A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 1

July 26th, 2017 by Doree

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 1. All ballots must be postmarked by midnight, or dropped in a King County Election Ballot Drop Box by 8 p.m. on Aug. 1 (they’re open 24 hours a day until 8 p.m. Aug. 1). See King County Elections’ website for more information.

Ballot Drop Boxes closest to our neighborhood are at the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.; Green Lake Community Center, 7201 East Green Lake Drive North; and the Ballard Library at the corner of NW 57th Street and 22nd Avenue NW. See the website for a complete list.

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List of all candidates participating in the new Democracy Voucher program

June 6th, 2017 by Doree

This is the first year for the city’s Democracy Voucher program, which provides $100 in vouchers for voters to donate to candidates running for City Attorney or the two City Council at-large positions. (The program plans to expand to mayoral candidates in 2021.)

Thirteen candidates have qualified to accept the vouchers:

  • City Council At-Large (Position 8): Rudy J. Pantoja Jr., Sheley Secrest, Jon Grant, Teresa Mosqueda, Hisam Goueli and Mac S. McGregor.
  • City Council At-Large (Position 9): Ty Pethe, Pauly Giuglianotti, Ian Affleck-Asch, Eric Smiley, Lorena González and Pat Muramaki.
  • City Attorney Candidate: Pete Holmes

Of the 13 candidates who are participating in the program, three candidates have completed the qualifying process and are receiving funds from Democracy Vouchers. The remaining 10 candidates are in the process of qualifying for the program and must collect enough signatures and qualifying contributions.

For the complete list of candidates running in the 2017 City of Seattle elections, please visit the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission’s active campaigns page.

In the first five months of the program: 15,079 Democracy Vouchers have been correctly assigned to participating candidates and 4,151 Seattle residents have turned in at least one voucher.

If you choose to donate your vouchers, you must do so by Nov. 30. If you didn’t receive your Democracy Vouchers or can’t find them, you can request replacements online, by calling (206)-727-8855 or e-mailing democracyvoucher@seattle.gov.

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Greenwood Community Council hosts election forum Tuesday at Taproot for District 7 House and Sound Transit 3

October 17th, 2016 by Doree

Just a reminder that the Greenwood Community Council will host an election forum from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

The forum will be moderated by former Seattle Mayor (and Greenwood resident) Mike McGinn, and will cover the race for District 7 U.S. House of Representatives and Sound Transit 3 ballot measure:

  • 7-7:10 p.m.: Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:10-7:50 p.m.: District 7 U.S. House of Representatives candidates Pramila Jayapal and Brady Walkinshaw (including audience Q&A)
  • 7:50-8:30 p.m. – Sound Transit 3 (including audience Q&A), with representatives the Yes and No campaigns confirmed to attend
  • 8:30-9 p.m.: Informal networking

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Election Day: Ballots postmarked today or in drop boxes by 8 p.m.

November 3rd, 2015 by Doree

Today is Election Day, which means all ballots need to be postmarked today or put in Ballot Drop boxes or van drops by 8 p.m. The nearest drop box to Phinney-Greenwood is at the Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. NW. Click here to see a complete list of drop boxes and van drops in the county.

The King County Elections website has links to the Voter’s Guide, candidates and issues on the ballot, and election results. The first results usually go live around 8:15 p.m., then updated results are usually announced every afternoon after that until all ballots are counted.

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Prop. 1 proponents to lead public safety walk through Greenwood today

October 27th, 2015 by Doree

Greenwood-Phinney Greenways, Feet First and Cascade Bicycle Club will be walking through Greenwood today in support of the Prop 1 Let’s Move Seattle levy.

They’ll start at Greenwood Elementary School, 144 NW 80th St., at 3 p.m. and walk until about 4:30 p.m., highlighting safe – and dangerous – places for adults and children to walk and cross the streets, areas where new sidewalks should be constructed, and advocating for other safety improvements. The public is invited to join them.

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Tuesday’s Greenwood Community Council ‘Speed Candidating’ event has been canceled

October 19th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council‘s “Speed Candidating” event on Tuesday night has been canceled.

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Reminder: City Council Districts 5 and 6 debates tonight at neighborhood libraries

October 15th, 2015 by Doree

Just a reminder that the Friends of Seattle Public Library is hosting two city council debates in our neighborhood tonight (Thursday).

The District 5 debate is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N. It will be moderated by Ben Reuler, executive director for Seattle Works.

The District 6 debate is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

District 5 generally covers Greenwood north of 85th Street, while District 6 generally covers the area south of 85th Street.

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City Council Districts 5 and 6 debates Thursday night at neighborhood libraries

October 13th, 2015 by Doree

The Friends of Seattle Public Library is hosting two city council debates in our neighborhood on Thursday night.

The District 5 debate is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N. It will be moderated by Ben Reuler, executive director for Seattle Works.

The District 6 debate is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

District 5 generally covers Greenwood north of 85th Street, while District 6 generally covers the area south of 85th Street.

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Seattle City Council District 6 election forum at PNA Sept. 30

September 16th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association, Town Hall and Seattle Channel are hosting a debate for Seattle City Council District 6 candidates Mike O’Brien and Catherine Weatbrook at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required for the free debate. No late seating.

Debate moderators include: Lead moderator Ted Inkley, Phinney Ridge Community Council Board; community moderator Mike Stewart, Executive Director of Ballard Chamber of Commerce; community moderator Carolyn Law, Artist and Public Arts Consultant; and Q&A moderator Edward Wolcher, Town Hall Community Programs Curator.

You can email questions for the candidates to debates@townhallseattle.org (be sure to specify you’re writing about District 6).

The general election is Nov. 3.

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