Your Voice, Your Choice 2020: Share your ideas for park and street improvements

Your Voice, Your Choice Ideas Due March 18th

Now’s your chance to share ideas for small-scale park and street improvements in your neighborhood during Your Voice, Your Choice 2020. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is asking community members to democratically decide how to spend $2 million of the City’s budget on these improvements.

From February 18 to March 18, community members age 11 and up (13 and up to participate online) who live, work, go to school, receive services, or participate in activities in Seattle can submit their idea online or in-person at any Seattle Public Library branch. Projects could include park benches, trail improvements, marked crosswalks, and sidewalk repair, to name a few. The only criteria are the project ideas focus on physical improvements to Seattle’s parks or streets, benefit the public, and cost $150,000 or less.

Once ideas are submitted, volunteers are recruited to turn the ideas into 8 – 10 proposals per council district. Then this summer, everyone will have the opportunity to vote for the top projects within their district. Of the $2 million budget, approximately $185,00 is allocated to each council district. The remaining funds are allocated to projects in underrepresented communities or Equity and Environment Initiative (EEI) Focus Areas.

Share your ideas today! You can learn more about the YVYC process and how to get involved here. For questions, email [email protected] or call 206-256-5944.

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Feb 2020 Events in Licton Springs

Community Engagement Events:

  • Wednesday, February 5th @ 2-3PM, Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge Groundbreaking, Northgate Station Garage
    The Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge is approaching a major milestone, please join in the celebration! CM Juarez is hosting a groundbreaking event to commemorate construction and to recognize all those who have made this project possible. At the event, you’ll hear from Seattle Department of Transportation Director Sam Zimbabwe, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff, representatives from Washington State Department of Transportation, and key community groups.

  • Wednesday, February 5th @ 7PM-830PM, North Precinct Advisory Council, Northhaven Senior Housing
    This meeting is devoted to promoting partnerships and information sharing between citizens and law enforcement and justice agencies to effectively address public safety issues.

  • Saturday, February 8th @ 10AM-2PM, Licton Springs Park Work Party, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.

  • Thursday, February 13th @ 7PM-830PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church
    Guest speaker this month is Mark Mendez Lake City’s mural mastermind. A continued goal for ALUV is community building and vibrancy through art and Mark has a wealth of knowledge that he will share.

  • Wednesday, February 26th @ 6:30PM-8:30PM, Licton Springs Community Council Meeting, Cascadia Elementary School

To stay up to date on other activities coming up, check out LoveLicton's calendar.

Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at [email protected]

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Licton Springs Neighborhood 2019-2020 Survey Results

LoveLicton is excited to share the 2019-2020 Licton Springs Community Council survey results. The survey began November 13, 2019 and ran through January 6, 2020. LSCC received 69 responses. The majority of respondents are long term residents, living in Licton Springs for more than 5 years. Only 29% of respondents had ever attended a LSCC meeting. Please join us for the next LSCC meeting on February 26th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Cascadia School Library.

Top themes included concerns over safety & crime, cleanliness/litter control, RVs in our neighborhood, state of the sidewalks (especially north of 100th), interest in business development/ additional commerce, and need for a community center.

LSCC Survey Results:Issues

As a result of the survey, the Licton Springs Community Council will be discussing the issues identified and sharing the results with our City representatives. Based on inital discussions with city representatives, they encouraged the continued use of the Find It-Fix It app for illegal dumping and other related issues. The community council will also reach out to individuals who have expressed interest in volunteering.

Thank you to Salt Blade for sponsoring a prize for the survey. LSCC has contacted the winner.

Want to give back? Licton Springs Community Council is a 501c(3) organization which participates in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program as well as Amazon Smile.

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Happy New Year! Celebrate with Licton Springs Jan 2020 Events

Community Engagement Events:

  • Tuesday, January 7th @ 12-1:30PM, Northgate Bridge Construction Drop In Discussion, North Seattle College (The Grove)
    Attend a session and learn about how this project will connect communities on the east and west sides of I-5 in north Seattle, review information at your own speed and get one-on-on engagement from project experts, learn about the project schedule and what to expect during construction

  • Thursday, January 9th @ 7PM-830PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church

  • Saturday, January 11th @ 10AM-2PM, Licton Springs Park Work Party, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.

  • Wednesday, January 22nd @ 6:30PM-8:30PM, Rescheduled Licton Springs Community Council Meeting, Cascadia Elementary School
    Rescheduled from 1/15.

  • Monday, January 20th @ 9AM-noon, MLK Day of Service Tree Planting Party in Licton Springs, 85th & Meridian
    Come help us plant some new green in the neighborhood! Volunteers have been working at this site for the past couple of years to remove blackberry that was blanketing this site. Now we are ready to replace these with trees that will grow and benefit the entire neighborhood. Join us! Tool and gloves provided, no experience necessary. RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QVHNKD3 or email [email protected]

To stay up to date on other activities coming up, check out LoveLicton's calendar.

Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at [email protected]

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Pedestrian Bridge Drop In Sessions Coming in 2020

We're excited to announce that construction of the Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge is expected to begin in early 2020.

The City of Seattle is hosting 3 drop-in sessions in early January. At the sessions you can learn about how this project will connect communities on the east and west sides of I-5 in north Seattle, review information at your own speed. get one-on-on engagement from project experts, learn about the project schedule and what to expect during construction.

Tuesday, January 7: 12 - 1:30 PM
North Seattle College (The Grove)
9600 College Way N

Wednesday, January 8: 8 - 9:30 AM
Aljoya Thornton Place
450 NE 100th St

Thursday, January 9: 5 - 6:30 PM
Olympic View Elementary
504 NE 95th St

Additionally, the North Seattle Park and Ride (10001 1st Ave NE) will be closed starting January 9, 2020 until fall 2021 for construction of the Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge project. The lot will be used to stage equipment and materials for the duration of the closure. For more details, including alternative parking areas, view the full notice here.

To find out more, visit the website here or contact the project team at [email protected]

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