Saturday, April 7, 2018

Miller Community Center Selected for $3.3 Million Solar Microgrid

http://durkan.seattle.gov/2018/04/miller-community-center-selected-for-3-3-million-solar-microgrid/

I attended an informational meeting about the selection of the site for this demonstration project a few months ago.

The City was choosing between Miller and Van Asselt Community Center for the location of the microgrid. The concerns were, as I recall, that the infrastructure of the (older) Van Asselt Center would be less able to support the solar panels on the roof. Other arguments centered around the central location of Miller vs. the overall lower socio-economic conditions around Van Asselt.

The Miller Community will now have a safe (and powered) haven in the event of any long-duration emergencies.

“In an emergency that causes power outages, the microgrid will continue to power the community center so kids, seniors, and other neighbors will be able to stay warm, charge their phones, do homework and most of all stay safe until we get the lights back on at their homes.”


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Call To Action

HEAR AND SPEAK OUT ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD'S ZONING CHANGES!

Click HERE to see upcoming events.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Next Community Meeting

Wednesday, March 21, 2018  6:30 - 8:30pm

Holy Names Academy
Main entrance on 21st Ave East. If no one is at the door, press buzzer and someone will come to let you in.

Agenda

  • Update from Madison-Miller Park Representatives on SCALE regarding MHA/HALA legal appeal
  • Opportunities to get involved
    • March 29: Mandatory Housing Affordability District 3 + 7 Open House: 6-8pm at Washington Hall 
    • April 16: Committee of the Whole for Districts 3 + 7 for MHA in Council Chambers 10:30 to noon (all Seattle City Council members participate). All events are open to the public and provide time for public comment. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

MHA/HALA Upcoming Neighborhood Planning Events

Here is an update on upcoming events regarding City of Seattle planning that affects our neighborhood. Plan to testify or just read up or attend a meeting to get a great lesson in Civics!

 Turn Out! MHA Public Hearings and SCALE Update


Monday, February 26, 2018

Feb 28 Community Meeting Rescheduled to March 21


Madison-Miller Park Community members,

We have decided to cancel our scheduled meeting this Wednesday night, Feb. 28th, given that we do not have any new updates or events to bring forward to the larger community. 

Our next Madison-Miller Park Community meeting will be Wednesday, March 21, at HNA, 6:30 - 8:30pm.  At that meeting we'll give an update about the HALA/MHA legal appeal efforts (i.e.: SCALE) and talk about ways you might get involved, specifically:
  • March 29: Mandatory Housing Affordability District 3 + 7 Open House: 6-8pm at Washington Hall 
  • April 16: Committee of the Whole for Districts 3 + 7 (which means all Seattle City Council members participate) for MHA. All events are open to the public and provide time for public comment. 

Thank you!

Dara Ayres and Elaine Nonneman, Co-Chairs

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)