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  • Low Tide Beach Walks 2017

    Explore and investigate the fascinating world of marine beaches at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park during low tides.

    05/16/2017 10:06 am

  • Mandatory garbage service begins March 1

    To help keep rates low, increase recycling, and promote the health and safety of our community, single-family garbage collection will become mandatory.

    11/04/2016 8:45 am

  • Council places Proposition 1 on the ballot

    On July 25, the Shoreline City Council adopted Resolution No. 389, which places a levy lid lift on the November 8 ballot.

    08/04/2016 2:08 pm

  • Sidewalk Advisory Committee meetings underway

    Residents tell us they want more sidewalks near their homes. Unfortunately, sidewalks are expensive. To help address this issue, the City Manager has appointed 16 Shoreline residents to a Sidewalk Advisory Committee.

    08/22/2017 10:01 am

  • Redesign of shorelinewa.gov

    We are pleased to announce that later this fall the City will launch its newly redesigned website. The City has created a more user-friendly site that is easier to navigate and responsive in design.

    08/22/2017 9:10 am

  • Council adopts Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan

    Council unanimously adopted the PROS Plan 2017-2023 after an 18-month process involving hundreds of Shoreline residents. The plan is a blueprint for the next six years of Shoreline's parks, recreation, and cultural services.

    08/22/2017 8:59 am

  • Register for fall programs

    Registration is now open for all the great programs, camps, trips, hikes, classes and events coming up this fall in Shoreline. Register early. Space is limited.

    08/04/2017 4:18 pm

  • Public Art Expo

    August means outdoor pianos in Shoreline! See this year's pianos, new Interurban Artscape sculptures, and more at the Public Art Expo Wed, August 2nd, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at City Hall.

    07/31/2017 10:17 am

  • Green Building Speaker Series

    See videos of the City sponsored Green Building Speaker Series held April-July 2017.

    07/21/2017 9:21 am

  • Bike Plan Implementation Project progress

    Re-striping of several City streets is taking place over the next couple of weeks as part of the Bike Plan Implementation project.

    07/19/2017 3:22 pm

  • Police Station at City Hall construction begins

    Construction on the new Police Station at City Hall has begun with demolition of the former Grease Monkey building and remediation of oil-contaminated soil.

    07/07/2017 3:22 pm

  • June 12, 2017 Council recap

    Council discussed the draft Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan, the development of the 2018-2023 Capital Improvement Plan, and policy updates to the Connie King Scholarship Program

    06/13/2017 2:05 pm

  • Surplus City vehicles and equipment to be auctioned

    The City of Shoreline (per SMC 3.50) will auction surplus vehicles and equipment via James G. Murphy Co. on June 10, 2017.

    05/22/2017 12:36 pm

  • Seattle International Film Festival Returns to Shoreline

    The City of Shoreline and Shoreline Community College are pleased to announce the Seattle International Film Festival will return to Shoreline for the second year in a row.

    05/10/2017 1:48 pm

  • Shoreline’s Million Stair Challenge is Expanding

    Shoreline’s 6th annual Million Stair Challenge starts back up on June 1, 2017 with some exciting new changes!

    05/10/2017 1:33 pm

  • Goats help at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

    Over the next six months, the City will employ goats periodically to help manage vegetation at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park.

    05/10/2017 1:29 pm

  • May 8, 2017 Council recap

    Council talked with Stephen Norman of King County Housing Authority and held two public hearings.

    05/10/2017 8:58 am

  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Highland Terrace

    Asked to describe their neighborhood's current status, HTNA members chose the word "renewal." Neighborhood leaders are building traditions that bring longtime residents and new neighbors together.

    05/02/2017 4:00 pm

  • Neighborhood Spotlight: The Highlands

    The Highlands is a hidden gem, a private community steeped in Pacific Northwest history, with grand homes surrounded by dense second growth forest, award winning gardens, an an air of mystery.

    05/02/2017 4:00 pm

  • Crime trends continue downward in Shoreline

    The good news is, Shoreline continues to be a safe community. Over the past two years, Part-1 crime has remained at its lowest level in over a decade.

    05/02/2017 3:45 pm

  • May 1, 2017 City Council Meeting Recap

    Council authorized the City Manager to execute contracts for the construction of a new police station on the City Hall campus. Council determined to sunset the Library Board. Shoreline Police Chief Shawn Ledford presented the 2016 Police Services Report.

    05/02/2017 2:42 pm

  • 2016 Engineering Development Manual Update

    The Engineering Development Manual (EDM) addresses permitting and engineering requirements for site and right-of-way work related to development within the City of Shoreline.

    04/24/2017 3:29 pm

  • Council adopts Deep Green Building Incentive Program

    Council unanimously adopted a Deep Green Incentive Program (DGIP) to encourage the construction of more sustainable buildings in the city.

    04/21/2017 2:19 pm

  • April 17, 2017 Council Meeting Recap

    Council discussed findings from Aquatics/Community Center Feasibility Study and adopted Deep Green Incentive Program.

    04/19/2017 9:15 am

  • April 10, 2017 Council meeting recap

    Council adopted regulations designating the Light Rail Station Subareas for the Property Tax Exemption Program to encourage developers to create affordable and market rate housing in Shoreline and adopted Council Goals and Workplans.

    04/12/2017 10:28 am

  • March 27, 2017 Council meeting recap

    Council kicked off their business meeting by the Mayor presenting members of the Shorewood High School Latino Club with a proclamation declaring March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day in Shoreline.

    03/28/2017 4:23 pm

  • Spring and summer construction

    It’s almost construction season in Shoreline, the time of year when we see a number of our Capital Improvement projects take shape.

    03/28/2017 4:08 pm

  • Shoreline Farmers Market committed to human services

    Last summer was the fifth year of the Shoreline Farmers Market (SFM) and it was a great season! An exciting part of last year’s success was the expansion of human services available to patrons.

    03/28/2017 3:57 pm

  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Echo Lake

    Bounded by I-5 on the east and Aurora Avenue on the west, the Echo Lake neighborhood takes its name from a naturally occurring glacial lake at the headwaters of the McAleer Creek watershed system.

    03/28/2017 3:47 pm

  • City updates the plan for public art

    The City Council recently adopted the 2017 – 2022 Public Art Plan. The Plan presents a comprehensive vision for a greater diversity of programs and forms of public art over the next six years.

    03/28/2017 3:31 pm

  • City seeks to prioritize and find funding for sidewalk projects

    At the recent City Council Goal Setting Workshop, Council discussed options to address the City’s sidewalk needs and reviewed the City’s plan for completing a sidewalk network throughout the city.

    03/28/2017 3:02 pm

  • Congratulations CityWise graduates!

    On Monday, March 20, the Shoreline City Council honored the first graduating class of Shoreline’s CityWise Project.

    03/23/2017 3:50 pm

  • March 20 Council meeting recap

    Recap of the March 20, 2017 Shoreline City Council meeting.

    03/22/2017 9:11 am

  • Twin Ponds Giving Garden tops area contributions

    The 2016 Solid Ground “Growing and Giving” report names Twin Ponds Giving Garden as the top contributor of produce to a local food bank of all Seattle area p-patches and community gardens

    03/09/2017 8:52 am

  • March 6 Council meeting recap

    Recap of the March 6, 2017 Shoreline City Council meeting.

    03/08/2017 1:13 pm

  • Shoreline Police offer Nurturing Trust workshop series

    Shoreline Police continue to address the community's needs to reinforce trust and working relationships by educating residents on laws and basic police procedures. The Nurturing Trust workshop series provide an opportunity for Police to have direct communication with the residents of Shoreline and deliver information that is both preventative and informational.

    03/07/2017 10:55 am

  • Graffiti at Paramount School Park

    Recently, park patrons found racist and xenophobic graffiti in the men’s bathroom at Paramount School Park. We strongly condemn the sentiments expressed and want to reassure our neighbors that Shoreline is, and will continue to be, a welcoming community.

    03/06/2017 1:40 pm

  • Tree regulations in Shoreline

    One way ensuring there is no net loss of the City’s tree canopy coverage is by regulating the rate of cutting and requiring replacement trees to be planted.

    03/01/2017 4:22 pm

  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Briarcrest

    Briarcrest Neighborhood brackets the southeastern border and includes both Hamlin and South Woods Parks. The neighborhood association places equity at the top of their values list.

    03/01/2017 2:12 pm

  • Shoreline City Council approves supplemental paid family leave for City staff

    The policy will allow staff to take up to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a sick family member, bond with a new child, or for their own personal health reasons.

    03/01/2017 9:37 am

  • Utility Assistance Programs

    Senior citizens, customers with limited incomes, and persons with disabilities may qualify for utility assistance programs that can reduce their bills.

    02/28/2017 11:39 am

  • Property tax exemptions and deferrals

    If you are a senior citizen, disabled, or homeowner with limited income, there are programs that may help you pay your property taxes and/or special assessments.

    02/28/2017 9:29 am

  • Home Improvement workshops & Vendor Fair

    Home improvement season is coming! Do you have a home improvement project in mind, but need some guidance to get started? Our workshops can help you take the next steps.

    02/23/2017 3:51 pm

  • February is Black History Month

    On Monday, Jan. 30, the City Council officially proclaimed February as Black History Month in the City of Shoreline. The City will host a visual art exhibition devoted to African American history and identity, with an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 9. Author and Shoreline resident Ijeoma Oluo will provide a reading.

    02/01/2017 10:09 am

  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Ballinger

    Ballinger Neighborhood is a blend of single-family homes, apartments, and condominiums, with a commercial area along Ballinger Way NE. Neighbors are proud of the increasing diversity that characterizes their neighborhood.

    01/26/2017 2:35 pm

  • Tax credits can put money in your pocket

    Did you know that many families are eligible for valuable tax credits every year? To get these credits, you must file a tax return (even if you do not owe any income tax).

    01/26/2017 2:10 pm

  • City contracts with Jacobsen Photography for drone photography

    The visuals will provide new ways to highlight Shoreline on surprisedbyshoreline.com, the City’s website, in marketing material for economic development, and in city publications such as Currents.

    01/24/2017 1:49 pm

  • Council declares Shoreline to be an inviting, equitable, and safe community for all

    Council passed Resolution 401 as a way to restate the practices and policies of the City and the values that the Shoreline community has supported.

    01/24/2017 1:19 pm

  • Light rail progressing towards final design in 2017

    By the end of 2017, Sound Transit hopes to reach 90% design of the Lynnwood Link Extension Light Rail through Shoreline. The community will have a number of opportunities to participate in the process.

    01/17/2017 11:26 am

  • Don't drip & drive - Fix that leak!

    Help prevent water pollution, and save yourself money, by having your car checked for leaks. Visit any participating repair shop and get a free visual leak check, at a value up to $80.

    01/09/2017 2:15 pm

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