Upcoming Events

Trees in Eastlake: Why are they disappearing? Wed., April 26, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. Experts will talk about the benefits of trees and how various current public policies are threatening trees in parks, along streets and other public rights of way, and on private lands. For more information, see the “trees” page in column at right.

Public comment opportunity (on-line and via May 16 City open house) on Mayor’s proposed increase height of new buildings in Eastlake and other neighborhoods. Tues., May 16 open house (6-8 p.m. at historic Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) to learn about and comment on the Mayor’s proposals to increase construction and building size in Eastlake and nearby neighborhoods. Also of interest is open house on Sat., April 29 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE) which will discuss the upzones for Wallingford, Fremont, Roosevelt, Lake City, Northgate, and Green Lake.

To see the Mayor’s height increases for every land lot in Eastlake, go to http://hala.consider.it/?tab=Draft zoning changes, and scroll down to Eastlake. There you will also find the Mayor’s case for the upzones. For independent background and analysis challenging the Mayor’s approach, see below and/or go to http://seattleneighborhoodcoalition.wordpress.com/hala-mandatory-housing-affordability-mha-reference-material. While it’s important to comment at one of these meetings, you can also cast a vote on-line. For ECC’s background on how to post a public comment, see the HALA page at right (http://eastlakeseattle.org/?page=HALA) or go directly to the City web site at http://hala.consider.it/?tab=Draft zoning changes and scroll down to Eastlake.

Wildlife issues in Eastlake: Raccoons, rats, otters, opossums, muskrats, owls, eagles, geese, crows, starlings, etc. Tues., May 9, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. The first speaker is Brook Zscheile of the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services branch; the second speaker is Don Case from the rat control program of the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health.

Urgent opportunity to comment on the Mayor’s proposed upzone to increase construction and building size in Eastlake and nearby neighborhoods Tues., May 16 (6-8 p.m. at historic Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) to learn about and comment on the Mayor’s proposals to . [Also of interest is the open house on Sat., April 29 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE) which will discuss the upzones for Wallingford, Fremont, Roosevelt, Lake City, Northgate, and Green Lake.] To see the Mayor’s height increases for every lot in Eastlake, go to http://hala.consider.it/?tab=Draft zoning changes, and scroll down to Eastlake. There you will also find the Mayor’s case for the upzones. For independent background and analysis challenging the Mayor’s approach, see http://eastlakeseattle.org/?page=HALA , where you will also find out how to file a public comment on-line. For additional background and neighborhood advocacy, see http://seattleneighborhoodcoalition.wordpress.com/hala-mandatory-housing-affordability-mha-reference-material.

Public meeting on public safety, emergency preparedness, and planning for July 4 Tuesday, June 13, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School. See web pages in column at right.

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