Eastlake Community Council events

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and comment opportunities. Background is in the links and also the Spring Eastlake News.

Public comment opportunity (on-line and via May 16 City open house) on Mayor’s proposed increase in height of new buildings in Eastlake and other neighborhoods.  Attend today’s Tues., May 16 open house (6-8 p.m. at historic Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122—near Seattle University) to learn about and comment on the Mayor’s proposals to increase construction and building size in Eastlake and nearby neighborhoods. For details from the City, see its May 15 HALA newsletter.  Can’t go?  It’s urgent to file a comment (details in next paragraph).

To see and comment on the Mayor’s height increases for every land lot in Eastlake, go to http://hala.consider.it/?tab=Draft zoning changes, and scroll down to Eastlake.  It’s urgent to comment on-line (registration is required, but most of the registration questions are optional). For ECC’s background on how to post a public comment, see http://eastlakeseattle.org/?page=HALA.  Or go directly to the City web site at http://hala.consider.it/?tab=Draft zoning changes and scroll down to Eastlake. There you will also find the Mayor’s case for the upzones. For independent background and analysis challenging the Mayor’s approach, see the ECC link just given and/or http://seattleneighborhoodcoalition.wordpress.com/hala-mandatory-housing-affordability-mha-reference-material.

Public meeting with Police Department representatives about Eastlake’s public safety priorities; planning for July 4; and emergency preparedness Tues., June 13, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Avenue East. The West Precinct community policing team regularly asks Eastlake residents and businesses our policing priorities. Please offer yours (can send to ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org). Also at this meeting, be briefed and pose questions and suggestions regarding the Police Department’s planning for crowds, traffic, and parking in Eastlake on July 4.  Meeting will conclude with ongoing efforts and opportunities to make Eastlake safer in emergencies and disasters.   For background:  p. 22 of the Spring Eastlake News; p. 26 of the Fall Eastlake News; or click here about public safety & July 4; and here about emergency preparedness.  Meeting is sponsored by ECC.


Pledges of volunteer hours 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 ECC qualify for the needed matching funds.   We also need volunteers to help put together the grant application and manage the design process.  Please send your pledge or questions to info@eastlakeseattle.org or call 206-322-5463.


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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