Councilmember O’Brien to attend Phinney Ridge Council meeting

District 6 City Council Representative Mike O’Brien will be the special guest at Phinney Ridge Community Council’s next meeting next Tuesday, June 6, to discuss policies that he and the Council are proposing that could affect our neighborhood.

Questions for Councilmember O’Brien will be taken in advance. The Community Council’s Board is also developing topics of interest that they would like to be addressed. Suggestions include how HALA, with its proposed building height increases and no parking required, will impact neighborhoods and housing affordability for all; property ownership requirements for backyard cottages and increasing neighborhood crime.

In addition, locals are encouraged to email questions directly to Councilmember Please reference our upcoming meeting and cc so we can incorporate your questions into our meeting.

All are welcome to attend the meeting.

Seattle Library launches online meeting room reservations service

Meeting rooms at all branch libraries of The Seattle Public Library, including those here in Ballard, may now be reserved for dates beginning March 1, 2017, and beyond with a new meeting room reservation software at

Locals can make, edit or cancel meeting room reservations from your Spaces account.

Steps to sign up for a meeting room online:

  1. Create a free account using your email at
  2. Once your account is confirmed, you can search for and reserve a meeting room.
  3. Library staff will review your request and send you a confirmation via email once it is approved.
  4. On the day of your meeting, show up at the branch and check in with the staff member at the Information Desk.

Reservations can be made 120 days in advance.  Patrons are able to book up to 10 hours of meeting room use per month.

Patrons with Spaces accounts may also call or speak with a Library staff member in person to make a reservation. Library staff members can help you make, edit or cancel reservations if needed.

To learn more about using the Library’s meeting room reservation system, please see the online tutorial. An informational brochure is also available at all Library locations.

For more information, visit Meeting and Study Rooms, sign up at, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask A Librarian.