Update on ECC meeting with City officials
President’s message:

Thanks to all of you who joined us for the Sept 16th meeting with Bobby Lee, Director of the Office of Economic Development and Andres Mantilla, Director of the Department of Neighborhoods.

Creating good working relationships with City departments has been a goal for this year and we were pleased that this meeting could come together.

The RRJ line question was answered—-no news. However this week SDOT did announce that they have decided that the J line will begin at the University, rather than 70th, and continue downtown. Steve Dunphy did a great job of covering this on our blog at

Here are a few other key points from the meeting:
• Our need for a community center got attention and some creative ideas.

• The gift of having a P-Patch in Eastlake was discussed. Andres was especially proud of what these great gardens bring to a community.

• The need for engagement, creating an Eastlake identity, and developing a clear plan for the future were additional take-a-ways. Involving our businesses and building owners in the conversation will be an important.

As we head into planning for 2021 we will be asking you for input about what is important to you about your Eastlake experience. In January we kicked off the year with a meeting that asked that very question and we be using that information and asking for more. You can send your ideas at any time to

A reminder that our Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom on Oct 6. Ballots for the election to the board have gone out we look forward to a record response. We will be sending Zoom invitations to current members on Sept 29th.

Detra Segar

Coronavirus-related announcements The Eastlake Community Council wishes you and your loved ones comfort and safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Please stay healthy and assist your neighbors. ECC offers the following announcements and resources, and invites comments and additional suggestions.

Event cancellations. Gov. Jay Inslee has made the difficult but necessary decision to order all of us to stay home. That means all ECC-sponsored in-person events have been canceled. Rescheduled events will be announced once quarantine measures have been lifted. Virtual events (on-line and/or telephone) events will be announced in this section as they are organized.

911 guidance. The following statement is from the Seattle Fire Department: “We respond to all life-threatening emergencies. Don’t feel ashamed if you have symptoms (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) of COVID-19. Call 911 if your symptoms are life-threatening: we will help you. Please be transparent with the dispatcher about your symptoms so we can arrive with the appropriate protective equipment. Continue to consult with your primary care physician if your symptoms are minor. #HereToServe #COVID19Seattle.” For further official guidance on when and how to call 911, click here and here.

ECC’s web page for the coronavirus emergency. ECC’s web site has a coronavirus page with links about the outbreak, including health background, government regulations and programs, and how to seek or offer assistance. The page also has links for donating to the UW Medicine Emergency Response Fund, University District Food Bank, and aid for jobless workers.

Personal Protective Equipment urgent for health care and front line workers. Needed: unopened and unused respirator masks (medical grade preferred) or industrial, NIOSH- and FDA-approved; PAPRs (powered air-purifying respirators); non-latex gloves in original carton; face shields; safety goggles (no openings on sides); Tyvek coveralls; disposable head and shoe covers; isolation gowns; disposable water resistant cover gowns in original carton; infrared (non-contact or remote) thermometers; unopened hand sanitizer bottles; and boxes of disinfecting wipes such as Clorox or Sani-cloth. For use in health care and in supportive housing and shelters across the city, the Kelley-Ross Pharmacy (located in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood) is accepting donated items in its building’s lobby; must make advance contact: 206-441-9174 or to The following state and local web sites are also organizing donations: Your Supplies Save Lives WA; the City of Seattle Protective Equipment Donation Site; and Seattle Mask Brigade. ECC’s coronavirus page has links for making masks at home.

Mutual aid. Some in the neighborhood are in need (such as for grocery or medicine runs) and others want to help. The social media site menu above provides links (including ECC’s Facebook page) where mutual aid opportunities are discussed. If confidentiality is desired, please use ECC’s intake e-mail address ( or U.S. mail address, where suggestions for ECC’s coronavirus response are always welcome.

Eastlake businesses The ECC web site has a list of service businesses that are open.