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QACC Public Safety meeting on Monday hosts Seattle Fire Department Battalion Chief

April 25th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

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Future SFD Queen Anne Firefighter

The newly formed Queen Anne Community Council (QACC) Public Safety Committee will host a meeting this Monday, April 27th from 7pm to 8pm, at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St).

The meeting is the second for the new committee that focuses on community safety issues, and this month Seattle Fire Department Battalion Chief Geoff Wall will be the special guest. Wall oversees SFD for Queen Anne, Magnolia, Interbay, and Fremont. He’ll discuss the fire and rescue capabilities of SFD as well as any Queen Anne-specific issues.

The meeting is open to all, so if you’re interested in how SFD helps keep Queen Anne safe, join in the discussion on Monday night.

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Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday

March 31st, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QA sign smallThis month’s Queen Anne Community Council meeting will be on Wednesday, April 1st, at 7pm. Same time (7pm), same place (Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crockett St) as usual – but this month’s meeting has a fairly short agenda. SDOT was slated to present, but they’ve deferred to May’s meeting.

Here’s this Wednesday’s agenda:

  • 7:30 – Adoption of Agenda, Approval of minutes, Treasurer’s Report
  • 7:35 – Open Forum for community comments
  • 7:45 – Neighborhood Street and Park Fund update
  • 8:00- Committee Reports: LURC/Planning, Transportation, Parks, Public Safety, District Council, NAC, Communications, Queen Anne Neighborhood Alliance
  • 9:00 – New Business
  • 9:19 -Adjournment

All are welcome to attend.

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Learn about the Queen Anne Neighborhood Alliance at the QACC meeting on Wednesday

March 2nd, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QA sign smallThe Queen Anne Community Council meets this Wednesday, March 4th at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St) at 7:30pm. The regular committee reports will include a review from the new Public Safety committee, which focuses on crime and traffic safety.

In addition to the committee reports and an open forum, the QACC meeting features Barcy Fisher from the Queen Anne Neighborhood Alliance (QANA). Barcy will provide information on a “variety of ways neighbors can get involved, connect, learn and have fun while helping to build community.”

QANA is always looking for interested neighbors to help and have fun with community events like the annual Queen Anne Days, the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market tent, and advocacy groups that support local businesses.

Here’s the full agenda:

  • 7:30 – Adoption of Agenda, Approval of minutes, Treasurer’s Report
  • 7:35 – Open Forum
  • 7:45 – Queen Anne Neighborhood Alliance, Barcy Fisher
  • 8:15 – Committee Reports – Transportation, LURC/Planning, Parks, Public Safety, District Council, NAC, Communications
  • 9:15 – New Business
  • 9:30 – Adjournment

If you’d like to get involved with QANA or help out with fun events like Queen Anne Days, you can meet Barcy at Wednesday’s QACC meeting or email her for more info.

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Inaugural QACC Public Safety meeting this Monday focuses on crime prevention

February 21st, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QA Crime WatchThe Queen Anne Community Council has a new committee focused on public safety, including crime prevention and traffic safety. It’s kicking off its first monthly meeting this Monday, February 23rd, at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). The meeting runs from 7pm to 8:30pm and all residents are welcome to attend.

The kickoff meeting will focus on SPD’s Block Watch Program. Going forward, the Public Safety Committee will meet the fourth Thursday of each month. If you’re interested in preventing crime or keeping our streets safe, attend Monday’s meeting to find out more.

Here’s the agenda for Monday:

7:00pm – Sign in and introductions

7:05pm – 2014 Queen Anne crime and traffic safety review by SPD Officer Dave Larrabee

7:30pm – Block Watch Program overview by Terrie Johnston, SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator

8:00pm – Block Watch Captains’ Roundtable – lessons learned and best practices

8:30pm – Adjourn

If you’re interested in learning more about this new QACC committee, the SPD Block Watch Program, or crime prevention tips, mark your calendar for this Monday night.

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Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday with Port of Seattle update

February 2nd, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Queen Anne signThe Queen Anne Community Council monthly meeting is this Wednesday, February 4th, at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). All residents and business owners are welcome to attend.

Here’s the agenda:

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

7:35 – Open Forum-comments

7:45 – Commissioner Bill Bryant-Port of Seattle Update

8:15 – Committee Reports: Transportation, LURC/Planning, Parks, Public Safety, District Council, NAC, Communications

9:15-New Business

9:30-Adjournment

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Queen Anne Community Council hosts discussion on Interagency Recovery School this Monday

January 25th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QA High School Gym mapEDITED: QACC LURC meeting is today, Monday, January 26th. Got the date right, but read the day on my calendar wrong.

This Monday, January 26th, the Queen Anne Community Council will devote its Land Use Review Committee and Planning Committee meeting to the upcoming Interagency Recovery School. Seattle Public Schools representatives will be on hand to discuss the planned high school. All are welcome to attend the meeting.

There has been much controversy since we first broke the news of the Interagency Recovery School back in November. Queen Anne residents fall on both sides of the argument – some for the school, some against, with the latter citing the location of the school (across from John Hay Elementary) as the top concern.

QA High School Gym signA community meeting was held on December 10th to discuss concerns about the high school that’ll move into the old Queen Anne High School Gym in February. The Queen Anne Community Council meeting is the first community update with Seattle Public Schools since December.

Here’s the information for Monday’s meeting:

Topic: Queen Anne Interagency Recovery High School
Location: Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crocket Street
Time: 7pm-9pm
Speakers: Tom Redman, Seattle School District Capital and Facilities Communications; Kaaren Andrews, Queen Anne Interagency Recovery School Principal
Format: Tom Redman and Kaaren Andrews will give LURC and the Queen Anne community a presentation about the school and answer a preliminary list of questions. LURC members will then pose any questions. Once LURC members have completed their review, the floor will be open to community questions determined in order by a sign-up sheet. In respect for all questioners, everyone will be limited to 1 minute each for questions.

The QACC has submitted questions from the December meeting and Queen Anne residents in advance to facilitate the community discussion. If you have questions that you’d like to submit in advance, contact Marty Kaplan, QACC Chair, LURC.

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Curious about the Queen Anne Community Council? Attend tonight’s meeting to find out more

January 7th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Queen Anne signThe Queen Anne Community Council is a community group made up of residents and business owners that meets monthly to discuss a variety of topics. We’ve posted in the recent past on calls for new board members and provide the heads up on the monthly meetings. However,  in discussions with Queen Anne residents, I’ve often been asked what exactly the QACC is and what role it plays in our community.

If you have questions about the QACC or want to get involved, tonight’s meeting is for you. The QACC meetings typically host guest speakers, but tonight the agenda has an open discussion  and a QACC overview instead.

The meeting is open to all and starts at 7:30pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). Here’s tonight’s agenda:

  • 7:30 -Adoption of Agenda
  • 7:35 – Open Forum-comments
  • 7:45 – Overview of QACC
  • 8:15 – Committee Reports (Transportation, LURC/Planning, Parks, Public Safety, District Council, NAC, Communications
  • 8:45 – New Business
  • 8:50 – Adjournment

If you’re looking to get involved in the Queen Anne community in 2015, attend tonight’s meeting and get connected.

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QACC seeks community-minded residents for board member positions

November 26th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

QA sign smallAre you looking for a way to have an impact in the community? The Queen Anne Community Council currently has 3 open board positions, one 2-year position and two one-year positions. Current board members will vote on candidates for new board members in a special election at the December 3rd QACC meeting. 

All Queen Anne residents, as well as owners or employees of Queen Anne businesses, are welcome to submit their candidacy for a board member position.

What’s required of a QACC board member? You must attend the monthly 2-hour board meeting held the first Wednesday of the month. Board members must also attend one committee meeting a month – committees include Transportation, Parks, and Land Use Review, and Emergency Preparedness/Public Safety.  Monthly committee  meetings last about 1-2 hours.

If you’d like to run for a position on the QACC board, all you need to do is contact Ellen Monrad via email with a 50-word or less statement about why you’d like to be considered.

The December 3rd meeting takes place at Queen Anne Manor, located at 1st N and Crockett, at 7:30pm. Even if you’re not running for a position on the QACC board, you can still attend the meeting to stay in tune with information that impacts Queen Anne.

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Love or hate the new Mercer and Roy changes, here’s a chance to voice your opinion

July 1st, 2014 by Laura Fonda

The Queen Anne Community Council meets this Wednesday, July 2nd at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). The monthly meeting begins at 7:30pm and has the usual committee reports – but if you’ve been frustrated (angered?) by the new traffic patterns on Mercer and Roy streets, this is a meeting you’ll want to attend.

Eric Twit from the Seattle Department of Transportation will be at the meeting to discuss Mercer and Roy, and take comments and questions.

Traffic has been spilling onto other neighborhood streets in recent weeks. The change of both Mercer and Roy to two-way streets has caused significant backups, and not just during rush hour. The current configuration is for June 2014 (now) through Fall 2015:

Mercer & Roy June 2014-2015

It’s not just affecting residents – how about the Mercer St QFC? I have yet to pass its parking garage without seeing huge backups several blocks up Taylor. Imagine how tricky getting out of that garage and across traffic must be…

So, if you’ve been stuck in traffic on either of these streets or the surrounding streets, attend Wednesday’s meeting to hear directly from SDOT – and let them know your feedback.

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Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday, grain silo public art on the agenda

April 1st, 2014 by Laura Fonda

The Queen Anne Community Council meets at 7:30pm Wednesday, April 2 at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). In addition to the usual committee reports, Betty Winfield will speak about a public art proposal for the Pier 86 grain silos. For an example of public art on grain silos, check out San Francisco’s Pier 92.

Here’s tomorrow’s agenda:

  • 7:30-Adoption of Agenda
  • 7:35- Open Forum- Comments
  • 7:45 -Mercer  Corridor Update-SDOT
  • 8:10-Pier 86 Silos, A public Art Proposal- Betty Winfield
  • 8:45 Committee Reports
  • 9:20- New Business
  • 9:30- Adjournment

The meeting is open to all, if you’re interested in any of the topics or want to learn more about the proposed Pier 86 grain silo art, join the meeting at 7:30pm

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Queen Anne Community Council meeting hosts Councilmember Tim Burgess

December 3rd, 2013 by Laura Fonda

The Queen Anne Community Council meets tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4th. As usual, the meeting begins at 7:30pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St), and it’s open to all Queen Anne residents and business-owners.

There’s no QACC meeting in January, so tomorrow’s agenda is quite full. Headlining the event will be Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess. He’s first up on the agenda, and will be answering questions submitted in advance. Email your questions to elmonrad@gmail.com.

Also on the agenda is a presentation on proposed Metro Bus Route changes (the #4 is on the chopping block) and lighting for SPU’s Wallace Field.

7:30 – Adoption of Agenda
7:35 – Open Forum- Comments
7:40 – Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess
8:15 – Proposed Metro Bus route changes
8:30 – Seattle Pacific University Wallace Field Lights
8:45 – Committee Reports: LURC/Planning, Parks, Transportation, District Council, NAC, Communication, Social Issues, Police & Crime
9:20 – New Business
9:30 – Adjournment

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Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday

October 1st, 2013 by Laura Fonda

The monthly Queen Anne Community Council meeting is this Wednesday, October 2. Same bat time, same bat channel – 7:30pm at Stately Wayne Manor… wait… Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). Be there or be square!

  • 7:30 – Adoption of Agenda
  • 7:35 – Open Forum- Comments
  • 7:45 – QA Election Committee
  • 7:50 – Uptown Uurban Design Framework
  • 8:05 – Election of QACC Officers
  • 8:20 – Roundtable Discussion for new members
  • 8:50 – Committee Report (LURC/Planning, Parks, Transportation, District Council, NAC, Communication, Social Issues, Police & Crime
  • 9:20 – New Business
  • 9:30 – Adjournment
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