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News roundup: G&O Family Cyclery closing for a month to move, new salon, new boutique, city requesting comment on climate change strategy, People’s Academy for Community Engagement application

December 16th, 2016 · Comments

G&O Family Cyclery is closing for the year on Sunday so it can move into its new permanent location just a couple doors down, at 8558 Greenwood Ave. N. The bike shop plans to open at the end of January. G&O’s original location was seriously damaged in the March 9 natural gas explosion, so it moved temporarily to 8554-1/2 Greenwood Ave. N.

3 Wishes Seattle, a women’s specialty boutique, is coming to 7413 Greenwood Ave. N.

La Marca Salon recently opened at 5817 Phinney Ave. N., in the space formerly occupied by Hazel Salon before it moved to Greenwood. La Marca owner and stylist Lizzie Trejo says La Marca uses non-ammoniated color, which is healthier for your hair, and carries Living Proof and Kevin Murphy hair products.

The city is asking for comments on its Climate Change Preparedness Strategy. You can see the Draft Plan here. You can comment until Jan. 6.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) is accepting applications for winter quarter. Deadline to apply is Jan. 9; classes begin Jan. 28.

PACE is a civic leadership development program dedicated to teaching hands-on skills ranging from community engagement to navigating City government to the next wave of community leaders. The PACE winter quarter begins January 28 and runs through March 4.

During the five-week program, 25-30 emerging community leaders (18 years and up) will get an introduction to the structure and fundamentals of City government, with a strong focus on how communities and local government can work together. Participants of PACE get a chance to build relationships with key City staff, City Councilmembers, and expert community facilitators.

Winter classes will be held on five Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Yesler Community Center. Topics include: Accessing City Government, City Budget 101, Land Use in Seattle, Community Organizing, Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement, Public Speaking, Skillful Engagement in Conflict, and more.

Tuition for the five-week program is $100. Tuition assistance is available to those who qualify. The application and details for the winter session are here or you can visit seattle.gov/PACE. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 9 by 5:00 p.m.

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