Monday, January 31, 2011

Fwd: Queen Anne Clean and Green February 12th

I hope you'll consider joining Deputy Mayor Smith and myself at the February 12th Clean and Green event in honor of Neighbor Appreciation Day…


Help us clean up Queen Anne!


Celebrate Seattle's 17th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day to reach out to neighbors, create new bonds and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. 



Saturday, February 12th

From 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.


Tools will be provided.

Have refreshments and meet at

Counterbalance Park

(Queen Anne Ave. and Roy St.)

Projects in both Uptown and Queen Anne hill


Sponsored by:

*City of Seattle

*Church of Scientology Environmental Task Force

*Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce

*Uptown Alliance





Flyer attached – please post and distribute widely!



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


Cleaning out?  Got stuff?  Need a Rummage Sale?

 One is coming to Uptown in February!

Two Uptown neighborhood groups announce a big,
three day Rummage Sale in Uptown on the last
weekend of February.
That's Friday, February 25;
Saturday, February 26;
 and Sunday, February 27.

 The Uptown Alliance and Friends of Lower
Kinnear Park (FOLKPark) invite you to donate
 lightly used items.  All profits will fund Uptown
 neighborhood projects.  The Uptown Alliance has a
 history of fun, successful rummage sales and is
 pleased to join with FOLKPark.  FOLKPark is
 leading the project to renovate and restore Uptown's
 park at the west end of West Roy Street.

Please Do NOT bring Books
or large electronic items.

Do Bring: kitchen items, small kitchen appliances,
craft supplies, yarn, decorations, puzzles, games,
 tools, lamps, toys, furniture, accessories, linens,
 clothing, shoes, towels, and plant pots. Just take a
 walk around your home/basement/attic/office/
storage unit and find donations.

Bring donations to 512 First Ave North (near the
 intersection of First Ave N and Republican Street.)

Donations will be received on Sunday, Jan. 23 and
 Sunday, Jan. 30 between 2 PM to 5 PM.

For further information leave a message at

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

Fwd: QACC Parks Committee Draft minutes

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fwd: Uptown Triangle neighborhood planning presentation: Thurs. noon @ GGLO, north side of Harbor Steps

This Thursday at noon Craig Hanway and John Coney will present the
recommendations of the recent planning Charrette for the Uptown
Triangle.  These blocks bounded by Denny, Broad, and Aurora will become
much more accessible after the deep bore tunnel north portal street
realignments are completed in 2016.

The presentation is at the GGLO
Architecture space which is located on the north side of Harbor Steps
(across from SAM on 1st Ave. downtown.)  The glass doors are 1/4 of the
way down the steps from 1st.

The goal of the recommendations is to
encourage the probable redevelopment of these blocks into a more
residential, family-oriented, transit-served, bike and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

It will be important to hear comments at this time.

For further
details contact John Coney,206/283-2049

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fwd: January LURC/Planning Meeting

Meeting Notice


The January meeting of the Queen Anne Community Council Land Use Review and Planning Committee will be Monday evening, January 24th, 7:00 PM, at the Queen Anne Community Center.


UNICO Properties will return to show us revisions to their proposal for a mixed use project at 16th Ave. W. and W. Dravus St. in Interbay.

Fwd: FW: Transportation Committee Meeting Correction

The previous announcement listed the meeting on Thursday.  Wednesday, the 26th, is the correct day.

The QACC Transportation Committee will meet Wednesday, January 26, beginning at 7:30 pm.  It will be held at the Queen Anne Community Center.  Enter through the north door.

Queen Anne Community Council
Transportation Committee

7:30 pm, Wednesday, January 26, 2011


7:30 pm Introductions
7:35 pm Review of Transportation Issues
7:50 pm West Mercer & West Mercer Place
8:15 pm Future Agenda Items Suggestions

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fwd: QACC Transportation Committee Meeting

The QACC Transportation Committee will meet Thursday, January 26, beginning at 7:30 pm.  It will be held at the Queen Anne Community Center.  Enter through the north door.

Queen Anne Community Council
Transportation Committee

7:30 pm, Thursday, January 26, 2011


7:30 pm Introductions
7:35 pm Review of Transportation Issues
7:50 pm West Mercer & West Mercer Place
8:15 pm Future Agenda Items Suggestions

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Solarize Seattle comes to Queen Anne

Fwd: Transportation Advocacy Day in Olympia - your chance to speak directly to your state representatives and senator about the issues you have with transportation in Uptown


Make Your Voice Heard in Olympia: Sign Up for Transportation Advocacy

Uptown Alliance continues to participate in this day of meetings in
Olympia with our State Representatives, Mary Lou Dickerson, and Reuven
Carlyle, plus our State Senator, Jeanne Kohl-Wells.

With the pending budget crisis it will not be an easy year in Olympia,
that is why your voice is more important than *EVER**!* This session we
will focus on a wide range issues from preventing more draconian cuts
to transit service to making our streets safer for cyclists and

Please join us[

]for Transportation Advocacy Day on February 10th in Olympia to ensure
that your voice is heard. You can sign up for Transportation Advocacy


*WHEN: February 10, 2011, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: United Churches, 110 11th Avenue SE, Olympia*

Similar to years past we will meet as a large group in the morning and
spend the afternoon meeting with legislators. This year we are going to
dedicate more time to breakout sessions in small groups so you can get
all the detailed information you need to successfully lobby on our 2011
priorities. Additionally, we will be offering a Lobbying 101 role-play
opportunity at our breakout sessions to prepare you for your afternoon
meetings with legislators.

There is TOO MUCH at stake this year and that's why we need YOUR HELP
to fight for Transportation Choices on February 10th in Olympia.* ** [


There will be a car pool arrangement through Transportation Choices.
And there is an early train to Olympia and a return train.

*Please Join Us! [


John Coney, Co-Pres Uptown Alliance 283-2049
Andrew Austin
Field Director
Transportation Choices Coalition 329-2336

Sign up Link:


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

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fwd: Dept. of Neighborhoods Service Changes

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dumpys, Christa <>
Date: Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 11:36 AM
Subject: Dept. of Neighborhoods Service Changes
To: "Dumpys, Christa" <>

Dear Community Partners,


With the adoption of the 2011-2012 City Budget in November, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) is in the process of making changes to our programs and services, namely, the Neighborhood District Coordinators Program and the Neighborhood Service Centers (NSCs).  Effective January 4, 2011, three Neighborhood District Coordinator positions will be cut and as of December 30, six Neighborhood Service Centers will close.  These resources, staff, and facilities have been heavily utilized by community members such as yourself over the years, enhancing your connection to City government. 


As part of the budget process, Seattle City Council developed a Statement of Legislative Intent (SLI) requesting the Mayor to respond to questions about DON's outreach and engagement work, specifically identifying a reconfiguration plan of the Neighborhood District Coordinator Program.  The Mayor will involve DON, the community, and other stakeholders in providing a response to the SLI which is due to City Council by July 1, 2011.


The changes in budget require a change in DON's short-term and long-term approach to serving the greater Seattle community; therefore, while the SLI response is being developed, an interim service model has been designed and will be implemented beginning January 5, 2011.  The model is described below:


Neighborhood District Coordinators (NDC) Interim Service Model:

The 10 NDCs will serve the city through a team approach over three large geographic areas:


·         The South area consists of 4 districts (Southeast, Greater Duwamish, Delridge and Southwest) and will be served by the South Team (NDCs - Ron Angeles, Steve Louie, Yun Pitre, and Ed Pottharst). 

·         The Central area consists of 5 districts (Central, East, Downtown, Lake Union and Magnolia/Queen Anne) and will be served by the Central Team (NDCs - Christa Dumpys, Tim Durkan, and Stan Lock). 

·         The North area consists of 4 districts (Northeast, North, Northwest, and Ballard) and will be served by the North Team (NDCs - Karen Ko, Rob Mattson, and Beth Pflug). 

The remaining Neighborhood Service Centers are being reorganized for drop-in work space for the NDCs.  They will also have drop-in work space in DON's offices at the Seattle Municipal Tower.


The new team approach to serving neighborhoods and community partners is intended to continue providing the connection between you and the City.  However, due to the fact that there are three fewer NDCs, there will be a decrease in the amount of time or depth of efforts any particular NDC will be able to spend with you and your group.


As we stated in the beginning of this letter, the six non-payment Neighborhood Service Centers (Greater Duwamish, Downtown, East, Lake Union, Queen Anne/Magnolia and Northwest) are closing as of December 30, 2010.  One of the impacts of this loss is free meeting space. Neighborhood District Coordinators have been and will continue to be a resource for assisting community groups in finding alternate community meeting space.


A "Frequently Asked Questions" document is attached with information on how community members will be served by the interim service model.


Change can be difficult, and although the City overall and DON specifically, must make changes based on the reduction in budget, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods remains committed to the community and to supporting and empowering community members to engage with City government for the benefit of their neighborhoods.





Pamela Banks

Neighborhood District Coordinator Program Manager



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

Tuesday, January 4, 2011