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News roundup: provide city input, Halloween Uber rides, Parks Dept. meeting on homeless in parks, street cleanup, online voting tool, basketball coaches needed

Here’s a roundup of various neighborhood and city news.

The City of Seattle has teamed up with Uber to offer discounted rides from Friday through Monday by entering promo code HALLOWPOOL for a free ride, up to a $10 value. (On Friday, Uber users also will receive VIP access to the Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, when they show their Uber trip receipt.)

The Seattle Park Board’s meeting on Thursday will continue the discussion of homeless people in parks, as well as details about the Seattle Asian Art Museum expansion plans. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Seattle Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 100 Dexter Ave. N.

The Municipal League has created a new online tool for voters to create personalized “cheat sheets” for their own ballots by consolidating endorsements from organizations they trust.

Seattle Clean Street Collective is conducting a cleanup from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, starting at Seattle Public Theater Parking Lot, 7312 West Green Lake Dr. N. Equipment and snacks provided. Costumes encouraged. You can RSVP here.

Local Boy Scout Troop 100, which runs a popular Christmas tree lot in Ballard every year, is celebrating its 75th year with a jubilee celebration on Sunday, Nov. 13. Current and past scouts and scoutmasters can find out more info about the celebration here.

Seattle Parks and Recreation needs basketball coaches for its winter youth recreational league. Volunteer coaches must be at least 18 years old. See the volunteer website for more information and to register.

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is developing administrative rules regarding the Source of Income Ordinance, legislation that expands fair housing protections based on source of renters’ income and creates new requirements for landlords, including the new provision that requires landlords to offer tenancy to the first applicant who meets all the screening criteria necessary for approval. You can offer your opinions at a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N. Childcare and language interpretation provided; to request an accommodation or language interpretation, call 206-684-4514. Register online.

The City of Seattle is trying to make it easier for residents to make their voices heard on all the different projects and topics in the city. The new Add Your Voice webpage is a one-stop hub for all city projects and topics currently asking for feedback. Some of the topics have closing dates, others are listed as ongoing. If you look at that page now, you’ll see links to information and how to provide input on the Community Center Strategic Plan, Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda, a link to all the current Parks projects, a Curb Ramp Survey, Metro’s Late Night Transit Service survey, Seattle Climate Preparedness Strategy, the Seattle Public Library Website Redesign, and more.

Public Health – Seattle & King County is partnering with more than 110 organizations and the Seattle Center to provide free health care services to more than 4,000 people this Thursday through Sunday at Key Arena. The patient waiting area at Fisher Pavilion opens at 12:30 a.m. each day. Admission tickets are distributed starting at 5 a.m. Patient registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at Key Arena. Each patient receives a free admission ticket for a maximum of two services each day (medical care and dental or vision). Clinic entry is provided on a first come, first served basis. No identification or proof of citizenship is required. Free parking in Mercer Street Parking Garage and 1st Avenue North Garage.

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