Your Voice, Your Choice; vote by Monday July 16

Vote for your favorite park and street improvements! Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets is a participatory budgeting initiative in which Seattle residents decide how to spend a portion of the City’s budget on small-scale park and street improvements.

Each voter may cast one ballot per City Council district, and may choose up to three (3) projects per district. (Voters are verified by a text message to a cell-phone, or by an exchange of email messages.)

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Wallingford Family Parade, Saturday July 14

Saturday July 14, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
From Meridian Park on Bagley Ave N to N 45th Street, then on N 45th Street to Interlake Ave N

Be French for a Day! Celebrate Bastille Day! Join the Wallingford neighborhood for the 69th Family Parade. Details for viewing, marching, and volunteering are at Celebrate Wallingford.

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Wallingford Playfield Equipment, Tuesday July 10

Tuesday July 10, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Wallingford Boys & Girls Club
1310 N 45th Street

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s staff at a community meeting to review options for new play equipment types and styles. Children welcome. Light snacks and activities will be available.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is installing new play equipment at the Wallingford Play Area, located at the northeast corner of Wallingford Playfield. Play area equipment is being replaced due to insect infestation in the old equipment. Access improvements will be made to the play area, if needed, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Offer your input by taking the Play Area Renovation Project Survey online.

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Monthly & General Membership Meeting, Wednesday June 6

Monthly Meeting
Followed by General Membership Meeting
Wednesday June 6, 7 PM

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

Monthly Meeting Agenda:
7:00 PM – Welcome / Call to Order.
Introduction of new Board of Directors.
Special Guests:

  • TreePAC: Advocacy for an effective tree ordinance. Meeting the City’s goal to increase the tree canopy to 30% includes protecting existing trees and Seattle’s urban forests.
  • Seattle Department of Transportation: Green Lake Area Paving & Safety Projects. Project briefing by Christa Dumpys on bicycle lane and parking changes for Stone Way N, Green Lake Way N, N 50th Street, and N 40th Street.

Committee reports.
Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).

Adjourn Monthly Meeting.

General Membership Meeting:
~8:00 PM – Discussion of outreach, inclusion, and potential Bylaw changes. A vote by the Membership is necessary to amend the Bylaws.

9:00 PM – Adjourn General Meeting.

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Annual Membership Meeting & Election, with Representative Nicole Macri, May 9

Join Us for the Annual Meeting
Wednesday May 9, 2018, 7:00 PM

Member Check-in: 6:30 PM.

Join us for the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers on Wednesday May 9, 2018, 7:00 PM in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N. Everyone is welcome!

Members: Please come early to check in to vote.

Guest Speaker

Representative Nicole Macri, 43rd District

Hear her ideas for retaining & growing middle class housing.
We will also hear what she is doing to ensure that as our population grows, so does livability (i.e., schools, parks, green space, community centers, senior centers, play fields, transportation, etc..), as well as her ideas for slowing down economic segregation.
Followed by Q&A.


6:30 PM – Member Check-in
7:00 PM – Welcome, Miranda Berner
7:15 PM – Elections
7:30/7:45 PM – Rep. Nicole Macri, 43rd District
A few highlights of Rep. Macri‘s work:

  •  Increasing a revenue source for homelessness programs
  • Expanding access to community mental health services
  • Equal Pay Opportunity Act
  • Fair Chance Act
  • Reproductive Care for All
  • Better monitoring of prescription drugs
  • Banning conversion therapy
  • and more!

Election of Officers

This year we will be electing the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, 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: Glenn Singer
Treasurer: Paul Willumson
Secretary: Karen Dalton
At Large Positions:
1: Matt Hallett  /  Emma Notkin
2: Ted Hunter /  Jeff Lindstrom
3: Donn Cave

Reminder: to vote in the election, one needs to be a current member for 2018. Last year, WCC moved to a calendar year membership cycle. If you joined or renewed your membership after November 2017, then your membership is valid for all of 2018. To be eligible to vote in the May election, you must have renewed or joined no later than April 24, 2018.

See You this Wednesday!

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!

Save the Date:

The next Monthly Meeting is Wednesday, June 6th, 7pm.  In addition to an update on Stone Way, etc. by SDOT, we will be having a special general meeting the latter half of the time period to discuss potential by-law changes, outreach and inclusion.

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Last day (April 24) to renew your membership to be eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting!

Have you renewed for 2018?

Reminder: To vote in the election of Officers, you must be a current member for 2018. Last year, we moved to a calendar year membership cycle. This means that if you joined or renewed your membership after November 2017, then your membership is valid for all of 2018. To be eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting, you must renew or join for 2018 no later than today, April 24, 2018!

Click here to Renew or Join.

Anyone who wishes to become a member, but cannot afford the membership fee, may request a waiver from the WCC Board, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:00 PM
Member Check-in: 6:30 PM

The Wallingford Community Council will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM. We will be electing Officers at the meeting. Nominations of members by members from the Floor may be made at meeting.

Please note: There is no Monthly Meeting for May.

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Speak up for Lincoln High School (BEX V)

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) want input from you!

In February 2019, Seattle voters will be asked to renew two  levies to fund Seattle Public Schools — a Capital Levy and an Operations Levy.

Planning is currently underway for the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy. The six-year levy would replace the expiring Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy approved by voters in 2013. BEX V would fund capital improvements including projects to modernize or replace aging buildings with modern, operationally efficient educational facilities. BEX V would also fund technology for student learning, district systems, and infrastructure and security.

The district is also planning for the three-year Operations Levy, which would replace the current Operations Levy approved by Seattle voters in 2016. This levy helps fund day-to-day operations and pays for critical programs and services that are not fully funded by the state.

SPS wants our input. We ask that you attend one of the three meetings being held next week, and/or write to Seattle Schools.

 Here is some information about Lincoln High School:

  • Lincoln HS is not currently on the District’s list of priorities for inclusion in BEX V.
  • On the District’s facilities assessment documents, Lincoln HS is ranked second on the high school facilities needs assessment list.
  • The eastern part of the Lincoln campus is not included in the current renovation. This includes the auditorium (theater) and the gymnasium, which students will use once the school is open. These are to be upgraded in a Phase 2 renovation.
  • The District currently has no timeline for the Phase 2 renovation.
  • It has yet to be resolved if the gymnasium and auditorium are seismically safe.
  • To address the lack of athletic fields for the school, it has been suggested that Phase 2 could include an elevated athletic field built over the existing parking lot on the north side of the building – to both provide parking and an athletic field.

Here are suggested asks and questions to ask of SPS:

  1. Include Lincoln Phase 2 in BEX V.
  2. SPS should advocate for joint investment, with the City, in Lincoln Phase 2 to create school and community spaces like the performing arts center and the elevated athletic field.
  3. If SPS does not include Lincoln HS in BEX V, then disclose a timeline for completion of Phase 2 and the impact to students and the Lincoln budget for operating in the existing facilities.
  4. Please discuss transportation & parking as it relates to the proposed parking changes to the area around the school and
    a) the feasibility of Metro transit for all students, and
    b) the possibility of direct daily busing of students to offsite athletic fields and recreational facilities across the city.
  5. Please determine if the gymnasium & auditorium are seismically sound.  Include money to retrofit as needed.
  6. What are the City and District plans for investing in communal spaces – i.e., community center / library – to serve the needs of the 3,000 students soon to be in need of after-school support services?

Community Meetings:  please attend in person, if you can!

All meetings will take place from 6:30–8:15 PM.

  • Monday, April 23: T.T. Minor School (Seattle World School) lunchroom, 1700 East Union Street.
  • Tuesday, April 24: Jane Addams Middle School lunchroom, 11051 34th Avenue NE.
  • Thursday, April 26: Monroe School (Salmon Bay K-8) lunchroom, 1810 NW 65th Street.

Please also email and/or mail:

BEX V Capital Levy: capitallevy2019@
Operations Levy:
By Mail:  Levies 2019, Seattle Public Schools, MS 22-336, PO Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124.

For more information:

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Map of waterways in Wallingford. Prepared by James Thompson. © Copyright 2015 Wallingford Community Council. All Rights Reserved.

Earth Day Clean Up, Sunday April 22

Celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Clean Up of Northlake Way!

Sponsored by City Fruit & the Wallingford Community Council Shorelines Committee.

Rain or shine: Wear long pants and shoes that can get muddy.
We’ll be picking up trash, cutting tall weeds, and digging weed roots and grass. If you have gloves or garden tools, please bring them. We will have some extras to share.
All are welcome!  It takes community to have community!

Sunday April 22, 2018
Choose from two meeting times and locations (or stay for the whole event!)

Option 1: Clean up & weeding with City Fruit.
When: 11 AM – 2 PM.
Where: Meet at 2400 N Northlake Way, between Waterways Cruises and the Sunnyside Boat Ramp. We’ll work to clean up & weed between Sunnyside & Waterway 19. Extra tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Bringing your own gloves and tools is encouraged.

Option 2: Clean up with the Shorelines Committee.
2 PM – 4 PM.
Where: Meet where the Burke Gilman Trail intersects with Stone Way N, in the parking lot by Solsticio at N 34th Street. We’ll clean up Waterway 22 (at the bottom of Stone Way N). Then we’ll work our way east toward Waterway 15 (just to the west of Ivar’s at 4th Ave NE). For those so inclined, join us for Ivar’s Happy Hour.

Why: Wallingford’s public waterways are wonderful features of our community and the Wallingford Community Council has made access to the public waterways a key action item. Keeping these areas clean helps to improve shoreline habitats, makes them more enjoyable for all of us, and keeps garbage from washing into Lake Union.

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Annual Membership Meeting, Wednesday May 9

Location: In the Chapel (on the 4th Floor) of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.
Member Check-in: 6:30 PM;  Meeting Starts: 7:00 PM.

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:00 PM.  We will be electing officers at the meeting.  If you would like to be considered for a nomination for one of those positions, please send an email describing your interest and past level of involvement with the WCC and the neighborhood to no later than April 18.

Have you renewed for 2018?

Last year, we moved to a calendar year membership cycle.  Which means that if you joined or renewed your membership after November 2017, then your membership is valid for all of 2018.  To be eligible to vote in the May election, you must renew or join for 2018 no later than April 24, 2018. Click here to Renew or Join.

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Testify at the 2nd MHA Public Hearing, Monday March 12

Public Hearing Regarding Rezones to Implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Requirements

The second of six Public Hearings. The first hearing focused on District 4. This hearing will focus on Districts 5 and 6. Wallingford is in both District 4 (City Councilmember Rob Johnson) and District 6 (City Councilmember Mike O’Brien).

Many parcels in Wallingford would change from Single-Family to Lowrise 1, Lowrise 2, or even Lowrise 3 zoning. Testify – Be heard & be seen to let the City Council know of your concerns!

Monday March 12, 2018, 6:00 PM
Northgate Community Center (Multi-Purpose Room)
10510 5th Ave NE.

For those who wish to testify, sign-up sheets will be available starting at 5:30 PM. Get in line early in case there is a crowd.

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