Our District 4 is home to over 20 neighborhoods. Councilmember Pedersen believes community councils and other neighborhood-based organizations play an important role in Seattle.
It may seem ill-timed during the COVID crisis to promote participation in community groups, but we hear from constituents that they are yearning to reconnect with neighbors and many groups are already hosting “virtual” meetings online using software applications like Zoom and Skype. Even if you don’t log into a community council meeting, it’s a good time while we’re stuck at home to explore the options — so you can hit the ground running as soon as possible.
As more people participate in community groups, the groups can become even more diverse and effective in dealing with larger institutions like your city government. Participating in your local neighborhood group can provide a wide range of benefits for individuals and the community as a whole. These include opportunities to meet more of your neighbors, access information and events that help with community building, and organize neighborhood activities. Some people also participate to help keep their communities safe with crime prevention awareness and activity. If issues of concern arise, your community council may follow up and organize activities to address the issues. Often community councils are able to advise residents on ways to respond in the most effective ways, which can include contacting your local elected officials at all levels of government.
Community councils are a great way to amplify issues that residents in the community want to see addressed. Community councils give residents a space to air opinions, ideas, grievances, and announcements of interest to you and your neighbors. In addition, they organize residents to work towards common goals identified as priorities by the community and to spearhead events that benefit the community.
Here are some community organizations that represent residents in District 4. Please click on the group’s name for more information.
If you do not currently participate in a community group, but have an issue you need addressed by your city government,
- Report a Damaged Sidewalk
- Request Street Sign Maintenance
- Report an Abandoned Vehicle
- Report a Dead Animal
- Report Potholes
- Report a Clogged Storm Drain
- Report a Streetlight Malfunction
- Request Graffiti Removal
- Report Illegal Dumping
- Report Overgrown Vegetation
- Request Parking Enforcement
- Request Traffic Calming
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