Eastlake Community Council Sept 2016 Newsletter

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

 

Public hearing on the Mayor’s proposals for Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan—Thurs., Sept. 15   2 p.m. at City Hall, 601 Fifth Avenue.  The City Council is holding an up to 90-minute public hearing on the Mayor’s proposals, which could be ruinous for neighborhoods like Eastlake.  Please testify, and/or send them a message.   For the Sept. 15 agenda, and the Mayor’s proposals, click here.  For a list of suggested items to mention and the Councilmembers contact info, click here. For further background, click here for the ECC web site’s page on the Comp Plan.

 

Public meeting and work party at the Eastlake P-Patch (2900 Fairview Ave. E.)—Sat., Sept. 17 9:15 a.m.  Come to hear about the upcoming project to replace decaying garden bed frames and reorient some plots, irrigation, and paths.  A garden maintenance work party will immediately follow.   The P-Patch page of the ECC web site has background about the P-Patch and the renovation project; click here.

 

Public meeting on UW’s master planning process and on the Mayor’s greatly increased height and density proposals for the University District—Tues, Sept. 20 7 p.m. at the Pocock Rowing Center, 3320 Fuhrman Ave. E.   A University of Washington official will speak and answer questions about the Campus Master Plan that is now in preparation.  UW says that to accommodate this growth, it will need to build about 6 million square feet of new buildings. This magnitude of growth could involve the City Council in controversial height and bulk increases.  Then we will have some speakers on different sides of the Mayor’s very recent proposals for huge height and density increases on private land in the U District. For background on both topics, see the ECC web site’s page on UW and University District issues.

Bloodmobile on Eastlake Ave E —  Thurs., Sept. 29  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at ZymoGenetics, 1208 Eastlake Avenue E.  To make an appointment (recommended but not required):  https://www.psbc.org/programs/drive.asp?URL=3826.  (For questions about eligibility, call 800-398-7888.

 

Pledges of volunteer hours urgently needed for Off-leash area improvement grant.  The Colonnade planning process has identified improvements needed in the off-leash area to install a more paws-friendly surface, install lighting, prune shrubs and branches, create larger yards, improve signage, provide running water, add dog-themed art, and create an agility course, dog playground, and small/shy dog area.  Urgently needed is your pledge of at least two and preferably four or more volunteer hours to attend public meetings, workshops, or work parties to plan and realize these changes.  To be valid, your pledge must list a street address.  Redeemed only if we get the grant, your pledge helps EC.

Urgently needed is your pledge of at least two and preferably four or more volunteer hours to attend public meetings, workshops, or work parties to plan and realize these changes.  To be valid, your pledge must list a street address.  Redeemed only if we get the grant, your pledge helps ECC qualify for the needed matching funds.   We also need volunteers to help put together the grant application.  Please send your pledge or questions to info@eastlakeseattle.org or call 206-322-5463.

 

Please circulate the above info to others.

 

 

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