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Want to Learn More About the District 5 City Council Candidates?

Thank you to all the North Seattle neighbors who came to North Seattle Community College last week to hear four of the candidates for City Council D5 seat: Debora Juarez, John Lombard, Ann Davison Sattler, and Mark Mendez discuss affordable housing, homelessness, locations of a North Seattle police precinct, Northgate redevelopment, transportation, climate change and other hot topic issues.

The D5 Candidate Forum was sponsored by Licton Springs Community Council, D5 Community Network and ReVisioning Northgate.

If you didn't get to attend, the video is posted on the D5 Community Network Youtube Channel:

For more information about the candidates, check out the KODX June 15th Analysis of Dist. 5 City Council Race starting at the 23 minute mark and Speak Out Seattle's May 9th Candidate Forum.

For another opportunity to hear the District 5 candidates, Greenwood Community Council is holding a D5 candidate forum on July 13th at Taproot Theater from 10:30am-Noon.


Volunteers Wanted: Robert Eagle Staff Grounds Beautification Effort

We recieved the below request for volunteers from the Friends of Robert Eagle Staff Middle School PTSA to help beautify the school grounds at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School.

"Please join Eagle Staff MS parents and community members to help pull weeds at Eagle Staff, specifically starting in/around the parking lot areas. Once finished out front, we will move to the west & back sides of the school. Compost bags, gloves, tools, ice cold beverages will be provided. If you prefer, you are welcome to BYO gloves, weeding tools, hat and a water bottle. Many hands make light work and this effort to care for our school grounds will instill pride for students, staff and families at your school, model environmental stewardship and ensures we are a good neighbor in our community. It will be great to see what we can accomplish together!!!"

30+ Volunteers Needed! Show up and join this team effort for 30 minutes or a few hours:

  • Friday, June 21 (9am-3:30pm)
  • Monday, June 24 (9am-3:30pm)
  • Wednesday, June 26 (9am-3:30pm)

Update: A second, 20 yard, dumpster has been delivered, now until July 31st, to continue the effort that has begun. Please consider volunteering throughout July, on Mondays, 6pm-8:30pm!

  • Monday, July 1 (6pm-8:30pm)
  • Monday, July 8 (6pm-8:30pm)
  • Monday, July 15 (6pm-8:30pm)
  • Monday, July 22 (6pm-8:30pm)
  • Monday, July 29 (6pm-8:30pm)

For additional information or any questions, please contact Christel Peterson or [email protected]


June 2019 Community Events

Social Events:

Community Engagement Events:

  • Saturday, June 8th @ 10AM, Friends of Licton Springs Park Clean Up, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.

  • Thursday, June 13th @ 7PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church 10510 Stone Ave N
    ALUV stands for Aurora Licton Urban Village and seeks to build a pedestrian-safe, visually vibrant, economically sound, livable, and welcoming urban village using sustainable-growth principles.

  • Wednesday, June 19th @ 6:30PM-8PM, Licton Springs Community Council Monthly Meeting, Licton Springs Park by the Playground, 9536 Ashworth Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
    Licton Springs Community Council Meetings are open to the public and represent the interests of the residents and the owners of commercial and professional businesses in the Licton Springs Neighborhood of the City of Seattle, Washington, to improve community welfare and happiness, and to promote a quality of life consonant with an urban, residential community

  • Saturday, June 22nd @ 9AM, Pilling’s Pond Work Party
    Join your neighbors for a work party at the duck pond (Pilling's Pond) located at the 1700 block of 90th. Come pull a few weeds, move some bamboo, let's continue to love our returning ducks.

  • Thursday, June 27th @ 6:30PM-8PM, D5 Seattle City Council Candidate Forum, North Seattle College CC1161
    Who are your City Council candidates, and what are their ideas? Candidates running for the District 5 City Council seat will be present at a public forum June 27, 6:30-8 p.m., at North Seattle College, Room CC1161. You are invited to attend and also to submit a question in advance! If you have a question for the candidates, please enter it at by June 17. We’ll choose questions from those submitted and give them to the candidates at the forum. This forum is sponsored by the D5 Community Network, Licton Springs Community Council, and ReVisioning Northgate. D5 Seattle City Council Candidate Forum!

  • Saturday, June 29th @ 9AM, Trees for Seattle: Care for a Neighborhood Greenspace in Licton Springs!, 85th & Meridian
    Spend your Saturday with friends and neighbors to continue caring for a neighborhood greenspace with lots of potential! Volunteers have already removed lots of aggressive, invasive blackberry that threaten beautiful neighborhood trees - and we will continue to remove harmful weeds and spread mulch to prepare the site to plant new, beautiful native trees. RSVP here

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]


Your Voice, Your Choice Project Prioritization Ends 5/31

Your Voice, Your Choice Prioritization

Want to help Seattle prioritize how to spend $2 million of the city’s budget on park and street improvements? Community project prioritization is now open for Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets. Anyone can participate in Project Development if they live, work, go to school, receive services, volunteer, or have a connection to the City of Seattle.

If you would like to attend a prioritization meeting in person, there are two upcoming events for District 5.

Monday, May 6th, 5:30PM-7:30PM at Lake City Library
Thursday, May 30th, 5:30PM-7:30PM at Broadview Branch Library

Alternatively, you can vote for projects online until May 31st.

In District 5, check out these Licton Springs Projects:

  • Meridian Home Zone: Speed Humps proposes an installation of speed humps to control speed and traffic volume on Corliss Ave N and Meridian Ave N between N 85th and N 92nd St.
  • Pedestrian Improvements: 88th & Wallingford proposes adding a stop sign and 4-way crosswalk at 88th and Wallingford Ave N to help benefit residents of the area and children who attend the local schools.

Your Voice, Your Choice Projects 2019

After project prioritization, community voting on the selected projects will begin in September 2019.