We need you and your friends and neighbors to comment this weekend!
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) evaluates the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program impacts on Urban Villages, and in multi-family and commercial areas throughout Seattle. Residents from many neighborhoods have reviewed and analyzed the DEIS. The results are available in the Comments folder and the Analysis folder.
Please view the comment and analysis documents, find the issues important to you, and email your comments to the City at MHA.EIS@seattle.gov or by using the online form. Submitting many brief comments is probably preferable to sending one long email. The more people who submit comments, the more seriously the City has to address the comments!
If you are overwhelmed or short of time, here is a suggested comment to make:
“The DEIS is not sufficient to represent all Urban Villages and the City overall. Each Urban Village is unique, with different housing types, cultural traditions, businesses, resources, and growth needs. This DEIS fails to recognize and examine these differences.
Each Urban Village and Surrounding Area needs to be analyzed separately, thoroughly and accurately via their own individual EIS.
Additionally, the DEIS does not address how the whole City will be impacted by the changes both in this DEIS and the other SEPA analyses combined. Seattle residents live in both their own neighborhoods and in the City at large, yet this DEIS has failed to analyze the impacts to both thoroughly and accurately.”
7:00 PM – Welcome / Call to Order.
Approval of Minutes.
Annual Meeting Election Results.
Committees for 2017-2018.
Special Guests: The Ship Canal Water Quality Project – Jenna Rahm and Alex Mockos, Seattle Public Utilities. Save Evans Pool and Greenlake Community Center – Susan Helf. Wallingford Find It, Fix It Walk – Report by Lemmis Stephens III and Paige Madden.
Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).
The Monthly Meeting on July 5 is cancelled! The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday August 2.
Come join Friends of North Lake Union (FONLU) to remove trash, debris, and weeds from Northlake Way on Monday June 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The event will begin at the intersection of Stone Way N and N Northlake Way in front of Waterway 22. All event equipment and materials will be provided. Come meet community members, improve the neighborhood, and enjoy the emergence of spring!
WallHALA Meeting, Tuesday, March 7, 7PM Senior Center.
Seattle Tenant Rights Bootcamp is the program for the next WCC Monthly meeting on Wednesday April 5, 7PM.
Special Notice – Community Involvement Commission:
If you wish to serve on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods new Community Involvement Commission, the application deadline is today Wednesday March 1 by 5PM. Applications may be submitted online, by mail, or in person.
Tuesday January 17, 6:00 – 9:00 PM. (Come late if you have to. Showing up matters!) Hamilton International Middle School, 1610 North 41st Street.
Hosted by Councilmember Rob Johnson.
We’ll explore clear and meaningful ways to be part of decisions about our neighborhood. We still have time to stop forced “upzoning” that will hurt Wallingford and surrounding areas. Don’t delay, it’s up to us to guide this process.
Here are the basics of what “Keep Seattle Livable” means:
Retain zoning that creates community.
Keep affordable rental prices and property taxes.
Protect our local small businesses.
Preserve yards, parks, trees, and sunlight.
Prevent massive developments next to houses.
Fund schools, parks, and roads with Impact Fees.
Learn what the city is not telling you at the WCC Home page.
Use this interactive MHA web map to see how the proposed zoning changes will affect you.
Tuesday January 17 at 6:00 PM – Bring your friends, see what the city is up to, and have your voice heard before it’s too late!
Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González is hosting an Open House this Thursday, January 12 at 2:00 – 4:00 PM in City Hall. As an At-Large Councilmember, she is up for re-election this year. An RSVP is requested.