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  • Survey About Changing the Greenwood-Phinney Urban Village Boundaries Dear Neighbor - The impacts of more development with regards to on-street parking are intensifying.  Please participate in this short Survey about a proposed way to address these impacts by ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 5:22 PM by CBF
  • Talk about Tree Canopy at the June 5th Phinney Ridge Community Council Meeting PHINNEY RIDGE COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING  June 5, 2018 @ Phinney Neighborhood Center​June 5th, Phinney Ridge Community Council is hosting a discussion about our urban forest and a City Council proposal ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:48 PM by CBF
  • Green Lake Plans: Seattle Department of Transportation The following link is from The Urbanisthttps://www.theurbanist.org/2018/03/19/closer-look-plans-add-safety-improvements-green-lake-wallingford/) A Closer Look at Plans to Add ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:43 PM by CBF
  • Protecting and Enhancing Seattle's Tree Canopy as the City Densifies Seattle’s urban forest is an integral and vital part of our city.  It provides many benefits and amenities to those living in Seattle and region.  Trees help clean our ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:38 PM by CBF
  • SCALE: Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability, and Equity SCALE Notice of Appeal:   https://www.dropbox.com/s/ac2tgmh9h8c4poy/SCALE%20Coalition%20Appeal.pdf?dl=0   SCALE Coalition Appeal.pdf www.dropbox.com Shared with Dropbo https://www.seattlefairgrowth.org ...
    Posted May 18, 2018, 10:45 PM by CBF
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Survey About Changing the Greenwood-Phinney Urban Village Boundaries

posted Aug 7, 2018, 5:22 PM by CBF

Dear Neighbor -


The impacts of more development with regards to on-street parking are intensifying.  Please participate in this short Survey about a proposed way to address these impacts by changing the boundaries of the Greenwood-Phinney Urban Village.

  • This poll is intended to gather the opinion of Phinney residents and those who frequent the Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
  • We will not share or publish any names or addresses.
  • A tally of votes will guide the Phinney Ridge Community Council in preparing a proposal to the City Council for a boundary adjustment.

Individuals should respond to this survey only once - even if you receive notification several times.  Responses from each adult in a household are encouraged.  Please share the survey link with other household members.  We'd like everyone's input. 

Thank you

Click to take the Survey
or copy/paste this URL: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2Q5TSG8 into your browser

Additional Resources

Click here to see the map of the Greenwood-Phinney Urban Village boundary as it is now - which runs from 65th to 92nd

Click here to read about the City’s plans to further reduce parking requirements.
Please complete the survey only if you live in and/or frequent the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. 

NOTE:  You may receive this email through more than one source.  Please only complete the survey once per individual.  Each adult in a household is encouraged to complete the survey.  A separate email address may be necessary.  Please forward to other qualified individuals.  

Talk about Tree Canopy at the June 5th Phinney Ridge Community Council Meeting

posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:45 PM by CBF   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 10:48 PM ]

PHINNEY RIDGE COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING 

June 5, 2018 @ Phinney Neighborhood Center


June 5th, Phinney Ridge Community Council is hosting a discussion about our urban forest and a City Council proposal to further protect our vegetative canopy. The Council and others believe Seattle is losing trees and other plants, along with the critical functions they provide. We will hear a presentation by Friends of Urban Forests,  a coalition reviewing the proposed changes. Discussion will focus on if the PRCC should endorse this effort.   


Among the issues that will be discussed:

Recommended revisions from tree, plant & environmental advocates

Increased protection for exceptional trees, heritage trees, groves, etc. 

Rules regarding trees when building and remodeling

Should tree protections be exempt for developers and apply only to property owners?    

  

Other items on the agenda are briefings on:

Green Lake road resurfacing

How new City rules affect Phinney Flats parking requirements

Shared Roof rezone request for increased height

HALA policy status

Northern Urban Village boundary 

 

Please join me and the other PRCC volunteer board members to learn about changes that will affect our neighborhood. Our meetings are open to all. This is also a chance to meet PRCC's newly elected board members.


Sincerely,

 

Alice Poggi

Phinney Ridge Community Council President

phinneyridge.ccouncil@gmail.com

 Phinney Neighborhood Center is located at 6532 Phinney Ave N.

Please bring Ballard Market receipts to donate to PNA     

http://www.phinneyridgecc.org 

 Next PRCC meeting July 10, 7 p.m.

Green Lake Plans: Seattle Department of Transportation

posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:43 PM by CBF

The following link is from The Urbanist
https://www.theurbanist.org/2018/03/19/closer-look-plans-add-safety-improvements-green-lake-wallingford/)
www.theurbanist.org
In Green Lake and Wallingford, design for a series of related paving and safety redesign projects is moving forward. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) released updated information on how the department intends to rollout street improvements in 2019. Projects will entail making spot ...

Protecting and Enhancing Seattle's Tree Canopy as the City Densifies

posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:38 PM by CBF

Seattle’s urban forest is an integral and vital part of our city.  It provides many benefits and amenities to those living in Seattle and region.  Trees help clean our air and enhance public health, reduce stormwater runoff, mitigate climate change, increase property values, decrease the impacts of heat and wind, provide habitat for birds and wildlife and connect us with nature in our neighborhoods. 

Seattle’s current rules regarding tree removal have been not effective in identifying and preserving trees or replacing trees lost to development. As a result, Seattle is rapidly loosing it’s urban canopy and all of the critical functions a robust tree canopy provides. See recent article by Investigate West: http://www.invw.org/2016/07/27/seattles-long-neglected-tree-canopy-is-on-a-collision-course-with-development

A coalition of local groups including Friends of Urban Forests, TreePac, Plant Amnesty, The Audubon Society, Seattle Greenspaces, and others are working to develop an improved tree ordinance that seeks to balance tree preservation and growth with the goal of a net increase in Seattle’s urban tree cover to reach the City’s stated goal of 30% tree canopy.

It is urgent that the Mayor and the City Council act now to pass an effective ordinance to stop the loss of trees, particularly exceptional trees, Heritage trees and tree groves, and to promote environmental equity as we commit to increasing our tree canopy. 

The Phinney Ridge Community Council will have a presentation on a new Draft Seattle Tree Ordinance at the Phinney Center at 7:00 pm on June 5.  We are actively seeking community input at this meeting. Please join us.

SCALE: Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability, and Equity

posted May 18, 2018, 10:45 PM by CBF

SCALE Notice of Appeal:   https://www.dropbox.com/s/ac2tgmh9h8c4poy/SCALE%20Coalition%20Appeal.pdf?dl=0  

www.dropbox.com
Shared with Dropbo

 https://www.seattlefairgrowth.org/appellants.html   Click on the SCALE Coalition and the document comes up!  


www.seattlefairgrowth.org
Seattle Fair Growth 2442 NW Market Street, Box 487 Seattle, WA 98107
If SCALE is successful, Greenwood/Phinney Urban Village may have a good chance of having a revised height and bulk decrease.

DONATE: https://donorbox.org/scale-appeal-match

SCALE Appeal Schedule and Prehearing Order

Amended 24April2018

Dates (from 16 Feb 2018 Pre-Hearing Order). All deadlines 5 pm except June 11.

April 2: Appellants’ Preliminary Witness and Exhibits lists

April 9: City’s Preliminary Witness and Exhibits lists

April 11: City’s responses due to written discovery

April 13: Appellants (and City?) Update Preliminary Witness and Exhibits lists as a result of City’s responses to written discovery

April 12 – May 31: Deposition period

April 30 May 31: Cut-off date for depositions

April 30 May 31: Discovery and in limine motions final date

            Responses due within 7 days

            Replies due within 2 days

May 11: Final Date for Motions including Summary Judgment

            Responses to Motions due within 14 calendar days

                                    City Filed April 17; SCALE Response due May Day

            Replies on Motions due within 7 calendar days of Response

June 11, Noon (Monday): Appellants’ Final Witness and Exhibits Lists due

Copies of Exhibits must be served by 5 p.m. unless known to be in City possession. Witness and Exhibits list is filed. Exhibits are NOT filed with HE.

June 11: Third Pre-Hearing, 3:30 pm; discuss hearing time allocation and schedule; parties to come prepared with time needs/desires and “availability of witnesses”

June 18: City Final Witness and Exhibits Lists due, along with copies of exhibits known NOT to be in possession of other parties. Exhibits NOT filed with HE.

June 25 – 29: First week of hearing

July 23 – 27: Second week of hearing

August 20 – 24: Possible extended hearing dates TBD at June 11 Third Pre-Hearing; Other dates possible between August 13 and 31.

 

Candidates for PRCC Board Positions

posted May 1, 2018, 8:02 AM by PRCC Webmaster

Voting will occur at tonight's (May 1) PRCC meeting to fill eight two-year board positions that have terms expiring at the end of this May.  The candidates for these positions are:

Remington Below
Terry Cook  
Duncan Griffin   
Ted Inkley   
John Jeffcott
Mark Phillips
Jeff Reibman   
Tom Yeager   

 The agenda and location for the meeting is here.

North Seattle Town Hall on the Progressive Tax on Business; May 2, 6-8 p.m., Ballard

posted Apr 30, 2018, 9:17 PM by PRCC Webmaster

From: O'Brien, Mike <Mike.OBrien@seattle.gov>
Date: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 3:11 PM
Subject: You're Invited: North Seattle Town Hall on the Progressive Tax on Business
To: "O'Brien, Mike" <Mike.OBrien@seattle.gov>


Hello,

Thank you for engaging with me and my office.  Although you have engaged on a range of issues, most everyone is aware of our neighbors facing homelessness and the way that has touched all the issues you have contacted me about.  

Last year, then-Councilmember Kirsten Harris-Talley and I proposed generating the necessary resources for addressing this crisis by asking those businesses that had benefited the most from our economic boom to contribute a few cents an hour for each employee to pay for housing, shelter, and services for those left behind. With consultation from the Progressive Revenue Task Force, that proposal has evolved at Council.

You can see the proposed legislation by Councilmembers Mosqueda, González, Herbold, and myself here.

Although the revenue generated could potentially be a huge lift, many folks in the district have expressed concern over the tax structure, the impact on businesses, and our current spending. I invite you to learn more by coming to our North Seattle Town Hall on the Progressive Tax on Business to address housing and homelessness. There, you can hear more about this process and proposal and ask questions from the proposers and task force members themselves, including me.

See you there!

Mike

North Seattle Town Hall: Progressive Tax on Business

Wednesday, May 2

6pm-8pm
Trinity United Methodist, Ballard

6512 23rd Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98117


2018 Property Taxes - Info from King County

posted Apr 30, 2018, 9:13 PM by PRCC Webmaster

 Release Date: February 13, 2018

2018 Property Taxes

Property tax bills coming: increases will fund education, fire protection, and veteran and senior services 

SUMMARY

Property taxes across King County will increase about 17 percent on average this year, primarily due to additional taxes passed by the Legislature to increase funding for K-12 education. About 57 percent of property tax revenues collected in King County pays for schools. Property taxes also fund voter-approved measures for veterans and seniors, fire protection, and parks among other services. 

STORY 

King County Treasury will begin sending out the annual property tax bills in mid February. King County collects property taxes on behalf of the state, the county, cities, and taxing districts (such as school and fire districts), and distributes the revenue to these local governments.  
Voters have approved several property-tax increases that will make much-needed investments in veterans and senior citizen services, fire protection, and parks. In some parts of King County, as much as 50 percent of the property tax bill is the result of voter-approved measures.  

New levies approved in 2017 for collection this year include: 

  • Fire protection levies in Maple Valley, Vashon, and Skyway. 
  • School bonds for Shoreline and Federal Way. 
  • Renewal of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services levy in King County. 

In addition to approved local measures, the Washington State legislature passed an additional property tax to increase funding of education. Previously, the State Supreme Court ruled that the state must make new investments into public education; as a result the legislature added $1.01 per thousand dollars of assessed value, in King County, to their portion of property tax collection in order to fund the mandate (this is known as the McCleary Plan). 

“Communities in our region are thankful to voters for approving new funding for essential services, but we know that property taxes can be especially tough for those on fixed incomes,” said King County Assessor John Wilson. “That’s why we’ve been aggressively reaching out to seniors, veterans and disabled homeowners with the property tax exemption program. Additionally, I’ve been working with Executive Constantine to create more tools for transparency around property taxes,” Wilson continued. 

Low-income seniors, veterans and disabled homeowners may qualify for a property-tax exemption offered by King County. Information on how to apply for an exemption, along with other property-assessment-related information, can be found at kingcounty.gov/assessor. Property taxes vary depending upon location, the assessed value of the property, and the number of jurisdictions levying taxes (such as state, city, county, school district, port, fire district, etc). 

With property taxes going up 16.92 percent on average, that means countywide property tax billings will be $5.6 billion in 2018, up from $ 4.8 billion last year. Aggregate property values in King County increased by 13.41 percent, going from $471.5 billion in 2017 to $534.7 billion in 2018. 

“Without doubt voters are going to see a property tax increase due to the funding model the legislature has passed to fund education. So at a local level we are building more tools and supporting more legislation to increase transparency and fairness around the property tax. It is a work in progress and we will continue working on behalf of King County taxpayers,” said Wilson. 

To avoid interest and penalties, the first half property taxes must be paid or postmarked by April 30, 2018. The second half property taxes must be paid or postmarked by Oct. 31, 2018. 


Property Search

Assessor eReal Property Search

View valuations, property characteristics, levy rates, and sale history 

Contact us
General Info: 206-296-7300
TTY: 1-800-833-6388
Senior Exemptions: 206.296.3920
Email: assessor.info@kingcounty.gov

Tax Advisor Office

King County Tax Advisor

Provide advice and assistance on property tax related matters including appeals 

Contact us
Telephone: 206-477-1060
Toll Free: 1-800-325-6165 ext. 7-1060
TTY Relay: 711
Fax: 206-296-0948
Email: taxadvisor@kingcounty.gov

Your tax dollars at work.

Pay your property taxes

First half of 2018 property taxes are due April 30th 

Contact us
Property Tax Hotline: 206-263-2890
Foreclosure: 206-263-2649
Email: kingcountytreasurer@kingcounty.gov
500 4th Avenue RM 600 Seattle, WA 98104


Where Do Your Property Tax Dollars Go?

2018 Property Taxes Pie Chart

A day in the life of a King County Appraiser

Tax Advisor Office
How King County's revenue falls behind even as property taxes go up

2017 Area Reports: The King County Department of Assessments annually revalues 700,000 parcels.

PRCC Annual Meeting; May 1, 7 p.m. - Board Elections and King County Tax Assessor Visit

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:59 AM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 9:22 PM ]

Please come to the PRCC Annual Meeting on May 1 at 7.p.m. in the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 7. King County Property Tax Assessor John Wilson will speak and the annual election of PRCC board members will take place.  Refreshments, too!

Phinney Ridge Community Council Annual Meeting

Board of Directors Election &

Discussion with King Co. Assessor, John Wilson

May 1, 7 p.m. at Phinney Neighborhood Center #7


GUEST SPEAKER King County Property Tax Assessor John Wilson on: 

1.    Assessment Process; how it works and pertaining laws

2.    Senior/Disabled Exemption Programs

3.    Possible effect on taxes of proposed up-zones to Seattle’s commercial, multi-family and single-family zones. 

4.    Assessor’s thoughts on proposals to help those burdened by property taxes.

 King County Assessor

 Submit advance questions to: Phinneyridge.ccouncil@gmail.com

 

NOMINATE & ELECT Board of Directors   

Our Community Council is an all-volunteer group with a Board of Directors comprised of neighborhood residents, property and business owners.  There are 15 board positions, half of which are elected each year for a 2-year term. Our purpose is to inform residents and encourage participation in shaping policies that affect the character of our neighborhood.  Prior experience or specialized knowledge is not required, but a willingness to learn is a great characteristic.

*Self nominate or nominate another.

*Nominees must live, work or own property or a business between Aurora Ave North & 8th Ave. NW and North 46th St. & North 75th St.  For more information contact Phinneyridge.ccouncil@gmail.com & visit http://www.phinneyridgecc.org

Bike-Share Pilot Survey by SDOT

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:54 AM by PRCC Webmaster

SDOT seeking feedback on bike share pilot

For nearly a year, Seattle has allowed private companies to deploy free-floating bike share bikes in Seattle. We are the first U.S. city to regulate this model, and SDOT is eager to understand what worked during this pilot project, what didn’t, and what could be improved. SDOT is currently conducting a web survey. How have you experienced the bike share program since last July, and what you would like to see in the future? The City is especially interested in exploring and addressing barriers to access and other equity issues. The feedback collected guide policy for a potential ongoing program.

Take the survey

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