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  • PRCC April and May Meetings Cancelled Due to COVID-19 The PRCC has cancelled the April and May meetings due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  
    Posted Apr 6, 2020, 9:42 PM by CBF
  • KINDerReminder's Tie-Dye Saturday - Registration Open Use the following link to register kids 7-12 years old for KINDerReminder's Tie-Dye Saturday on June 6th. The registration deadline is May 1 — or until all our ...
    Posted Feb 29, 2020, 11:07 AM by PRCC Webmaster
  • Meet The City Council Candidates For District 6 on Oct 12: Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills
    Posted Oct 10, 2019, 10:56 PM by CBF
  • 2019 PRCC Community Issues Survey Please go to this link to give your input to the Phinney Ridge Community Council via a survey that we are conducting.   Thank you!Phinney Ridge Community Issues SurveyWhat ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2019, 8:13 AM by CBF
  • Protect Seattle's Trees and Urban Forest Take action to protect Seattle's trees and urban forest.  Follow these links to engage and for info to communicate to Seattle government officials:Friends of Urban Forests - Includes draft ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2019, 10:14 PM by PRCC Webmaster
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PRCC April and May Meetings Cancelled Due to COVID-19

posted Apr 6, 2020, 9:42 PM by CBF

The PRCC has cancelled the April and May meetings due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  

KINDerReminder's Tie-Dye Saturday - Registration Open

posted Feb 29, 2020, 11:07 AM by PRCC Webmaster

Use the following link to register kids 7-12 years old for KINDerReminder's Tie-Dye Saturday on June 6th. The registration deadline is May 1 — or until all our 100 tee-shirts are spoken for!  Registration allows KinderReminer.org to order tee-shirts in advance and manage tie-dyeing on the day of the June 6 event.   More information about KinderReminder.org at:

2019 PRCC Community Issues Survey

posted Sep 24, 2019, 8:10 AM by CBF   [ updated Sep 24, 2019, 8:13 AM ]

Please go to this link to give your input to the Phinney Ridge Community Council via a survey that we are conducting.   Thank you!


What is important to you, when it comes to your next City Council District 6 Councilmember?

Phinney Ridge Community Council is collecting feedback on the topics most important to the residents and business owners in Phinney Ridge.  We will use these topics to select/generate questions for the Phinney Ridge Community City Council D6 Candidate Forum on October 12th.

The area served by the Phinney Ridge Community Council is bounded on the east by Aurora Avenue, on the west by 8th Avenue NW, on the south by N 46th Street, and on the north by N 75th Street in the City of Seattle.

The responses to this survey are anonymous.  We would like to collect as much input as possible so please consider sharing with adult family members and neighbors in Phinney Ridge.

It is our goal to post the results of the survey on the PRCC website & Facebook page.

Protect Seattle's Trees and Urban Forest

posted Aug 13, 2019, 10:14 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Take action to protect Seattle's trees and urban forest.  Follow these links to engage and for info to communicate to Seattle government officials:

Friends of Urban Forests - Includes draft revision for the Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance


The Last 6000 - Help inventory the last 6000 trees in Seattle over 30" in diameter

SCALE Will Appeal MHA to the Growth Management Hearings Board: Press Release

posted Jun 4, 2019, 11:10 AM by CBF   [ updated Jun 4, 2019, 11:12 AM ]


5/19/2019

 

SCALE Will Appeal MHA to the Growth Management Hearings Board

The Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity (SCALE) has decided to appeal the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) citywide upzone ordinance to the Growth Management Hearings Board and will submit the appeal by June 3. Issues include displacement of existing residents, preservation of trees, historic resources, and failure to consider alternative policies.
“We are not opposing growth or density,” SCALE President David Ward said, “but we are asking that the Growth Management Act be followed when it calls for balance between growth and livability. Each neighborhood has its own needs. Impacts should be evaluated on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis.”
“Affordable housing for current residents should be preserved, and those residents not be displaced. Racial and social justice impacts should be at the forefront, not be an afterthought. Neither the City’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) nor the MHA ordinance acknowledged this duty to preserve livability while we grow,” Ward said. Ward is a renter in the Ravenna neighborhood.
“After 19 days of hearings and 11 expert witnesses, the City’s Hearing Examiner ignored almost all the evidence,” Ward said. The examiner found the EIS “adequate,” except for the City’s lack of any assessment of historical resources. The City Council adopted the MHA ordinance on March 18.
“We believe the ordinance violates not only the requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act, but also the Growth Management Act, so the next step is to appeal to the Growth Management Hearings Board on this broader basis,” Ward said.
SCALE is optimistic that the Growth Management Hearings Board will find in its favor and will remand the EIS and the entire upzone ordinance back to the City for planners to complete a true EIS that is thorough, transparent, accurate, inclusive and honest, and an ordinance that includes true neighborhood engagement and neighborhood-by-neighborhood planning for impacts and mitigations.
For More  Information :
See the SCALE website at 
www.scaleseattle.org.
Contact Frank Fay at 
media.contact@scaleseattle.org.
The goals of the state Growth Management Act (GMA) are defined in RCW 36.70A.020.

The Growth Management Hearings Board process can take up to six months for a decision.

The purpose of the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE) is to defend and promote affordability, livability, and equity in Seattle neighborhoods as informed by public participation of the residents themselves in each of Seattle’s unique neighborhoods.

Board Elections at the May 7th Meeting

posted Apr 25, 2019, 9:03 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Apr 25, 2019, 9:13 PM ]

Click here for the flyer as a pdf.  

Cancelled Due To Weather: Tuesday February 5th Meeting

posted Feb 5, 2019, 8:22 AM by CBF

Due to our bout with wintery weather, it is in the best interest of everyone to not be out and about in the cold and ice.  So the Community Council meeting is CANCELLED.  We will let you know if there is a new date this month.

Looking forward to our next meeting Tuesday March 5 at 7pm,, we will host our City Councilman Mike O'Brien.  Mike is sponosr of Backyard Cottage policy revisions which effectively changes singles family zoing as we no experience it.  Mike is also a strong proponent of height increases to new buildings (55 feet in our neighborhood)  to try and create "affordable" housing.  Both proposals have considerable controversy so this would be a chance to ask question directly.  So mark your calenders next month.  

Alice Poggi
PRCC President

Amendments to Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Legislation Submitted by PRCC to the Seattle City Council

posted Jan 15, 2019, 8:41 PM by CBF   [ updated Jan 24, 2019, 10:32 PM by PRCC Webmaster ]

The City Council has begun final discussion of the proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) zoning changes that would increase height and density throughout neighborhoods, ostensibly to facilitate the building of some affordable units.  There has been considerable effort made by neighborhoods citywide to refine the City's proposal so that it better respects and is more consistent with the unique character of each neighborhood.  The City Council was accepting proposed amendments to the MHA legislation until January 15 at 5 p.m.

In light of the condensed time frame, as announced by the city over the holidays, the Phinney Ridge Community Council Board of Directors held a special meeting on January 14 to adopt several amendments, generated from earlier discussions, that it has now transmitted to the City Council for consideration.  These amendments focus on accepting growth in the Greenwood/Phinney Urban Village, encourage a mix of unit sizes in new construction so as to better accommodate families, call for retaining existing code requirements for new buildings built outside the Urban Village, and seek to protect and increase the tree canopy.    

We will be requesting that Mike O'Brien, our District 6 City Council representative, sponsor these amendments and facilitate discussion on the merits of each of them.  The amendments submitted by PRCC are attached below and are posted here in our Important Documents archive.  

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