Category Archives: Get Involved

2013 Neighborhood Parks & Street Fund (formerly the Neighborhood Projects Fund)

Application deadline is February 4, 2013

The Neighborhood Parks & Street Fund (NPSF) can be used for projects valued up to $90K to fund park or street improvements.  Examples of park projects include: playground improvements, trail upgrades, tennis or basketball court repaving, park benches or tables, natural area renovations, and accessibility improvements. Examples of street projects include: crossing improvements such as marked crosswalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian countdown signals; and traffic calming, such as traffic circles, median islands, and speed feedback signs. This funding source may be used for sidewalk repair and, rarely, for short segments of sidewalk construction (less than 100 feet, or one third of a block). New sidewalks are typically more expensive than this funding allows.

The NPSF is a competitive process and the proposals are evaluated in three steps. First, each Neighborhood District Council reviews the applications and selects three projects based on the following: positive impact to the neighborhood as a whole, the support of the neighborhood, and whether other funding sources are leveraged for the project. Their selections are forwarded to Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation for feasibility and cost analyses. Next, each Neighborhood District Council uses this information to prioritize among their three projects. Finally, city staff makes funding recommendations based on this information, in addition to considering a fair distribution of projects across the city.

Download Fact Sheet and Application Below:

2013 Fact Sheet
2013 Application

 SDOT has created a list of approximate project costs per project type.

To learn more about the fund or to propose a project, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/npsf/default.htm. Both residential and business groups are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact your Neighborhood District Coordinator.

Capitol Hill Community Council Holiday Social

Join us for the Capitol Hill Community Council Holiday Social~
Thursday, December 13th, 6:30-8:30 pm at Elliot Bay Books Cafe. 
All welcomed for casual chat and holiday happiness. Coffees, teas, and sweets available for purchase. Drop in as your schedule allows and meet your neighbors and various members of your community council in an informal setting.

Jeffrey Cook
Member at Large

Nov 15, 2012 General Meeting Agenda

November 15, 6:00 p.m., Cal Anderson Shelter House

Agenda 

Updates

  • Capitol Hill Champion  (Broadway station area)
  • EastPac
  • Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce Food Drive
  • Streetcar; reconstitute transportation committee?
  • Denny substation/above ground transmission lines
  • Micro housing

Presentation

  • 1st Design Forum – Introduction and overview
  • First presentation by Maria Barrientos on 120 Harvard Avenue and 127 E Broadway

Treasury Report

  • Advertising on CHCC Website?
  •  Fundraising ideas

Discussion and Action  

  • Redistricting
  • South Lake Union
  • RDS Height

Notes

There is a new calendar feature on the CHCC website, if you’d like to join up and be able to post, please contact us

While the CHCC general meetings can generally take up a couple of spontaneous announcements, if you have a more lengthy presentation or request for action, please let us know 10 days ahead of time. Thanks!

Safe Communities — Get Involved

This Thursday, 11/8, the city invites you to a mmeting to address safety on Capitol Hill. Read on for more information.

 

Dear Community Member:
 
We are inviting you to participate in a community conversation to learn about your safety concerns and thoughts about public safety.  This conversation is being hosted by your neighborhood police precinct.
 
Modeled on the Youth and Families Initiative, Safe Communities will follow a similar path, bringing residents, police officers and City departments together in living rooms, cafes, barber shops and community centers across Seattle to tell the City and SPD about specific things their communities need to improve safety, and determine which priorities should come first. Those priorities will then guide the actions the City, SPD, and the neighborhoods will take together to protect public safety.  This process seeks to address chronic neighborhood issues, concerns that will require coordinated involvement of diverse voices in the city (SPD, Parks, SDOT, Neighborhood groups, schools, etc.) working together to understand, address, and resolve situations that impact public safety.
 
Your precinct will be holding a series of community conversations to learn about the concerns of you and your neighbors.  Here’s how you can become involved.
 
You can attend either a large group conversation or a small group conversation. Either one is an opportunity for neighborhood residents to meet with each other and members of your local police precinct and focus together on concerns in your neighborhoods. 
 
Our large group conversation will be taking place on November 8, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Miller Community Center.  The Miller Community Center is located at 330 19th Avenue East, Seattle, WA, 98112.  The phone number is (206) 684-4753.
 
You can sign up by going to http://www.seattle.gov/safe or contacting A/Lt. Randy Yamanaka at Randall.Yamanaka@seattle.gov
 
 
We look forward to talking with you!
 
Sincerely,
 
Captain Ron Wilson
East Precinct Commander
Seattle Police Department
1519 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122-3907