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Ranked by Money magazine as one of the best small towns in America for 2013, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. In Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to live close to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation.




Help Your City Prepare for Emergencies

Starting this month, City staff and volunteers will begin work on creating an annex to King County's Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan addition will be focused on Newcastle's natural hazards and resources available to prepare, respond to and recover from emergencies. Meetings to create the annex will occur no more than twice a month, and the process will conclude by March of 2016. No prior emergency management experience is necessary.

Your participation ensures:

  • Accurate risk assessment of natural hazards in Newcastle
  • Prioritization of mitigation measures that can limit the damage of natural hazard emergencies
  • Identification and prioritization of actions for emergency planning, response and recovery
  • Reimbursement of city costs for responding to declared emergencies

If you are interested in contributing to this important project, or for more information, send an email to Lindsay Brown.


Donations and Memorial Program

Remember a loved one and help beautify Newcastle by participating in the city's donation and memorial program. You can donate a tree, park bench, playscape, garden or any other amenity approved by the city. Most donation requests are approved administratively. Read the city's donation and memorial policy for procedures and guidelines. People with donation ideas beyond tree or park bench installation are encouraged to contact city staff. Email questions to Community Activities Liaison Wendy Kirchner.


Council to Review Preliminary Budget for 2016

Councilmembers will review the City Manager's proposed preliminary budget at a meeting Tuesday, November 17, starting at 7 p.m. The Council will be taking action to modify the proposed budget. The city's budget anticipates where its money will come from and what it will be used for. Your participation is a key part of the process, and a public hearing will be held at this meeting, and on December 1. The hearing on December 1 will be the final hearing before the budget is adopted. If you are unable to attend, submit written comments by sending an email to the City Clerk.

Council Looking for New Commissioner

Newcastle's city council is looking for one new member of the community activities commission to begin serving next year. Community activities commissioners make city events like Newcastle Days possible, coordinate volunteer activities, and advise the council on recreational, historical and artistic programs and improvements to parks and trails. The work of commissioners enhances the quality of life in Newcastle. Applicants must be 18 years of age and reside in the city or potential annexation areas. Interested persons should email a letter of interest, application for community activities commission and resume by Friday, November 20, to Contact Community Activities Liaison Wendy Kirchner for more information by calling 425-649-4444.


Newcastle's Responsible Pet Owners

The number of cats and dogs licensed in Newcastle continues to grow, which is great news for pets throughout King County. License fees support the return of hundreds of lost pets to their homes and help give thousands of homeless pets new families every year. Pet license fees also fund investigation of animal neglect or cruelty, spay/neuter programs to reduce pet overpopulation, and community education services. If you license your pet, your pet will be quickly reunited with you if it wanders, or be cared for at the Pet Adoption Center for a longer period of time. Purchase or renew a pet license online today at the Regional Animal Services of King County website. Pet licenses can also be purchased at Newcastle City Hall or at participating QFC grocery stores.


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Newcastle's Sales Tax Code is 1736 in RTA area; 4036 in non-RTA area

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