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Below is a handful of upcoming events in Lake City for you consideration:

* Sunday, October 21st from 1pm-3pm – Lake City “Fall Clean” – Join neighbors at any one of three locations for litter pickup and get treated to snacks from Elliott Bay, treats from Kaffeeklatsch and coffee from True North. In addition there will be free “Love Lake City” t-shirts while they last. Go here for more info: https://enjoylakecity.org/2018-fall-clean/ 

* Sunday, October 21st the community will celebrate a true neighborhood hero at the Lake City Community Center. Chuck Dickey’s “Celebration of Life” will begin at 2pm. Consider helping with the clean up before Chuck’s celebration as a perfect way to honor his legacy. 

* Friday, October 26th from 5:15-6:15 – The 26th Annual Fright Night and Trick or Treat Walk. Families with little ones can meet Children’s Home Society, LCFF and Seattle Parks at the 125th Street Mini Park to pick up treat bags and maps for participating businesses. Visit here for flyer and info about Fright Night: https://enjoylakecity.org/26th-annual-trick-or-treat-walk-and-fright-night/

Sunday, October 28th 2pm – 5pm – 3rd Annual “Pumpkin Palooza” with Kaffeeklatsch and many local partners. Visit Lake City First’s Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/lakecityfuturefirst/ 

* Saturday, November 10th – 3rd Annual “Lake City Pub Crawl” benefiting North Helpline Food Bank. Be sure to register early to get an awesome t-shirt. Visit here for details and link to get tickets: https://enjoylakecity.org/lake-city-pub-crawl-november-10th/ 

* Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30pm – 8pm – Lake City Community Center – Save the date for “Lake City Arts and Culture Community Conversation” – free food and presentations and information from local artists on the Lake City Mural Project and from Coyote Central. “Coyote Central is looking forward to bringing hands-on arts experiences to the young people of Lake City! Over the next few months, we’ll hope to talk to all kinds of families and community members here to help guide us as to what Coyote programs should look like in Lake City.”

Pumpkin Palooza!

Kaffeeklatsch is at 12513 Lake City Way NE

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.