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Monthly Meeting, Wednesday December 6

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

Program: Rob Johnson, City Council Member, District 4

Agenda:
7:00 PM – Welcome / Call to Order.
Approval of Minutes.
Committee reports.

Special Guest:
Rob Johnson, City Council Member, District 4 
Hear from Rob, followed by Q&A

Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).
Announcements:

  • The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (NOTE: there is no January Monthly Meeting)
  • Waterway 23 (dock in Fremont used by Lake Washington Rowing Club) – public access has been restored!
  • The WCC joined the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity, which filed an appeal of the MHA Final EIS.
  • The WCC also filed a separate appeal of the MHA Final EIS.
  • “Funeral of the Neighborhood Voice” – watch it on KOMO News
  • The Roof is Now Open! As a result of a SEPA appeal by the WCC, public access to the roof of the new Tableau building at Woodlawn Avenue N & N 34th Street is open during business hours.  The Entry door is located next to Cafe Acadia. If the door is locked, ask at the Tableau reception desk for the door to be unlocked.

9:00 PM – Adjourn.

Monthly Meeting (Wednesday, October 5, 7PM)

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

7:30pm: Special Guest: Lemmis Stephens III, Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator, Seattle Neighborhoods Outreach & Engagement – to talk with us about the program and the Mayor’s November walk in Wallingford (no date as of yet).

8:00pm: Special Guest: Spencer Williams /Legislative Assistant to Councilmember Johnson-District 4 to talk to us about the upcoming urban village community design workshops (formally charrettes).

Agenda:

  • Welcome / Call to Order
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Thank you to booth volunteers at the Wurst Fest
  • Seattle2035 – Don’t Pass It, Fix it” campaign for the full City Council Meeting on October 17th NOTE: date change from the 10th
  • HALA – update & action steps
  • Living Building Pilot Program & LEED (green building) requirements at Risk
  • 7:30pm: Special Guest: Lemmis Stephens III, Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator, Seattle Neighborhoods Outreach & Engagement – to talk with us about the program and the Mayor’s November walk in Wallingford.
  • 8:00pm: Special Guest: Spencer Williams /Legislative Assistant to Councilmember Johnson-District 4 to talk to us about the upcoming urban village community design workshops (formally charrettes).
  • Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up):
    • Yard Signs & Door Hangers
  • Announcements:
    • Recycling! Goodwill Clothing Van: Sat, Oct. 15, time 1-5:00pm at Seattle First Church of the Nazarene (the parking lot behind Dicks’s) – volunteers needed!
    • Lincoln School: SPS Forum to Answer Questions About Lincoln High School Thurs., Oct. 27 at 6:30pm in the Lincoln Library.  Lincoln High School is slated to open in 2019. Seattle Public Schools Director Rick Burke is organizing a forum for parents looking for more information.
    • Wallingford Waterways Walking Tour – Tentative Date: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 10:00am, meet at the Waterway next to Ivar’s Salmon House, tour to start about 10:15am.
    • The next monthly meeting will be Wednesday, November 2nd, 7:00pm
    • Follow us on twitter!  @WallyComCouncil
  • Adjourn.

Important – Low-Cost Housing Displacement in MHA-R

This Tuesday, July 19th, Councilmember Lisa Herbold is expected to present the amendments to address displacement in the proposed MHA-R framework legislation to the Planning, Land Use & Zoning (PLUZ) Committee.

The PLUZ Committee may also vote Tuesday on the Mandatory Housing Affordability – Residential (MHA-R) program.  MHA-R is the preliminary legislation that would move us one step closer to the HALA upzones in Urban Village areas.

For more information see: Grand Bargain? Grand Con!

Please take a moment and send an e-mail in support of Councilmember Herbold’s amendments to address displacement to all council members:  sally.bagshaw@seattle.gov; tim.burgess@seattle.gov; bruce.harrell@seattle.gov; mike.obrien@seattle.gov; kshama.sawant@seattle.gov; rob.johnson@seattle.gov; lorena.gonzalez@seattle.gov; lisa.herbold@seattle.gov; Debora.juarez@seattle.gov;

And please submit your comments to Mayor Murray:
http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/get-involved/contact-the-mayor

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Monthly Meeting this Wednesday July 13 at 7PM

The next Monthly Meeting of the Wallingford Community Council will be held Wednesday July 13 at 7:00 PM in the Senior Center of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North (in the second week of the month to avoid the 4th of July holiday).

Note: WCC Monthly Meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of each month.

LOCATION CHANGE: meeting is in the Senior Center at the Good Shepherd Center

Special Guest: Jeff Neuner, Seattle Public Utilities

Jeff will update us on the Transfer Station & answer questions.

Agenda:

  • Welcome / Call to Order
  • New Board Members & Committees
  • Standard Order of Business:
    • Approval of the Minutes
    • Transfer Station update: Jeff Neuner /SPU
    • Fence across Waterway 20
    • Housing Levy
    • Mayor’s surprise announcement RE: District Councils
    • WallHALA
    • High level report on past actions
    • Future dates of note
    • Queen Anne CC’s appeal
  • Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up)
  • Announcements:
    • Membership & Dues
    • Next monthly meeting is Wednesday, August 3rd, 7pm.
    • FYI: for August, The Project Manager for the “Gas Works Park Improvement” will give an update on the maintenance projects that will be going on in the park (comfort station, play area, east entry).
  • Adjourn.

Important – Public Hearing on Seattle2035

Important – Public Hearing on Seattle2035 –
Your Input Matters!

Monday, June 27th, 6:00 PM

The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the Mayor’s Recommended Plan on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. For the meeting notice, click here.

Please attend and make public comment.
Sign-up sheet opens at 5:30pm, get there early & bring a neighbor.  FYI: the city is providing Childcare.  NOTE: 90 seconds /person (90 seconds is about 200 words or a bit less than half a page).  Keep it clear & focused.

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