The Wallingford Community Council is offering a free training session to give you the fundamentals of how to prepare so your family and your neighborhood will be more resilient in the event of disaster. We are offering a class called Seattle Neighbors Actively Prepare, or SNAP.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone off Washington’s shore could result in a disastrous earthquake any day now. There are other slightly less dramatic events that could also upend our lives, such as a Seattle Fault earthquake, a fire that consumes a few neighboring houses, an amazing snowstorm, or even a medical emergency in your own family. In a large-scale, disaster the Police and Fire Departments will be overwhelmed and will be a long time in coming to your assistance. If we as individuals and as a neighborhood are prepared to respond to these emergencies the potential adverse impacts will be much less severe.
Wallingford needs a community emergency response team. We are seeking to organize our neighborhood and we need you. Come to the SNAP training session and stay to discuss how you might help build a community that can respond together when disaster strikes. Diane Moore, an experienced volunteer with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management will present the basics of individual/family disaster preparedness and help spark our neighborhood-level preparedness.
On Monday October 7 at 2 PM, the City Council is rushing to take a final vote on CB 119600. This legislation will substantially weaken requirements for the environmental review of projects and policies under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
“Don’t be fooled by [the] greenwashing. It does the environment
no favors to weaken the State Environmental Policy Act… This will mostly
benefit real estate investors trying to further cash in on the Amazon boom.”
“Seattle’s environmental community should also urge the council
to reject this faux-environmental policy. They must resist the siren song of
developer-friendly think tanks, telling tales of how the earth will be saved by
bulldozing houses, cutting trees and replacing them with big apartments.”
“This [legislation] is about weakening policy written to protect
the environment and quality of life for everyone. It reduces costs for the few
who profit off land speculation.”
We urge you to contact all City Councilmembers with your concerns about CB 119600, and ask them to delay this legislation for consideration by the newly-elected Council next year. (Contact information is below.) You can further express your concerns by testifying at the City Council meeting on Monday October 7 at 2 PM in Council Chambers at Seattle City Hall.
There is no reason for the City Council to rush. Under state law, the City has until April 2021 to consider and adopt more reasonable and more environmentally friendly provisions. When our big issues are climate change, equity, and human health, the SEPA process should be strengthened, not weakened.
District 6 candidates: Due to a conflicting District 6 forum hosted by the Ballard District Council, candidates (Heidi Wills and Dan Strauss) are unable to attend. However, both candidates are sending a surrogate to represent them.
Candidates (and surrogates) will answer questions from 7 PM to 8 PM.
Questions will be submitted by the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) Board and from members of the audience.
Welcome and Call to Order.
City Council Candidate Forum, 7 – 8 PM.
The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday November 6, 7 PM.
Wednesday October 9, 7:00 PM— A King County District 4 Council Forum hosted by the Sunset Hill Community Club. Meet current Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles and challenger Abigail Doerr. (Note: The County District 4 boundaries are very different from the City District 4 boundaries. Wallingford is in both districts).
Tuesday November 5 — Election Day!Let’s Get Out the Vote! The General Election Registration Deadline is October 28. To register to vote, visit here.
The WCC is looking for volunteers to help write and prepare an Engagement Survey – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested with “Survey” as the subject.
The Shorelines Committee is looking for volunteers to prepare a proposal to improve Waterway 16 (south end of 2nd Ave NE) to create a community gem that affords the public a lovely place to access Lake Union. Please email email@example.com if interested with “Waterway 16” as the subject.
Get practical advice, design ideas, and listen to different perspectives from a panel of homeowners and industry experts and finally, get inspiration by touring hand-picked homes that have been remodeled, updated, or restored.
The Workshop will be a two-hour panel discussion (from 10 AM to 12 PM) with Wallingford homeowners, contractors and architects providing experience and know-how for those considering or interested in home improvement restoration and remodels.
The Home Tour follows the workshop (from 1:30 to 3:15 PM). Attendees will be taken on a curated tour of two handpicked neighborhood homes to see recent remodel and/or restoration work. Homeowners and contractors will describe the before-and-after state of the remodel projects and take questions and share their experiences.
Prior event registration is required for this limited-space event. Learn more and register for the event through Brown Paper Tickets. Save on registration by joining Historic Wallingford as a member.
The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday October 2, 7 PM.
The WCC is looking for volunteers to help write and prepare an engagement survey. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Survey” in the subject, if you are interested.
The Shorelines Committee is looking for volunteers to help prepare a proposal to improve Waterway 16 (south end of 2nd Ave NE) into a community gem that allows the public a lovely place to access Lake Union. Please email email@example.com if interested, and put “Waterway 16” in the subject, if you are interested.
Construction for the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving Project will start as soon as July 29. The Seattle Department of Transportation will host an Open House where you can learn what to expect from upcoming construction, meet the project team, and review maps of the final design.