There are several well known outdoor works of art like the Olympic Sculpture Park, and other murals around the Seattle area that are pleasant for the surround community members and those passing through. But now the SDOT is suggesting that these murals can hold a whole new purpose, and informing Seattle communities that painting murals near intersections can slow traffic when there are no stop signs, or yield signs in sight.
The SDOT is encouraging community members to apply for mural funding and submit designs for approval, with at least 60% of members in the community in agreeance with the mural. First, members must submit an area for approval that has no nearby traffic control devices and the area will be reviewed to determine if a project is feasible. Once the area is approved, residents in the community can work out a design, and approval may take up to two weeks. For more information on how to get a mural submitted in your neighborhood, click here.
When there is a public safety issue or a chronic neighbor nuisance, it’s not always most efficient or effective to call 911. Sometimes, it’s best to go through a precinct-liaison program. Up until now, Seattle budget cutbacks have prevented funding to such programs. According to a Seattle Times article, the Seattle City Council has restored funding to allow four attorney liaisons in Seattle’s five police precincts.
For the Magnolia area, your precinct liaison attorney is Sumeer Singla. Starting in mid-February, you can contact him as a resource to solve neighborhood issues, like nuisance properties, feuding neighbors, and gang activity. Additionally, he lives in the West precinct, so he has a vested interest in the public safety issues of Magnolia and the surrounding Queen Anne neighborhood. With a precinct liaison attorney, it increases the police capabilities, using legal means to solve community issues. You can contact him at 206-386-4084 for your community needs, starting mid-February. To view the precinct-liaison attorneys in the other precincts of Seattle or for more information, please visit the Seattle Times article.
It’s that magical time of year again in the Northwest and what better way to bring in the holiday season than the 62nd annual Christmas Ship Festival from Argosy Cruises. The festival features the ever popular Christmas Ship decked out with décor, filled with music and brimming with holiday spirit. The Christmas Ship sets sail on 25 nights this season and stops at many Puget Sound waterfront locations. If you live in Magnolia, make sure to see the ships tomorrow, December 7th, in the nearby neighborhood of Ballard. The ship wll visit the Ballard Locks from 8:10 to 8:30 pm, then make its way to Golden Gardens Park and stay there from 9:05 to 9:25 pm. Onboard, riders can enjoy chorus performances and a visit from Santa Clause. You can also ride on one of the dinner cruise boats which trail behind the Christmas Ship so you can experience all the sights and sounds while dining. If you didn’t spring for a ticket this year, don’t worry because Golden Gardens Park is a great place to simply watch the festival and see the ship with your family. If you would like to purchase tickets for a Christmas Ship cruise, see a full schedule of events or to find more information, please see the website. Ticked proceeds will benefit the Seattle Times Fund for The Needy. See you at Golden Gardens!