Friday, October 29, 2010

Fwd: Transit Changes

Please join Larry Phillips for a special town hall meeting focusing on the transit system.

Metro is facing a cumulative deficit of more than a billion dollars over the next five years and expects to cut more than 600,000 hours of bus service in response. Nearly one-fifth of all bus service may be eliminated.

To respond to this crisis, the Council and Executive convened a regional task force of transit stakeholders and experts to examine the current system and recommend major changes. After seven months of work, the task force is ready to present their findings.

This town hall meeting will be your chance to hear directly from task force members on what they are recommending. After the briefing, you will have a chance to provide public testimony on what you think should be done.

Tuesday, November 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Seattle University, Campion Ballroom, 914 E Jefferson St, Seattle, WA 98122

Michael Lapin
(206) 283-0664 - home
(206) 310-3448 - cell

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

FW: Queen Anne Community Center

Dear Council Member,
The attached letter states the feelings of the Queen Anne Community Council with regards to the proposed changes in the operations of the Queen Anne Community Center.  The Council and the entire Queen Anne Community was very upset about the proposed rental and decreased hours of the QA Community Center.  And now that the rental is off the table, a veiled threat has been made that even more draconian actions might be taken
The Queen Anne community needs and wants to keep the Community Center open and serving the varied needs of our community.
Ellen Monrad,

FW: Dexter Road Diet

Dear Council members.
Attached is a letter of concern about the proposed Dexter Road Diet.  The Queen Anne Community Council has serious concerns about the reduction of traffic lanes on Dexter.
Ellen Monrad,
Chair, QACC

FW: NSC and District Coordinator

Dear Council members,
The attached letter states the position regarding the proposed elimination of the Queen Anne/Magnolia District Coordinator position and to the elimination of the NSC.
Ellen Monrad,
Chair, QACC

Saturday, October 23, 2010

FW: Seattle Parks new teen web site

A message from Parks on their new Teen web site.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is proud to announce we've launched our new Seattle Parks Teens web site! Find the latest info about all of Seattle Parks Teens programs, events and activities via a comprehensive events calendar, media gallery featuring teen produced videos, music and photography; as well as program information about Late Night, O2 outdoor education, the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, service learning hours and more. Visit <> today and explore the site!

That is all.
Don Harper
QACC Parks Chair
#(206) 281-9018
Fax #(206) 281-4054

Friday, October 22, 2010

FW: QACC Transportation Committee Meeting

The Queen Anne Community Council's Transportation Committee will meet
Wednesday, October 27, 7:30 pm at the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901
1st Ave W.

The agenda will be:

Election of committee officers
Report on the recent meeting of the North Portal Working Group for the
Viaduct Replacement Project.
Preview the Terminal 91 Traffic Monitoring Study from the Port
Open forum for neighborhood transportation issues

Please join us.

Friday, October 15, 2010

FW: No BizKid$ at Queen Anne Community Center

Michael Lapin
(206) 310-3448

From: Dumpys, Christa <>
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 3:25 PM
To: Dumpys, Christa <>
Subject: FW: No BizKid$ at Queen Anne Community Center



Christa Dumpys

Neighborhood District Coordinator

City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods

Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center



From: Hammerstad, Joelle
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 3:24 PM
To: Hammerstad, Joelle
Subject: No BizKid$ at Queen Anne Community Center


                    NEWS RELEASE

Mike McGinn, Mayor

Christopher Williams, Acting Superintendent


For immediate release                                                        October 15, 2010

Contact:         Joelle Hammerstad, 206-684-8020





BizKid$ has chosen to withdraw from a proposed partnership that would have rented part of Queen Anne Community Center to the television production company. The company will not move into Queen Anne Community Center as had been planned.


Seattle Parks and Recreation had reached out to BizKid$ and proposed a partnership that would have expanded revenue to continue Parks and Recreation programs, and expand financial literacy for children in the Queen Anne neighborhood and throughout the City.


For more information, contact BizKid$ Executive Producer Jamie Hammond at 206-390-1906.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fwd: QACC Parks Committee meeting

The Queen Anne Community Council Parks Committee will meet at 7:30 PM Tuesday, October 12th.  The election for the chair of the QACC Parks Committee will be held along with an update on the Opportunity Fund of the current Parks & Green Spaces Levy. Discussions on the effects of the Mayor's proposed budget on Parks will also be discussed.  The meeting will be at the Queen Anne Community Center located at 1901 First Ave W.  Don Harper #281-9018

The meeting's agenda is attached.

Thank you.
Don Harper
QACC Parks Chair
#(206) 281-9018
Fax #(206) 281-4054

Fwd: Queen Anne Community Center - Gym

Hey All -

Please Vote to Save the QA Gym on the City's "Online Comment Box" - Ideascale

There have been 358 ideas posted on the site and the Council is
reviewing the rank. Currently, Save the QA Gym is 135. No registration
is required...and you can also leave comments.


LURC/Planning Meeting

The Land Use Review and Planning Committee will meet on Monday, October 18th, at 7:00 PM at the QA Community Center.


UNICO Properties will present a building project proposed for 16th Ave. W. & W. Dravus St. in Interbay. This is the first major project proposed since the city approved an upzone in this area. The project will fill about two-thirds of a city block and have over 100 apartment units, in addition to street front retail.


Craig Hanway


QACC, LURC/Planning

Saturday, October 9, 2010

FW: City Budget process information

Hello friends-
I wanted to share with you information about the 2011-2012 budget process.  Below is information about the proposed budget as well as impacts on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.   There are also a number of links that provide further details about the upcoming public hearings as well as other opportunities for sharing your views.  Please let me know if you have questions.  Thank you for all your work on behalf of Seattle neighborhoods!

Public Budget Hearings, Oct. 13 and Oct. 26
Mayor McGinn's Proposed 2011-2012 City Budget as it relates to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON):
Closing 7 Neighborhood Service Centers (6 nonpayment locations and one payment office in West Seattle)
Eliminating 6 Neighborhood District Coordinators
Reducing Neighborhood Matching Fund budget by $700,000
Reducing Historic Preservation staff and eliminating funds for survey and inventory of properties

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Fwd: FW: RELEASE: Seattle City Council seeks resident feedback at budget public hearings

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dumpys, Christa <>
Date: Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 11:30 AM
Subject: FW: RELEASE: Seattle City Council seeks resident feedback at budget public hearings
To: "Dumpys, Christa" <>

Please see information below about the budget hearings.  There are also upcoming local opportunities to ask questions or provide comments:

Tuesday October 12th at 7:00p.m.

Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council meeting

Agenda includes: Councilmember Mike O'Brien, Chair of the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee & Dept. of Neighborhoods Director Stella Chao

Neighborhood Service Center, 160 Roy St.


Thursday October 14th at 7:00p.m.

Magnolia Community Club

Agenda includes:  Councilmember Jean Godden, Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee

Catharine Blaine Elementary, 2550 34th Ave W


Christa Dumpys

Neighborhood District Coordinator

City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods

Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center



From: Coppersmith, Megan
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 10:19 AM
Cc: Van Bronkhorst, Tom; Coppersmith, Megan
Subject: RELEASE: Seattle City Council seeks resident feedback at budget public hearings




News Release

City of Seattle

Seattle City Council


Councilmember Jean Godden



Tom Van Bronkhorst, Councilmember Godden's Office,


Megan Coppersmith, Council Communications, 206-615-0061


October 8, 2010



Seattle City Council seeks resident feedback at budget public hearings


Seattle – The City of Seattle faces a general fund deficit for 2011, meaning there are some very difficult decisions to be made in the weeks to come.  As the City Council works to balance the Seattle's 2011-2012 budget, considerable input from residents is needed to develop a budget that best reflects the needs of our city.


The Seattle City Council invites you to participate in this year's budget process by attending one of the two upcoming public hearings held in South or Central Seattle:



Wednesday, October 13

The Brockey Center at South Seattle Community College

6000 16th Avenue SW, 98106

5:30 p.m. Public Hearing (5 p.m. Sign-in)


**We will have Mandarin and American Sign Language interpreters available at the Oct. 13 budget hearing.


Tuesday, October 26

Seattle City Hall

Council Chambers, 2nd floor

600 Fourth Avenue, 98104

5:30 p.m. Public Hearing (5 p.m. Sign-in)



Budget documents are translated into Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Somali, Spanish, and Tagalog and are available online at   If you are planning on attending one of our budget hearings and need interpretation assistance, please call 206-684-8888. 


If you can't make it to a budget hearing, please share your ideas online:


·         Visit our IdeaScale page at Here you can share, comment and vote for ideas on how to balance the budget, with the most essential ideas rising to the top. We are continuously reviewing this feedback and will respond to the most popular ideas.


  • Submit your thoughts about the budget using our online comment form. Emails received will be tallied and shared with each Councilmember to keep them updated on issues important to you.


For more information on Seattle's budget, visit


Seattle City Council meetings are cablecast and Webcast live on Seattle Channel 21 and on the City Council's website. Copies of legislation, Council meeting calendar, and archives of news releases can be found on the City Council website. Follow the Council on Twitter and on Facebook.










Michael Lapin
(206) 283-0664 - home
(206) 310-3448 - cell

Fwd: Queen Anne Community Center - Gym

My Friends and Fellow Community Council Members,

We all signed up to become volunteers because we believed and cared
about the Queen Anne Community. Every person has a individual cause,
and the potential closure of the Queen Anne Gym is an issue that
personally effects me and the people of Queen Anne. I feel the need to
do more as a resident and educate my neighbors and friends about the
mayor's proposed cut.

After our meeting on Wednesday, I put together the follow call to
action and asking you as residents to take action.

This is not letter from the community council that we spoke about in
our meeting. Separately, I will work with Ellen to prepare and letter
that will come from us as a team.

Any time, effort that you can give to the cause will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for you consideration,

Join the Facebook Group: Save the Queen Anne Gym!

Save the Community Center Gym

Spread the word and save the gym for our community and its original purpose!

Today the Queen Anne Community Center is home to 22 basketball teams as well as many other after school programs, youth indoor soccer, volleyball, and senior sports. This facility is also considered an emergency shelter for our community should residents need one. This venue is the heart of Queen Anne and a public venue--not a commercial rental space.

The Mayor has made his choice to cut, and now the Seattle City Council needs to hear our voices to reverse the proposed closing of the gym. Please reach out to the Seattle City Council. We need you to call, write, email the members (the more the better!) explaining what the community center and gym means to your family and our community.

ACTIONS You can take to make a difference in our community and save the Queen Anne Gym:

1. Call/email a Council member

2. Join the Facebook Group: Save the Queen Anne Gym!/group.php?gid=106045576124768

3. Save the date! Join us for one of the remaining two public hearings, WEAR RED to show our solidarity and bring signs that read "We Want Queen Anne Gym!":
Wed. Oct. 13@5:30pm, The Brockery Center at South Seattle Community College, 600
Tues. Oct. 26@5:30pm, Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 600 4th Ave.
4. Attend a budget committee meeting at council chambers and speak during public comment. Don't forget to WEAR RED! Next three budget committee hearings are on Oct. 15, Oct. 19 and Oct. 20.
5. Vote on Ideascale, the council's web site to gather comments and ideas from the people.

Let's make it happen together!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fwd: Draft Final 2010 Opportunity Fund projects

I have attached the DRAFT Final project list for the 2010 Parks & Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund.  This is a Draft only.  There will be a Public Hearing meeting on October 25th on the Opportunity Fund and will be held at the Miller Community Center: 330 19th Ave E   98112.  The meeting will begin at 7:00; and the sign-up sheets will be available at 6:00.
Don Harper
QACC Parks Chair

Fwd: October QACC agenda

I have attached the agenda for the October meeting starting at 7pm at the Community Center.
We will have a discussion about the proposed budget cuts and the impact on QA.  We will also have the election of officers.
Let me know if you have any questions.