“Spring Clean” April 22nd

 LCFF’s Biannual Clean Up Event – 1pm-3pm

 

Join LCFF and your Community to pick up trash on Earth Day from 1pm – 3pm. We will have three stations: Lake City Library, 125th Street Mini Park and God’s Lil Acre (33rd Avenue). Our LCFF “Clean and Safe” leads will be on hand to provide everything you need to take part. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for those taking part. This is a great event for families. If your business would like to take part we will be sure to feature you on Enjoylakecity.org.

 

This event launches our monthly clean up schedule. Stay tuned for future locations, dates and details.

Seattle Is Looking for a New Police Chief

The City of Seattle is searching for a permanent Chief of Police to lead the Seattle Police Department.

 

 

The ideal candidate must demonstrate qualities and characteristics that reflect our diverse communities of Seattle.  Our community members have a critical role to play in helping to recruit the next Chief of Police.  Through community input meetings and this online survey, community input will be utilized to target recruitment efforts when evaluating applicant’s knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics.  This information will also be used to develop interview questions. 

Please take a moment to complete this survey.  Your responses to all the questions are voluntary. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/seattlepolicechief

 You can email any feedback to chiefsearchinfo@seattle.gov.

Emergency Preparedness Follow Up

Thank you to the Lake City Communications Hub, SNAP, Neighborhood Block Watch and American Red Cross for presenting at the Community Conversation on Wednesday, November 15th. About 125 neighbors came out to get vital information and ask questions.

Thank you to Villa Verdi for providing the delicious food and to all the volunteers who helped make this important evening a success.

For those of you who were not able to make it or did not pick up the handouts, below you will find three very useful documents from the presentation:

Accessing Water from your Water Heater

Water Purification

More Information

 

November 15th Community Conversation

Don’t Miss the Next Community Conversation on Emergency Preparedness

Are you prepared for an emergency? Do you know how to access water safe to drink or how to manage sanitation? How is your emergency kit looking? Lake City Future First, in partnership with the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub will help you get prepared on Wednesday, November 15th at a free Community Conversation held at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle.

Doors open at 6:30 pm with free food from Villa Verdi (12360 Lake City Way Ne Seattle, WA 98125). At 7:00 pm attendees will learn about the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub from Lake City Hub Captain Sandy Motzer. The Lake City Hub is located at Fred Meyer in the SE corner of the lower parking lot. During a disaster emergency when most forms of communication fail, community members would gather at the Hub to exchange information, needs, and resources in order to help ourselves, knowing it could be days or weeks before City services are available.

Following the Hub presentation attendees will visit three ‘How to’ demonstrations:

  • Purify WaterLake City Emergency Communication Hub
  • Manage Sanitation – Ann Forrest, Victory Heights Hub Cap
  • Manage Utilities – Matt Auflick, Office of Emergency Management

The Hub will also have an Amateur (Ham) radio display table with information about the importance of Amateur radio in a disaster and how you can obtain a license – Susanna Cunningham, WB7CON, Hub Cap, and Member, Auxiliary Communication Services

Information from the following organizations will also be available to assist with emergency preparedness:SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare)/Block Watch

American Red Cross, emergency kit preparation

Help Bring “LEAD” to the North End

Keep Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) in the City Budget

Lake City Neighbors – Please consider sending a letter to the Seattle City Council to support the inclusion of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) funding in the final budget. LEAD’s proven method of helping people in crisis on our streets is critical to our neighborhoods. Supported by many homeless advocates, service providers and the Seattle Police Department, “LEAD is designed to improve community health and public order by allowing officers to redirect people engaged in street-level drug possession, sales or sex work to community-based services instead of jail and prosecution whenever appropriate”.
The program is already having a profound affect in West and East Seattle and there is money allocated to expand but we need to drive the message home.

Here is a form letter you can use to send to Council: LEAD Expansion Letter

Please send your email or call council Today!

City Council Emails:

bruce.harrell@seattle.gov
kshama.sawant@seattle.gov
sally.bagshaw@seattle.gov
lorena.gonzalez@seattle.gov
rob.johnson@seattle.gov
mike.obrien@seattle.gov
debora.juarez@seattle.gov

More Information on LEAD