Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday

QA sign smallThe Queen Anne Community Council meets this Wednesday, November 2nd. The meeting is open to all Queen Anne residents and business owners. In addition to an open forum for comments from attendees and possible discussion of the 7-way stop, the agenda includes the following:

7:35 – Open Forum-comments from the attendees

7:45 – After-market muffler problem

8:10 – Picture Perfect Queen Anne

8:15 –  6th Avenue Street End name

8:25- Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce

8:30 – Committee Reports: LURC/Planning, Parks, Transportation, Public Safety, District Council, Uptown Alliance, Communications, NAC

9:25 – New Business

The Queen Anne Community Council meets the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:30pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St).

Thoughts on Bhy Kracke Park? Attend Wednesday’s QACC meeting to learn about renovations

Bhy Kracke Park upperIf you use Bhy Kracke Park and have input on future improvements, mark this week’s Queen Anne Community Council meeting on your calendar. This Wednesday, September 7th, the QACC hosts Seattle Parks and Recreation at its regular monthly meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St).

Seattle Parks and Recreation is planning to start the Bhy Kracke Park project next summer, with an estimated completion date of Fall 2017. Planning kicked off last week and runs through Spring 2017, with the QACC meeting as the first public meeting. Residents are invited to attend and ask questions of the Project Manager and also provide feedback.

Bhy Kracke PlaygroundSeattle Park District provides $261,000 for planning, design and construction. Planned improvements include new retaining walls, wider pathways, and plant restoration. Parks is also looking for input on the arbor to the south of the playground. The playground will be closed during the restoration work.

The QACC agenda also includes elections and committee reports – you do not need to be a QACC member to attend to discuss Bhy Kracke Park (or any other QACC meeting).

7:30 – Adoption of Agenda
7:35 – Open Forum-comments from the attendees
7:45 – Bye Kracke Park-Seattle Parks
8:30 – QACC annual election committee
8:35 – Committee Reports
9:25 – New Business

UPDATE: QACC meeting Wednesday includes public comment on Metro routes 3 and 4

Route 4UPDATE: the QACC agenda did not include the date. A QACC member has confirmed the date is Wednesday, July 6th.

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In spite of the long holiday weekend, business as usual continues for many, including the Queen Anne Community Council. The QACC meets Wednesday at 7:30pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). Although the comment period for cuts to King County Metro routes 3 and 4 has concluded, the QACC will be able to take comments tonight and provide them as input.

Here’s tonight’s agenda, the meeting is open to all:

7:30-Adoption of Agenda, Approval of minutes, Treasurer’s Report

7:35 – Open Forum – comments from the attendees

7:45 – Metro Service/Route 3 & 4 changes- Katie Chalmers, Jack Whisner

8:15 -6th Ave W Street End Improvement- Diane Walsh, Shannon Glass

8:45 – Uptown rezoning report- Rick Hopper, Uptown Alliance

8:55 – QACC annual election committee

8:50 – Committee Reports

9:25 – New Business

Learn more about the Block Watch program at Monday’s QACC Public Safety Meeting

QA Crime WatchIf you’ve ever wondered about Seattle Police Department’s Block Watch program, you can find out more get answers to your questions at Monday’s Queen Anne Community Council’s Public Safety meeting. The meeting is open to all, and neighbors who already participate in Block Watch programs are encouraged to attend and share their experiences.

At the meeting, you can ask questions of current Block Watch captains, as well as of SPD representatives. Our local West Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, Terrie Johnston, and SPD’s Officer Larrabee will be on hand to discuss the program and answer questions.

If you’re interested in starting your own Block Watch program, this meeting is a great way to find out the easy steps you’ll need to take to kick one off for your immediate neighbors.

As a reminder, the annual Night Out Against Crime is Tuesday, August 2nd. You can register to close your street for a Block Party, deadline to do so is August 1st.

The QACC Public Safety meeting will be held at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St), from 7pm to 8pm on Monday, June 27th. All are welcome to attend.

Queen Anne Community Council welcomes State Representative Noel Frame on Wednesday

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 8.44.23 PMThe Queen Anne Community Council meets tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1st, at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St).

This month’s agenda features State Representative Noel Frame. The meeting is open to all, if you have questions for Frame, be sure to attend the QACC meeting.

Here’s the full agenda:

7:30 – Adoption of Agenda

7:35 – Open Forum: comments from the attendees

7:45 – State Representative Noel Frame

8:30 – Committee Reports

9:25 – New Business

Learn more about the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) and its impact on Queen Anne on Monday

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 3.26.12 PMIf you have questions or comments about the City of Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA), mark this Monday on your calendar. The Queen Anne Community Council is hosting a Land Use Review Committee meeting on Monday, May 16th at 7pm, with the sole focus on HALA.

The meeting is open to the public, gathering city hall planners, SDOT, residents and community leaders from Queen Anne, Fremont, Wallingford, Ballard, and Magnolia. The meeting will be hosted at the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave W.

The Queen Anne Community Council’s statement on HALA is as follows:

HALA is being promoted by city leaders as a lovely way to open the door to affordable housing in single-family neighborhoods.  But really, it’s a tool to cater to developers’ interests to over develop and choke our quality of life.  Taller height buildings with no parking are a problem already.  Zero-lot line backyard micro houses and over-the-garage apartments are more likely to become Air B&B rentals than low income mother-in-law units.  We need to stop this foolishness now and speak loudly that HALA guidelines to change the planning code in Seattle is not welcome.”

If you have concerns or questions about HALA and how it may or may not impact you and the neighborhood, plan on attending Monday’s meeting.