Participate in Seattle Emergency Hubs Field Exercise on April 28

Imagine if all power and normal communications were down – what would you do?

Come see what your community is doing to be prepared. Join the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs and the Seattle Auxiliary Communication Service in a simulated full city power outage field exercise on April 28, 2018 from 9:00 am to noon.

The Hubs will be practicing passing information on to the community at hub locations and also matching volunteer skills, information and resources with people looking for the same.

Participating Hub locations

Want to learn more? Visit the Seattle Emergency Hubs website for information and up to date details about the drill.

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Community encouraged to participate in Baker Park on Crown Hill design

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) staff for an open house on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Baker Park on Crown Hill, 8347 14th Ave. NW. SPR invites the community to the open house to learn about the park expansion and improvement project and to provide input on design options for Baker Park on Crown Hill. Neighbors of all ages are encouraged to attend and let us know what amenities and park elements they would prefer in the future design. Light refreshments and children’s activities will be provided.

SPR purchased the .23-acre site directly adjacent and south of Baker Park on Crown Hill, 8341 14th Ave. NW, in 2013. The design of the addition will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards and provide access to open space within this high-density neighborhood. SPR is working with the community on the design and encourages community participation. Thank you to everyone who participated in May.

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

For more information or for meeting notification translations, please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/baker-park-addition

For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations, please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.

 

 

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Advanced Metering Utility Pole Upgrades Continue in March 2017

In March 2017, Seattle City Light will continue supporting Advanced Metering services throughout the utility’s service territory by replacing existing utility poles with taller poles, which will host wireless utility data collection equipment. The new poles will be 70 feet tall, which is about 20 feet taller than the existing poles.

Rendering of wireless utility data equipment on a utility pole.

This project is part of the communications network to support Advanced Metering, which will automate meter reading and enable enhanced services.

Throughout the month of March, City Light crews will be replacing poles in the following areas:

  • Queen Anne (Galer Street)
  • Ballard (NW 46th Street)
  • Whittier Heights (8th Avenue NW)
  • Ravenna (NE 50th Street)

View the March 2017 Utility Pole Upgrade maps for approximate construction work areas. Additional maps will be added on the Utility Pole Upgrade website as the project progresses into other areas within City Light’s service territory.

There are no maintenance power outages planned for this work. Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work areas. Crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.

Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In most instances, the work to transfer existing equipment and install the data collection equipment can be completed in one day.

Customers can contact JoAnna Perley, Advanced Metering Deployment Manager at (206) 733-9648 or JoAnna.Perley@seattle.gov.

Visit the following websites for more information:

Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website
www.seattle.gov/light/atwork

Seattle City Light’s Advanced Metering Program website
www.seattle.gov/light/meters

Crown Hill / Whittier Heights Find It, Fix It Community Walk POSTPONED Due to Weather

Due to the severe weather forecast for this coming Saturday, and out of an abundance of caution, the Crown Hill / Whittier Heights Find It, Fix It Community Walk originally scheduled for October 15, 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. has been postponed.

This decision was driven by public safety concerns and the need for City staff to be available for potential emergency response efforts.

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods will update the public when a new date for the walk has been determined.

For more information on the Find It, Fix It Community Walks program, contact Lemmis Stephens at 206.386.1907 or lemmis.stephens@seattle.gov or visit www.seattle.gov/finditfixit.

Neighbors Invited to Crown Hill / Whittier Heights Find It, Fix It Community Walk

Mayor Murray’s Find It, Fix It Community Walks provide a unique opportunity for community members to identify neighborhood needs and discuss challenges directly with City leaders. The sixth walk this year will be held in the Crown Hill and Whittier Heights neighborhoods on Saturday, November 19th (rescheduled from October 15).

 

Crown Hill / Whittier Heights Find It, Fix It Community Walk
Saturday, November 19th
Sign-in and refreshments provided by Starbucks from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Walk from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at Baker Park: 8347 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

 

Schedule

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Sign-in and refreshments at Baker Park
  • The Mobile Customer Service Center will be on site at Baker Park to provide services and information prior to the walk.

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

  • Welcome remarks from Mayor Ed Murray

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • Walk will follow this route (map):
  • North on Mary Ave NW
  • North on 13th Ave NW
  • Southwest on Holman Rd NW
  • West on NW 90th St
  • South on 17th Ave NW
  • East on NW 85th St

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Walk concludes at NW 85th St and 15th Ave NW
  • Department representatives and City staff available for follow-up questions

 

In partnership with Cities of Service, the City will offer up to $5,000 in grants for community-led projects to each 2016 Find It, Fix It Walk neighborhood. The Crown Hill / Whittier Heights Community Project Grant Application will be available in seven languages at www.seattle.gov/finditfixit from Thursday, November 10 to Monday, November 28. If you have an idea for a project in Crown Hill or Whittier Heights, please apply!

Participants can use the Find It, Fix It mobile app on the walk. This smartphone app offers mobile users one more way to report selected issues to the City. Make sure to download the app before the walk.

For more information on the Find It, Fix It Community Walks program, contact Lemmis Stephens at 206.386.1907 or lemmis.stephens@seattle.gov or visit www.seattle.gov/finditfixit.