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2018 Seattle Public Safety Survey

This year’s public safety survey, administered by Seattle University, is available here.

The survey began in 2015 as part of an evaluation of the Seattle Police Department’s neighborhood-specific policing plans.

Last year, about 6,500 people responded to questions about their fear of crime, confidence in Seattle police, whether officers treated people fairly, whether there are enough police in their neighborhood and other public-safety issues.

The surveys help create the Micro-Community Policing Plans. Pinehurst east of 15th Ave NE is in the Lake City plan, while Pinehurst west of 15th Ave NE is in the Northgate plan.

Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting

The Tony Lee Grand Opening Ceremony

Friday October 19th, 2018, 10:00 AM

The Low Income Housing Institute invites you to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for The Tony Lee on Friday, October 19th, at 2820 NE 127th St., Seattle.  Tours will begin at 10:00am and a short program will start at 11:00am.

Located in the Lake City Urban Village on the former site of Fire Station 39, The Tony Lee is a 6-story mixed-use project with 70 units affordable to those making 30% to 60% of the King County Area Median Income. The unit mix includes 15 studios, 25 one-bedrooms, 25 two-bedrooms and 5 three-bedroom apartments. The first floor includes a four-classroom preschool operated by the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA).  A roof top deck, resident garden planters and solar array are features of this sustainable building designed by Runberg Architecture Group.  Walsh Construction Co. is the General Contractor overseeing construction.

The building is named in honor of Tony Lee, a civil rights advocate and champion for low income families, people of color, refugees and immigrants. He was a founding member of the Asian-Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington and the Equity in Education Coalition. He worked as an attorney at Evergreen Legal Services, and on advocacy for the Washington Association of Churches, the Catholic Archdiocese and Solid Ground. He was awarded the Goldmark Award for exceptional leadership in social justice from the Washington Legal Foundation.

Speakers at the grand opening include: Mayor Jenny Durkan; King County Councilmember Larry Gossett,; Mahnaz Eshetu, ReWA Executive Director; and LIHI Executive Director Sharon Lee.

The City of Seattle conveyed the City-owned land to LIHI. The Office of Housing provided funding for the project, including 2009 Housing Levy and federal HOME funds.  Umpqua Bank provided construction and permanent financing. Boston Capital is the Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity investor. Total project cost for residential and preschool space was $22,950,000.

ReWA is an approved Seattle Preschool Program provider, certified by the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning.  Up to 80 children will be enrolled in high quality early learning opportunities.

The community organizations and community residents of Lake City neighborhoods have offered their support throughout the design, permitting and construction process.  Lake City Future First and Lake City Neighborhood Alliance, and the 33 member organizations they represent, have been vital to this achievement.

Come celebrate with us! To RSVP or for info, contact Aaron at AaronL@LIHI.org.

For more information about the Low Income Housing Institute, please visit www.LIHI.org

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for October 2018

This month’s guest speaker was Sgt. Richard O’Neill, Vice-President of SPOG, the Seattle Police Offiers’ Guild. You may have heard that recently negotiations for a new SPD contract were completed and are awaiting City Council vote. It will be retroactive to 2015 when the prior contract expired. SPD officers have been working without a contract and without raises since 2015. They, and firefighters, are not allowed to go on strike since they’re so critical for public safety.

For more SPOG info and other news from the North Precinct, read the minutes here.

Mental Health First Aid Class Coming

If you would like to sign up for an upcoming Mental Health First Aid class, contact our North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator Mary.Amberg@Seattle.gov.  Learn how to offer initial help during a mental health crisis. Not sure when or where it will be. Ask Mary!

Bicycle Theft Prevention Bulletin From SPD

Halloween Safety Tips From SPD

Kids’ (of all ages) Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

This month’s art in Pinehurst Pocket Park is done by Margaret, an 80-something year old resident of Ida Culver House Broadview. She took an art class by Pinehurst artist Victoria Raymond, www.victoriaraymond.com. If you’re interested in art classes, email her at v.raymond@comcast.net or text her at 206-227-4482. And take a stroll to the park to see this seasonal and colorful art! It’s at 19th Ave NE & NE 117th St. If you would like to submit your child’s artwork (or yours!) for the Pocket Park, please email nancy@pinehurstseattle.org. 

Fall Festivals at North End Community Centers

NE SEATTLE

  • Friday, October 5

HARVEST FESTIVAL
Meadowbrook Community Center Parking Lot | 5-7 p.m. | All Ages | FREE Entry/Pony Rides $5
Celebrate the Fall Harvest with your community and enjoy free freshly pressed apple juice and $5 pony rides!

  • Saturday, October 6

SCARECROW MINI FEST
Magnuson Children’s Garden & Demonstration Orchard | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | All Ages | FREE ENTRY | $20 for Scarecrow | 25¢ Game Tickets
Our Scarecrow Mini Fest features live music, a scavenger hunt in the Community Garden Orchard, garden games, kids’ activities, a ride-on kiddie tractor corral, and of course, making scarecrows! You bring the clothes, a pillow case for the head, and we’ll supply the straw and frame materials. Put your scarecrow on display during the Mini Fest and see if you win the grand prize!

  • Friday, October 19

FUNKY FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Ages 12 and Under | $5/person or Family 4+ $20
Get the whole family together to join us for this annual evening of treats and a few tricks. Come in costume and enjoy carnival-style games, crafts, haunted mini golf, and more! Meet your neighbors, let your kids loose in the gym and have fun. Funky family costumes encouraged.

  • Friday, October 26

LAKE CITY’S FRIGHT NIGHT PARTY
Lake City Community Center | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Trick-or-treat at local Lake City businesses. Pick up a map of participating businesses at either the North Seattle Family Center or Lake City Court Computer Lab. Trick-or-treat at participating businesses between 5:15 -6:15 p.m., then end your loop at the Lake City Community Center for one of Lake City’s best hidden gems! Every year, the Lake City Lions’ Club sponsors an all-ages Halloween party, complete with a haunted house. Event includes food, crafts, games, a costume contest, prizes and fun for all ages (but especially 2-12 year olds). Looking for something for your older teens? Who wouldn’t want to be a head on a platter? Volunteer to help spook the little ones by calling 206-364-7930.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Montlake Community Center | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Bring the whole family down to our Halloween Carnival for a beWITCHing night of fun. Come play carnival games, get your face painted, do arts and crafts, and collect some candy! Dress your best, because there will be a costume contest! We will also be doing a toiletry drive, so feel free to bring items to donate.

PUMPKIN CARVING
Northgate Community Center | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Kick off Halloween weekend with family pumpkin carving and decorating! We’ll have pumpkins of all sizes with safe carving tools and paints to create your spooky or funky jacko-lantern. Enjoy cookies, candies, and hot cider while you carve and stick around for the jack-o-lantern contest to win prizes!

  • Friday, November 2

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS & MOVIE NIGHT
Miller Community Center | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Come celebrate and learn about a Mexican tradition, Día De Los Muertos! Also known as Day of the Dead. Watch a performance by the Groupo Folklorico Mexican Dancers and get your face painted with traditional sugar skull designs. We will also be playing the Disney film Coco on the big screen! Chips and salsa will be provided for a snack during the movie.

 

NW SEATTLE

  • Friday, October 19

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Loyal Heights Community Center | 6-8:30 p.m. | Ages 2 and Older | Unlimited bracelets $10
Join us for a fright fest of activities, games and challenges. Dress in costume and remember to bring a bag for your goodies. Festivities include bounce houses, carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, and a cake walk. Hot dogs and water will be on sale for $1 each. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, cleanup and run carnival games. Proceeds from tickets supports the Loyal Heights Community Center scholarship fund.

  • Saturday, October 20

BIG PUMPKIN BASH
Bitter Lake Community Center Annex (13040 Greenwood Ave N) | 6-8 p.m. | All Ages | Carnival Game Tickets $.25 each
Bring the entire family out for a night of ghoulish-good fun! We will have carnival games, face painting, and the always popular cake walk! Please bring a can of food to donate to our local food bank. Don’t forget to wear your costumes! Volunteer hours are available during this event. Please call 206-684-7524 for more details.

  • Thursday, October 25

TOT CARNIVAL
Queen Anne Community Center | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | All Ages | $3/Tot
Have your tots try on their Halloween costumes and join in some pre-Halloween fun. Our mini carnival will have games, treats, and fun for all. Costumes are optional but encouraged!

  • Friday, October 26

FALL FEST
Ballard Community Center | 6-8 p.m. | Ages 2-10 | $5
Time to celebrate fall! Join us for fantastic fall activities. You can try your hand at the apple press, make your own scarecrow (bring old clothes), and of course, play games.

LIL SPOOKIE
Magnolia Community Center | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Ages 5 and Under | $5
Get the little spooky ones dressed for our morning Halloween event, we will be serving treats, decorating pumpkins, playing games, and bouncing around. Costumes are encouraged.

BOUNCE AND SWIM!
Green Lake Community Center | 6-8 p.m. | Ages 5-15 | FREE
Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool are cohosting a haunted celebration! The dimly lit gym will be adorned with glow in the dark accessories from 6-8 p.m. and complete with two haunted bouncy houses for kids to enjoy! Then from 7-8 p.m., ‘Rrrrr’ pool staff is throwing a pirate themed pool party where each swashbuckler must dodge the floating pumpkins! Healthy snacks provided. Join us in this kid tested and parent approved fun! (Swimsuits are a must!) Canned food donation will be collected at the door to support our local food banks.

  • Saturday, October 27

COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN POTLUCK
Green Lake Community Center/Evans Pool | Potluck for All: Noon-2:30 p.m. | Adult Swim Only Noon-1:30 p.m. | General Swim for All 1:30-2:30 p.m. | FREE
Come and gather with the Green Lake Community and staff! We will set up the swimming pool deck with tables and chairs. Bring a dish to share, and maybe a story or two. Be prepared to make a friend and enjoy some great food. Evans Pool is proud to present “The Sauna Lizards,” our own locally homegrown band of swimmers! Enjoy lively, fun music while you eat and socialize! Only adults can swim from noon-1:30 p.m., adults and children under age 18 are welcome to swim from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for our general swim. Everyone is welcome at the potluck from Noon-2:30 p.m.

 

Proposed Funding for Homelessness Issues in 2019-20 Seattle City Budget

At the September 26 D5 forum on the 2019-2020 Seattle City budget process, one of the questions submitted was about homelessness response:

What are the planned budgetary increases to deal with D- 5 issues around homelessness, and how are they to be spent on: a. People needing homes, especially families; b. People in danger of losing their homes; c. Addiction and mental illness resulting in homelessness; and d. Chronic camping, trash, damage, and hygiene/health problems in parks and open spaces?

District 5 Council Member Debora Juarez noted the $89 million projected in Mayor Durkan’s budget to deal with homelessness.

Thirty new people will be added to the navigation teams.

The lease for the Aurora-Licton Village Homeless Encampment will not be renewed.

Juarez wanted to strongly affirm that no one ever tells the Seattle Police Dept not to enforce laws.

A pie chart was shown on the screen about how money will be spent on homelessness issues: 48% to emergency shelter, 28% to housing, 8% to prevention, 9% to operations, 7% to service access.

Seattle City Budget Director Ben Noble noted we are seeing more success and there is a 25% increase projected in spending for cleanup.

Seattle City Council Staff Director Kirsten Arestad added that there is much need for money in Human Services, in addition to dealing with homelessness.