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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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Primary election ballots due by Tuesday

August 3rd, 2015 by Doree

The primary election is down to its final two days. Get your ballot postmarked by Tuesday or drop off at a Ballot Drop Box. The nearest drop box to our neighborhood is in Ballard at 5614 22nd Ave. NW, in front of the Ballard Library (no stamp required). King County Elections’ website has a list of all drop boxes in the county, as well as scheduled van drops.

The top two in each primary race move on to the Nov. 3 general election.

There are a lot of voting resources out there. Here are a few links:

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Reminder: City Council District 6 candidates forum is Saturday at PNA

June 2nd, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council and Phinney Neighborhood Association are hosting a candidates forum for the new Seattle City Council District 6 from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Incumbent Councilmember Mike O’Brien and challengers Catherine Weatbrook, Jon Lisbin and Stan Shaufler will answer questions on zoning, land use, development, transportation, environment, civic engagement, public safety, etc.

“The move to district elections represents one of the biggest political changes in Seattle in years,” PRCC board member Ted Inkley said in a press release. “It’s important that District residents learn the views of those who want to represent them, and equally important that the candidates hear residents’ concerns. This is especially critical given the important decisions facing City Hall during this time of rapid growth and change in Seattle.”

District 6 covers Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, Ballard and Fremont. Click here for a PDF map of District 6. Click here for information on all districts.

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Seattle City Council District 6 candidates forum is June 6

May 18th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council and Phinney Neighborhood Association are hosting a candidates forum for the new Seattle City Council District 6 from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Incumbent Councilmember Mike O’Brien and challengers Catherine Weatbrook, Jon Lisbin and Stan Shaufler will answer questions on zoning, land use, development, transportation, environment, civic engagement, public safety, etc.

District 6 covers Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, Ballard and Fremont. Click here for a PDF map of District 6. Click here for information on all districts.

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