Monday, July 18, 2016

Tonight Laurelhurst Community Club Meeting And Agenda

The Laurelhurst Community Club (LCC) is holding its monthly Board meeting tonight at 7pm at the Laurelhurst Community Center in the Fireside Room. All are welcome.

Here is the agenda:


· Calls/Concerns from neighbors
· Announcements

· CUCAC Update

· Crime Prevention

· Traffic/Pedestrian Safety

· SR520 update on noise and lighting, other impacts to neighbors living close to bridge and upcoming "West of Rest" impacts

· Mayor’s Plan to Abandon Neighborhoods

One neighbor's view:

The mayor wants to have underrepresented communities - ethnic, renters, etc. who don't participate in District Council to be represented though historically they don't participate in Councils and City issues. The Mayor wants to hear from them and set up a new community Council with Mayoral picked people.  The Mayor also wants to eliminate funding for the District Council, which could result in the demise and is disrespecting neighborhoods. He doesn't want to hear from them anymore.  He want livability, rather than following land use and affordability issues, such as having two cottages on a a single family lot. The Mayor has different ideas on those issues and how to create more affordable  housing when there is no proof.  He appears to be totally disrespecting neighborhoods and the long-time Councils that have represented them.

· Reorienting District Councils

Information and Background:
As envisioned 25+ years ago, Seattle's Neighborhood District Council system is a neighborhood based, bottom up, grassroots structure established by Resolution 27709. The Neighborhood District Council / City Neighborhood Council structure is the only Seattle Board/Commission where members are self-elected and not appointed by the City.

Seattle City Council issued a Statement of Legislative Intent (SLI #18-2-A-1) to the Department of Neighborhoods (DoN) during the budget cycle last year requesting a plan be developed to reorient their programs around the new City Council District structure with a primary focus on the Neighborhood District Coordinator program and a goal for more equitable community engagement. The plan should include proposals for changes or modifications to the Neighborhood District Coordinators program, including proposals for updated job descriptions, protocols for working with District Councilmembers, and improvements to the City’s relationship to the existing District Councils and City Neighborhood Council. View DoN's Initial SLI Response.
The Department's interviews were limited in scope. The City Neighborhood Council (CNC) is seeking input from Seattle neighborhoods to inform its response and appreciates your time in taking the survey.

Other helpful links with information:

· Other Reports

· Adjourn 

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