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Seattle Department of Neighborhoods announces the Community Resource Hub (http://www.seattle.gov/resourcehub) – an online portal of City resources, information, and tools to help community members connect and engage with city government and with each other. The site features “how-to” documents, videos, websites, tip sheets, links to discounted City resources, and more.

“To create opportunities and broaden accessibility, we are constantly striving to make improvements,” said Kathy Nyland, director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. “The city has so many valuable resources available that we wanted to create a “one-stop shop” to make it easier for community members. Their requests are what inspired the Community Resource Hub.”

 

The portal is divided into three sections:

GET INFORMED provides the basics of government, along with information on City resources and opportunities.

GET ENGAGED shares useful web tools to help people connect and engage with government and with each other.

GET ORGANIZED provides City resources for those ready to organize their neighborhood or community.

Here are a few highlights of the new Community Resource Hub:

  • The Community Connector website is a crowd-sourced list of community and not-for-profit organizations to help Seattleites connect with organizations that share their interests.
  • Our Accessing Government video series shares information on how government works, how to access it, how to connect with it, and how to use your voice within it.
  • The Add Your Voice webpage is where you can find opportunities to give your input and feedback on a variety of City plans and projects.
  • Get Informed Toolbox provides links to information, workshops, and resources that are free or discounted.
  • Get Organized Toolbox has tip sheets and templates for organizing a neighborhood/community group, such as successful meeting tips, recruitment ideas, and publicity tools.

New tools and resources will be coming online throughout the year, so visit the site often to Get Involved, Get Engaged, and Get Organized.

SPD Crime Dashboard

Seattle Police Department has some charts and graphs about crime on its crime dashboard. You may be interested in browsing the data. The top page is here: https://www.seattle.gov/police/information-and-data/crime-dashboard. You can choose the year, precinct, neighborhood, crime, etc.

On the left side of that page are links to several specific sets of data, such as use-of-force, officer involved shootings, bias crimes, crisis contacts.

Also on the left is a link to SeaStat, slides from weekly review meetings with the police captains and chief. The sample graphs below are from the January 17, 2018 SeaStat meeting slides.

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for February 2018

This month’s guest speaker was our North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mary Amberg. She’s the go-to person to help you set up a block watch, to do a security assessment of your residence, to talk to if you are unhappy with the way your 911 call went, etc. She gave many good tips for helping to prevent property crimes at your residence. To see them, and other news including year-to-date crime statistics for the north precinct, read the meeting minutes here.

Contact Mary at Mary.Amberg@seattle.gov or  206-684-7711.

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Pinehurst Community Council Meeting Notes

Our February 2018 meeting featured SPD Community Police Team Officer Bryan Kennedy speaking about crime trends and how SPD handles property crimes once they’ve been reported.

We also invited a speaker from Seattle Neighborhood Group who gave a presentation on suspicious behavior. The meeting notes are here.

KIds’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

This month’s drawing in the pocket park is by four year old Junie. She made it at a prior Pinehurstfest. Thanks Junie, looks great! The park is at NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork (or yours!) for the Pocket Park, please email nancy@pinehurstseattle.org. 

Fire Stations Open on Neighbor Appreciation Day

For Neighbor Appreciation Day, many fire stations will hold free open houses on Saturday, February 10 from 11AM – 1PM. No need to preregister, just go! Some  participating near us are:

  • FS 24, 401 N 130th St in Bitter Lake
  • FS 39, 2806 NE 127th Street in Lake City
  • FS 40, 9401 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood

Host a Pinehurst People’s Street

Seattle’s People’s Street program is coming back in 2018 for the 4th year. The program supports Seattle neighborhoods to create temporary, pedestrian-only streets by closing off certain city blocks to vehicles and opening them up for, well, for whatever you can think of: a dance, a yoga session, a potluck, a kids’ playtime….

The goals of the People’s Street program are to

  • Help the community create fun, relaxing, and safe spaces for pedestrians to explore events and socialize, especially during times of high-pedestrian traffic
  • Collaborate with community groups, businesses, and residents to explore ideas for expanding space and activities for pedestrians in the participating neighborhood

So, what are your ideas? Where would you put one? Are you willing to host a people street?

Applicants need to submit a detailed proposal by March 2, 2018. Go here for more information.

Seattle Collaborative Orchestra Concert

Sunday, February 4, 2018; 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
University Christian Church; 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Visions of Sound: Music that will perk up your ears!! Seattle Collaborative Orchestra will perform Pacific Northwest Composers Angelique Poteat’s Beyond Much Difference and David Lien’s world premier Aeromancy, in addition to Mussorgorsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition; three pieces that give sight to music! Read about this innovative orchestra and buy concert tickets at:

http://seattlecollaborativeorchestra.org/

Anna Edwards is the founder and Conductor of the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra (SCO), and she lives in Pinehurst. The SCO is a collaboration of professional, community, and talented high school musicians (with high schools members from in and around our Pinehurst community).

Pinehurst Community Council Meeting on February 1

Please join us for the first Pinehurst Community Council meeting of the year!

Date & Time
February 1, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location
Amante Pizza & Pasta
12319 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Here is the agenda of the meeting.

  • Seattle Neighbourhood Group’s Crime Prevention Presentation on suspicious activities, from the FB poll.
  • Seattle Police Department (SPD) Community Police Team officer, Bryan Kennedy, to discuss the topics that are of interest to the Pinehurst Community
  • Top Priority issues for the Pinehurst Community to bring up at the upcoming D5 Community Meeting with Debora Juarez
  • Update on the Northgate Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge