June 2019

Herbold: Administrative & funding plan for City’s investments in affordable housing

information from District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

On Monday, the Full Council approved the Administrative & Funding Plan for how the Office of Housing (OH) awards and distributes funding for affordable housing in the City. Seattle has a large network of nonprofit affordable housing developers and providers who are experts in building housing to serve the diverse needs and experiences of housing instability and homelessness.

I sponsored several amendments that were incorporated into the final Plan:


Public meeting for the review of the design for Charlestown Street and 48th SW park

Seattle Parks needs to hear from you.

Community involvement has been essential in developing the new open space at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown SI. The design firm, Cascade Design Collaborative, has been hard at work incorporating your input from the open house, community meeting, and on-line survey to create a preliminary preferred design for the new park. We are excited to share the design with the community at this last public meeting. Please stop by to take a look and tell us what you think.

After the meeting, Cascade Design Collaborative and Seattle Parks and Recreation will work to prepare construction documents for bidding and park construction in 2020. like you, we are looking forward to a brand new park in your neighborhood in 2020!

Thank you to the Gennee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council


TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019, 5-7 P.M.


Executive Constantine triples down on open space protection, takes action ensure greenspace access for all King County residents

County will invest close to $64 million on 61 open space projects in 2019 and 2020 if approved by Council

information from King County

One year after Executive Dow Constantine launched the Land Conservation Initiative to accelerate protection of 65,000 acres of the highest conservation value open space, he announced legislation to triple investments in 2019 and 2020 and to help ensure every resident in King County has access to health-promoting greenspaces.

With revenue generated by the Conservation Futures Tax and the King County Parks Levy, the county and cities seek to invest up to $63.8 million for 61 open space projects in 2019 and early 2020, pending authorization from the King County Council and voters renewing the King County Parks Levy during the Aug. 6 election. That is up from $20 million to protect 40 open space projects funded in 2018.


16,000 gallons of raw sewage force closure of Golden Gardens beach

Seattle Public Utilities is advising the public to avoid water activities at Golden Gardens Beach after a sewer overflow just north of the beach. While the overflow has been stopped, water samples have revealed elevated levels of bacteria. 

Water activities at Golden Gardens Beach are prohibited until water samples show acceptable levels for water-contact activities.

Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle/King County Public Health are coordinating to address the closure. 




James Joseph Granquist August 1, 1945 - April 29, 2019

James Joseph Granquist was born on August 1, 1945, as WWII was ending.  


He was the 3rd of 6 children, born to Joe & Mildred Granquist.  It was a fun-loving, rollicking bunch:  Lee, Sally, Jim, Mary, Bob & Gary.  

Jim was very athletic.  He grew up mainly in West Seattle, where he would swim every day at Colman Pool & play tennis at Lincoln Park. He also loved baseball & football.  

Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson passed away June 20, 2019, at her place of residence at Judson Park Senior Living in Des Moines, WA due to complications of Alzheimer’s.    Terry was born June 8, 1932 in Seattle and resided in SeaTac, WA since 1964 until she moved to Judson Park in 2016.  She attended Highline High School and went to Marylhurst College in Oregon for a short time.

Greenbridge Health Fair will offer free services June 28

The Greenbridge Health Fair is set for June 28 from 4pm to 7pm at Greenbridge Plaza near White Center.

Free Health Services

 Blood Pressure Checks

 Blood Glucose Test
 Fitness Resources
 Healthy Eating Demos

 Kids Activities ...and much more!

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Free Resources to help keep families safe and drug-free!

There will also be FREE

Healthy food, Prizes, Entertainment, Kid Activities and Giveaways!

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