Capitol Hill Community Post | GiveBIG to Country Doctor Community Health Centers

From Country Doctor

Mark your calendar
Wednesday May 10, 2017 
The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to local nonprofits.
This year all funds raised will support our capital campaign.  The redevelopment of the Betty Lee will make way for an eight-chair dental facility co-housed with many additional services. 2/3 of patients surveyed do not currently have access to dental care.  You can help change that!

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Capitol Hill Community Post | Survey: Central Ridge & Lowell-Meany Neighborhood Greenways – Route Options

Thank you for taking the time to give us your input. This questionnaire is open through May 17, 2017.

What’s a neighborhood greenway?
Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, neighbors and customers. On streets with low car volumes and speeds, a greenway can:

  • Improve safety
  • Help people cross busy streets
  • Discourage cut-through traffic
  • Protect the residential character of our neighborhoods
  • Keep speeds low
  • Get people to where they want to go; places like parks, schools, shops and restaurants
Questions or additional comments? Reach out to Dan. 

Dan Anderson | CentralRidge@seattle.gov | (206) 684-8105

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Protect Volunteer Park group appeals Seattle Asian Art Museum decision

A citizens group seeking to put up a major barrier to the $49 million plan to overhaul the infrastructure of the 1933-built Seattle Asian Art Museum and expand it 3,600 square feet into its home Volunteer Park is looking for public support — and funding — for its last-ditch appeal against the project:

On June 7th a hearing examiner will consider our appeal and we are preparing to provide as much expert testimony as needed to illuminate the threats to Volunteer Park and the museum building. The Protect Volunteer Park team has retained the prominent, environmental attorney David Bricklin of Bricklin Newman LLP. Thus far, our team has been donating their time and energy as well as the funds for months of legal counsel. We now need more financial help, so we can keep protecting the park from the museum expansion.

The appeal from the group calling itself Protect Volunteer Park asks the Hearing Examiner to require a costly environmental impact study for the project, reversing a decision from the city’s planning department.

The project is planned to begin construction by the end of this year has been designed to expand the 1933-built museum more than 13,000 square feet by extending the backside of the building 3,600 square feet into the park. The museum will add more display space to represent South Asia and India as well as fix infrastructure issues including a climate control system and seismic upgrades, while making the museum ADA accessible. In February, officials put the museum project back in motion after a brief pause.

While hearings in front of the examiner are open to the public there is no opportunity for public comment beyond the testimony of the appellant and the applicant.

Learn more about Protect Volunteer Park at protectvolunteerpark.org. For more about SAAM’s plans for expansion, visit seattleartmuseum.org/inspire.

Capitol Hill Community Post | Please Plan Ahead for Traffic Impacts on May Day

From SDOT

SDOT advises travelers that on Monday, May 1, a number of demonstrations and rallies are expected to significantly impact traffic around the city throughout the day. Please plan ahead for delays due to larger than normal crowds along demonstration routes and potential traffic disruptions. SDOT would to thank the public for its patience.

On Monday, May 1, travelers can expect at least the following permitted demonstrations:

May Day: Veteran Anti-War Formation: March at 8:45 a.m. from the Garden of Remembrance at 2nd Ave and University. The march route is south on 2nd Ave, east on James St, east on E Cherry St, south on 23rd Avenue to Judkins Park. About 200 people are expected to attend.

Annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights: Rally at Judkins Park at 11 a.m. followed by a march from Judkins Park to Seattle Center at 1 p.m. The march route is via S Jackson St, 12th Ave, Madison St, 6th Ave, Denny Way, 5th Ave N and will end at Seattle Center. About 8,000 people are expected to participate.

Seattle Police will use rolling closures around the routes as they proceed

Capitol Hill Community Post | Mayday! Mayday! Bloc the Juvie event announcement

From #BlocTheJuvie

Hip Hop artists, musicians, educators and community builders will be participating in the global call-out for a general strike on May 1, 2017 (May Day). In Seattle there will be multiple autonomous actions, marches and #BlocTheJuvie will be having a pop-up bloc party with Hip Hip artist’s Raz Simone, Poesia, Bypolar, Yirim Seck , Julie-C, Black Magic Noize and many more live performances. We will also have great food, organizations tabling, live-painting, and amazing speakers that will share information about the juvie, prison industrial complex, prison labor and organizing efforts in Seattle and the region. We will announce at #BlocTheJuvie hashtag on May 1st, 2017, 3:30pm the location of the bloc party. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Rally and March on International Workers’ Day

From Councilmember Kshama Sawant

Yesterday the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution brought forward by the May 1st Action Coalition, the Coalition of City Unions, immigrant rights activists, and me, proclaiming City of Seattle workers have the right to take the day off on May 1, 2017 without retaliation!

Rally & March on International Workers’ Day
Fight Trump and Defend Immigrant Rights!
Judkins Park, 2150 S Norman St
Monday 5/1, 11 AM

This year, fifty-nine organizations have joined Seattle’s May 1st Action Coalition to call for a day of mass protest linked to significant strike actions across the country. Shutting down Trump’s agenda will require us to build up to even larger and more organized actions in the coming months. It will take disrupting business as usual, whether through strike action, student walkouts, or nonviolent civil disobedience.

Join the immigrant community, labor, and social justice advocates to march on Monday, May 1, 2017! A preliminary program will begin at Judkins Park (2150 S Norman St) at 11 AM. The march will depart from the starting point at 1 PM, and will end at Fisher Green at Seattle Center (located South of the International Fountain).

Every right and liberty that we enjoy as working people has been won through mass organization, mobilization, and action. In particular, the most powerful tool we have in our arsenal as workers is strike action. When working class people organize and withhold their labor, it hits Trump and the billionaire class where it hurts: their profits.

In Solidarity,
Councilmember Kshama Sawant
Seattle City Council, District 3

Capitol Hill Community Post | Detectives Investigating Possible Connection In Attacks on Two Women

From SPD

Detectives are investigating a possible link between two attacks on women in Seattle and are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect.

Around 8:30 PM on March 7th, surveillance cameras at an apartment complex on Elliott Avenue captured an as-yet-unidentified man following a 23-year-old woman in the building. As the woman approached her apartment, the suspect grabbed her from behind. The woman screamed and another building resident opened the door of their unit, causing the suspect to flee.

The victim described the suspect as a white male, 6’0, 25-30 years old, with blonde hair and green eyes, wearing a black jacket and gray jeans.

About six weeks later, on April 17th, another woman was walking home around 3:30 PM when a man grabbed her and threw her to the ground in the 1000 block of East Terrace Street. The woman fought back, screaming and scratching the man, grabbing his throat and jabbing at his eyes.

During the encounter, two women drove up to the victim, honked their horn and asked the victim if she was alright. The victim got into the witnesses’ vehicle and called 911 as the suspect fled.

Police have developed a sketch of the man, described as being 20-30 years old, 5’8, with blonde or strawberry blonde hair, a patchy beard, wearing a black jacket, gray jeans and dark sunglasses.

Detectives are investigating whether the two incidents may be related due to the striking similarities in the descriptions of the suspect. If you recognize the man in the video or sketch, please call (206) 684-5575 with any information..

Capitol Hill Community Post | 11 PM Paid Parking Survey

Capitol Hill parking project area

From SDOT

Do you go to the Broadway or Pike/Pine areas of Capitol Hill? If so, we want to hear from you!

As Seattle keeps growing, so does the demand for access and parking in the City’s busiest areas. Parking data collected along Broadway and Pike/Pine business corridors show that in the Capitol Hill project area, streets with paid parking were almost 100% full between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

To improve access for visitors during these late-night hours, we’ll extend paid parking hours to end at 11 p.m., compared to 8 p.m. like they do today. This change to 11 p.m. is expected in fall 2017.

SDOT has developed three parking options for late night paid parking hours along Broadway and Pike/Pine. We’d like to hear your feedback! Please complete our survey by Friday, May 12. Your feedback will help us implement a project that works for the community.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Catherine Snyder at latenightparking@seattle.gov.

Capitol Hill Community Post | $2.65M to streamline school start times and improve school traffic safety

From the City of Seattle

Today, Mayor Ed Murray announced that he will propose $2.3M in startup funding to help Seattle Public Schools students get more sleep and be better equipped for academic success. The funding will help SPS implement a two-tiered bell schedule (down from three), in response to requests from families. Mayor Murray will request the Families and Education Levy review board support the allocation, which is needed to fund additional school buses to sustain the new schedule. Additionally, the Mayor will also propose $380,000 to increase safety by maintaining crossing guards during school hours.

“The City of Seattle is happy to contribute this funding to help the School District better serve our students and put them in a position to succeed,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “This use of Families and Education Levy resources will go to implementing a better bell schedule and helping our students get to and from school safely. These are our children and I am committed to ensure they have all the tools they need to get a great education.” Continue reading

CHS Pics | Seattle marches for science from Capitol Hill

Mother Earth

With a crowd full of scientists, estimates varied. But somewhere between 10,000 to 20,000 people rallied in Cal Anderson Park Saturday before embarking on Seattle’s March for Science in a day celebrating “the best method we have for understanding the world” and marking continued resistance to the Trump administration from the nation’s largest cities. Here are a few of the images shared in the CHS Flickr Pool. Thanks to the photographers who shared their work.

March For Science
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