- Check that your Voter Registration is active
- October 24th YMCA Family Fun festival
- Madison Safeway Starbucks to close on Oct. 22nd
- Architecture firm developing the "fruit stand" site at 19th/Madison is in trouble, though the process to subdivide the site continues.
- Owner of Courtesy Tire on Madison died in August.
- Capitol Hilloween events: here's a Poster!
- October 21st, 22nd, 27th & 28th City Neighborhood Council events. All are welcome and needed (or send along your thoughts) at the following four upcoming City Neighborhood Council (aka CNC) events. Info from CNC Chair Chris Leman
(1) CNC's Workshop on Incentive Zoning--Tues., Oct. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the West Precinct, 810 Virginia St. For detail on the event: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoodcouncil/IZW.pdf Incentive zoning (now referred to by the Mayor and City Council as the "Workforce Housing Incentive Program") would involve neighborhood upzones and bigger buildings for social ends. See architect Anna Nissen's extensive primer on Incentive Zoning. For official background, see http://seattle.gov/council/clark/workforce_housing_ip.htm For questions or suggestions: Irene Wall, chair of CNC's neighborhood planning committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) CNC's Budget Committee--Wed., Oct. 22, 5-6 p.m. in room 370 of City Hall, 601 Fifth Avenue. Purpose is to review the Mayor's budget proposals and draft a comment letter for possible CNC action. The Mayor's proposed budget is at http://seattle.gov/financedepartment and the City Council's beginnings of considering it are at http://seattle.gov/council. Help now by searching the budget for things to comment on. For questions or suggestions, contact Ron Boddie, chair of CNC's budget committee, email@example.com.
(3) CNC's monthly meeting, Monday, Oct. 27, 6:30 to 9 at the West Precinct, 810 Virginia. Draft agenda will be posted in a few days at http://seattle.gov/neighborhoodcouncil. Special guests will be Ray Gastil, DPD's new Planning Director; and the City Auditor staff who will do a performance audit of the district councils/CNC system.
(4) Seattle Neighborhood Summit--Tuesday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 5:15, program is 6-9 p.m. in City Hall. For information: http://seattle.gov/neighborhoodcouncil/SNS_Summit_Flyer102808.pdf . Don't miss this unique opportunity to speak your mind--14 focus groups to choose from, twice! Light supper available throughout, and parking is free, in the commuter lot under I-5 that is entered southbound from Sixth Avenue just before Cherry St.