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

QA Crime WatchHave you ever wondered how to start a Block Watch program for your little neck of the Queen Anne woods? It’s pretty straightforward and easy to do, and at tomorrow’s Queen Anne Community Council Public Safety Meeting, you can learn all about it from Terrie Johnston , our SPD West Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator.

The QACC Public Safety Committee Meeting is tomorrow, Monday, June 22nd from 7pm-8pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St).

The QACC is also requesting that current Queen Anne Block Watch captains, as well as those interested in becoming a Block Watch captain, attend this meeting. Having Block Watch captains at the meeting will help provide a forum for Block Watch captains and members to meet, learn from each other, and answer prospective Block Watch captains’ and members’ questions.

Here’s tomorrow’s agenda:

  • 7:00 – Sign-in and introductions to include any Block Watch captains present.
  • 7:05  – Ms. Johnston on the city’s Block Watch program and efforts to increase our crime prevention posture.
  • 7:30  – Q&A with attending members.
  • 8:00  – Adjourn

All are welcome to attend to learn more about crime prevention via the Block Watch program.

SDOT to discuss 7-way stop and 20 MPH zones at the QACC meeting on Wednesday

The monthly Queen Anne Community Council meets at 7:30pm this Wednesday, June 3rd, at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). It’s the usual time and place, but what’s notable about this meeting is the guest speaker – Richard Meredith from SDOT.

SDOT will review two key traffic-related items for Queen Anne: 1) the ongoing discussion on the 7-way stop, and 2) increased traffic and speed of said traffic on Queen Anne. Key to the latter is a proposed 20 mph zone on Queen Anne (see map below, click to enlarge).


If you’ve lived on Queen Anne for any amount of time, you’ve likely noticed the increase in traffic that cuts over the hill at rush hour. As a pedestrian, walking at rush hour can be dangerous as drivers speed over the hill via Taylor & 4th Ave N on East Queen Anne and Gilman and Dravus on West Queen Anne to avoid Mercer or Aurora. The morning rush hour is especially dicey as it’s also the time of day when kids are headed to local schools.

The 20mph zone is an SDOT pilot program to create calmer streets on top of Queen Anne. It doesn’t apply to arterials, but rather to narrow neighborhood streets where slower speeds make sense.

SDOT wants to create the 20mph zone, but the Queen Anne Community Council is against it, so attend the meeting to hear both sides and voice your opinions on traffic and how a 20mph zone could impact it. All are welcome to attend.

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

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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.

Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday

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.

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

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.

Inaugural QACC Public Safety meeting this Monday focuses on crime prevention

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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