March 2019

Seattle Parks and Recreation pools and community centers closed on Thursday, April 4

information from Seattle Parks

All Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers, pools, teen life centers and small craft centers will be closed on April 4 for an all-staff Recreation Division training. In addition, all Recreation programs will be canceled, and the Camp Long visitor center will be closed.

School Age Care programs (Before and After School), Preschool programs, and Community Learning Centers will run as usual at the centers and school facilities where they are normally held. 

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Seattle City Council passes Mandatory Housing Affordability legislation

27 Seattle neighborhoods will be up zoned in an effort to provide more affordable housing

information from Seattle City Council

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Select Committee on Mandatory Housing Affordability, or MHA, together with his colleagues voted today to approve a trio of bills as amended in Committee earlier this month.  Taken together, the Mandatory Housing Affordability legislation links affordable housing to growth across Seattle by requiring new commercial or multi-family development to contribute to affordable housing in exchange for additional development capacity (increased height or floor area).  As a result, developers must either build affordable housing on-site or pay into a fund for affordable housing.

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For the love of tea; Seattle Chinese Garden event set for March 23

Journey with Chunman Gissing into the Magical World of Chinese Tea

During a 1:30 to 3:30 presentation learn about tea varities and processing, tea ware, brewing, and the pleasures of tea. This interactive workshop will include a demonstration of Kungfu-style brewing. Enjoy tea-inspired poetry and tasting of fine teas from Ms. Gissing's collection. - $20 Fee for talk only

A workshop from 3:30 to 4:30 offers opportunity to practice brewing and serving tea in Kungfu style and to try serving with a Sichuan-style long-spout tea pot. - $30 Fee for talk plus workshop

Chunman Gissing is an educator with great depth of knowledge about Chinese culture and special expertise and passion for tea culture. She has presented her Love of Tea program for numerous educational institutions and organizations. 

Advance Registration Required by Friday, March 22

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Tax scam and fraud prevention is up to you to help stop

By Jennifer Danner

Seattle Police Department SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator

Tax season is in full swing- and during this time we often see an increase in tax fraud and various forms of scams. In order to combat this, the SW Precinct would like to provide our community with some helpful prevention information about these scams, as well as the most effective way to report them! Certain subsets of the population are more vulnerable to these types of scams- but everyone can help protect themselves by keeping the following ten practical suggestions in mind, provided by the Federal Trade Commission: 

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