General Information

CITY OF SEATTLE


988 - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline begins July 16, 2022

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/current-events/the-lifeline-and-988/

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AlertSeattle from Seattle Fire and Police: Celebrate the 4th of July weekend safely without the use of fireworks! Fireworks are illegal in Seattle and can have unintended consequences including major property loss and significant injury, or in worst case scenario, death. Residents are encouraged to find other ways to celebrate the holiday or instead visit a professional fireworks show. The 4th of July weekend is historically an incredibly busy time for first responders: the use of 9-1-1 should be reserved only for life-threatening emergencies or active fires. For tips on how to keep your property safe from fireworks, visit SFD's Fireline blog: https://fireline.seattle.gov/2021/07/01/preventing-fires-caused-by-fireworks/.

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UPDATES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS

You can read all of these updates from Laura Jenkins at the Department of Neighborhoods by clicking HERE.

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SETTLE REDISTRICTING PROCESS - UPDATE

For those of you interested in the redistricting project, you can see the map drawn by the Redistricting Commission on August 2, and find out more about how you can comment on this process at this link. http://www.seattle.gov/redistricting.

Public comment can be made:

  • In-person at one of three Public Forums

    • Public Forum #1: Tuesday, August 9th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Physical Location: Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Boards & Commissions Room L280 Virtual Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84697105761

    • Public Forum #2: September – date and time TBD

    • Public Forum #3: October – date and time TBD

  • In-person at any regularly scheduled Seattle Redistricting Commission meeting.

Meetings are set for noon at City Hall on 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4

See the Seattle Redistricting Commission website.

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DONATE YOUR USED WATER BOTTLES

We Heart Seattle is collecting reusable water bottles for donation to unhoused individuals as a sustainable means of supporting hydration while also eliminating plastic waste. Contact Beth Bunnell at beth@weheartseattle.org for donation dropoff options.

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REPORT ILLEGAL ROBOCALLS

WA launches new way to report illegal robocalls - read more at this Seattle Times LINK.

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DOWNTOWN SEATTLE ASSOCIATION

DSA has just released its report on the State of Downtown 2022. You can read about it and view the presentation HERE.

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SOUND TRANSIT WANTS YOU - for the COMMUNITY OVERSIGHT PANEL

If you’re passionate about transit and want to help shape the future of public transportation in the Puget Sound region, Sound Transit wants you on our Community Oversight Panel (COP). We are seeking volunteers from King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. APPLY

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SEATTLE CENTER

Construction Notice - DuPen Fountain Renovation: Ohno Construction/Ohno Touchdown JV will be working on the renovation of DuPen Fountain. Preparation will begin on Monday, March 14, 2022. and actual construction is anticipated for completion near the end of July 2022. Typical work hours for the project will be from 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. Access will be maintained in the breezeway between VERA and SIFF and will be clear of construction activity by 3:00pm each work day as it relates to DuPen Fountain.

For more specific information contact: Donna Golden, Capital Projects Coordinator, Seattle Center Redevelopment

tel: 206.615.0887 cell: 206.507.8461 fax: 206.386.9091 email: Donna.Golden@seattle.gov

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PORT OF SEATTLE

  • The 2022 Cruise season will begin in April! 296 ships are expected to call, with an estimated 1.26 million cruise passengers. Bon voyage!