Seattle Parks Plan 2017

Learn more about the Seattle Parks and Recreation 2017 Development Plan and Gap Analysis Update

According to the SPR website:

The 2017 Development Plan is a 6-year plan that documents and describes Seattle Parks and Recreation’s (SPR) facilities and lands, looks at Seattle’s changing demographics and lays out a vision for the future. Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan, contains overarching goals and polices, whereas the 2017 Development Plan takes these a step further and helps to define SPR’s future acquisition priorities and capital investments. 

We will be discussing key questions and issues with the public over the next few months and will be coming back to the Park Board with staff recommendations based upon public input, legal requirements and broad city goals on these key issues.

You can learn more here.

 

Reminder about SR 520 public meeting and comment opportunities

Passing on email about 520, all from WSDOT.

This is a friendly reminder about the upcoming public meeting regarding the Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan (NTMP) as well as information about how to submit comments on both the NTMP and future transit changes in the SR 520 corridor.

Join our March 22 meeting on the Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan (NTMP) – draft report and online survey coming soon

You’re invited to a public meeting about the Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan (NTMP) for the next phase of SR 520 construction, known as the Montlake Phase. The City of Seattle will also share information on 23rd Ave. Corridor Improvements Phase 3, future RapidRide lines and other Seattle neighborhood transportation projects.

Meeting details:

  • Date: Wednesday, March 22
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Saint Demetrios Hall
  • Address: 2100 Boyer Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112
  • Parking: Limited free parking is available at the church parking lot.
  • Transit: Bus routes 43 and 48 also serve the area, but require a short walk to the meeting location.
  • Format: The meeting will include a short presentation at 5:45 p.m. focused on the NTMP and time for questions and answers with WSDOT and SDOT as a full group and one-on-one

Stay tuned: How to read the NTMP report and provide comments to WSDOT and the City of Seattle:

  • We will post the draft report and a link to a short online survey on the SR 520 Montlake Phase web page on Tuesday, March 21.
  • The comment period will take place from March 21 to April 4, and comments will be accepted by online survey, email, mail, or in-person at the March 22 meeting.

Have a say: Potential transit changes being considered along the SR 520 corridor

King County Metro and Sound Transit are looking for ways to best connect those who commute between downtown Seattle and the Eastside. As these agencies develop strategies for the future, they want your input.

Learn more on the King County Link Connection: SR-520 website and take the survey to have your voice heard.

SPD – Tax-Related Identity Theft Update

Good reminders on Tax-Related Identity Theft from Mary Amberg, the Seattle Police Department’s Crime Prevention Coordinator:

Tax-Related Identity theft is an important crime to be aware of during tax season. An identity thief may use your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Contact the IRS if they send you a notice saying their records show:

  • you were paid by an employer you don’t know
  • more than one tax return was filed using your Social Security number

Then, visit IdentityTheft.gov to report and recover from identity theft.

A few things you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim are:

  • File your tax return as soon as you can!!! If someone uses your SSN to file for a tax refund before you do, the IRS might think you already filed and got your refund.
  • Always protect your social security number of Medicare number.  Don’t routinely carry your Social Security card. Do not give out the number unless you have to, and always ask why it is needed and how it will be stored.
  • Research your tax preparer. Protect your personal data and make sure your tax records are secure.
  • Always use security software with firewall and anti-virus protections. Use strong passwords. Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown or suspicious emails.
  • It has always been recommended to use a cross shredder for disposal any unwanted mail, bank statements, old unneeded tax documents, etc.
  • Learn to recognize and avoid phishing emails, threatening calls and texts from thieves posing as legitimate organizations such as your bank, credit card companies and even the IRS. An unexpected notice or letter from the IRS could alert you that someone else is using your SSN, however, the IRS doesn’t start contact with a taxpayer by sending an email, text or social media message that asks for personal or financial information. If you get an email that claims to be from the IRS, do not reply or click on any links. Instead, forward it tophishing@irs.gov.

The IRS uses your Social Security Number (SSN) to make sure your filing is accurate and complete, and that you get any refund you are due. Identity theft can affect how your tax return is processed.

For more information, you can go to https://www.identitytheft.gov/ or https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0029-tax-identity-theft-awareness-week

 

Reminder: Community Meeting for all Residents of District 4

Please join us to hear from special guest: Rob Johnson, Representing District 4 – Seattle City Council.

Monday, March 20, 2017, 7-8:15 PM (Doors Open at 6:45)

Garden Room, in the Brig in Magnuson Park, 6344 NE 74th Street

Attendees will be asked to write out the questions for CM Johnson either in advance over email (below), or at the door of the meeting, to help us accommodate as many questions as possible.

Meeting organized by: Hawthorne Hills Community Council, Windermere North Community Association, and View Ridge Community Council

For further information, contact  windermere.north.comm.assoc@gmail.com

Community Meeting for all Residents of District 4

 

Please join us to hear from special guest: Rob Johnson, Representing District 4 – Seattle City Council.

Monday, March 20, 2017, 7-8:15 PM (Doors Open at 6:45)

Garden Room, in the Brig in Magnuson Park, 6344 NE 74th Street

Attendees will be asked to write out the questions for CM Johnson either in advance over email (below), or at the door of the meeting, to help us accommodate as many questions as possible.

Meeting organized by: Hawthorne Hills Community Council, Windermere North Community Association, and View Ridge Community Council

For further information, contact  windermere.north.comm.assoc@gmail.com

NE 65th St Vision Zero Project – Survey

If you missed the Feb 28 SDOT Transportation Forum on 65th Street, you can still share your input with their online survey, which is available till March 14, 2017.

Here is the blurb from the first page of their survey:

Project Overview

NE 65th St is an arterial that moves people and goods throughout northeast Seattle. The street supports a diverse collection of retail shopping, restaurants, schools, parks, and activity centers, and the Roosevelt Link Light Rail station will bring additional bustle to the street in 2021.

Since 2012, there have been 4 fatalities, 1 serious injury, and 232 collisions along this busy corridor between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39thAve NE. Seattle is committed to Vision Zero, our plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. Learn more at www.seattle.gov/visionzero.

We’re launching a collaborative process to review street conditions along NE 65th St. In June 2016, Councilmember Rob Johnson and members of the community marched along the street, asking the city to study the corridor. Community concerns are explained further at #Fix65th. Safety is our number one priority, and we are committed to preventing crashes and improving safety for all travelers by making street improvements.

And you can click here to take the  SDOT NE 65th St. Vision Zero Project Survey