2018 City Budget

Over $6 Million in New Investments for District 5

On November 21st, the City Council voted to approve the 2018 City budget. Below are a list of investments both in D5 and City wide that Council member Juarez shared in a recent email. In addition, our advocacy to bring the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program to the North Precinct took a huge leap forward. While the funding goal was not quite achieved for LEAD, there is still $750K identified to bring this extremely important program to North Seattle. Thank you to all who helped write letters in support of the Community Center and LEAD expansion.

District 5 – New Investments = $6,274,910

 Lake City Community Center Rebuild  $5,000,000
 Hubbard Homestead Park neighborhood planning  $35,000
 Sound Generation: Expansion of the Lake City and Northgate   “Senior Center Without Wall”  $60,000
 Aurora Commons: Expansion of outreach and drop-in services  $60,000
 Sweetened Beverage Tax – Increase funding for food banks*  $369,910
 Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Expansion to SPD   North Precinct  $750,000

*Some of this funding will also be used to support food banks in other Council Districts

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Q & A with Diane Haugen, Community Connector

 

Q&A with Diane Haugen, former director of the Lake City Community Center and the Chamber of Commerce

Moving on to New Things

Diane Haugen, former Chamber and Community Center Director

Enjoy Lake City (ELC) recently visited Diane Haugen at a local restaurant to talk about a changing Lake City, the meaning of community, and the joy of Alpacas. The former Executive Director of the Lake City/North Seattle Chamber of Commerce and manager of the Lake City Community Center has moved on to new work in a different neighborhood, but says she feels she will always be part of the Lake City community.

ELC: How long did you work at the Chamber and the Community Center?

Ten years for the Chamber and five at the Community Center.

Do you miss Lake City?

I do miss the community.  I drive through it every day though, and I’m not too far away, just in Meadowbrook. I go to restaurants in Lake City all the time so I really feel like I haven’t left.

The Lake City Community Center is located at 12531 28th Ave NE next to the library.

ELC: What did you like best about the work? 

I’ve met a lot of people and I have a lot of connections. I open windows for people. I like to put people together if they can help each other. At Chamber after hours, I’d find out what people needed — a caregiver, a salesman, etc.- and make introductions face to face. That is the part of the work that feeds me. Continue reading “Q & A with Diane Haugen, Community Connector”

Savoy on Lake City Grand Opening

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was a lovely event in Lake City

There was a wonderful turnout for the Grand Opening Celebration at the new Savoy at Lake City on Thursday, November 16th. Karen Colangelo and staff put on a great event with a fantastic selection of food and libations as well as live music. The Savoy is located at 13730 Lake City Way NE. The Savoy is a a brand new 62+, age restricted apartment complex in Lake City.

You can visit their website here: http://thesavoylakecity.com/

LCFF’s Molly Burke & the Savoy’s Karen Colangelo
Music by Julian Catford
Food Catered by ACT3