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Seattle City Council to host conversations on community priorities for the City budget

This May, the Seattle City Council is hosting three conversations about the City budget and community priorities. At the meetings, which will use the World Café format, participants will engage Seattle City Councilmembers and neighbors in conversation centered on five questions about the future of the city. Participants will also learn the basics of the Seattle City budget and about the choices faced by City policymakers. These conversations are not a formal public hearing and do not require extensive knowledge of City politics, policy or history. The Council will hold public hearings on the 2013 City budget and Capital Improvement Program in the fall…

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Mayor visits Green Lake to provide update on City of Seattle’s efforts to improve streets

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Director Peter Hahn are speaking live from Green Lake on a Seattle Channel online broadcast today (Wednesday, March 28, 2012) at 11 a.m. McGinn and Hahn will give an update on citywide pavement improvements, highlighting the current repaving work on NE Ravenna Blvd. They will be speaking from the median at Woodlawn Ave NE, NE 70th St and NE Ravenna Blvd. From Seattle Channel: SDOT recently released its 2012 Transportation Action Agenda. One of its five principles is “Focusing on the Basics” and this event will highlight that the department is moving forward with this year’s large scale paving projects,…

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Public hearing on Library Levy at Seattle City Hall

Photo credit: juggernautco The Seattle City Council will hold a public hearing to receive comments on a proposed Library levy on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Seattle City Hall (600 4th Ave). The following comes from a press release issued by the Seattle Public Library: As a result of continued fiscal challenges and cuts to Library funding, the City Council is considering placing a Library levy on the Aug. 7, 2012 ballot to supplement city funding. Everyone is welcome to attend the public hearing and address the council. The plan reflects the input and priorities of…

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Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members

From the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT): The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for new members to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Board members serve a two‐year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term. They are frequent walkers of a variety…

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King County Council confirms David Frockt to Senate

The King County Council has named State Representative David Frockt to fill the seat of State Senator Scott White. Sen. White died on October 21. Frockt will represent Washington State’s 46th District. The district covers much of north Seattle, including north Green Lake. From our news partner seattlepi.com: County Council confirms Frockt to Senate By Joel Connelly Monday, Nov. 14, 2011  The King County Council, following Democrats’ recommendation, on Monday named State Rep. David Frockt to fill the Washington State Senate seat of the late Scott White. The appointment will allow Frockt to be in the Legislature’s upper chamber in time for the special session that begins…

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