Save the Date – District 5 Up-Zone Open House

Managing growth in Seattle was a key campaign issue this past November as we voted for a new mayor and both city-wide council members. City Hall is moving ahead with the land use and housing policies described by H.A.L.A. (Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda).

As part of its plan to up-zone 27 Seattle neighborhoods, the […]

Kids’ Art in the Pinehurst Pocket Park

I was cleaning out a cupboard at my parents’ house this month when I ran across this construction paper picture. Mom was a kindergarten teacher, and she made all kinds of colorful bulletin boards for her classroom. It’s now up at the pocket park, a cheerful spot of color. The park is at NE 117th […]

Lake City Library Renovation Briefing

The Lake City Branch is one of the most heavily used libraries in the city, with more than 220,000 patron visits last year. That’s enough people to fill Safeco Field five times! In 2018, The Seattle Public Library plans a major renovation of the Lake City Branch, expanding the amount of public space to meet […]

2018 City Budget and Our District 5

The table below with highlights from the adopted 2018 City budget is from our District 5 City Council Member Deborah Juarez’s office. In addition to the Lake City Community Center and the expansion of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, it highlights a number of other projects and programs of interest to District 5, […]

Purifying Water During Disaster Emergencies

Plan for one gallon (1 gallon = 4 quarts or ~4 liters or 128 oz or 16 eight-oz bottles) per person per day: Drink ½ gallon of water per day—more if you are in a hot climate, sick, or pregnant. Use the rest for hygiene. Only use water that has been disinfected for […]

Emergency Preparedness – Using Your Water Heater’s Water


Step 1: Ensure the water in the tank stays clean. If you haven’t already shut off water to the house, do that now. If you can’t shut off water to the entire house, at least close the valve that allows water to enter the water heater (the supply valve). […]

Community Conversation on Emergency Preparedness

This is a short notice, but there will be another Community Conversation coming up tomorrow!

The Community Conversation will feature “Emergency Preparedness” hosted by Lake City Future First and the Lake City Emergency Communications Hub.

When: Wednesday. November 15, from 6:30-8pm Where: Lake City Community Centre

They have a great evening of vital information and […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for November 2017

This month’s guests told us about the SPD body-worn video program that is being rolled out. An informational flyer is here. And here is a FAQ sheet.

The minutes are here. Read them for news from the North Precinct, including crime statistics.