CenturyLink Adds More Non-Pinehurst Neighborhoods for Gigabit

Gigabit Internet continues to expand to more neighborhoods in Seattle. Pinehurst still isn’t one of them, unfortunately. But it’s good to see continued progress. We’ve recently helped organize a lunch and learn and forum on Municipal Broadband and talked about Condo Internet who is also building fiber to the home options in other neighborhoods. A local group, Upgrade Seattle, is forming to help push for better options as well. Sign up to hear more.


CenturyLinkLast August, CenturyLink committed to bringing the high-speed access to 35,000 Seattle households with an announced launch in Ballard, Beacon Hill and West Seattle. By December, the gigabit service was available to nearly 22,000 customers in Ballard and West Seattle.

Today, CenturyLink Vice President of Operations for Washington State Sue Anderson said they’ve passed the 45,000 mark for household access in those initial three neighborhoods. Up next are the neighborhoods of Green Lake, Delridge, Rainier Valley, the Central District and the International District.

District 5 City Council Candidate Forum March 11

checkBroadview Community Council, in association with the Greenwood, Haller Lake, and Pinehurst community councils, is presenting a candidate forum for Seattle City Council District 5. The next election will be the first time seven of the nine positions will be tied to a geographical district instead of to Seattle as a whole. District 5 runs from Puget Sound to Lake Washington, from 145th St. to roughly 85th St. See the official map for details. As you can see, Pinehurst is in District 5. Two of the nine positions will remain at-large.

The forum is Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave N. Doors open at 6:30 for socializing. Come early; seating is limited!

Calling all community council members, neighborhood activists, business advocates, political junkies, civic troublemakers, citizens with a beef, and all other North Seattle voters!

This is the time to meet candidates for Seattle City Council in OUR VERY OWN District 5:

  • Sandy Brown

  • Mercedes Elizalde

  • Debora Juarez

  • Mian Rice

  • David Toledo

  • Halei Watkins

Learn about their background and experience, ask them questions, grade them, and challenge them to be transparent. Decide who might get your donation and/or your vote.


Northgate Pedestrian Bridge Meeting Feb 21

NorthgateBridgeEveryone interested in the Northgate Pedestrian Bridge project is invited to attend a meeting Saturday, February 21, 10 am – 12 noon. It is being held by the Licton Springs Community Council. The meeting is at North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N in the cafeteria, which is in north end of the College Center building. That building is on the south side of campus.

See more information on the status of the project and on the meeting here: http://www.theurbanist.org/2015/02/10/event-save-the-northgate-bridge/

Vision Zero Plan Announcement

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Vision Zero Event Evite

Tomorrow, Mayor Murray is announcing the launch of Vision Zero at an event in Lake City. The family of Sandhya Khadka will be speaking.

Can you send the attached postcard to your neighborhood email lists along with the following information?

The Vision Zero Plan, which will be updated annually includes:

  • Reduced speed limits on many streets citywide
    • A new 25 mph speed limit in downtown Seattle
    • 20 mph zones in neighborhoods
    • Arterial speed limit reductions on several streets throughout the city
  • New public engagement and education strategies
  • Bi-monthly ped and bike safety patrols accompanied by media outreach
  • “Re-enforcement” patrols to reward people who exhibit good behaviors

For questions, contact:

Jim Curtin
Traffic Safety Coordinator
City of Seattle Department of Transportation
O: 206.684.8874 | M: 206.496.8867 | F: 206.684.5093 | jim.curtin@seattle.gov


Pinehurst Picks

Rock 17th&115thWhere is this big boy? Hint – east of 15th Ave NE.

Please feel free to send in photos of art – or anything unexpected and fun – you see on your walks around the neighborhood to info@pinehurstseattle.org.

January 2015 Pinehurst Crime Report

2015-01CrimeReportHere is a partial picture of Pinehurst property crime for the month. Click on the map to enlarge it. The gray dot on Pinehurst way represents two car thefts.

You can see ALL the types of crime at http://web5.seattle.gov/mnm/policereports.aspx. Select the North neighborhood and enter a date range.

Home Security & Burglary Prevention

Here is a handout from Elizabeth Scott, our SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator.


2015 SPD Community Police Team Contact Info

Our CPT officer is Kipp Strong, in Lincoln Sector


Map of SPD Community Police Team Assignments

CPTassignments-This map also shows the new boundaries of each beat. Pinehurst is mostly in Lincoln 1 (L1).


North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes – Feb 2015


Seattle_Police_BadgeThe special topic was the 9-1-1 Communications Center. Captain Dick Reed and Supervisor Robert Montague explained how it works and listened to some of the problems citizens have had making calls to 9-1-1. You can learn more by reading the minutes, below.

One big takeaway is that it is best to let the operator take control of the call. They are very efficient at getting the information they need to determine what actions need to be taken. They ask questions in a certain order. Let them ask the questions. If you start telling them things that they don’t need at the moment, they will (hopefully civilly) guide you back to the info they need.