Port of Seattle Called to Act on SeaTac Airport Impacts on Local Communities
Beacon Hill Council teamed with KCIACC, Quiet Skies Puget Sound and 350 Seattle to call for the Port of Seattle Commissioners to walk their values and address environmental, health and climate harms to over a quarter million people living near SeaTac Airport and under flight paths. Read our letter here.
Martin Luther King Day Celebrations
January 11-17, 2022
The Seattle MLK Coalition is planning workshops, youth events, a march and a rally. Find out more or get involved!
5th Annual Seattle Beacon Hill Air & Noise Pollution Community Meeting
December 11, 10:00 - 11:00 am
El Centro de la Raza honored environmental justice leaders Senator Rebecca Saldana, King County Councilman Girmay Zahilay, and coalition Front and Centered. UW scientists Dr. Edmund Seto and Dr. Elena Austin presented the latest research on air and noise pollution over Beacon Hill. Missed the meeting? Watch the video here.
The Garden House is Saved!
Betty Jean Williams, Beacon Hill Council Board Director and president of Beacon Arts just announced that the historic Garden House on 2336 15th Ave S will be returned to the community. Beacon Arts, who led the effort, thanks Historic Seattle, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and King County Conservation Corps. Beacon Arts now needs your support to activate the space for community use. Donate here.
Beacon Hill Anti-Displacement Survey
The Seattle Times reported that North Beacon Hill is the most gentrified neighborhood in Seattle, meaning that rents and home prices are going up very fast!
We want your input on how the needs of the community for low-cost housing, arts and cultural spaces, and business spaces can be met. Contact us to participate in our anti-displacement survey!
KUDOS AND THANK YOU!
Jefferson Community Center to Offer Summer Programs To Community
KUDOS to our PTA partners from Beacon Hill International School, Dearborn Park International School, Kimball Elementary and Maple Elementary, as well as Beacon Arts and Jefferson Park Advisory Council. Because of their advocacy, Jefferson Community Center offered summer programs in 2021 for our community.
King County Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) to Include Aircraft Emissions
KUDOS to KC Councilmember Girmay Zahilay, Beacon Hill Council, El Centro De La Raza and King County International Airport Community Coalition (KCIACC) for amending the SCAP to include, for the very first time, requirements to measure aircraft greenhouse gas emissions from King County/Boeing, Renton and Sea-Tac airports. They also established a joint technical and community task force and set GHG target reduction goals for King County International Airport (Boeing Field).
We want a safe place for people to live, learn, shop, pray, play and volunteer at Beacon Hill. We are 72% people of color and 44% immigrants and refugees.
We lift up Black Lives Matter, Stop AAPI Hate, and other initiatives to move from violence to peace and justice.
We celebrate our diversity. We work on anti-displacement initiatives to keep our neighbors and businesses in place and honor their contributions with the 100+ Significant People, Places, and Events Project at Beacon Hill.
We support the health of our neighbors and our environment. We work on environmental justice issues, such as fighting pollution and air noise over Beacon Hill.
Beacon Hill Council is focused on building and maintaining a welcoming, diverse and healthy Beacon Hill community. Our priorities and positions are based on issues raised by community members. We focus on changes in the neighborhood and changes in laws, policies and programs that impact Beacon Hill as a vulnerable population.
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We are stronger together.