Happy fall! Join us and special guest, Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4), at the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) October monthly meeting. We will also devote time for chair reports, an update on Waterway 20, and new business.
Bring your questions on the community issues most important to you — homelessness, affordable housing, City budget, and more. Share in advance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be asked by our moderators. We will also be taking questions from attendees during the Q & A portion of the meeting.
Register for the October WCC Meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration is presently limited to 100 participants. The Zoom service is available as an application for computers, as an app for iPhones or Android phones, or via browser. Please configure your device before the meeting to ensure your participation.
We wish you and your families good health and safety.
Sincerely, Jenny Ring-Perez Wallingford Community Council President
The Land Use and Neighborhoods Committeeof the Seattle City Council is considering Omnibus bill CB 119835this Wednesday August 12 at 9:30 AM. This omnibus bill is supposed to be for minor editorial corrections, but several provisions will change all Single-Family lots into Multi-Family lots with no minimum lot size. We urge you to contact your Councilmembers and ask them to remove these provisions.
The Legislative Analysis of these provisions states: “However, the proposed omnibus language introduces ambiguity into the Code that could lead to unintended consequences for future development of vacant lots that are created through a unit lot subdivision process.”
The City Council should not be passing bills with ambiguous language.
Any single-family parent lot could be redeveloped with a house and an ADU and a DADU then subdivided in three unit lots that could be sold separately (as multi-family housing).
Unit lots have no minimum lot size requirement.
More trees would be cut to make way for these redevelopments.
The price of single-family lots would increase further reducing the affordability of housing.
The City Council should use a separate bill with a full public engagement to consider this major change in land use code.
We are excited to once again host a virtual monthly meeting!
Please join Sherri Kokx, Senior Advisor to the Superintendent, and Carri Campbell, Chief of Public Affairs,of Seattle Public Schools for a virtual town hall meeting on school this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Get an update on what parents and caregivers can expect (from Elementary School to Middle School and High School), and how plans to open school remotely will impact families and will be equitable and inclusive.
Share your concerns and questions in advance by email at email@example.com. Questions will be asked by our moderators. We will also be taking questions from attendees during the Q & A portion of the meeting.
To attend, you must register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the information necessary to join the webinar. Registration is presently limited to 100 participants. The webinar will be recorded.
The webinar will be held using the Zoom videoconferencing service. The Zoom service is available as an application for computers, as an app for iPhones or Android phones, or can be joined in many browsers. Configure your device beforehand to ensure your participation is working properly.
Tomorrow Monday April 13 at 2 PM, the Seattle City Council will vote on CB119769, an emergency ordinance to expedite affordable housing during the COVID-19 crisis. The bill curtails public Design Review meetings for the next six to eight months to accelerate project approvals. Instead the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections will conduct only internal administrative reviews.
Administrative Design Review is where the developer can promote variances to set backs and allowances for roof-top structures for their projects. See the Downtown Residents Alliance post for further discussion of the bill.
King County Metro is proposing to substantially revise bus routes with the North Link Connections Mobility Project in conjunction with Sound Transit opening new Link light-rail stations in the University District, at Roosevelt, and at Northgate. Bus service in Wallingford is affected including Routes 26, 31, 32, 44, and 62. For more details, visit the North Link Connections Mobility Project website, view the proposed network map, and provide your comments before the end of March (or as soon as you can).