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:

Attend Madison-Miller Park Community meeting

Wednesday 11/29/2017   6:30 PM
Holy Names Academy - main entrance on 21st Ave East - push buzzer next to door if no one is at the door to greet you.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Free extra yard waste collection for Seattle customers in November

Extra yard waste must be in paper bags, or placed in a container that contains only yard waste. SPU will accept up to 10 bags of extra yard waste per household for free from November 1-30.
Fallen leaves can block storm drains and lead to flooding in neighborhoods. Raking leaves and keeping drains clear helps to prevent unnecessary flooding. As leaves continue to fall, residents are encouraged to check and clear their drains to keep the water flowing (as long as conditions are safe to do so). Customers should set out extra yard waste on their regular collection day for pick up during the month of November.

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

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

SUBMIT Your Comments to the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

As a community interested in Livability and Affordability, we have

  • REVIEWED the City's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program,
  • GATHERED your input from the community meetings and emails that many of you have submitted, and
  • PREPARED a MAP and RESPONSE to assist you in developing your own response to the City's DEIS.
We encourage you to make your voice heard by preparing and submitting your comments to the City by August 7, 2017.
  • Click MAP and RESPONSE  to view and download these documents,
  • Visit the Historic Seattle blog to view their comments,
  • Either develop your own comments or use what the community group has prepared, and
  • Submit your comments to the City by sending email to MHA.EIS@seattle.gov or by using the City's DEIS Comment Form on their MHA DEIS website. Note that your comments must be entered into the City's form online, so it may be helpful to type them out first and copy and paste them into the form.
Neighbors and friends,

The Madison-Miller Park Community group has been working hard over the past nine months to understand the City's proposed Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA), and to provide feedback on the proposed zoning changes for our neighborhood. 

We have one last call to action for you all -- and this one is important! The City's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) came out in June, and the deadline to submit comments is this Monday, August 7. Our community group has drafted an official response to the DEIS, it is attached here as a resource.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

New Miller Community Center coordinator reaching out

Capitol Hill Times has a a nice article on Delia Flores, the new Coordinator at Miller Community Center. She has many good ideas for the Center, and I encourage you to check-in with her to share your desires for the Center (and maybe to volunteer to serve on the Center's Advisory Council. Delia.Flores@seattle.gov ).

New Miller Community Center coordinator reaching out