Eastlake Community Council Newsletter March/April


Upcoming Eastlake dates include Tues., March 8 public meeting on free or low-cost resources for renters/millenials/elders/disabled; March 26 egg hunt and race; March 31 deadline for survey on RPZ changes; and April 2 Tree Walk

 The Eastlake Community Council alerts you to the following neighborhood events and public comment opportunities, including SDOT’s on-line survey about the restricted parking zone (RPZ—see March 31 item). Info about ECC and how to get involved can be found on the ECC web site.  Background about these events and issues can be found there and also in the spring 2016 Eastlake News, which is on-line by clicking here, with the paper version soon to published and hand-delivered to every door in Eastlake by 40+ intrepid volunteers.   

Public meeting on free or low-cost resources for renters, millennials, elders, and the disabled — Tues., March 8  7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. How to help people thrive in Eastlake?  First we’ll have a roundtable about resources for elders and the disabled with speakers from the non-profit Wider Horizons; and the business With a Little Help.  At 7:50 p.m. the Tenants Union of Washington State will present a workshop on renters’ rights.  And at 8:30 p.m., we’ll have a roundtable on younger residents’ wants and needs. Please come with questions or suggestions!

Eastlake egg hunt and race – Sat., March 26  at Rogers Playfield, 2500 Eastlake Ave.  Egg hunt begins at 11, and is followed by a fun run.  Donations are welcome ($5 suggested, on-line at http://eastlakeseattle.org). Volunteers are again needed to assist the Bunny in hiding eggs for kids to find. To help or if you have questions call 206-715-8762 or e-mail christyelton@gmail.com and info@eastlakeseattle.org.  Click here for the poster.  Sponsored by ECC.

Deadline Thurs., March 31 to fill out SDOT’s on-line survey about the RPZ.  The restricted parking zone is one of the key protectors of quality of life for Eastlake residents.  Because the City’s past changes in the RPZ program had an adverse impact on our neighborhood, it is important for people in Eastlake to get involved in SDOT’s current review that will propose further changes.  The most urgent way to participate is SDOT’s on-line survey (deadline was March 11, but now extended to March 31).  For background and a link to the survey, click here.

Eastlake tree walk with Arthur Lee Jacobson Sat., April 2  10 a.m. to noon (refreshments at 9:30 a.m.). Tour begins at the Roanoke street-end park, corner of Fairview Ave. E. and E. Roanoke St.  Leader Arthur Lee Jacobson is author of Trees of Seattle and other books. For more on the tour, trees, and Arthur, click here.

Public meeting for updates about the Mayor’s Comprehensive Plan proposal and SDOT’s proposal for the future of Eastlake Avenue Tues.,

April 18  7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E.   By then, both proposals will be front page news, so please come to hear and participate in the debate.  For details and links on the Comp Plan, click here.  For details and links on the future of Eastlake Avenue, click here.

Fairview Avenue East shoreline cleanup work party – Thurs., April 28 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At this Earth Day event, the Eastlake Community Council encourages businesses to allow employers to spend up to three hours of paid time helping restore the nearby shoreline. Please bring gloves and sturdy shoes. Meet in front of Lake Union Drydock, 1515 Fairview Avenue E.  Questions? info@eastlakeseattle.org or 206-322-5463.  For details, click here.

ECC Spring Celebration Thurs., April 28 5:30-7 p.m. at Pecado Bueno, 2352 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle. $3.50 margaritas, $5 house wines, $5 drafts, and extended happy hour food and non-alcoholic drink prices. Have fun and meet your neighbors at ECC’s twice-annual celebration.

History talk on Seattle’s and Eastlake’s geology and public works, by author David Williams — Tues., May 10, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Avenue E.   Williams will tell the story of the natural and constructed parts of the Eastlake and Seattle landscape, including our cobblestone streets (segments of Edgar, Louisa, and Boston).  His most recent book is Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography (2015).

Public meeting on public safety, emergency preparedness, and planning for July 4th — Tues., June 14, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Avenue East. Meet with Seattle Police Department representatives and your neighbors about these important topics.

Please circulate the above info to others.  For more about the Eastlake Community Council and how to help make and keep Eastlake a great place to live, work, and play:  http://eastlakeseattle.org.  To see or contribute photos of Eastlake scenes: http://instagram.com/eastlakeseattle.  ECC seeks volunteers to help strengthen its Facebook and Twitter presence. Contact ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.




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