Capitol Hill Community Post | Public comment period opening for technologies subject to city’s surveillance ordinance

From the Seattle Information Technology Department

The City of Seattle will hold a series of five public meetings and ask for public comment regarding an initial six of the 29 technologies that meet the City’s definition of a surveillance, as defined in the City’s Surveillance Ordinance (ORD # 125376), which went into effect on September 1, 2017. The meetings will feature a short presentation on the technologies and then attendees will break down into small group discussions. As required under the legislation, the public comment period for these technologies opened on Monday, October 8 and will run through Monday, November 5. The schedule and location of these public meetings is listed below. The West Seattle location, which is highlighted, has been moved to the American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle (West Seattle Legion Hall) on Alaska Street.

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Capitol Hill Community Post | See what lidding I-5 might look like

(Image: Alex Garland Photography)

From Lid I-5

The 2018 Central Hills Triangle Collaborative (CHTC) wrapped up last week with over 250 people attending the final presentations. We saw bold concepts from the stalwart design teams and heard inspiring words from local luminaries. Thanks for joining us and making the event a blast!

Couldn’t make it in person? Check out the latest news coverage on Q13CrosscutKOMO, or KING!

Draft renderings of design concepts for lidding I-5 (Images: Studio 216)

You can also view the team presentations on the updated CHTC webpage. The complete set of conceptual renderings will be released later this year with the goal of sparking further conversation and more ideas. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Capitol Hill Housing Omnivorous: Raise a glass to resilience

From Capitol Hill Housing

The strength of our community lies in our support of each other. When you attendOmnivorous, you are showing up for our neighbors for whom an affordable home means a safe place to grow and flourish. Come together with us to celebrate this precious resource – you.


The tasting event of the year starts at 5:30pm on October 11th at Washington Hall. We still have a few tickets left! Reserve your spot now for $85 today.
Featuring Capitol Hill and Central District staples:
Floral arrangements donated by Fortunate Orchard.
Every guest is encouraged to give generously at Omnivorous. All gifts will support Capitol Hill Housing’s work providing our most vulnerable neighbors with housing and supportive services.

Capitol Hill Community Post | Coastal Kitchen Chef’s Preview – Menu #108 – Thailand!

After 25 years, and over 100 menus…how did we miss stopping at Thailand?!

Thai food is known for being as beautiful as it is delicious, well known for its spiciness, and intricate balance of sour, sweet, salty, bitter! Full of fresh herbs, we’re delighted to invite you to our Chef’s Preview of Menu #108…Thailand!

October 12th, 13th, and 14th from 8am – 10pm join us for Brunch or Dinner and get a sneak peak of our Thailand Menu!

Full Thailand Menu launches Thursday November 15th!

Capitol Hill Community Post | Join the Seattle Transit Advisory Board

From the Seattle Department of Transportation

Would you or someone you know like to influence issues such as commuter access to frequent transit; transit access for low income residentsSeattle transit investments; and future RapidRide lines? You can, as a member of the Transit Advisory Board.

Would you like input on transit strategies during the so-called period of maximum constraint? Do you want to have a say in the future of Seattle’s mass transit, bringing your experiences or representing others? Join the Transit Advisory Board. One monthly meeting gets you up close and involved. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Housing placements up 35% for people experiencing homelessness in the first six months of 2018

From the City of Seattle Human Services Department

The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) released the results of its homelessness funding for the first six months of 2018. These results represent activity from January 1 through June 30, 2018 and show agencies receiving city funds served 18,356 households and helped 4,459 households exit to permanent housing(2,644) or maintain their housing (1,815). The 2,644 households exiting to permanent housing represent an increase of 35% (692 households) over the same time in 2017. In all of 2017, city funds helped 5,456 households exit to permanent housing or maintain their housing, which the city is on track to surpass.

“HSD began 2018 with clear goals – invest in programs that work and help more people connect to housing from all points in the homeless services system,” said HSD Interim Director Jason Johnson. “Quarterly data helps us understand if the City’s investments are supporting people effectively and identify how we can improve.  We’re encouraged by the increases in placing people in housing and grateful for the hard work human service providers have demonstrated in helping vulnerable people.”
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Capitol Hill Community Post | Arboretum Dermatology now open

From Arboretum Dermatology

Arboretum Dermatology is a new medical and cosmetic dermatology clinic for children and adults. The clinic provides treatments for acne, skin cancer, and other skin disorders, as well as cosmetic treatments. Next day spots are available. Located in the Arboretum Court building at the intersection of East Madison Street and Lake Washington Boulevard, the facility offers well-appointed patient areas and treatment rooms, up-to-date medical devices and Wi-Fi accessibility.

The owner, Dr. Carmen Berger, a board-certified dermatologist, and Rebecca Patton, a Certified Physician Assistant, are specialized dermatology providers, bringing over 30 years of combined clinical dermatology experience in the Seattle area.

Carmen Berger, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She completed her training at University of Washington and has been named to the Seattle’s Top Doctor list multiple of times.

Rebecca Patton is a Certified Physician Assistant who studied at Pacific University of Portland. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and other professional associations.

Consultations are available for evaluation and treatment recommendations.

Arboretum Dermatology
3131 East Madison Street, Suite 205
Seattle, Washington 98112
Phone: 206-462-5850


Capitol Hill Community Post | Montlake Turkey Trot Back for a Third Year

On Thanksgiving morning, the Montlake Community Club’s 5K Turkey Trot & Kids Run in the beautiful Washington Park Arboretum is back for a third year. Before Thanksgiving dinner, get outside with your neighbors and have fun while doing good. Net proceeds benefit the University District Food Bank. Bring your friends, visiting family, strollers, and kids. Sign up by November 4th for early bird pricing.

Community Post | From Food Trucks to Cafes and Restaurants: How to Launch A Successful Food Business at Seattle Central

From Seattle Central

New food businesses pop up all the time with interesting niches that delight their customers. Local Seattle inspirations include: a vegan ice cream parlor, cat cafe, Thali Indian plates, rooftop Mezcaleria, locally sourced oyster bar, gluten-free bakery, sustainable sandwich shop, Mexican cafe with kayaks, Hawaiian Korean fusion food truck, a gourmet restaurant homeless employment program, and an organic donut shop.

What does it take for a food business to be successful, especially in such a dynamic and competitive market like Seattle? Sounds like there’s a whole host of skills, steps and strategies involved, plus a good dose of creativity and resources.

If you’ve been scheming about a food business idea, but have not been able to get it off the ground yet, take note.

Seattle Central College is launching a Food Business Incubator course to help you move your idea from talk to table.

The program is a non-credit course designed to quickly get people with a food business idea on their feet.

Whether your dream is to open your own restaurant, bakery, food truck, catering company, delivery service or other unique food business, this course will support you with resources, practical knowledge, and tools.

Gain a mentor in instructor Peter Lewis, the founder of the acclaimed French restaurant, Campagne, and its casual bistro sibling, Café Campagne – someone who knows a thing or two about creating successful food businesses.

Peter shares a little insight into his motivation for teaching this course. “I wish I’d had someone to mentor me at the very outset of my career. It’s my aspiration to save you from all the mistakes I made and to give you the benefit of everything I’ve learned as an owner and restaurant industry consultant.

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Capitol Hill Community Post | New Community Emergency Hub Added to Capitol Hill Neighborhood

Volunteer Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Capitol Hill was recently awarded funds by the Seattle City Council and is now an official Community Emergency Hub. An Emergency Hub is a designated location where people in the community can gather after a major disaster to exchange information and resources. Anyone can get involved, but It does consist of a core group of trained volunteers with additional skills who may collect information on local situations, needs and resources as well as assist in the allocation of resources. Hub volunteers also aid the City of Seattle in encouraging neighbors to be individually and collectively prepared for a disaster.

Because Volunteer Park SDA Church is a brand new Community Emergency Hub, they would like to share this information with the community and invite all who are interested to become volunteers and get involved as they begin the growing process. They anticipate hosting future activities, such as training, drills and meetings and will be linking up with other community hubs in Seattle for support. For more information or to get involved, please email