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Green Lake area paving projects

Seattle DOT Open House – Wednesday May 24

The Seattle Department of Transportation will pave arterial streets in Green Lake and Wallingford. Design will take place in 2017 and 2018, with construction as soon as 2019.

There is an Open House at Green Lake Elementary School, 2400 N 65th Street on Wednesday May 24, 5:30 – 7:00 PM.

Project locations include:

  • N 40th Street: Stone Way N to Latona Ave NE
  • N 50th Street: Phinney Ave N to Roosevelt Way NE
  • Stone Way N: N 45th Street to N 50th Street
  • E Green Lake Way N/E Green Lake Drive N: N 50th Street to Densmore Ave N
  • Green Lake Drive N: Densmore Ave N to Aurora Ave N
  • N 80th Street: Aurora Ave N to I-5

The N 40th Street crosswalk at Bagley Ave N is part of this project.

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Join Us for the Annual Meeting, Wednesday May 17

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) will hold its Annual Membership Meeting with the Election of Officers and Directors on Wednesday May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N. Everyone is welcome!

Guest Speaker

George Scarola, Director of Homelessness, City of Seattle

Agenda

6:45 PM – Doors open
7:00 PM – Welcome, Miranda Berner
7:05 PM – Election of Officers
7:30 PM – Program

Election of Officers

This year we will be electing the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and three At Large Board Members. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. The present list of nominees is:

  • President: Miranda Berner
  • Vice President: Ted Hunter
  • Secretary: Karen Dalton
  • At Large 1: Matt Hallett
  • At Large 2: Glenn Singer
  • At Large 3: Donn Cave

To vote at the Annual Meeting, you must have applied for membership and paid the required dues at least 15 days prior to the annual meeting, which for this year is after May 25, 2016, and on or before May 2, 2017.

Program

George Scarola, Director of Homelessness, City of Seattle
With short perspectives from:
Jake Weber, Executive Director, FamilyWorks
A representative from Solid Ground
Claire Petersky, Executive Director, Wallingford Community Senior Center

See You on May 17!

Volunteers are needed to help set up chairs. If you wish to help, please arrive at 6:15 PM. Please help to put away chairs afterwards. Thanks!

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Notice of Annual Meeting – Wednesday May 17

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors on Wednesday May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N. Everyone is welcome!

Guest Speaker

George Scarola, Director of Homelessness, City of Seattle

Election of Officers & Directors

WCC Bylaws require the election of Officers and Directors at its Annual Meeting in May of each year. To vote at the Annual Meeting, you must have applied for membership and paid the required dues at least 15 days prior to the annual meeting, which for this year is after May 25, 2016, and on or before May 2, 2017.

Dues range from $10 (Senior, Student, and Military) to $15 (Individual) to $25 (Family) per year. Dues waivers are available by application to the Board of Directors. Membership information can be found at www.wallingfordcc.org/membership. Dues can be paid online through PayPal or by regular mail.

This year we will be electing the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and three At Large Board Members. Treasurer is a two-year position and is not elected this year. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. The present list of nominees is:

  • President: Miranda Berner
  • Vice President: Ted Hunter
  • Secretary: Karen Dalton
  • At Large 1: Matt Hallett
  • At Large 2: Glenn Singer
  • At Large 3: Donn Cave

See You on May 17!

Please note: The Monthly Meeting scheduled for Wednesday May 3 is cancelled.

Volunteers are needed to help set up chairs. If you wish to help, please arrive at 6:15 PM. Please help to put away chairs afterwards. Thanks!


First posted on April 27 at 11:42 PM by Frank Fay.

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HALA Open House, Saturday April 29

Saturday April 29, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave NE

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Open House for NW Neighborhoods.  All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring the kids. There will be complimentary food and beverages.

The Open House will feature maps detailing proposed changes to Urban Villages in the event’s specific focus region.  Come talk with City staff, connect with your neighbors, and express your concerns with the City’s plans!

Click here for a short list of questions to ask the City.

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) advocates redrawing the Wallingford Urban Village boundaries as recommended in the second page of the WCC Position Paper on Affordable Housing, Increased Density, and Livability in Wallingford.

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HALA Open House, Thursday April 27

Thursday April 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Hale’s Ales Brewery
4301 Leary Way NW

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Open House for NW Neighborhoods.  All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring the kids. There will be complimentary food and beverages.

The Open House will feature maps detailing proposed changes to Urban Villages in the event’s specific focus region.  Come talk with City staff, connect with your neighbors, and express your concerns with the City’s plans!

Click here for a short list of questions to ask the City.

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) advocates redrawing the Wallingford Urban Village boundaries as recommended in the second page of the WCC Position Paper on Affordable Housing, Increased Density, and Livability in Wallingford.

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Monthly Meeting on Wednesday April 5, 7PM

Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Special Program: Seattle Tenant Rights Boot Camp

Agenda:

7:00 PM – Welcome / Call to Order.
Approval of Minutes.
Nomination Committee – Lee Raaen.
Membership Process Change – Ted Hunter.
Neighborhood Street Fund improvements project at N 40th Street and Bagley Ave N – Kristin Anderson, SDOT Outreach Team Lead.
Find It, Fix It Walk – quick recap.
Wallingford Urban Village Workshop – follow up from the City.

7:30 PM – Seattle Tenant Rights BootCamp.

Announcements:

  • Yard Signs: ‘Keep Seattle Livable; No HALA “Grand Bargain” Upzones’.
  • The Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday May 17, 7PM in the Chapel at the Good Shepard Center. The election of officers for the coming year will be followed by a presentation from George Scarola, Director of Homelessness, City of Seattle.
  • Reminder: Anyone wishing to vote must join the Wallingford Community Council and pay dues at least 15 days before the Annual Meeting (on or before May 2).
  • The Monthly Meeting on Wednesday May 3 is cancelled.
  • Councilmember Mike O’Brien will have Office Hours at the Ballard Public Library on Wednesday April 5, 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

9:00 PM – Adjourn.

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Mike O’Brien will have Office Hours, Wednesday April 5

Councilmember Mike O’Brien will have Office Hours at the Ballard Public Library on Wednesday April 5, 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

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Find It, Fix It Walk with Mayor Murray this Tuesday March 14

Join with your neighbors for a Find It, Fix It Walk with Mayor Murray and with various City Department representatives. We will gather for refreshments at 5:00 PM on the southeast corner of Woodland Park (N 50th Street and Stone Way N and Green Lake Way N). The walk will begin at 5:30 PM and will finish at Murphy’s Pub around 7:00 PM.

Topics to be discussed during the walk include:

  • Park safety.
  • Homeless encampments.
  • Safe street crossings and traffic calming.
  • Pedestrian and bicycling safety.
  • The HALA “Grand Bargain” and Urban Village zoning changes.
  • Overuse of Wallingford Playfield.
  • Overcrowded schools.
  • Waterways and shoreline access.
  • Uneven sidewalks.
  • Missing street trees, and maintenance of existing street trees.

Don’t see your concerns? Come and add your voice to the conversations!
Can’t make the walk? Join us at one of the six stops on the route.
Bring your families! — Bring your friends! — Bring your neighbors!

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Correction: The real email address is pres@wallingfordcc.org

Correction: A previous notice for Tell Mayor Murray your “Grand Bargain” upzone concerns had an incorrect email address. The correct address is pres@wallingfordcc.org if you wish to help doorbell to get the word out to gather on Densmore Ave N by 6:00 PM Tuesday.

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Tell Mayor Murray your “Grand Bargain” upzone concerns, Tuesday March 14

THIS TUESDAY, 6:00 PM – SHOW UP & PROTEST
Mayor Murray’s HALA “GRAND BARGAIN” UPZONES!

Bring your families · Bring your friends · Bring your neighbors. Voice your concerns about the MHA “Grand Bargain” Upzones to the Mayor. Mayor Murray is coming to Wallingford for a Find It, Fix It Walk this Tuesday March 14.  The event starts at 5:00 PM in Woodland Park on the corner of Stone Way N and Green Lake Way N and N 50th Street. At 5:30 PM, the Mayor speaks and the Walk begins.

If you can’t be on the walk, come to Densmore Ave N between N 44th & N 43rd Streets at 6:00 PM. We are gathering a crowd to greet Mayor Murray at Walk Stop #4. It is important for all of Wallingford to show up, be seen, and be heard. Decisions made today affect the cost of living and the quality of life for all residents of Seattle.

Help get out the word – door knockers needed.  Please email pres@wallingfordcc.org if you are able to help door knock over the next few days.

BE SEEN, BE HEARD, BE THERE! We will have “Keep Seattle Livable” signs to use, or bring your own!  Don’t have time to make a sign—we will have extra signs!

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