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District 7 Days at Noir Lux Candle Co.

While my staff and I all work Downtown at City Hall, on occasion we try to get out of the office and explore other parts of the district by supporting small businesses that provide value and character to their communities. Last week we had a great time at Noir Lux Candle Co. in Belltown. 

At this Black-owned, woman-owned small business you can smell, purchase, and even make your own candles under the helpful supervision of staff. Thank you Jessica and LaShaia for helping us out and for helping to make Belltown such a great neighborhood. 

Discovery Park Turns 50

I am very excited to join you in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Magnolia’s Discovery Park – the oldest and largest park in Seattle! Many people from far and wide enjoy this park’s natural open space and stunning views. The park’s Master Plan has played a key role in preserving its awesome beauty and establishing the integral community of programs and organizations that call Discovery Park home.  From the city’s own conservation opportunities to the community services offered daily at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Discovery Park is a pillar of natural beauty, recreation, and community to our city. 

l personally want to invite you to attend the many historical, educational and stewardship activities planned for this historic 50th Anniversary at the Park and Daybreak Star! The official day of celebration will be October 1, 2022. There will be a day of special activities in the park and a formal ceremony. There will be plenty of surprises along the way.  You can find out more and keep up with what is happening at the 50th Anniversary website

South End Tiny House Village Opens 

I am thrilled to report that we have opened another Tiny House Village as part of the It Takes A Village initiative to build more shelter options for people living outside. This village is built in part with funds I helped secure in the State’s capital budget in partnership with Representative Frank Chopp, a long-time champion of shelter and affordable housing. 

You may have seen media coverage about the fact this village was not opening despite being built. This was an unacceptable situation when we have so many neighbors living in parks, doorways, and under freeway overpasses. I made it clear to the parties with the power to implement that this village must open immediately, and I am proud to celebrate that roughly 60 people will now be able to come in off the street and begin their journey to permanent housing. 

Regards,
Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis
Seattle City Council // District 7
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