Meadowbrook Community Council

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Special LCNA Forum on Move Seattle Levy on October 8th

Hello Friends,

Transportation is a priority issue in Seattle and in Lake City. LCNA (Lake City Neighborhood Alliance) is hosting a free and open community forum on the upcoming Move Seattle Levy in lieu of our regular October 8th meeting. This forum is at the same time and place as our regular meeting–6:30-8:30 pm, at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, corner of NE 125th Street and 27th Ave NE. We will be in the downstairs, ADA-accessible meeting room. Our hope is that lots and lots of members of our community will attend.

Forum Coordinator Phil Shack has arranged for representatives from the Let’s Move Seattle and the Keep Seattle Affordable groups to tell us why they believe we should or should not vote for this levy. We will have some prepared questions to ask them, and we will also accept questions from the floor. A flyer is attached to help spread the word. Move Seattle Levy Forum

This forum comes one night after the October 7th North District Council meeting (7-8:30 pm, Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th Street–note location change from library conference room) will host SDOT Director Scott Kubly, who will be speaking about the levy. At the September LCNA Board meeting, the Directors felt that this short amount of time was insufficient for a thorough community discussion of a complex levy. So, with NDC’s approval, this back-to-back session was arranged. Thank you Phil for taking it on!

Everyone, please spread the word. All are welcome to attend. We hope for a big turnout and lots of thoughtful questions so that as individuals, we will have the information we need to make our personal decisions about how to vote on the Move Seattle Levy. Please come!

King County Council hosts public hearing on bus changes Tuesday, Oct. 6

King County MetroThe King County Council is considering a set of bus service changes (detailed here) that would begin after Link light rail reaches Capitol Hill and the University District in the first quarter of 2016. King County Executive Dow Constantine has recommended the changes to connect people with fast, frequent Link trains from North Seattle, Capitol Hill, and the Central Area.

The proposal would also provide more frequent bus service on major corridors in those areas, and more east-west service between places like Fremont, Wallingford, Green Lake, and Sand Point.

Ways to share your views with the Council

Attend the public hearing

Tuesday, Oct. 6
6:30 p.m. Open house; 7:00 p.m. Public testimony
Mountaineers Club, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
Served by Metro routes 30, 74, and 75
Use Metro’s Trip Planner to plan your travel

Submit your comments online
Thirty-three Metro routes would be affected. Here’s how:

Frequency improvements

  • More frequent service on all or part of 14 all-day Metro routes: 8, 10, 11, 12, 26X, 44, 48, 49, 65, 67, 70, 73, 75, and 372X. Buses would arrive at least every 12 minutes on the five routes that connect directly to Link: 8, 44, 45/67, 48, and 49.
  • More service on high-demand corridors currently served by routes 8, 16, 44, 48, 74, and 372X.
  • Added trips on four peak-only routes: 64X, 74X, 76, and 316.

Reliability improvements

Two routes that are often delayed by traffic, Route 8 and Route 48, would each be split into two shorter routes to improve reliability.

Connections to new places

There would be more east-west connections between places like Fremont, Wallingford, and Sand Point, as well as new connections to Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, Fremont, Sand Point, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Green Lake, First Hill, and SeaTac Airport.

Night and weekend improvements

  • New weekend service on routes 67, 70, and 372X.
  • New late-night service on weekdays on routes 12, 67, 70, and 372X.

Eleven routes (16, 25, 26 Local, 28 Local, 30, 43, 66X, 68, 71, 72, and 242) would be replaced with other service. We’ve planned carefully to give most riders on those routes the same service or better at the same stops they use today. We’ve also worked to make transfers as convenient as possible.

More reliable service, buses that come more often at more times of day, and improved connections to low-income housing, employment centers, and higher education make these changes consistent with the county’s commitment to equity and social justice and will increase access to education, employment, housing, and human services for those in our community who need it most.

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies presents Cracking the Codes–a film about racism, how to talk about it and take steps to undo it.

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies presents Cracking the Codes–a film about racism, how to talk about it and take steps to undo it.

YES! Magazine calls Cracking the Codes “the most dignified and evidenced response possible to the blithe assertion that we now live in a ‘post-racial’ America.” The film illuminates a system that perpetuates structural inequity using moving personal accounts from 23 leaders in the equity movement including Amer Ahmed, Joy DeGruy, Ise Lyfe, Peggy McIntosh, Hugh Vasquez and Tim Wise. “Cracking the Codes is designed to address and deepen the national conversation on race in this country,” said Shakti Butler, Ph.D., director of the film and founder of World Trust Educational Services.

Please join us for the film’s showing on Friday, October 9, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Avenue NE, Seattle. It’s FREE and open to the public! Donations to defray cost of screening rights gladly accepted. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7 p.m. with a facilitated community discussion to follow. More information at Sponsored by the Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition.

MCC Meeting Announcement for: 9/8/15 Meeting, 7pm

Greetings Meadowbrook Area Community Members,

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

For our September MCC meeting, we are going to get political. We have invited our two City Council candidate primary winners for District 5, Debora Juarez and Sandy Brown, to speak to us at our meeting and they accepted!

Although elections are a bit far off yet, Nov.3rd, we are fortunate to have secured their willingness to visit with us as their campaign schedule is rapidly getting booked up. So give some thoughts to a few questions as after we hear their “stump speeches” we will take a few questions. Big topic areas are public safety, transportation and affordable housing.

In addition, updates and reports on the following will also be provided:
1- Report on the Greenways status;
2- Status of crosswalk installations by SDOT at the three crossings around Jane Addams and Nathan Hale schools;
3- Community Garden and Orchards: current status (harvest pounds to food bank and others) ;
4- Public Safety: (Aundie Collison);
5- Status of planned D5 and at-large candidate Forum, and;
6- November meeting topic.
As usual, an agenda will be provided at the meeting.
THIS IS A BIG ONE! Looking forward to your attendance…Dan Keefe, President



The Jane Addams Middle School Traffic and Transportation Committee is looking for volunteers to safely manage intersections/pedestrian crossings throughout the school year. Please join our team to help meet our goal of not one injury or accident! Volunteering can be as often as an hour daily or as little as a half hour once a week. Volunteer times needed are from 7:20-7:50 in the morning and from 2:00-2:30 in the afternoon. Primary responsibility is managing pedestrian crossings: Assist pedestrians crossing the intersections especially at 34th/110th, 34th/113th, and 34th/115th. Please submit our form for more information: Traffic and Transportation Safety Form. Our team is looking forward to a SAFE year!


SEATTLE (August 13, 2015) Mayor Ed Murray today announced that the City plans to purchase portions of two properties that make up the former N.E. 130th Street beach from the current owners and restore waterfront access for the public.

“For decades, generations of Seattle residents enjoyed lakefront access from the N.E. 130th Street beach,” said Mayor Murray. “I have directed the Parks Department to begin the process of restoring that access by acquiring the properties using all tools at our disposal.”

The two properties lie at the end of N.E. 130th Street and Rivera Place, near the Burke-Gilman Trail in the Cedar Park neighborhood in the Lake City area. Earlier this year, the private property owners restricted the public from accessing the waterfront. Seal of the City of Seattle

“This parcel bordering Lake Washington has been used by the public to gain access to the water for over 80 years. It was very unfortunate to have access denied,” said Councilmember Jean Godden. “It’s great news that the City is now taking affirmative steps to restore this property to the public and to neighbors who know how much it matters to save this beach.”

“Privatizing public property based upon an 82 year-old records error is a disservice to the neighborhood,” said Councilmember Nick Licata. “I commend the Mayor for joining the Council in reclaiming what has long served as the only public access to Lake Washington between Matthews Beach and the northern city limits.” Continue reading

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies presents DIRT! The Movie (2009, 86 min)

In honor of gardening season, Wedgwood Meaningful Movies presents DIRT! The Movie (2009, 86 min). Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, this film takes a humorous but substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will return to. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.

Please join us for the film’s showing, Friday, August 14, in Jubilee Hall at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Avenue NE . It’s FREE (donations for screening rights welcome) and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7 p.m. with a facilitated community discussion to follow. More information at



Have you wondered… Is this heat going to come every summer now? How can we distinguish between normal fluctuation in temperatures and long-term trends? What is wrong with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? Don’t the plants need it? Is “the greenhouse effect” the same thing as “global warming”?
ask a scientist

Climate scientist Dr. Dargan M.W. Frierson, Associate Professor, UW Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, will be on hand to answer questions about the science of global warming. Visit the Farmers Market (3-7 p.m.) out front and then drop in to the Lake City Branch Library (12501 28th Avenue NE, Seattle) on Thursday, August 6, any time between 6-8 p.m.

Sponsored by Cascadia Climate Action ( and 350seattle (

Important Housing Information for Seattle Neighborhoods

2015 HALA Report

2015 HALA Report

The Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) report is a very long and complex report which will help determine how Seattle works to resolve the very real problem of housing affordability and livability for years to come.

As residents of Seattle, we feel it is vital that everyone read and familiarize themselves with this report. To assist you, we are including both the HALA Report itself, as well as the Mayor’s Action Plan on how the city should proceed. Click the document thumbnails to download each PDF.

Mayor Murray's Action Plan

Mayor Murray’s Action Plan

In order to help attenuate fears and concerns regarding the HALA report, The Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA), Lake City Future First (LCFF), and North District Council (NDC) will be co-hosting a HALA workshop on Saturday August 1st to educate North Seattle residents as well as gather local input about the recommendations being made.
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MCC Meeting Announcement for: 7/14/15 Meeting, 7pm

Greetings Meadowbrook Community Council members,

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

Because of the unusually hot weather as of late, I intend to schedule a shorter meeting. Our featured presentation will be by Brian Dougherty, SDOT, on the status of the design and construction schedules of the three sidewalk segments on NE 110th, between 35th ave ne and Sandpoint Way; a Safe Routes to School project.

In addition, updates and reports on the following will also be provided:
1- Report on the Greenways speed study on NE98th nr 32nd and placement of crossing flags at various intersections (Wilma Boyd and/ or Nikki Sakata);
2- Recent intersection crosswalk work order approvals by SDOT for three crossings around Jane Addams and Nathan Hale schools;
3- Community Garden and Orchards: current status (harvest, signs, netting) (Richard Anderson);
4- Public Safety: (Aundie Collison);
5- Membership growth committee: status (Pam Bowe).

As usual, an agenda will be provided at the meeting.

Looking forward to your attendance…Dan Keefe, President