Squire Park Garden Tour

Hi neighbors!!! You’re INVITED to the (free) Squire Park Garden Tour! May 19, Saturday from 11a-3p. Pick up a map at 302 17th Ave. Do the 20-30 min stroll to lovely, local, front of house gardens. I encourage you to come meet your neighbors and feel free to wear a fun hat! Refreshments available at stop #1 and stop #5. Please post to website too. Thanks. Maps are finalized and will go to print today or tomorrow. The gal making the map has given me a sheet of 4 so it doesn’t make for a very post-able doc...but they look great!

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Let’s get Going Around Town, out of Town, and into Town.

We are going to talk transportation with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Swedish Cherry Hill transportation representatives and others on Saturday, April 14th.

Sometimes we soar above it all, looking down at the strings of lights reflecting our highways, roads and bridges.  Mostly, we are here on the ground needing to move from one place to the other. SDOT asks, “Did you know 27% of Seattle’s land is made up of streets, sidewalks, and other transportation-related public space? That’s a lot of land, but it’s still a finite amount of space to move a growing amount of people and goods in and around.” The mission of the department is delivering a high-quality transportation system to Seattle for a vibrant Seattle with connected people, places, and products. 

SDOT’s 2018 Proposed Budget is $472,399,991, including the ten-year Move Seattle vision to integrate transit, walking, biking, and freight planning. The $930 million Move Seattle levy is funded through a property tax approved in 2015. SDOT also has responsibility for paving city roads, planning for parking, and subsidizing and planning Metro service in Seattle. Besides the director and finance office, SDOT has eight divisions; Policy and Planning Division, Project Development Division, Transit and Mobility Division, Maintenance Operations Division, Transportation Operations Division, Capital Projects and Roadway Structures Division, and Street Use Division.  These services are crucial to the well-being of our neighborhood and city.  Our guests know that we are interested in the progress of the Swedish single occupancy vehicle reduction planning and in updates, challenges and status of SDOT projects in the Central District. These include the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plans, Neighborhood Project Grants, Madison BRT, status of planning for the 3/4 bus on James or Yesler, and for electrifying the 48 bus.  Please bring your specific questions and comments for our guests. 

Remember too that there is always a time for announcements, comments, and expressing other community concerns.

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Welcome Tent City 3 to Squire Park!

Tent City 3 is currently hosted by Cherry Hill Baptist Church (700 22nd Ave). The site is located at 22nd and Cherry from February 10 - April 10, with a possible extension through May 22. Tent City 3 is completely self-managed and shelters up to 100 regular residents in a safe, communal space. Residents welcome donations of any food, clothing, and household goods.  They are only scheduled to be in the neighborhood until April 10th but are hoping to extend that until May 22nd

For more information, lists of priority needs, or to sign up to provide a hot dinner, check out http://www.sharewheel.org/tent-city-3 or call the camp phone at (206) 399-0412.

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