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)     

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.