Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Council Hearing on Parking 2/21/2018 9:30 AM

Parking SOS!  Public hearing on Wed., Feb. 21 -- 9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd floor of Seattle City Hall 601 Fifth Avenue (can be viewed live on Seattle Channel 21 or its web site, and later at its archive).  The hearing is about Council Bill 119173 with its many parking-related changes in the Land Use Code, among them to reduce or eliminate the requirement for new buildings to include on-site parking.  
Whether or not you can speak at the hearing, please urgently consider a written comment.  The hearing comments are limited to two minutes, but there are no limits on the length of written comments.  Despite urging from many, this important hearing is not being held in the evening, when more people could attend.  
From the Feb. 21 agenda are these links to the legislation, the official case for the legislation, and some good questions by Councilmember Herbold.  Following is public interest background, and then contact information for the Mayor and City Councilmembers. 
CB 119173
Full Text: CB 119173 v1
Summary and Fiscal Note
Mayor's Letter
Director's Report
Proposed Areas With Parking Flexibility Map (01/03/18)
April 2015 Report to Council (01/03/18)
Letter from SDCI to Councilmember Herbold Regarding Questions
About Parking (Added 01/03/18)
Central Staff Memo (Added 01/17/18)
Presentation (02/07/18)
Central Staff Memo (02/07/18)     

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee Seeking New Members

Here is an opportunity to advise the Mayor and City Council regarding decisions to help make walking and biking to school in Seattle safer and easier.

Click HERE to view more details.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Upcoming Community Outreach Events

Are you wondering what is going on with Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) and neighborhood rezoning? Here are some opportunities for you to learn what's going on, meet folks from other neighborhoods and get involved.

Click HERE for a full schedule of upcoming events.

Next meeting of the Madison-Miller Park Community
Wednesday February 28, 2018 6:30 PM
Holy Names Academy - enter by main entrance on 21st Ave East. Ring bell if no one is at the door to let you in.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Meeting Notes for 01/17/2018

To view the meeting notes from the last neighborhood meeting click the link below.
Meeting Notes

Next meeting will be Wednesday February 28, 2018 6:30 PM at Holy Names Academy - enter by main entrance on 21st Ave East. Ring bell if no one is at the door to let you in.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Notice of Appeal to MHA FEIS

A legal notice of appeal to the City of Seattle's Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was filed on November 27, 2017.

Click these links for more detailed information:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mandatory Housing Affordable FEIS Now Available

Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) ensures that new commercial and multifamily residential development contributes to affordable housing. MHA will provide at least 6,000 new rent-restricted, income-restricted homes for low-income people. The MHA affordable housing requirements would take effect when the Seattle City Council adopts new zoning that adds development capacity.

We are pleased to release a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the proposal to implement MHA in urban villages and commercial and multifamily zoned areas throughout the city.  You are receiving this message because you commented on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Read the FEIS notice of availability here.

As a next step in the process, the City’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) will forward legislation to the City Council for their review, which would enact MHA in the study area. After additional community engagement and public hearings, the City Council is expected to consider voting on the proposed legislation in the summer of 2018.

Monday, October 16, 2017

2017 Seattle Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is administering the 3rd annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. 

The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. 

A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure.  

Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today. The survey is available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. TAKE THE SURVEY