Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Sally Clark
Everyone is welcome to attend the Coffee Conversation with Councilmembers Sally J. Clark and Sally Bagshaw on Saturday, October 4 from 1 to 2:30 PM at the Northeast Branch Library, 6801 35th Ave NE. All questions and topics are on the table, the gathering is free and is open to all ages.
The meeting is an opportunity for Seattleites to talk with these two Seattle City Councilmembers about any topics, while enjoying some coffee at the same time.
Back in August, Seattle voters passed Proposition 1 (Parks for All) which funds the Seattle Legacy Plan developed by a Citizens Oversight Committee. The most publicized aspect of this plan was the formation of the Seattle Metropolitan Parks District (FYI, you can apply to be on the Seattle Parks District Citizens Oversight Committee. Applications due by Oct 20th). But, there was more in Proposition 1 than just the establishment of the parks district.
Less publicized, but very important to Wedgwood, was that funding was included to develop the 14 land banked park properties acquired through the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy. One of these 14 park owned properties is our very own Morningside Substation site at the intersection of 35th Ave NE and NE 86th St.
According to our email with Mr. Shiosaki, Seattle Parks Director of Planning and Development, about $750,000 is budgeted to develop each site. This funding becomes available in 2016 and Parks is planning to plan and develop 3-4 sites over the following 5 years in the order of their acquisition. As our park site was one of the latest park site to be acquired, we’re likely looking at park development in 2019-2021.
So, the good news is that funding is set aside for park design and development which means we don’t have to pursue grants. But, park development likely will be a few years down the road. Parks is open to interim uses of the site in the mean time.
The Seattle Times has a story on the funding for park design and development, which you can read here.
Autumn is the best planting season for trees and some kinds of shrubs, and the Washington Native Plant Society sale is the best place to get them. Every year the sale features the largest selection of native trees, shrubs, perennials, and ground covers plus bulbs and seeds that are ideal for gardens in western Washington.
Choose from a wide range of botanical and gardening books or get gardening advice from guest vendors and experts such as:
- Flora & Fauna Books
- Bats Northwest
- Salmon table for kids
- Plant Amnesty
- King County Noxious Weed Control
- Raingarden theme again: Seattle Public Utilities WaterWise program
- Raingarden talk by Seattle Pacific University
Please bring your own trays or boxes to carry away your purchases, and come early for best selection. The sale is from 10 to 4 on Saturday, October 4, at the Hunter Tree Farm site, 7744 35th Ave NE.
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