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Greenwood Community Council-January Membership Meeting

posted Jan 20, 2015, 12:27 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Greenwood Community Council

January Membership Meeting

Tuesday January 20, 7:00 - 8:30

Greenwood Library

8016 Greenwood Ave. N

 

Developing a Neighborhood Vision for the New Park North of the Library

 

 

 

Our January meeting will kick off the process to develop a community vision for the new park that will be developed on the lot north of the library, where the minimart used to be.  Bill Farmer will speak on the history of this site as a proposed park through inclusion for funding in the park district ballot measure that Seattle citizens passed last year and the implementation process.  Bill was a member of the 2008 Parks & Green Spaces Levy Committee that resulted in acquisition of the site, and the Parks Legacy committee that helped develop the park funding ballot measure.  He has followed this process over the years.

 

The majority of the meeting will be for brainstorming - what are the things a park could bring to the neighborhood?  What uses should (and shouldn’t) it accommodate?  What matters about how it’s designed?  What should it be called?

 

The objective is to begin the neighborhood discussion, that will ultimately need to involve many others in the broader Greenwood-Phinney area that this park will serve.  Being proactive to develop a community vision will help designers develop a park we will use and feel ownership and pride in.  The ideal outcome of this meeting will be to get discussion going and identify a core group to broaden the discussion to the wider community.

 

Agenda

 

7:00          Introductions and Agenda Review

7:10          Update on Greenwood 2035 Study Groups

7:15          Bill Farmer: History, context, and the park development process

7:25          Brainstorm: What does the community desire for this site?

8:10          Summary - points of agreement

8:15          Next steps to advance the conversation and the project

8:30          Adjourn

Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members

posted Dec 15, 2014, 8:28 AM by PRCC Webmaster

Let’s get Seattle walking

Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members

SEATTLE – The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for new members to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier.  The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Currently we are looking for candidates to fill three positions.  Board members are frequent users of our pedestrian network, and represent a variety of ages, levels of mobility, walks of life, and areas throughout the city. Members must be Seattle residents, and may not be city employees. The board meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry streets.

According to David Goldberg, chair of the Pedestrian Advisory Board, “Seattle has declared an ambition to be the ‘most walkable city in America,’ and is embracing a goal to make our streets among the safest in the world. The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board can play a key role in holding ourselves accountable for these aspirations while meeting the needs of all residents, regardless of age, income or ability.”

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City's boards and commissions. Women, young persons, seniors, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.  Interested Seattleites should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by January 5, 2015 to:  Howard Wu at howard.wu@seattle.gov.

For more information, call Howard Wu at (206) 684-3902, or send e-mail to the address above.

Housing Affordability and Livability - online survey

posted Dec 15, 2014, 8:27 AM by PRCC Webmaster

The HALA (Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda) online survey is live and ready for input!  Please help us get the word out by circulating the HALA page to your networks.  http://murray.seattle.gov/housing 

The survey can be accessed from the menu bar on the right side of the page, or directly from this link:  http://murray.seattle.gov/housing/housing-comments/   

Seattle Design Commission vacancy

posted Oct 28, 2014, 8:14 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Recruitment Announcement

We are looking for a new Architect member for the Design Commission to fill an upcoming vacancy. The term will begin in March 2015. To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by December 1, 2014 to:
Michael Jenkins
Design Commission Director
(206) 386-4024
michael.jenkins@seattle.gov

Join the Commission

The Seattle Design Commission was formed by City Ordinance in 1968. It is one of the City’s oldest volunteer commissions. We have 10 members, including:
  • Licensed architects
  • A professional fine artist
  • Urban planners
  • Environmental or urban designers
  • Landscape architects
  • Civil engineers
We recruit commission members from professional organizations, such as:
  • The American Institute of Architects, Seattle Chapter
  • The American Planning Association, Puget Sound Section of the Washington State Chapter
  • The American Society of Landscape Architects
  • The Consulting Engineers Council of Washington
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers
  • The Seattle Arts Commission
The Seattle Design Commission also participates in the City’s Get Engaged Program, which provides young professionals under the age of 30 an opportunity to serve on a City Board or Commission for a one-year term. You can get more information about Get Engaged by contacting the Mayor’s Boards and Commission coordinator at (206) 684-4000 or BoardsCommissions@seattle.gov.
If you are interested in serving on the commission, please contact:
Michael Jenkins
Design Commission Director
(206) 386-4024
michael.jenkins@seattle.gov

Opening on the Board of Parks Commissioners

posted Oct 28, 2014, 8:11 PM by PRCC Webmaster


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
10/28/2010  4:06:00 PM 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 
Philip Roewe, Councilmember Bagshaw’s office: 206-684-8801 Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061
Sally Bagshaw

Seattle City Councilmember Bagshaw announces opening on the Board of Parks Commissioners
Applications due November 30

SEATTLE –Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw today announced a vacancy on the Board of Park Commissioners, a seven-member volunteer advisory board established by Ordinance 96453.
“Seattle is graced with more than 400 parks and 6,200 acres of park land. You can make an important contribution as a Board of Parks Commissioner, helping define how our neighborhood parks are best used and funded,” said Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, Chair of the Parks and Seattle Center Committee.
The Board of Park Commissioners consults with and makes recommendations to the Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Mayor and the Seattle City Council on matters relating to the planning, development and use of Seattle’s parks and recreation facilities.  
Applicants meeting the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Experience with community engagement;
  • History of working collaboratively with a broad range of people and interests;
  • Experience with parks, landscaping, urban design, gardening, or comparable issues and interests;
  • Demonstrated  concern for neighborhoods and neighborhood parks;
  • Established record of objectivity and the ability to think broadly;
  • Willingness to commit at least 10 hours per week; and,
  • Active in our city in an advocacy capacity.
The Council invites applications through November 30, 2010. To be considered, please submit a letter of interest, résumé and contact information for three references to philip.roewe@seattle.gov.  
For more information about the Board, please contact Sandy Brooks, the Board’s strategic administrator, at 206-684-5066, or via e-mail at sandy.brooks@seattle.gov or visit http://bagshaw.seattle.gov/

PEOPLE’S ACADEMY FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FREE FALL SEMINAR

posted Oct 28, 2014, 8:10 PM by PRCC Webmaster

PEOPLE’S ACADEMY FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
FREE FALL SEMINAR – DEMOCRACY NEEDS YOU!!

With Special Guest Facilitator and Community Advocate, Nancy Amidei

Save the Date!! 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
University of Washington School of Social Work, Rm 305-A
To find out more and/or to RSVP, please contact Wendy Watson (Wendy.Watson@seattle.gov
or call 206-684-0464

Northwest Seattle Neighborhoods Election Forum

posted Oct 16, 2014, 12:40 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Northwest Seattle Neighborhoods

Election Forum

at the Taproot Theatre

204 N 85th St. in Greenwood

Next Tuesday - October 21 at 7PM

 

Please join your neighbors next Tuesday evening to make sense of ballot measures as the fall election closes in.  The election forum gives you an opportunity to hear from the campaigns and ask them your questions.  

 

            Program:

                        7:00 - Welcome and settle in

                        7:10 - Dueling Seattle Early Childhood Education initiatives

                        7:45 - The Reduce Class Sizes state initiative

                        8:10 - Seattle Transportation Benefit District (for bus transit service)

                        8:20 - The New Monorail Initiative

                        8:30 - 36th District candidates* have been invited to introduce themselves

                        8:45 - Adjourn cafe will stay open so you can talk
                            to campaigners

 

            *Not all candidates are able to attend.  

 

This event is sponsored by the Greenwood, Broadview, Green Lake and Phinney Ridge community councils.  Space is generously provided by the Taproot Theatre.  There is no charge to attend, but donations to offset the Taproot's costs will be appreciated - and please plan to stop by Taproot's Stage Door Cafe before or after the event.

Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board: Let’s get Seattle walking

posted Oct 13, 2014, 2:58 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 3:01 PM ]

City of Seattle Edward B. Murray, Mayor


Department of Transportation

Scott Kubly, Acting Director

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2014

Contact: Richard Sheridan 206.684.8540


Let’s get Seattle walking


Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members


SEATTLE—The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for a new member to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).


Currently we are looking for a candidate to fill one vacant position and serve out the remaining period of this term, through April 1, 2015. This board member will then have the opportunity to be reappointed to a full two-year term, with the potential to serve a second full two-year term. Board members are frequent walkers of a variety of ages, levels of mobility, and walks of life, and from areas throughout the city. Members must be Seattle residents, and may not be city employees. The board meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry streets.

According to Devor Barton, recent chair and current board member of the Pedestrian Advisory Board, "A walkable community benefits everyone, and offers more advantages than any other form of transportation. Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board members work to make our community healthier, our streets safer, and our neighborhoods more livable."


The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City's boards and commissions. Women, young persons, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. Interested Seattleites should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by October 27, 2014 to: Howard Wu at howard.wu@seattle.gov.


For more information, call Howard Wu at (206) 684-3902, or send e-mail to the address above.

Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue Suite 3800 PO Box 34996

Seattle, Washington 98124-4996

Tel (206) 684-ROAD / (206) 684-5000 Fax: (206) 684-5180 Hearing Impaired use the Washington Relay Service (7-1-1) www.seattle.gov/transportation

NEW COMMISSIONER SOUGHT FOR SEATTLE DESIGN COMMISSION

posted Oct 13, 2014, 2:56 PM by PRCC Webmaster

NEW COMMISSIONER SOUGHT FOR SEATTLE DESIGN COMMISSION

October 7, 2014 by Office of Mayor Murray

Mayor Murray is looking for a new Architect member of the Seattle Design Commission to fill an upcoming vacancy. The term will begin in March 2015.

Design Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for up to 2 twoyear terms. The 10member commission is made up of architects, artists, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, membersatlarge, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises city officials on the design and environmental effects of capital improvement projects. Members also help select consultants for City projects. The Commission meets during the day on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In addition, members serve on project subcommittees and represent the commission on other advisory boards. Members work an average of 15 to 20 hours a month. Members can not contract with the city on any capital improvement project reviewed by the commission. Commission members receive an hourly rate as compensation for their service.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by December 1, 2014to:

Michael Jenkins, Director – Seattle Design Commission
Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle
700 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124
4019
(206) 386-4024
Email: michael.jenkins@seattle.gov

SEEKING THREE REPRESENTATIVES FOR CONSTRUCTION CODES ADVISORY BOARD

posted Oct 13, 2014, 2:54 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 2:55 PM ]

SEEKING THREE REPRESENTATIVES FOR CONSTRUCTION CODES ADVISORY BOARD

October 7, 2014 by Office of Mayor Murray

Mayor Murray is seeking candidates for three vacant positions on Seattle’s Construction Codes Advisory Board. The current open positions are for representatives of the following professions or categories:

·         Electrical Contractors

·         Developers or Contractors of Residential Properties’

·         General Public

The Board is a 13-member body that works together to research, analyze, and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and the Department of Planning and Development on the technical codes affecting buildings in Seattle.  The Board plays an important role in shaping the codes Seattle adopts and how these codes are interpreted. In addition to the Board’s advisory role to City officials, the Board hears appeals of DPD’s building code decisions. The work requires attention to detail of highly technical codes. The City relies on the Board members’ professional experience and opinions in determining which codes to adopt and to amend.

Board members will be asked to prepare for and attend meetings on the first and third Thursdays at noon in downtown Seattle. The actual frequency of meetings depends on the Board’s workload, and there may be some months without any meetings or only one meeting a month.

Strong candidates will be civic-minded, critical thinkers interested in the design and construction of Seattle’s built environment. Individuals selected must have perspective, experience and talents that will enhance the Board. Successful candidates will have a willingness to devote two to six hours a month to Board meetings and other Board duties.

These positions are voluntary and are appointed by Mayor Murray and confirmed by the City Council. Applicants must live, work or do business in Seattle. City employees are not eligible to be Board members.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

The application period opens on Wednesday, October 1 and remains open until Monday, November 3, 2014.

To apply, complete a New Member Application. You can learn more about the Construction Code Advisory Board on their webpage.

If you have a question or would like to request a paper application, please contact Julie A. Hines, Staff Liaison and Code Development Analyst at DPD. She can be reached by phone at (206) 233-2766 or by email at Julie.hines@seattle.gov.

 


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