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

January 25th, 2015 by Laura

QA High School Gym mapThis Tuesday, 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 Tuesday’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

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

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

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

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

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

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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    Queen Anne Community Council election nominations due this Wednesday

    September 8th, 2013 by Laura

    Are you interested in having a voice in our community? The Queen Anne Community Council is holding annual elections and they’re open to “citizens for Queen Anne, including: renters, retirees, students, homeowners, and condo owners.”

    As you may know from our monthly posts, the QACC meets the first Wednesday of every month for approximately two hours. The QACC board represents Queen Anne in meetings with the city, county, Port Commission, and other political groups.  Sub-committees make up the QACC; they focus on parks, transportation, neighborhood land use, public safety, planning, and social needs.

    At its core, the QACC is “a sounding board for community concerns and priorities” – they’re looking out for the neighborhood, and you can have a voice in their efforts, either by attending the monthly meetings or submitting your candidacy in the annual elections.

    What is the QACC looking for? “Friendly, motivated candidates interested in the betterment of Queen Anne.” Pretty straightforward requirements and all you need to do to throw your hat in the ring is submit a 50-word statement/essay on why you’d like to run for a QACC spot.

    Submit your 50-word essay to Gavin Smith via email by this Wednesday, September 11th.

    The annual executive board election will be held at 7:30pm Wednesday, September 18th at Queen Anne Manor.  All Queen Anne residents and business owners are encouraged to run for the board, come to the meeting, and vote for the new QACC board members – it could be you!

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    Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday, Future Queen Anne is on the agenda

    September 3rd, 2013 by Laura

    The Queen Anne Community Council monthly meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4th. A special agenda item is a presentation by Future Queen Anne, the local group of residents who are promoting smart growth on Queen Anne and sponsoring a petition to stop the proposed development of 66 townhouses on the Seattle Children’s Home site at 9th Ave W and McGraw St.

    The meeting is at Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crockett St. It begins at 7:30pm, and all residents are welcome. The agenda is as follows:

    • 7:30-Adoption of Agenda
    • 7:35- Open Forum- Comments
    • 7:45- Future Queen Anne- Terri Johnson, Kellie Piber
    • 8:40- QA election committee
    • 8:50- 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

    June 4th, 2013 by Laura

    The Queen Anne Community Council monthly meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5th. It’ll be held at its usual location, Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crockett Street, with a start time of 7:30pm. Guests on the agenda this go-around include David Goldberg from the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Michael Herschensohn from Queen Anne Greenways.

    Here’s this month’s agenda:

    • 7:30 – Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes, Treasurer’s Report
    • 7:35 – Open Forum- Comments
    • 7:45 – David Goldberg- Seattle DPD
    • 8:10 – QA Greenways – Michael Herschensoln
    • 8:40 – QA election committee
    • 8:45 – Committee Reports: LURC/Planning, Parks, Transportation, District Council, NAC, Communication, Social Issues, Police & Crime
    • 9:20- New Business
    • 9:30- Adjournment

    Upcoming committee meetings are scheduled as follows:

    • Parks Committee: June 11. QA Manor, 7:30
    • LURC/Planning:  June 17, QA Manor, 7:00pm
    • Transportation:June 26 QA Manor, 7:30pm
    • NAC: June 19, Port Headquarters
    • Queen Anne/Magnolia District Council- June 10, Magnolia, 7:00pm

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    Queen Anne Community Council meets tonight, Ballard to Interbay Corridor on the agenda

    May 1st, 2013 by Laura

    Ballard Interbay CorridorThe Queen Anne Community Council meets tonight at 7:30pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St), and if you haven’t had a chance to get up to speed on the Ballard to Interbay Corridor project yet, the meeting is offering the Queen Anne community another chance to learn about the future of Interbay.

    Here’s tonight’s agenda – all are welcome to attend:

    • 7:30 – Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes, and Treasurer’s Report
    • 7:35 – Open Forum- Comments
    • 7:45 – Duwamish Cleanup- Heather Trim
    • 8:10 – Picture Perfect Queen Anne
    • 8:15 – Ballard to Interbay land use corridor study
    • 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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    Learn more about the Ballard to Interbay Corridor Study at Monday’s QACC meeting

    April 14th, 2013 by Laura

    The Elliott Ave/15th Ave corridor connects Queen Anne to Ballard via Interbay, and Monday’s Queen Anne Community Council meeting will help fill you in on Seattle Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) vision for this key corridor that connects our neighborhoods.

    Ballard Interbay CorridorThe QACC’s Land Use Review and Planning Committee (LURC) meets at 7pm on Monday, April 15th at the Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). The topic of this month’s meeting is the DPD Ballard to Interbay corridor plan. DPD representatives will provide a presentation and gather feedback and input from the community on the Ballard to Interbay Land Use Corridor Study.

    The study encompasses a 3-mile corridor along Elliot Avenue W and 15th Avenue NW from Interbay to Ballard. According to DPD, the goal is to develop a vision for the land close to this heavily travelled, multi-functional route.

    You can read more about the Ballard to Interbay planning efforts on Councilmember Richard Conlin’s web site. If you’re interested in the future of this vital corridor, attend Monday’s meeting, it’s open to all.

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