Eastlake Community Council June Newsletter

Upcoming events include June 14 meeting with Police Department asking for Eastlake’s law enforcement priorities; and June 15-16 SDOT open houses on the changes to Eastlake Avenue for transit, bikes, and parking

The Eastlake Community Council alerts you to the following neighborhood events and involvement opportunities:

Public meeting with Police Department representatives about Eastlake’s public safety priorities; emergency preparedness; and planning for the July 4 crowds and traffic — Tuesday, June 14, 7-9 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Avenue East. The West Precinct community policing team regularly asks Eastlake residents and businesses for our policing priorities. Please come to offer yours, but also send them now to ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org. (Can refer to the lawbreaking that most requires attention, locations for greater police presence, possible restriction of sale of fortified beers and wines, outreach to encourage more block and dock watches, or whatever else you believe is important for law enforcement.)  For background, click here about public safety or July 4 and click here about emergency preparedness.

Open House on SDOT’s Roosevelt to Downtown High-Capacity Transit Study — Wed., June 15 6 – 8 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School cafeteria, 2500 Franklin Avenue E. A brief presentation starts at 6:15 p.m. SDOT seek comment on the changes it proposes for Eastlake Avenue in transit, parking, bikes, parking and more.  It‘s part of a conceptual design for bus rapid transit (BRT) and bicycle and pedestrian improvements connecting Northgate – Maple Leaf – Roosevelt – University District – Eastlake – South Lake Union – Downtown. For background, see the SDOT web site and the ECC web site. Send your comments to SDOT at RooseveltToDowntown@Seattle.gov and to ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.

Open House on SDOT’s Roosevelt to Downtown High-Capacity Transit Study — Thursday, June 16 6 – 8 p.m. at UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE. A brief presentation starts at 6:15 p.m. See background in the June 15 item just above.

Eastlake Summer Solstice Celebration — Saturday, June 25 4 – 8 p.m., Eastlake P-Patch at Fairview Park, 2900 Fairview Avenue East.  Live music all afternoon, tasty food and drinks, activities for the kids (including the famous Slug Races), and small silent auction from neighborhood businesses and talented artists.  Proceeds support the P-Patch and its fresh food for local food banks. For info: Marilee Fuller, marileefuller@gmail.com

City Council Public Hearing on the Mayor’s Recommended Amendments to Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan — Monday, June 27 6 – 7 p.m. at City Hall, 601 Fifth Avenue downtown. For background, see the ECC web site’s Comp Plan page.

Volunteer pledges needed to earn City funding for improvements to the Colonnade off-leash area Neighborhood volunteers are applying for Seattle Neighborhood Matching Funds to make much-needed improvements there. Your pledge of two or more volunteer hours (preferably at least four hours, and there is no upper limit) will make possible these improvement projects.  Each pledged hour is worth $25 or more in earning Neighborhood Matching Funds to be spent on these needs. Be sure to list your street address (required by the City in order for your pledge to be valid). For more information and where to send your pledge, click here.

Opportunity to comment on UW’s proposed Seattle Campus Master Plan.   The University of Washington is seeking comments for what should go into its draft plan, last revised in 2003.  Proposed are 15% growth in student enrollment and 6 million square feet in new construction.  Issues include height, density, and traffic and other potential impacts on surrounding neighborhoods.  As a community member you can provide input, including via public meetings, e-mails, letters, and a dedicated hotline (206-685-6736). Also, ECC welcomes your questions and suggestions for positions it should take in this process.  Contact ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.  For background, click here for the ECC web site page on UW impacts.

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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