From the Family of Chuck Dickey

Message from Chuck’s Daughter, Susan, Announces Memorial and Services

“Hello, you always wonder how to start an email such as this….know this to be true- 

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Charles / Chuck Dickey.  He passed away peacefully at his home September 23, 2018. 

He had been ill, yet not everyone knew that, he had completed a intense cancer treatment during April thru July. He had an amazing ability to “hide” things that were personal and focused his days on being active and part of the community. To all of you,  I am sorry to bear the news of his passing away.  Continue reading “From the Family of Chuck Dickey”

Hellbent Recognized By State’s Green Business Program

Congratulations to Lake City’s Own Hellbent Brewing



 For Immediate Release

More than 150 Businesses Recognized in First Year of Washington’s Green Business Program

 SEATTLE (October 2, 2018) ­– EnviroStars, Washington’s green business program, has helped more than 150 businesses of all sizes and types improve their sustainability during the program’s first year. 57 Seattle-based businesses are participating so far.

The program connects businesses with local environmental assistance, resources and utility rebates. Businesses earn EnviroStars recognition by taking steps to green their facilities and operational practices such as replacing inefficient lighting with LEDs, composting food scraps and switching to safer cleaning products.

“Seattle’s small businesses continue to innovative while creating a more sustainable future. Our businesses of all sizes are leading the way to create a cleaner city and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan. “It will take all of us—consumers, businesses, and government leaders—working together to realize our vision of a sustainable, equitable, and robust economy that will thrive for generations to come.” Continue reading “Hellbent Recognized By State’s Green Business Program”

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”