Jul 22, 2008

The Future of Seattle Neighborhoods

(This meeting should be of great interest to us all. Note the requirement, explained at the end, to register your name for entry to the NOAA facility).

Regular Meeting
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency),
Pacific Marine Center on Lake Union
1801 Fairview Avenue East
Thursday, July 24, 2008


The Future of Seattle Neighborhoods
Councilmember Nick Licata and
John Fox, Seattle Displacement Coalition

Councilmember Nick Licata will provide a rundown on current plans and legislation on the Council’s docket likely to significantly affect our neighborhoods over the coming months and leading to the Fall budget process. Councilmember Licata will provide suggestions on strategies to ensure that neighborhood needs come first.

John Fox of the Seattle Displacement Coalition will provide his insights on the density debate and to will challenge the notion that by simply adding density in Seattle we either prevent sprawl or guarantee affordability. He also will talk about his efforts to form a coalition of community leaders whose aim is to ensure that neighborhood and housing issues come first at election time and that we elect candidates who are first responsive to these issues.

If you have informational materials you would like distributed at the meeting during the round robin, please email electronic copies or links to Jeannie Hale at jeannieh@serv.net and copies will be provided at the meeting.
7:00 Call to Order and Introductions
1. Changes to the agenda
2. Treasurer’s report
3. President’s report
7:15 Councilmember Nick Licata and John Fox, Seattle Displacement Coalition
8:30 Round Robin
  1. Land Use Issues—update on legislative proposals
  2. Proposed Changes to the Noise Ordinance
  3. Parks and Green Spaces Levy
  4. Market Levy
  5. South Seattle Transit Plan
  6. Other Issues/Projects
9:00 Adjourn

NOAA is a federal facility on high security alert, so attendees must enter by the security gate and may need to present photo ID. If you haven't attended a recent Federation meeting, please send your name, contact information, and address to rickbarrett@gmail.com to be added to the entry list. No e-mail? Call 206-365-1267. The building is ADA compliant, with ample parking in front.

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