2016 SEATTLE PUBLIC SAFETY SURVEY

Seattle University is administering the citywide 2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. The survey is accessible at publicsafetysurvey.org from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Please circulate this information to your friends, family, co-workers and community members and feel free to post the information on your social media. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today.

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Important Sound Transit Meeting Tonight!

Hello Neighbors–Here is an important message from Sound Transit, received just this morning. FYI, news reports say that West Seattle will not get light rail until 2022 under the plan to be discussed tonight. There will be another meeting on Thursday night (see info below) if you can’t make it this evening.

Kerrie Schurr, Communications Chair

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Greetings,

Sound Transit is hosting an open house TONIGHT (Tuesday, April 26) to talk about ST3. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF LIGHT RAIL IN WEST SEATTLE!

The meeting is at West Seattle High School from 5:30 to 7:30 with a presentation at 6:00 (http://soundtransit3.org/events/west-seattle).

Metro will also be there tonight to talk about their long-range vision (http://www.kcmetrovision.org).

And if you would like to get more involved with bringing light rail to West Seattle, The West Seattle Transportation Coalition’s April monthly meeting is this Thursday, April 28, at High Point Neighborhood House at 6:30 (http://www.facebook.com/events/561268620718040). Sound Transit will be joining us for more discussion about ST3.

We look forward to seeing you this week.

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition

Move the people!

http://www.westseattletc.org

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Spring Gardening Sales

Ready to spruce up your yard with some new plants–which helps beautify the neighborhood? Or perhaps you wish to grow more of your own food–and share extras with hungry neighbors? Here are a couple of garden sales we have received word of that you might wish to check out:

  • Westside Plant and Garden Art Sale at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation here in West Seattle on the weekend of April 30 and May 1. Visit the plant sale website at http://westsidegardenfair.weebly.com/ for more information.
  • Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market! Sat. and Sun., May 7 and 8 at UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle. All plant sale details and tickets for the Preview Party fundraiser on May 6 are found at http://mgfkc.org/plant-sale. Rain or shine, King County Master Gardeners hope to see you and help you start the best garden ever this year.

We also wanted to share a comprehensive list of garden sales we found on the website of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library/University of Washington Botanic Gardens:

http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/calendar/tours_sales.php

Happy Gardening! (It’s good for you and the neighborhood!)

 

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Come to the GSNC General Meeting This Thursday, 10/22!

We invite you to join us for a general meeting of the GeneseeSchmitz Neighborhood Council this Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel at West Side Presbyterian Church, 3601 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116.

Come meet some of your neighbors, as well as get updates on the under-construction Genesee Hill, the 48th & Charleston park property, and the 51st & Dakota substation site. We will also hear from Katie Stemp of the Seattle Farm School about her school and her proposal for the substation site.

If you have questions or concerns to bring to the attention of the GSNC, we welcome those as well.

–Kerrie Schurr, Communications Chair

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Neighborhood Ice Cream Social Delayed to Saturday, Sept. 5

Due to a forecast of wind and rain for tomorrow, we are postponing the Ice Cream Social to the following Saturday, September 5, at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The vacant lot (now a Seattle Parks property) at 48th Ave. SW & SW Charlestown St.

– Bring a blanket or folding chairs

– Bring a Frisbee

We’ll bring the fixin’s for ice cream sundaes !!

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General Meeting to Be Held on Thursday, May 7, 2015

We invite you to join us for a general meeting of the Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council this Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Howell Auditorium, West Side Presbyterian Church, 3601 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116.

Come meet some of your neighbors, as well as get updates on the elementary school construction happening on the Genesee Hill site and the activities of the Seattle Green Spaces Coalition (which helped preserve the trees at the 51st & Dakota substation site).

If you have questions or concerns to bring to the attention of the GSNC, we welcome those as well.

Refreshments will be available.

–Kerrie Schurr, Communications Chair

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General Meeting this Thursday, 4/10!

Hi Neighbors and Friends,

It’s been a very busy winter for GSNC since our last posting, what with hot issues like the Dakota Substation and the Genesee Hill School, plus board elections, 2014 planning, and more. We were not able to update the website as often as we would have liked, but did send out e-mail announcements and information to our e-mail list. If you haven’t yet signed up to receive our e-mails, please do so to ensure you get our latest news and updates!

General Meeting this Thursday, April 10 (or, Do You Know Where Your Nearest Emergency Communications Hub Is?)

Please plan to join us this Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 in Howell Auditorium at the West Side Presbyterian Church for updates on all of the above topics. In addition, we are looking forward to hearing from Cindi Barker of West Seattle Be Prepared on the topic of Emergency Communication Hubs. The GSNC board identified emergency preparedness in our neighborhood as one of the group’s priorities for 2014, and Cindi’s presentation will be a great kickoff to the year’s activities. She will share just how communication between residents and the city’s emergency responders is expected to happen in the event of a major earthquake or other disaster that takes down the usual modes of communication such as cell phones. Multiple volunteers are needed to staff the Hubs should a disaster occur, and training is available twice per year, with the next one coming up in mid-May. Come find out more and consider getting involved!

 

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