Lake City Loses A Hero

Chuck Dickey Was the Definition of Civic Dedication

Our Friend and Neighbor, Chuck Dickey, passed away peacefully at home this last week shortly after his 86th birthday. He was the model of dedication and service to Community. While we will be posting more information about his life in the days to come, I wanted to share just a bit about him and encourage others to do the same.

Chuck will never be replaced in our Community and everyone that knew him will miss his love of Lake City, his commitment to the neighborhood and his infectious laugh. Whether Chuck was stocking planters, organize clean up crews, hanging flags along LCW, venturing out to the pumpkin patch to pick up pumpkins for local families or working with the Lion’s Club on their many efforts in the Community, Chuck stayed busy.

I site Chuck as one of the primary reasons I got involved in the Community about seven years ago. Chuck was going door to door in the neighborhood to let people know there was a public meeting happening in Lake City. That was when I first really talked to Chuck about his work in the neighborhood and he helped me to realize that Lake City needed to be better connected. I had the honor to work alongside Chuck on graffiti removal (Chuck stored gallons upon gallons of paint for this purpose), planting flowers in LCW planters with local youth and several clean ups. Whenever I ran into him he had ideas on how to address challenges and work to make things better. I had the good fortune to spend time with Chuck talking about Lake City and his life on several occasions and I will miss him greatly as will the Lake City Community.

If you would like to share a picture or story about Chuck Dickey please send it along to as we will be creating a page on the in his honor.

Mayor Durkan’s New Budget Plan for Seattle

From the Office of Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan

“Earlier today at Fire Station 10, Mayor Durkan presented her proposed 2019-2020 biennial budget – her first budget as mayor. Her budget plan reflects the values and priorities that she has focused on as mayor over the past nine months:

  • Focusing on the basics, like public safety, transportation, and water – the essentials that our communities, our neighborhoods, and our businesses rely on;
  • Addressing our crisis of affordability, housing, and homelessness;
  • Standing up for what’s right – for inclusion and equity and our most vulnerable neighbors; and,
  • Investing in building a city of the future – one that is more welcoming, innovative, and vibrant.

The 2019-2020 proposed budget is balanced, totaling $5.9 billion, and is a sustainable budget that reprioritizes City spending. The budget reflects $49 million in savings that Mayor Durkan identified during the budget process, including through vacancies and efficiencies at departments. The Mayor’s 2019 budget includes:

  • $2.6 billion for utility services like power, clean drinking water, garbage and recycling at Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities;
  • $695 million for public safety, including 40 new police officers and 120 new fire recruits;
  • $609 million for transit and transportation investments; and,
  • $89.5 million for homelessness across all departments without raising new taxes.

Continue reading “Mayor Durkan’s New Budget Plan for Seattle”

Donations for God’s Lil’ Acre

GLA Seeking Donations to Support People Experiencing Homelessness

GLA is located at 12521 33rd Ave NE, Seattle
The day center seeks to provide a safe and
reliable location for people experiencing
homelessness to have basic human needs met
and connect with recovery services.
Ways you can donate!
For Day Center Guests:
● New socks, underwear
● Disposable razors
● Travel size toiletries, feminine hygiene
● Used clothing (practical for outdoors)

For Day Center Operations:
● Ground Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea
● Coffee Whitener
● Laundry Soap
(liquid, not pods)
● Sugar

Donations can be brought to GLA 9am – 12pm,
Monday through Friday, task force meetings or the
church office (9:30-3:30 Tu, We, Th)

Reporting Stray Shopping Carts

Addressing Lost Shopping Carts is Just a Phone Call Away

Shopping carts are expensive loses for local retailers and they are glad when they are able to retrieve those that go missing and left  abandoned in the community. The below phone numbers for local Lake City retailers that often have lost carts are provided below. If you seen an abandoned shopping cart, please consider calling the appropriate number once you have identified where the cart is from and be prepared to provide the approximate location of the cart.



Bartell Drugs   (206) 362-7571

Fred Meyer.    (206) 440-2400  (Press 2 for Departments then press 7 to speak to store representative)

Safeway  (206) 306-0504

Value Village   (206) 365-8232