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Monthly Meeting, October, In-Person

Wednesday October 4, 2023, 7 PM

Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Agenda:

  • Welcome and Call to Order
  • Guests:
    • Seattle Fire Department: Jon Ehrenfeld will share about the SFD’s recently launched Health 99 unit, a unit that specifically responds to overdoses in Downtown, Belltown, and Pioneer Square
    • Seattle Needs Trees: David Moehring will explain the recently passed Tree Ordinance 126821 and efforts to improve it
  • Committee reports
  • Discussion on Gas Works Park and for-profit events (i.e., large ticketed concerts).  History, concerns, pros/cons, etc.. 
  • Announcements
    • The Great Wallingford Cleanup, Saturday, October 14, 10am – 1pm, meet at the Animal Storm Sculpture on the corner of 45th Street and Wallingford Ave. N.
    • Hybrid Meeting Tech Help: need volunteers with the equipment to lend to make the monthly meetings hybrid.  It is something we would like to offer, but we need a volunteer to do so.  🙂
    • Next Monthly Meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 7PM.
  • Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up)
  • Adjourn

Volunteers Needed – Creative project to replace the banners along 45th Street:  
Have an interest in joining the Wallingford Community Council in collaboration with other volunteer neighborhood organizations?  This project needs outreach, project coordination, and creativity – does any of that sound like you?  If so, please email pres@wallingfordcc.org to get connected.

A couple of things..

Seattle Needs Trees

Do you agree that the recently passed Tree Ordinance 126821 has some holes to be filled? Holes like not being in compliance with the city’s comprehensive plan, and forgetting to include tree protection during property development.

There is a city-wide movement to amend the legislation to bring it into compliance with the City’s own 2035 Comprehensive Plan goals (30% coverage by 2037), as well as the state Growth Management Act.

To learn more about this movement, go to: www.seattleneedstrees.com

One can also get a better idea of the benefits of amending the Tree Ordinance from this Seattle Times article by Naomi Ishisaka, “Yes, Seattle, we can have both housing and trees.”

Volunteers Needed

Creative project to replace the banners along 45th Street:  Have an interest in joining the Wallingford Community Council in collaboration with other volunteer neighborhood organizations?  This project needs outreach, project coordination, and creativity – does any of that sound like you?  If so, please email pres@wallingfordcc.org to get connected 🙂

Save the Date

  • Monday, September 18, 6PM – Seattle Fair Growth Candidate Forum – via zoom
  • Wednesday, October 4th, Monthly Meeting, Room 202, Good Shepherd Center – in-person, maybe hybrid.. more info to come
  • Saturday, October 14, 10am – 12pm – The Great Wallingford Cleanup, meet at the Animal Storm Sculpture on the corner of 45th Street and Wallingford Ave. N.

Wallingford Kiddie Parade – 11AM, Saturday, July 15th!

A community event since 1949? 1950?

Celebrate Wallingford - Kiddie parade July 14 2023 11am Poster

The Wallingford Kiddie Parade is 11AM, Saturday, July 15th!

Parade Route is along N 45th, starting at Bagley N. and ending at Interlake N.

What makes this parade special is that it is all about the kids marching in the parade!

This year’s theme: Halloween in July!  Bring kids in their Halloween costumes to Bagley N. & 45th, and if you are joining them – don’t forget to dress up, as well! 

For more information about participation, here’s your LINK

The Great Parade Float Bonanza: We encourage people to create cool floats!  Blake Garfield, (Celebrate Wallingford Board President) has a couple trailers to loan to folks who’d like to create a parade float.  Yes, there’s NO rental fee! He’ll even deliver it to your door.  The only commitment is your promise to turn yours into something fantastic.  Intrigued? Want to enter?  Find out more LINK

A little community history: This parade is Seattle’s oldest parade. It began as a Kiddie Parade and throughout the years has had several different faces. The event nearly fell into such disrepair that it was questionable whether it would survive. But survive it has.  Celebrate Wallingford is a brand-new neighborhood non-profit created especially to produce the parade. Wallingford Parade is for everyone in the neighborhood, and out! Parade route is from Bagley N to Interlake N on N 45th. Everyone is welcome. More info: Parade | Wallingford Parade (celebratewallingfordwa.org)

This is a community event by, for, and in YOUR neighborhood.  Help make it happen!  Love a Parade? Volunteer HERE  and/or Join the Board!

To Sponsor / Donate, click HERE 

WCC 2023 Survey Results

In March 2023, the Wallingford Community Council launched a survey using survey monkey to solicit feedback on areas of interest from the community. The short survey was sent out to community council members, advertised on social media – including the WCC website and sent around to various listservs and groups within the neighborhood. The goal of the survey is to help the community council understand key priority areas for the neighborhood in order to prioritize the work of the community council. Over 250 people responded to the survey which provided helpful insight.

The top 5 areas the community wanted to see focused on were:

  1. Public Safety
  2. Homelessness
  3. Zoning
  4. Housing for All
  5. Park Upkeep

The results of the full survey were presented at June 7th WCC meeting.