Apr 21, 2008

Assorted notices, meetings, links

Stuff I got behind on while working on the Miller Anniversary Party. No particular order. Should be in the Miller Calendar: http://ical.mac.com/andrew_taylor/Miller

Do You Feel Safe?: Capitol Hill Responds to Violence

One Day Safety and Self Defense Workshop. Sunday, April 27th from 9:30am-3:00pm, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Avenue East. Free event hosted by Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities, Seattle Police Department and the SPD LGBT Advisory Council For more information please call the Seattle Office of Civil Right at 206.684.4500 or email: david@sexualminorities.org
Flyer for this event: Capitol Hill Responds to Violence

--Self Defense Workshop by Home Alive
--Healthy Relationships Workshop by NW Network
--Hate Crimes 101


Capitol Hill Community Council – Candidates Forum
Build Community and Effect Positive Change on Capitol Hill

The Capitol Hill Community Council (CHCC) is electing new officers. On April 24 come hear the candidates discuss their vision for the future of Capitol Hill and ask questions.

Thursday, April 24, 6:30pm-8:00pm @ the Capitol Hill Arts Center (lower level)
1621 12th Ave (and Pine St)

For more info see: chcc.wikidot.com

Capitol Hill Housing’s Annual Meeting and Development Forum
Monday, April 28th, 5:30 PM

This year, we’re delighted that our panelists encompass a great mix: Real estate developers and economic developers who are shaping the future of Capitol Hill.

We’re kicking it off with a wine reception at 5:30pm, and the meeting itself begins at 6pm at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue. See you there. Poster & RSVP details

2008 SEARCH PARTY benefiting Seattle Inner City Outings is set for Capitol Hill, 1pm on MAY 31st

City launches Seattle ReLeaf

Seattle’s trees need your help. Seattle has lost more than half of its tree canopy since the early 1970s. The City of Seattle has launched Seattle reLeaf to help reverse the decline.

It is not possible to rebuild the urban forest without engaging the people who live in the city. That means you. While restoring trees in urban parks is important, that’s not enough. Most of the land in Seattle is in private hands; in fact, most is residential.

You can help by planting trees in your yard, pruning trees correctly, and caring for trees throughout their lives. Visit Seattle reLeaf to find out more: www.seattle.gov/trees.


Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce Announces 15th Ave Street Sweep.
Volunteers Needed. Details HERE

WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2008 • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


On Monday, April 28 Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center will be holding a community open house at the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) from 6 pm to 8 pm. The event is free to the public and we would like to invite members of the Miller Park Community Council to attend. Children’s staff will be on hand to answer questions about planned growth at the Hospital’s main campus and a conceptual model of the Hospital’s proposed development will be available to view.

For more information about Children’s master plan, visit http://masterplan.seattlechildrens.org or contact: Desiree Leigh, Director of Regional Government Affairs and Community Relations, (206) 987-5269.

For more information about OBCC, visit www.odessabrown.org.

(note from Andrew: the Laurelhurst neighbors of Childrens' Hospital seem somewhat opposed to the expansion plans)


Community meetings scheduled across Seattle (see Andrew's previous rant)

Seattle Parks and Recreation is engaging the public and its 1,000 employees in developing an action plan that will guide the department over the next five years. Parks employees intend to refer to this plan when making future decisions to ensure efficient stewardship of public assets and provision of useful, high quality services. Parks is holding 13 more meetings in neighborhoods across the city to seek feedback on what has been developed so far.

In the past six months Parks conducted 57 community meetings and eight all-staff meetings to identify the major issues and policy questions relating to Parks and Recreation’s current strengths, challenges, and opportunities.

That process led to the draft Strategic Action Plan, which is divided into six goal areas where the department plans to dedicate its energies and resources over the next five years. The goals are:
· Active stewardship of parks and open spaces
· Support for healthy lifestyles and diversity through recreation opportunities
· Strengthening relationships with the public
· Maintaining parks and facilities
· Developing internal team capacity and organizational culture
· Strengthening internal organizational systems and structures

At the remaining community meetings, (most convenient one listed below) , Parks staff will elaborate on the proposed actions within each goal area and solicit feedback on comment cards. The draft plan is available online at www.seattle.gov/parks and residents are encouraged to look at it before attending a meeting. If you have questions, please contact Malia Langworthy at malia.langworthy@seattle.gov or 206-684-8020.

Seattle Parks and Recreation
Strategic Action Plan Community Meetings
Tuesday, Apr. 22
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center
104 17th Ave. S

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