuits, rather than the movement and storage of cars.


Contact Max Hepp-Buchanan, as soon as possible.  He can guide you through the permitting process and get you started on planning your PARK. 

Max Hepp-Buchanan, PARK(ing) Day Coordinator, Feet First
Email:  .  Phone: 206.652.2310 .  Web:

Arson Alert System


The Seattle Fire Department Fire Prevention Division has an Arson Alarm Hotline to report any information related to arsons around your neighborhood or business.

The Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police Department actively investigate the crime. Please report any information you believe may be related to arson on the ARSON ALARM

HOTLINE at 1-800-55-ARSON. A reward may be provided for information resulting in an

arson conviction. Persons providing information may remain anonymous. If you see any suspicious activity taking place, please call 911.


For more information and tips to protect your home and business , please visit

Suggest a New P-Patch Community Garden Site


P-Patch Community Gardening received extra finances with the Parks and Green Spaces Levy.  Voters passed the levy that includes $2 million for new P-Patches and other community garden developments.  Now P-Patch community gardening continues to grow in Seattle. 


The P-Patch Program's primary goal with new garden development is to increase community gardening opportunities in Seattle, especially for underserved communities. A first round of projects was identified in the spring of 2009 and work on those projects is moving forward.


The second round of projects will be identified in the fall of 2010.  From now until then, the community Is welcome to suggest new potential  garden spots. 


Levy-funded projects will focus on publicly-owned land in the priority areas like Queen Anne, NW West Seattle, N. Delridge, Rainier Beach, N. Beacon Hill, and Ravenna Bryant. These areas are underserved by the P-Patch Community Gardening Program, getting denser, and have relatively high percentages of under-represented populations, or are called out in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy.


If you know of a potential site that might be a good fit, please let us know.  You can submit your ideas at


During the fall, all the suggestions will be considered by a committee on the basis of strategic criteria and a racial equity approach to identify a final list. 

Like all P-Patch community gardens, these projects will be public resources that build and sustain community as they are imagined, built, and cared for into the future.  Your good suggestions are a key first step.

Be Part of the Next Fifty

The 1962 World's Fair was one of the most profound events in Seattle's history. It triggered an unprecedented era of innovation, inspiration and growth – and it put the eyes of the world on the Pacific Northwest. 2012, the Fair's 50th Anniversary, is a hallmark time of celebration and contemplation; and once again, a collective of passionate citizens is collaborating to bring together the global community as we pause to shape our future.
For six months during 2012, Seattle will explore, debate, display and define a global vision. Engaging leading innovators from around the world and within our community, o
ur focus will be on the examination of seven core areas where Seattle has demonstrated leadership:

Themes of the Next Fifty:

· Arts, Culture and Design

· Sustainability

· Global Health

· Science and Technology

· Learning

· Commerce and the Innovation Economy Civic Action

Your ideas will be the foundation for this celebration.

Your participation will help create this extraordinary celebration and the vision for our future. Go to, a creation of Seattle Center Foundation, and share your ideas, your observations, your dreams and your creativity. Your passionate support will enable us to use the learnings from the last fifty years and determine what will happen in THE NEXT FIFTY.
Visit us at

City Data Open to the Public


Sixty city of Seattle datasets are now accessible online at, which is part of Seattle's municipal web site.  The new site holds significant amounts of information about operations and infrastructure, such as locations of city facilities, schools, and food banks. is a first step in making data publicly available to meet the city of Seattle's goals for an open, transparent and accountable government.  The site initially posts datasets from My Neighborhood Map, which is a feature on the city's website,  It will add data managed by city departments, beginning with data which is commonly requested through the public disclosure process.  Some of this data is already available on department websites, but will centralize the information on a single site.

Seattle Offers Compost Bins at Huge Discounts


The City of Seattle is making it easier for Seattleites to garden the natural way by offering huge discounts on compost bins. Seattle residents will save over $100 on high-quality compost bins while building healthy soils, and helping their plants to thrive.


Local gardeners can take advantage of three great offers:

· Green Cone Food Composting Bins for food scraps: 2 cones for $40, or 1 cone for $25. Limit two per household.

· Yard Waste Compost Bins for yard scraps: $25 each. Limit one per household.

· Rain barrels to collect Seattle's famed rain for yard use: $65 plus tax.


Compost bins can be purchased online at or by calling (206) 684-0190.

Home delivery or picked up is available at the Seattle Conservation Corps office at Sand Point/Magnuson Park, Monday - Friday from 8:30AM to 3:30PM.

Sale of bins are restricted to City of Seattle residents.


For more information on composting and natural yard care, call or e-mail the Garden Hotline at (206) 633-0224 or

Seattle City Light Customers Can Recycle CFL's at 2 Locations


Seattle City Light encourages it's customers to use energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs and to recycle them when it's time to dispose of them. City light has provided two recycling locations:

· City Light's South Service Center, 3613 4thAve. S. (4th& Spokane)

· North Service Center, 1300 N. 97th St. (97th & Stone Way)

Open from 8:00AM—5:00PM, Monday- Friday.

The collection locations only accept compact fluorescent bulbs, not fluorescent tube lights.


For other recycling options in the Puget Sound area, visit the Take It Back Network at .

Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention


Terrie Johnston and Fran Tello, Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention Coordinators, are available for commercial and residential public safety talks.

To schedule a new Block Watch meeting or a maintenance meeting for your block, contact Terrie Johnston at 684-4741. She offers free residential home security assessments and personal safety talks.  To schedule a business public safety talk, contact Francisco Tello at 684-4730.

Useful City Contacts


Report Graffiti - 684.7587
Abandonded Vehicles -
Potholes -
Streetlight Trouble -

NSC Services

Department of Neighborhoods Closures in 2010


Due to citywide budget cuts, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and its Neighborhood Service Centers are required to close offices for 10 furlough days in 2010. The remaining schedule is as follows:      

2010 Closure Dates for Furlough

Tuesday, September 7

Monday, October 11

Monday, December 27

Passports Now Processed at Seven Neighborhood Service Centers in Seattle


Offering Saturday hours was a stunning success, so the Department of Neighborhoods has adding more hours and more places where you can apply for your passport.










Department of Neighborhoods Events Calendar


Now you can post your events and activities to the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) new events calendar on our website.  Just visit our events page at, hit the link for "Submit an Event" on the upper left-hand column, read the "How to Submit..." and policy guidelines, and complete the form.*  Once your  event is submitted, it takes two-four days to have the submission approved and then it is posted to the DON website.  Not only will it appear on our calendar, but will automatically appear on the citywide calendar which gets thousands of hits a week. 


*hint - when filling out the form, you can select more than one neighborhood and event type.

Neighborhood Bulletin Board


The NSC has a bulletin board with useful information about neighborhood activities.  If you would like to post something on the board, bring it by the main desk at the NSC and we will try to post it for you.

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium Passes


Passes for the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium are available at the NSC. These are available for low-income families with a limit of 4 per household.

Senior Discount Card Available


A discount card provided by the Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens (aged 60 or older) of businesses and organizations that give discounts and special offers to seniors.

Small Sparks Community Development Grant is Waiting!


Do you have ideas for building community that could use up to $1000 from the City's Small Sparks program? Small Sparks seeks to bring together new people. The goal is to get new people (e.g., recent immigrants, youth, seniors, and people with disabilities) involved in creative small-scale community building initiatives. For example, a Small Sparks project in the Beacon Hill neighborhood was done where people organized a paper airplane toss from a tower. If you have any ideas we would love to hear about them, and share information about the program with you! Email your ideas to Christa Dumpys at

Passport Processing Available







Ballard NSC

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

10am to 2pm

Lake City NSC

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm


University NSC

10am to 5pm

10am to 5pm

10am to 5pm

10am to 5pm

10am to 5pm

10am to 2pm

Central NSC

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 5pm

Southeast NSC

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

10am to 2pm

Delridge NSC

10am to 5pm

10am to 5pm

10am to 5pm

10am to 5pm

10am to 5pm


West Seattle NSC

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm

9am to 4pm


Other Community Resources

Neighborhood Blogs



Queen Anne:  


Queen Anne News and Magnolia News


Published every Wednesday, it covers stories affecting our community. It also contains information on upcoming events in the area. For more information check out their website at or email them at

From: Dumpys, Christa <>
Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:29 AM
Subject: September Newsletter for Queen Anne/Magnolia NSC
To: "Dumpys, Christa" <>

See what's happening in Queen Anne, Magnolia, and Interbay in September!


*Community Meeting Calendar

*Business After Hours

*Bike the Bluff

*Clothing Exchange at Counterbalance Park

*Queen Anne Clean up Day

*Discovery Park activities

*Queen Anne Art Walk

*Local Farmer's Markets

*Urban Forestry Open House

*Free Emergency Preparedness Classes

*Nightlife Initiative Survey


...and much more!



Christa Dumpys

Neighborhood District Coordinator

City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods

Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center