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  • Councilmember O'Brien October 11th Office Hours From: Councilmember Mike O'Brien <mike.obrien@seattle.gov> Date: October 9, 2017 at 11:00:24 AM PDT To: <redappleska@yahoo.com> Subject: Updated: Office Hours Now from 6pm ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:05 PM by PRCC Webmaster
  • Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum - Saturday Oct 14th Taproot Theatre The Greenwood and Broadview community councils are sponsoring a Mayoral and City Council candidates’ forum at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:04 PM by PRCC Webmaster
  • Public Safety Information and Tips from the Seattle Police Department Public Safety Information and Tips from the Seattle Police Department (documents in our Google Archive)Seattle Police Department Community Safety Information: The following information provided to us thanks to: Mary ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:00 PM by PRCC Webmaster
  • Mayoral Candidate Debate to be Hosted by PNA on Oct. 22nd The PNA will host a mayoral candidate forum on October 22. The forum will be from 5-6 pm, doors open at 4:30. Here are links to the webpage ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2017, 6:03 PM by PRCC Webmaster
  • Seattle City Club Mayoral Candidate Debate 10/24 - Questions from the Public Solicited We wanted to let you know mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon will participate in a debate October 24th that will be broadcast live. Seattle residents are invited to ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2017, 6:05 PM by PRCC Webmaster
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Councilmember O'Brien October 11th Office Hours

posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:05 PM by PRCC Webmaster

From: Councilmember Mike O'Brien <mike.obrien@seattle.gov>
Date: October 9, 2017 at 11:00:24 AM PDT
To: <redappleska@yahoo.com>
Subject: Updated: Office Hours Now from 6pm - 7:30pm on Oct 11
Reply-To: Councilmember Mike O'Brien <mike.obrien@seattle.gov>

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Office Hours Pushed Later into the Evening on Oct 11

I hear you! Because many folks in the community have expressed interest in attending office hours, I have pushed the time on October 11 to 6pm-7:30pm (rather than 5pm). Hopefully with this change, people can participate fully. Details below:

  • In-District Office Hours
  • Wednesday, October 11 from 6pm - 7:30pm
  • Phinney Neighborhood Association
    6532 Phinney Ave N, 98103

As a reminder, I am doing office hours a little differently this year. I will present what community members have said previously and will hear your input going forward. I hope that it can be a conversation between neighbors and my office to craft priorities together.


In community,

Councilmember Mike O'Brien

Email: mike.obrien@seattle.gov
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Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum - Saturday Oct 14th Taproot Theatre

posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:04 PM by PRCC Webmaster

The Greenwood and Broadview community councils are sponsoring a Mayoral and City Council candidates’ forum at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

The forum will be moderated by freelance journalist Steve Scher, host of Town Hall’s podcast “In the Moment,” and will be followed by a question and answer session. Bring your questions or email in advance to info@greenwoodcommunitycouncil.org.

Candidates attending: Mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon; City Council Position 8 candidates Teresa Mosqueda and Jon Grant; City Council Position 9 candidate Pat Murikami.

Public Safety Information and Tips from the Seattle Police Department

posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:00 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Seattle Police Department Community Safety Information:

The following information provided to us thanks to:
Mary Amberg
Seattle Police Department
Crime Prevention Coordinator
206-684-7711

Your community police team officers’ names and contact information:

Officer Cruzan (206) 233-3733 michael.cruzan@seattle.gov
Officer Bender (206) 233-3984
joseph.bender@seattle.gov  

Community police team officers are available to help the community with chronic issues. If there is a crime always report it first before contacting Officer Cruzan or Officer Bender. Please feel free to contact me (Mary Amberg) anytime with Seattle Police questions.

Finding out what is going on in your area:

Tweet By Beat: https://twitter.com/seattlepdJ2

Seattle Police Blotter: http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/  

Consider joining NextDoor:  https://nextdoor.com      

View Police Reports: http://web1.seattle.gov/police/records/PoliceReports/Default.aspx

You can call the North Precinct at 206-684-0794 to ask for a “request to watch”.

Your micro policing neighborhood is Phinney Ridge or Greenwood. Knowing this information is helpful if you want to look up crime statistics and crime reports for your area which can be done at: http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/crime-data/crime-dashboard

You can see police and fire responses to 911 calls within the last 48 hours at: http://web6.seattle.gov/mnm/incidentresponse.aspx

Graffiti information: http://www.seattle.gov/police/prevention/graffiti.htm

The graffiti Detective’s Personal website:

https://sites.google.com/site/graffitidetective/graffiti-prevention?overridemobile=true

The online crime reporting link is:

http://www.seattle.gov/police/report/default.htm

  • Property Destruction
  • Identity Theft
  • Car Prowls (under $1500)
  • Auto Accessories
    (under $1500)
  • Theft of Property (under $500)
  • *Narcotics Activity* http://www.seattle.gov/police/contact/reporting/nars.htm This link will take you to information about the NARs report as well as give the narcotic detectives phone number.
  • Graffiti (must upload photos)

Why can't I use online reporting for all crimes? Some crimes and incidents may require evidence collection or other investigative procedures requiring an officer’s involvement. Also, only crimes that have no suspects, are not in progress and do not involve injury can be reported this way. This is for the safety of everyone involved. Reporting suspicious activity can be done through 911 or SPD non-emergency (206) 625-5011.

Seattle Police Traffic Unit: You can either call Kasey Loete 206-684-8722 or you can email her at kasey.loete@seattle.gov. She will help you with next steps to take if you want more speed traffic enforcement on your street.

For traffic calming measures such as speed humps, traffic circles, and radar speed signs information http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/ntcp_physical.htm .

License Plates and Abandoned Vehicles: Please report abandoned vehicles (sitting in one spot for over 72 hours) especially those that are connecting with suspicious activity. If you suspect an abandoned vehicle may be stolen, you can check the plates against our stolen car Twitter account at http://twitter.com/getyourcarback - you do not need an account to view this information. You can report an abandoned vehicle online using our Abandoned Vehicle Reporting Form .

SPD Parking Enforcement: http://www.seattle.gov/police/parking/default.htm (206) 368-9012.

North Precinct Advisory Council (NPAC) : http://seattlenpac.blogspot.com/  Meets the first Wednesday of every month. 7-8:30 p.m. The meeting is at Lakeside School, 14050 1st Ave NE, in the Kent Evans Auditorium in a building on upper school campus.  This is a great place to meet and speak with the police and neighborhood leaders.

For more information about SMART 911: https://www.smart911.com/

Find it Fix it App:   http://www.seattle.gov/customer-service-bureau/find-it-fix-it-mobile-app

  • Graffiti: report graffiti, including what it is on — parking meter, utility pole or building — so it gets automatically routed to the appropriate department for response.
  • Illegal Dumping: report illegal dumping — junk, garbage or debris — on public property, including roadsides, open streets and paved alleys.
  • Pothole: report a pothole.
  • Parking Enforcement: make an inquiry regarding a parking concern.
  • Streetlight Report: report a streetlight outage or damaged streetlight.
  • Needles: On weekdays after 5 p.m. call the Needles Hotline at 206-684-7587, on weekends call 206-643-3682.
  • Other Inquiry: this miscellaneous category is for making an inquiry or request not listed above, which will be processed by the City's Customer Service Bureau. 206-684-CITY. Mobile users should choose this category to provide feedback.

Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections : To make a property or building complaint http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/codesrules/makeacomplaint/default.htm

Please contact me (Mary Amberg, contact info above) if you would like a security assessment on your home or business.  

Mayoral Candidate Debate to be Hosted by PNA on Oct. 22nd

posted Oct 1, 2017, 6:02 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 6:03 PM ]

The PNA will host a mayoral candidate forum on October 22. The forum will be from 5-6 pm, doors open at 4:30. Here are links to the webpage and Facebook event

Seattle City Club Mayoral Candidate Debate 10/24 - Questions from the Public Solicited

posted Aug 30, 2017, 1:34 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 6:05 PM ]

We wanted to let you know mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon will participate in a debate October 24th that will be broadcast live. Seattle residents are invited to submit questions in advance via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd59pfc5oq6Fk4SnYsQT3SLEwd29sAXbpkd_mM1BJABumieOw/viewform.

Information on the debate can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-mayoral-debate-oct-24th-tickets-36721196086.

Extended: Public Comment Open Through August 7 on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Mandatory Housing Affordability Plan

posted Jul 9, 2017, 3:11 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Information copied from Seattle City email announcement by The HALA TEAM (susie.philipsen@seattle.gov)
July 6, 2017 // Issue 25

City extends comment period on evaluation of citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability
Public comments on alternatives accepted until August 7, 2017

News Release


SEATTLE (July 6, 2017) Today the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) extended the public comment period until August 7 on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that studies three alternatives for zoning changes needed to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) in Seattle’s urban villages and other commercial and multifamily residential zones across the city.

 

“Due to a high volume of requests, both online and at a recent public hearing, we are extending the written comment period on this environmental study an additional 15 days,” said OPCD Director Sam Assefa. “While there is broad agreement on the need for more affordable housing across Seattle, these documents are lengthy and complex, and we want to honor these requests for more time for public review.”

 

The public can provide feedback on the environmental study using this online form or by e-mailing MHA.EIS@Seattle.gov.

 

MHA helps ensure that as Seattle grows, development supports affordable housing for low-income families and individuals by either building rent-restricted homes on-site or making a payment to the Seattle Office of Housing fund for affordable housing. To implement MHA, the City would grant additional development capacity to allow for construction of more market-rate housing and commercial space.

 

The City Council has already enacted MHA in Downtown, South Lake Union, and the University District. This study evaluates implementing MHA in 27 other urban villages throughout the city.

 

MHA was a key recommendation of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee.


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 What is an EIS? Check out the video below to learn more. 
Jesseca Brand 
Seattle Neighborhoods
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Department of Neighborhoods | 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA 98124-4649 www.seattle.gov/hala  

Public Comment Open Through July 23 on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Mandatory Housing Affordability Plan

posted Jun 9, 2017, 10:35 AM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Jun 9, 2017, 10:35 AM ]

The following information is from the city's website.  

You can learn more and provide your feedback on the Draft EIS through July 23 at http://tinyurl.com/HALA-MHA-EIS.  

MHA Environmental Impact Statement

Draft EIS Comments

We published the Draft EIS on June 8, 2017. The comment period is open until July 23, 2017. Please comment using our online form, by email to MHA.EIS@seattle.gov, or by mail to:

Office of Planning and Community Development
Attn: MHA EIS
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

For more information about the environmental review process watch our What is an EIS? video. The Washington State Department of Ecology also has information about SEPA and the EIS process

Mandatory Housing Affordability Draft EIS

Our Draft EIS studies three alternatives: a No Action Alternative and two different Action Alternatives. The Draft EIS identifies and describes potential impacts on the environment that could occur as a result of zoning changes to implement MHA. In October 2016, we published a first draft of the proposed MHA zoning changesThe alternatives studied in the MHA Draft EIS are not a direct reflection of public feedback received on the draft MHA zoning maps published in October 2016. Why not? Because the Draft EIS studies a much wider range of options and uses the results of the analysis to better understand the potential impacts of a final proposal. We developed the alternatives with public input about what we should study, but none of them represents a specific preferred alternative. Our Final EIS will include a preferred alternative that reflects public input.

Use our draft EIS web map to see the zoning scenarios for Alternative 2 and Alternative 3 analyzed in the Draft EIS.

MHA Draft EIS (entire document)

MHA Draft EIS (all appendices)

Introduction and Table of Contents 

1.0 Summary

2.0 Description of the Proposal and Alternatives

3.0 Environmental Analysis

4.0 References

5.0 Distribution List

Appendices

PRCC Annual Meeting (May 2, 2017) Synopsis of Attendee Topic Interests

posted Jun 9, 2017, 10:21 AM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Jun 9, 2017, 10:24 AM ]

A synopsis of topics/issues raised by attendees at the PRCC May 2nd annual meeting regarding gathering, transportation, housing, sustainability, inclusion and participation, communication, health services, neighborhood character, walkability/accessibility, businesses and employment, education/families, and others is provided in a document titled PRCC Annual Meeting Topics and Polled notes 2017-06-05 in our Important Documents archive.  

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) Released on Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA)

posted Jun 9, 2017, 9:59 AM by PRCC Webmaster

Daily Plan It Office of Planning & Community Development

City Evaluates Zoning Changes for Mandatory Housing Affordability

June 8, 2017 by

Today the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that studies three alternatives for zoning changes needed to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) in Seattle’s urban villages and other commercial and multifamily residential zones across the city.

MHA helps ensure that as Seattle grows, development supports affordable housing for low-income families and individuals by either building rent-restricted homes on-site or making a payment to the Seattle Office of Housing. To implement MHA, the City would grant additional development capacity to allow for construction of more market-rate housing and commercial space.

“Implementing MHA is one of many actions the City is proposing to address housing affordability,” said Sam Assefa, director of OPCD. “We look forward to community input on the DEIS, especially on our analysis of impacts resulting from MHA implementation. Your feedback will help us finalize our recommendation on how to guide growth with additional affordable housing, while working to reduce displacement risks as Seattle grows.”

Seattle is currently the fastest growing large city in the United States. The average rent for a Seattle two-bedroom, one-bath apartment is $1,863. The average rent in Seattle has increased 55 percent since 2010. Twenty percent of Seattle renters now spend more than half their income on housing.

The DEIS issued today examines the potential effects of zoning changes that will implement MHA in multifamily and commercial zones in Seattle, areas currently zoned Single Family Residential in existing urban villages, and in urban village expansion areas identified in the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

The three alternatives considered in the DEIS include:

  1. “No Action” that does not implement MHA requirements on new development, but maintains current zoning and building heights as Seattle grows.
  2. Changing zoning to guide additional housing and job growth to urban villages in a similar pattern as the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan, but without specifically considering displacement risk or access to opportunity.
  3. Continuing the urban village strategy, but varying zoning changes and development capacity based on each urban village’s relative level of displacement risk and access to opportunity, as identified in the Seattle 2035 Growth and Equity Analysis.

Both action alternatives would generate at least 5500 new affordable homes from development in the study area over 20 years. The No Action alternative, however, would generate only about 200 additional affordable homes in the study area through the City’s existing Incentive Zoning program. The Draft EIS identifies environmental impacts and mitigation measures for each alternative.

You can learn more and provide your feedback on the Draft EIS through July 23 at http://tinyurl.com/HALA-MHA-EIS.

OPCD will host an open house and public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on June 29 in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall. The public will have an opportunity to learn more about the alternatives, ask questions and provide public comment.

The City’s Final EIS and a preferred alternative will be developed based on community comments received to date and input on the three alternatives in the DEIS. OPCD expects to complete the Final EIS of the preferred alternative in September before transmitting a proposal to the Seattle City Council for consideration.

MHA was a key recommendation of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee. In 2015 and 2016, Mayor Ed Murray proposed the ordinances that established the framework for MHA, which the City Council adopted unanimously.

The City Council has already implemented MHA in the U District, Downtown, and South Lake Union. The Council is currently considering MHA legislation for the Chinatown-International District and three key intersections along 23rd Ave in the Central Area. Legislation to implement MHA in Uptown will be considered separately.

OPCD, the Department of Neighborhoods, and the Office of Housing have held more than 165 public meetings, open houses and group discussions on implementing MHA throughout Seattle’s urban villages. From February 2016 to October 2016, community focus groups, HALA open houses, online surveys, and neighborhood pop-ups worked to inform principles to help guide the implementation of MHA. Draft maps for implementing MHA in Seattle’s urban villages have been the focus of open houses and community feedback since October 2016.

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Hoot for the Hood - Woodland Park Zoo Neighbor Appreciation Event

posted Jun 9, 2017, 9:54 AM by PRCC Webmaster

Neighbor Newsflash | June 2017

Please join Woodland Park Zoo at an evening celebration for our closest neighbors from Phinney Ridge, Wallingford, Fremont and Green Lake.
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Woodland Park Zoo’s West Plaza
Enter through the West Entrance on Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th and N. 56th streets

 
Come to the zoo for an after-work mix and mingle with your fellow neighbors. Cool down with ice cream and enjoy a walk through our Molbak’s Butterfly Garden and Microsoft Pollinator Patio.
 
Hoot for the Hood is free to neighbors of Woodland Park Zoo. Evening parking for the event is free of charge. RSVP is encouraged.

 

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