Upcoming Events

Public forum features candidates for Mayor and for City Council — Tues., July 18 7– 9:30 p.m. at the Pocock Rowing Center, 3320 Fuhrman Avenue East. The location is near the SW corner of the University Bridge (note that the public school is unavailable for events in the summer and fall). Candidates will present their views and answer questions at the Eastlake Community Council’s primary election forum (also join us at the general election forum on Tues., Oct. 3, same location). And/or please send to ECC your suggested questions for the candidates, to info@eastlakeseattle.org. For the program, list of candidates, and ground rules, click here

“Night Out” street parties – Tues., Aug. 1 On the first Tuesday in August, the City government frees block parties of the need for a paid permit or costly liability insurance. Purpose is to help neighbors meet each other, maybe start a block watch and preparedness team. As time allows, police and fire officers drop by. To become sponsor of an event on your block, register with the Police Department at http://seattle.gov/police/nightout or find Seattle Night Out on Facebook. For advice or to connect with neighbors who can help organize your block, contact ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.

Obliteride bicycle ride and Lake Union 10K walk are both occurring in Eastlake — Sun., Aug. 13 The City’s Special Events office is allowing these two events to occur on the same morning around Lake Union. The Obliteride will occur on Eastlake Avenue and on Fairview Avenue North (not Fairview Avenue East). On Eastlake Avenue, traffic lanes and on-street parking will not be restricted; it is not clear yet whether traffic lanes on Fairview Avenue N. will be restricted. The Lake Union 10K walk will involve traffic and parking restrictions on Fairview Avenue East. To info@eastlakeseattle.org, ECC would appreciate hearing from residents and businesses regarding impacts of the traffic or parking restrictions, noise, etc.; photos also are welcome. We welcome any suggestions for improving the permit requirements and the permit process, as we will be working on this issue in the coming year.

Change.org petition to save the parking lot under I-5, a block south of the University Bridge The Pocock Rowing Center, Movement Systems Physical Therapy, Seattle Spine and Sports Medicine, and Wallace & Solhaug Family Dentistry are asking the public to sign their Change.org petition “to convince WSDOT that we need the parking at the north end of Eastlake to preserve our community’s heritage, the health and welfare of our patients, and the economic viability of the Eastlake neighborhood.” WSDOT is considering excluding all parking from the lot for five years, and use it instead to stage construction materials for the SR-520 expansion project. To reach the petition, click here or visit Change.org and search for the petition under “Eastlake parking”. More than 1400 people have signed so far.

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