May Community Resources & Connections

Every month, we share the upcoming community events in Licton Springs. Given the current environment, most meetings have been postponed or moved virtually. You can check out the meetings still happening below.

Community Engagement Events:

  • Tuesday,May 5th - Mineral Springs Park Meeting, 7PM-8PM, Phone Conference Call
    Discussion will include checking in on how the park is doing over the past month of social distancing/stay-at-home, sharing any updates and identifying emerging issues and discussion of what this summer may look like for the park.
    To join, dial (425) 436-6353 and when asked for the pin enter 824120#. For any questions contact [email protected]

  • Thursday,May 7th - Mayor Town Hall: North Seattle, 4:30PM-6PM, Skype
    Join Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember Juarez, Councilmember Petersen, Councilmember Strauss and City of Seattle Department Directors for a conversation about North Seattle community needs and how we can work together to support our communities, especially those most impacted, during this pandemic. Following the community discussion, there will be a webinar so you can work directly with the City departments on essential services, resources, and solutions that are important to you. RSPV at https://tinyurl.com/townhallcovid
    You can join the meeting from any PC or mobile device browser with this link: Join the meeting

  • Wednesday, May 20th @ 6:30PM-8:30PM, Licton Springs Community Council Meeting, Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84675350498
    Note: Invite/Location subject to change

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at [email protected]

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Community Support in the Time of COVID-19

In our previous post, we mentioned some community resources to help support you during this unpresedented time including the COVID-19 Resources from the Office of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and local community group, For North Seattle.

We would also like to highlight some ways to give back to support the most vulnerable in our community.

Licton Springs Community Council would like to invite you to join them in donating to the Washington Food Fund and Epic Life Church's Support for Covid-Response to our Community.

WA Food Fund is a relief fund which comprises of three Washington-based organizations working on the frontlines of food insecurity — Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest and Second Harvest — who will use these funds to distribute food to hundreds of food banks across the state from our cities to our most rural communities.

Please note: due to Stay Home order, food banks are asking for donations to be made by credit card or check instead of in-person food drop offs. If you make a donation, please reach out to [email protected] to claim your virtual bouquet of flowers to say thank you.

Additionally, Aurora Commons has set up the COVID-19 Unshelted Community Fund to help our unhoused community shelter in place by providing enough supplies to keep them warm, sheltered, and fed during this crisis.

Finally, Together Washington: Help Support Family Emergency Kits is working with World Vision USA, For North Seattle, and Seattle Parks and Recreation to bring Family Emergency Kits with key essential items to some of the most vulnerable families in North Seattle. You can donate here and specify North Seattle as the location when you donate.

Do you know of another resource that our community should know about? Email us at [email protected]

Stay safe!

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April Community Resources & Connections

Every month, we share the upcoming community events in Licton Springs. Given the current environment, most meetings have been postponed or moved virtually. You can check out the meetings still happening below. This month, we'd like to share a few resources out.

Community Engagement Events:

  • Tuesday, April 7th - Mineral Springs Park Community Meeting, 6:30PM-8PM, Phone Conference Call, Dial (425) 436-6353, when asked enter 824120#

  • Wednesday, April 15th @ 6:30PM-8:30PM, Licton Springs Community Council Meeting, Zoom https://zoom.us/j/521529297
    Note: Later date due to meeting space availability

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at [email protected]

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March into Spring with Licton Springs Events

Community Engagement Events:

  • Wednesday, March 4th @ 6-8PM, Open House Discussion on Proposed Location for Fire Station 31, North Seattle College (College Center Building, Room 1161, 9600 College Way N. in Seattle
    Together, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) and the City’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) have identified a preferred permanent site for the new Fire Station 31 at 11302 Meridian Ave. N. The existing Fire Station 31 building at 1319 N. Northgate Way no longer meets SFD’s operational needs and your input is needed regarding the placement of the permanent fire station as well as an interim site at 11503 Interlake Ave. N. Attend an open house to learn about the proposed permanent and interim locations and share input. A brief formal presentation will occur at 6:45 p.m. Free parking is available on the north and south lots and bus and transit options are available. To request childcare, interpretation or ADA accommodation services, please contact [email protected] If you are unable to attend the public meeting and would like to share your thoughts, comments from the public are welcome via email at [email protected] through March 18. If you need this information translated or in alternative formats, visit www.seattle.gov/fas/fire-station-31.

  • Thursday, March 12th @ 7PM-830PM, Cancelled: ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church

  • Saturday, March 14th @ 10AM-2PM, Licton Springs Park Work Party, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.

  • Wednesday, March 25th @ 6:30PM-8:30PM, Licton Springs Community Council Meeting, Cascadia Elementary School
    Note: Later date due to meeting space availability

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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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.

Greenwood-Phinney Greenways will be hosting a community idea gathering event for YVYC @ their regular meeting on Tuesday March 10, 2020 at 7:30PM. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Meeting ID: 695 749 283 https://zoom.us/j/695749283?pwd=c3IrdWZFbWpydTR3ZWVZN3lxY1JvQT09

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