Eastlake Event Schedule Feb/March

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and opportunities to comment or volunteer. Background on many of these activities can be found on the ECC web site and in the recently posted Winter 2018 Eastlake News, which 40+ volunteers are now hand-delivering.

City Council open house to examine and comment on maps of proposed upzones for Eastlake and other District 4 neighborhoods – Tues., Jan. 30 6-8 p.m. at Hamilton International Middle School, 1610 N. 41st Street (in Wallingford).  For information, links, and how to comment, see background and links in the section near the foot of this message.

Public meeting on earthquakes, tsunamis, and preparedness – Wed. ., Jan. 31 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Agora Conference Center, 1551 Eastlake Avenue.  Learn the latest from Bill Steele of UW’s Pacific NW Seismic Network about earthquakes and tsunamis; and from Cindi Barker of Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs on how to organize a neighborhood for whatever disaster is to come. Click for background from the Pacific NW Seismic Network, Seattle Emergency Hubs, and Eastlake Community Council.  Whether not you can be there, ECC welcomes volunteers to get involved; please contact us at info@eastlakeseattle.org.

Public meeting on crime and its prevention in Eastlake – Tues., Feb. 6 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. Meet with the Police Dept. and your neighbors or co-workers about the latest problems and solutions for Eastlake. Sponsored by ECC.

City Council public hearing on proposed upzones for Eastlake and other District 4 neighborhoods — Mon., Feb. 12 6 p.m. at Eckstein Middle School, 3003 NE 75th St (in Ravenna neighborhood).  For information, links, and how to comment, see background and links in the section near the foot of this message.

Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands (State DNR) – Tues., Feb. 20  6-7:30 p.m. At Agora Conference Center, 1551 Eastlake Ave. [note early starting time].  The Department of Natural Resources owns most land under Lake Union, and plenty on shore, and can regulate seaplane uses. DNR leases generate funds to enhance public access to aquatic lands (Lake Union produces  many of these funds, but apparently has never received a grant). Come with questions or send them to info@eastlakeseattle.org. Sponsored by ECC.

 

City Council public hearing on changes in the Land Use Code which will reduce or eliminate the requirement for new buildings to include on-site parking — Wed., Feb. 21 9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd floor of Seattle City Hall 601 Fifth Avenue. Comments may also be made by e-mail or by mail. For information, links, and how to comment, see background and links in the section near the foot of this message.

 

City Councilmember Rob Johnson – Tues., March 6  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. Johnson represents this part of Seattle (district 4). Particular focuses of the meeting will be traffic, transit, and parking; SDOT and Metro reps will be there. Come with questions or send them to info@eastlakeseattle.org. Sponsored by ECC.

Eastlake Egg Hut and Fun Run – Sat., March 31  11 a.m. at Rogers Playground (2500 Eastlake Ave. E.).  Sponsored by ECC.  For questions, to help, or make a donation:  christyelton@gmail.com and info@eastlakseattle.org.

On proposed upzoning of the Eastlake neighborhood, the Jan. 30 and Feb. 12 City comment events about them, and a request for donations to help a challenge by ECC and its coalition partners

On Nov. 27, a coalition of 26 non-profit organizations including the Eastlake Community Council filed an administrative appeal to a Seattle Hearing Examiner, challenging the City’s analysis of the impacts on Eastlake and other neighborhoods of a proposal to the City Council to allow greater height and bulk for new buildings on multi-family zoned properties(all of Eastlake’s residential land) in exchange for claimed improvements in affordable housing.  Although the Council cannot vote on the measure until an accurate analysis has been produced, it is seeking public comments on the proposal unchanged, including at Jan. 30 and Feb. 12 events.  About the appeal, about these events and how to comment, see the ECC web site.

Your donations are urgently needed for the administrative appeal! Please make checks made out to Eastlake Community Council, specifying in the memo line “MHA-EIS appeal”; mail or drop off to: ECC, c/o Lake Union Mail, 117 E. Louisa St. #1, Seattle 98102-3278. To donate on-line: http://www.seattlefairgrowth.org/feisdonate. Please specify that the donation is on behalf of the Eastlake Community Council.

 

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. Contact ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org. To see or contribute photos of Eastlake scenes: http://instagram.com/eastlakeseattle.  Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/EastlakeCommunityCouncil.  On Twitter:  http://twitter.com/@engage_eastlake

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