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New proposal for dealing with encampments under discussion at City Council

As the City Council and Mayor work on the budget, proposals are being advanced to address issues made dramatically more important by the events of 2020. So, for example, Councilmember Lewis is proposing a fully civilian replacement for the Navigation Team that formerly worked with those living in encampments to try to get them housed. […]

Summer cleanup Sept. 21–join us!

Fremont Summer Cleanup 10 am to Noon Saturday Sept 21 2019 Meet at 4251 Aurora Ave N ~ Refreshments! Prizes! ~ Join the summer cleanup sponsored by Fremont Neighborhood Council, the City of Seattle and Catholic Community Services. Earn prizes Prizes for most trash picked up by your group. Equipment supplied.

The Riders & Walkers Are Coming

Participants in the 7th annual Obliteride will be riding through the Fremont community on Aug. 10, 2019. This message from the Hutch and Obliteride: Dear Neighbors, On behalf of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, I would like to remind you and local residents and businesses that participants in the 7th annual Obliteride will be riding through your community […]

Got an idea? Tableau offers community grants

Tableau continues to be a good neighbor. They write: Hello Fremont Neighborhood Council! We’re delighted to inform you that our 2019 Tableau Foundation Community Grants application is now live. This year, our employee-driven committee plans to award twelve $5,000 grants to nonprofit organizations doing work in the Fremont and Wallingford neighborhoods to make our community safer, stronger, […]

FNC meets Monday May 20

The Fremont Neighborhood Council meets one week earlier because its regular 4th Monday meeting date falls on Memorial Day weekend. Stay tuned for May 20 agenda. Meeting tonight! (May 20) AGENDA Notice: Due to Memorial Day on 4th Monday of May, next FNC meeting is Monday, May 20, 2019 7 p.m., Doric Temple, 619 N. […]

News for Fremonsters – ADUs/ DADUs – Trees – Playfield Renovations

ADUs and DADUs EIS challenge explained A city-wide meeting was held on November 1, 7-9 pm at the Queen Anne Community regarding the recent appeal filed by the Queen Anne Community Council challenging the city’s Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS) for proposed changes to ADU/ DADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit –aka “mother-in-law apartment”—and Detached Accessory Dwelling […]

Conversation both civil and revealing at FNC meeting October 22, 2018

This past Monday night, over 50 Fremont neighbors attended FNC’s “Civil Conversation about Homelessness,” moderated by Fremont resident Jenny Brailey, learning from and questioning  panelists Tawny Bates, Fremont Housed Representative Concerning Impacts; August Drake-Ericson, Operations Manager for the City of Seattle Navigation Team; Tracy Cramer, Lead Clean City Inspector, SPU; Judy Gay, long-time Fremont Baptist […]

Learn about new apartments, SCALE appeal, Ernst Park and more at Monday’s FNC meeting

Fremont Neighborhood Council Meeting
 features proposed Aurora N apartment project, updates on SCALE appeal of MHA, and appeal on Seattle’s tree canopy.  Monday, September 24, 2018: 7-8:45 p.m. at Doric Temple, 619 N. 36th St.

 AGENDA 7:02 Introductions and Announcements 7:10 Presentation on Proposed Project  4711-4717 Aurora Ave N; MUP 3029853 – 46 unit apartment building with parking […]

City grants available for arts and events in the parks

The Office of Arts & Culture writes that they have: “opened two grant programs to support and encourage the vibrant cultural work being done in and by communities throughout Seattle.” Apply now for the 2019 Arts in Parks and Neighborhood & Community Arts grants–deadline is Oct. 23, 2018 Arts in Parks 2019 (AIP) “In partnership […]

Seattle’s Tree Ordinance to be updated–review proposed changes here

Learn more about the proposed changes in how Seattle protects its urban trees. This from Steve Zemke, Chair – Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance – a Project of Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest and TreePAC.  He writes: “We are in the homestretch of a 10 year effort to update  Seattle’s existing Tree Protection Ordinance and need […]