Greenwood Community Council May Meeting
Tuesday June 19, 7:00 pm
Greenwood Public Library

A conversation with Councilmember Mike O'Brien
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The Greenwood Community Council (GCC) provides a forum to engage residents and businesses; opportunities to meet city and business leaders who affect Greenwood face-to-face; a venue to forge shared visions and mutual agreement on divisive issues facing the neighborhood; and promote safety, affordability and community.  We are always looking for individuals interested in serving on the GCC Board or volunteering to improve the website, organize meetings, or participate in projects, particularly related to our focus areas: land use; transportation; safety and health; and outreach and engagement.  

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June Meeting: A Visit with Councilmember Mike O’Brien

A Conversation with Councilmember Mike O’Brien Greenwood Community Council June Meeting 7:00 PM, Tuesday June 19, 2018 Greenwood Public Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N Our June meeting is devoted to having a conversation with Councilmember Mike O’Brien, a meeting scheduled months ago, not due to any recent events. Mike O’Brien represents the Sixth City Council … Continue reading June Meeting: A Visit with Councilmember Mike O’Brien

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Get Involved in Greenwood and the Greenwood Community Council!

Have you ever thought about getting more involved in your neighborhood?   May is Get Involved Month Every year, the Greenwood Community Council looks for new board members and volunteers, and we could use your help now! There is a lot going on in Seattle and it’s hard to keep up. We are an all-volunteer … Continue reading Get Involved in Greenwood and the Greenwood Community Council!

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May Meeting on Public Safety

Greenwood Community Council May Meeting Tuesday May 15, 7:00 pm Greenwood Public Library, 8014 Greenwood Ave. N   The Community Council meeting for May will focus on crime and public safety in Greenwood and near Greenwood.    Seattle Police Department Sgt. Sean Whitcomb will provide information and answer questions about crime and public safety in … Continue reading May Meeting on Public Safety

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Notes and Presentations from April Meeting

Here are the presentations shown at the last GCC meeting. For best viewing, click on the “full screen” icon () at the bottom of the viewing area. Note that a vote was taken at the meeting supporting Greenwood’s participation in a coalition effort to improve Aurora Avenue. Interest was expressed in a potential weekend teach-in … Continue reading Notes and Presentations from April Meeting

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April Meeting on Aurora, Zoning and the Boys and Girl’s Club

A Vision for Aurora, the Zoning Plan for Downtown Greenwood, and the Future of the Boys and Girls Club Tuesday April 17, 7:00pm Greenwood Public Library 8016 Greenwood Avenue N 7:00 – Welcome, Introductions, Brief Announcements   7:10 – Re-imagining Aurora’s Streetscape and Environment Aurora remains unsafe and a barrier between neighborhoods.  In 2017 on Aurora there were … Continue reading April Meeting on Aurora, Zoning and the Boys and Girl’s Club

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March GCC Meeting Next Tuesday: The High Cost of Living, and Leg Session Report

The High Cost of Living, and Leg. Session Report-out Greenwood Community Council March 2018 Meeting Tuesday March 20, 7:00pm Greenwood Public Library   Feeling sticker shock when you open bills these days? As Seattle residents, you may have noticed significant changes in costs associated with your homes. At this meeting, guest speakers will provide insight and … Continue reading March GCC Meeting Next Tuesday: The High Cost of Living, and Leg Session Report

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February Meeting: Talk with Developers, Learn about Street Tree Maintenance, and the Future of the Senior Center [Updated]

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. Greenwood Public Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N This month the Community Council meeting has a full agenda, and we will plan to start right on time. Here’s the agenda: 7:00 (sharp!) – 320 N 85th St. The developers and designers of a proposed new six-story, 220-unit apartment building at … Continue reading February Meeting: Talk with Developers, Learn about Street Tree Maintenance, and the Future of the Senior Center [Updated]

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Making our Website More Useful We Hope

If you’ve stumbled onto our site lately you’ll see that it’s changing. In fact it is being totally re-constructed to make it more interesting and useful. But there’s a *lot* left to do – and if you’d like to help please let us know!    On the front page you’ll find the featured articles and buttons … Continue reading Making our Website More Useful We Hope

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Presentations from January’s Meeting on Transportation

The GCC membership meeting on January 16, 2018 featured a panel discussion of transportation issues in Greenwood. Here are the presentations: First, Rob Fellows gave a survey overview of transportation issues in the neighborhood. Rob is the GCC President and a member of the board of Feet First.   Justin Martin and Robin Randels presented … Continue reading Presentations from January’s Meeting on Transportation

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January Meeting: Transportation in Greenwood [Updated]

7:00 Tuesday January 16, 2018 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N The pace of growth in Seattle leads to crowded streets, crowded buses and crowded sidewalks; meanwhile Seattle is making changes to respond. Tuesday’s GCC meeting will survey the many issues and changes to transportation in Greenwood, and discuss strategies for mobility, safety and maintaining … Continue reading January Meeting: Transportation in Greenwood [Updated]

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No Community Council Meetings Until 2018

The GCC will be back next year. There is no December membership meeting. Have a fantastic holiday season!

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Save the Date: Port Candidates Forum October 24

PORT CANDIDATES FORUM – Tuesday October 24   In addition to the Greenwood election forum coming up this Saturday, the Greenwood Community Council is also co-sponsoring a Broadview-Bitter Lake candidate forum for port candidates on Tuesday October 24: Please join Broadview-Bitter Lake and Greenwood Community Councils for an important  candidate forum! Date: October 24th, 2017 … Continue reading Save the Date: Port Candidates Forum October 24

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Greenwood Election Forum at the Taproot, Saturday Oct. 14

Election Forum! Saturday Oct 14, 2:30pm at the Taproot Theatre Please join your neighbors to get a closer look at the candidates, moderated by Steve Scher. Bring your questions or send in advance. There are other chances to hear candidates, but this is the one chance to hear them address concerns in Greenwood and Broadview. … Continue reading Greenwood Election Forum at the Taproot, Saturday Oct. 14

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Survey Results are In

Results of the GCC Survey Last week the Greenwood Community Council published a survey about the most important issues in Greenwood to help shape our agenda and priorities for 2017. The questions in this survey were posed to be provocative, but hopefully not one-sided.  As of today we received 87 responses, which is far from enough … Continue reading Survey Results are In

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Why Get Involved in the Greenwood Community Council (GCC)?

GCC is a volunteer group that seeks to: Help get Greenwood residents involved in the neighborhood Provide an open forum where everyone is heard End polarization to find points of agreement and win-win solutions Help inform and empower Greenwood residents to be effective  We are not an advocacy group for a particular perspective or ideology, and … Continue reading Why Get Involved in the Greenwood Community Council (GCC)?

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April Meeting: Set 2017 Priorities for GCC and Elect a New Board

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What are the most important issues facing Greenwood in 2017?

The Greenwood Community Council is conducting a survey about the most important issues in Greenwood to help shape our agenda and priorities for 2017. You can weigh in by following this link. What issues are on your mind, and which should the Community Council focus on over the coming year?  We will tally the surveys … Continue reading What are the most important issues facing Greenwood in 2017?

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Reminder – Opportunities to Get Involved in Greenwood

Reminder of two opportunities this week to get involved in Greenwood: Tuesday 3/28 (Tomorrow), 7pm at the Couth Buzzard: Discuss potential interest in joining the Greenwood Community Council board before elections in April   Wednesday 3/29, 7pm at the Couth Buzzard: Attend the initial meeting of the GCC Engagement and Outreach volunteers to help increase community … Continue reading Reminder – Opportunities to Get Involved in Greenwood

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March Meeting: Greenwood Explosion – Review and Reflection

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Special Forum on Homelessness

GCC February Meeting Moved to Wed. March 1 Special Forum on Homelessness     7pm, Wednesday March 1 Greenwood Senior Center 525 N 85th St. Hundreds of people are living on the streets in Seattle today, with more arriving all the time. There have been several local meetings on new encampment plans, but this one has a different … Continue reading Special Forum on Homelessness

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GCC Transportation Committee – 2017 Transportation Issues

Help Decide Transportation Areas of Advocacy and Action for 2017 Transportation Committee Meeting Monday, February 20, 7:00 pm    Flying Bike Brewery Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the Greenwood Community Council’s website with your suggestions for issues to focus on in 2017. The feedback was great, and please feel free to add your thoughts … Continue reading GCC Transportation Committee – 2017 Transportation Issues

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GCC Land Use Committee – 85th & Phinney Project Design Input

85th & Phinney Project Early Design Input Land Use Committee Meeting   Monday, February 13, 2017,  7:00 pm Meeting Location: Brumbaugh & Associates, 600 North 85th Street, #102 Owner Shea Properties and Architect Runberg Architecture Group hope to gain input/feedback from the Greenwood Community Council’s Land Use Committee on a proposed new multifamily building located at … Continue reading GCC Land Use Committee – 85th & Phinney Project Design Input

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No January GCC Meeting

Our usual third-Tuesday GCC meeting for Tuesday January 17 is canceled, so please enjoy the night off. Our next meeting will be on February 21, 7PM at the Greenwood Library – hope to see you then.

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No December Community Council Meeting This Tuesday

        The Greenwood Community Council will take a  breather this month, so there will be no general  membership meeting this Tuesday. Please enjoy the holidays and we’ll be back in January for another year of fun. We hope you have a safe and restful holiday.

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Tuesday GCC Land Use Committee – Town Center Projects

Two Projects in Greenwood Town Center Looking for Early Design Feedback   Greenwood Community Council Land Use Committee Meeting Tuesday December 13, 7:00 pm Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. The Greenwood Shopping Center is beginning development of the next phase of their master plan, the first phase of which created Morrow Lane and the Sedges apartments and … Continue reading Tuesday GCC Land Use Committee – Town Center Projects

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November Meeting: How Should Greenwood Weigh In on Land Use Changes

This Tuesday Evening: How Should Greenwood Weigh In on the Biggest Citywide Land Use Changes in Decades?   Greenwood Community Council Membership Meeting Tuesday November 15, 7:00 pm Razzi’s Downstairs Meeting Room – 8523 Greenwood Ave. N   Seattle is preparing to make city-wide changes to zoning that will change the allowable height of all multi-family buildings … Continue reading November Meeting: How Should Greenwood Weigh In on Land Use Changes

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Election Forum at the Taproot

Greenwood Community Council 2016 Election Forum Featuring District 7 Congressional Race and ST3 With the 2016 Presidential race consuming political news this election year, it can be easy to lose sight of our local electoral races and ballot initiatives that will be put in front of Seattle voters. We are now 30 days out from … Continue reading Election Forum at the Taproot

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September Meeting: Sound Transit 3

What’s in the Sound Transit 3 package and how much will it cost? This November residents of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties will vote on the next iteration of expansion of Sound Transit services, known as Sound Transit 3 (ST3). The package includes more than 60 miles of new light rail lines across Seattle, Tacoma, … Continue reading September Meeting: Sound Transit 3

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GCC Social Event This Tuesday at Naked City

Who is the Community Council and What Do they Do? — Find Out! Tuesday August 16, 7:00 pm at the Naked City Screening Room           Instead of our regular third Tuesday meeting this month the Greenwood Community Council is having a social event at the Naked City Brewery at 8564 Greenwood Ave … Continue reading GCC Social Event This Tuesday at Naked City

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Transportation Committee Meeting, Pedestrian Master Plan Update

Greenwood Community Council Transportation Committee Meeting Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan Update Monday, August 1st, 7:00 PM, Couth Buzzard Books Please join the Greenwood Community Council’s Transportation Committee on Monday, August 1st for a meeting focused on the recently updated Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan. (PMP)  We will be joined by representatives from the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board … Continue reading Transportation Committee Meeting, Pedestrian Master Plan Update

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News From the Greenwood Community Council

Happy Summer! We have several announcements for you: WE STILL EXIST!  Many people got the impression this week that Mayor Murray had thrown out the entire idea of neighborhood involvement and disestablished community council across the city, but in fact he only eliminated staff support to district councils. Not many people have heard of district … Continue reading News From the Greenwood Community Council

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GCC Out and About This Weekend

  Please stop by the Greenwood Community Council booth at two community events this weekend!   We will have new cool swag thanks to a Small Sparks grant from Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods – including magnets with our new logo and contact information and tattoos with the “Give Greenwood Some Love” graphic that was designed by … Continue reading GCC Out and About This Weekend

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June Meeting: Mandatory Housing Affordability

Implementing Mandatory Housing Affordability The City has released its “Director’s Report” on MHA-Residential legislation and draft ordinance.  HALA focus groups have begun to meet and provide input on HALA’s community generated principles which will form part of the basis for changes to zoning, design, and planning in certain residential areas.  We will review the overall MHA Program, … Continue reading June Meeting: Mandatory Housing Affordability

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No Meeting This Month

If you’re a fervent fan of community council meetings you know that our regular meeting would be this Tuesday May 17, and you will be crestfallen to learn that we have canceled this month’s meeting. I don’t know how to console you, except to note that you now have an evening free that you hadn’t … Continue reading No Meeting This Month

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April Meeting – Crown Hill, Aurora-Licton and Lake City

We have a really interesting Greenwood Community Council meeting this week – representatives from Crown Hill, Aurora-Licton Springs and Lake City will present on how each of their neighborhoods is engaging with Seattle on how their urban villages should be defined.  Each has taken a different approach to engage neighbors and neighborhood groups.   Seattle’s … Continue reading April Meeting – Crown Hill, Aurora-Licton and Lake City

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April Meeting: The Urban Village Strategy

The Urban Village Strategy What is it and how should we redefine? The Greenwood Community Council’s monthly meeting will be devoted to the urban village strategy, which forms the backbone of Seattle’s growth plans as outlined in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.  Guest speakers from nearby Lake City, Crown Hill, and Aurora Licton Springs will be present to share their … Continue reading April Meeting: The Urban Village Strategy

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Join the Community Council on Facebook

We now have a Greenwood Community Council page on Facebook! (Actually we’ve had one for awhile, but haven’t advertised it until now.)  Please visit and subscribe to get notifications for meetings and events – and post and respond to thoughts about the neighborhood.  Visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/GreenwoodCommunityCouncil/

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Special Meeting on the Greenwood Explosion

Reminder – this event is this Tuesday night.   This post has also been updated to include the meeting agenda and links to news and resources. Please help get the word out by forwarding to anyone you think might be interested.   GREENWOOD EXPLOSION: How to Stay Safe, and What Steps are Needed to Rebuild? … Continue reading Special Meeting on the Greenwood Explosion

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Downtown Greenwood Disaster – here is how you can help

Dear Greenwood Neighbors: All of us are shaken by the blast last night in our downtown.  We thank the firefighters and responders for putting their lives on the line and their shoulder to the wheel today.  When they’re finished, a sustained effort will be needed to help the businesses and neighbors affected, to reassure us that … Continue reading Downtown Greenwood Disaster – here is how you can help

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February Meeting: Growth and Affordability

Growth and Affordability  February Membership Meeting Tuesday February 16, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   There is broad agreement that housing affordability is one of the most critical issues we face as our City grows and becomes more prosperous.  Last year, Mayor Murray developed an action plan and community engagement is expected to ramp … Continue reading February Meeting: Growth and Affordability

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January Meeting: Open board meeting, vote on backyard cottages letter

Open GCC Board Meeting – All Welcome Tuesday January 19 at 7PM Greenwood Public Library This month’s Greenwood Community Council meeting will be an open board meeting covering a number of topics.  Anyone is welcome, and there will be time in the meeting to speak to any issue you feel the community council should be … Continue reading January Meeting: Open board meeting, vote on backyard cottages letter

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Join GCC at the Flying Bike on Tuesday!

No Greenwood Community Council meeting this month – it’s holiday time!   Join us instead at the Flying Bike Brewery on Tuesday at 7:00.  No meeting, no agenda, no appeals.  Just meet others active in Greenwood.   And whether you come or not, enjoy the holidays and stay safe!

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November Meeting: Pedestrian Issues

Pedestrian Issues in Greenwood  November Membership Meeting Tuesday November 17, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   Join the Greenwood Community Council to hear from guest speakers and engage in discussion of pedestrian and safety issues including sidewalks, safe routes to schools, dedicated facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. the Interurban Trail), Seattle’s update … Continue reading November Meeting: Pedestrian Issues

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Sorry for bad links in the recent post on community engagement!

I’ve had comments already from people having trouble linking to the survey monkey page from the email they received on “GCC Looking for Help in Community Engagement.”  There are two problems, one of which I need help to fix.  In the meantime, let’s try a more direct approach I hope you’ll try.  The survey is located … Continue reading Sorry for bad links in the recent post on community engagement!

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GCC Looking for Help in Community Engagement

The Greenwood Community Council exists to facilitate and amplify neighborhood involvement and engagement.  I always have a slightly different answer when asked my personal opinion about what the Greenwood Community Council does, but this week I’m thinking we’re about place-making and community-building – which often involves dialogue and advocacy with the city and developers.   … Continue reading GCC Looking for Help in Community Engagement

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Speed Candidating / GCC Meeting Canceled Tuesday

The Speed Candidating event planned for this month’s regular GCC membership meeting has been canceled.  Please use the time to read the voters’ pamphlet, look at online resources and  You can find links to all campaigns, and to your voter pamphlet at the  King County Elections website.  

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Candidate Forum Monday

Meet the candidates who would represent our neighborhood on the new district-based city council.  Please help get the word out! Candidates for City Council districts 5 and 6 will face off This Monday at the Taproot 7:00 – District 5 candidates Debora Juarez and Sandy Brown     7:45 – District 6 candidates Catherine Weatbrook … Continue reading Candidate Forum Monday

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Districts 5 and 6 Candidate Forum Next Monday at the Taproot

[Please forward with reckless abandon!] Candidate Forum at the Taprootfor City Council Districts 5 and 6 7PM, Monday October 12Taproot Theatre, 212 N. 85th Street This is Seattle’s first modern election of city council candidates to represent districts – meaning there will be a council member who’s job is to represent Greenwood and other nearby neighborhoods. … Continue reading Districts 5 and 6 Candidate Forum Next Monday at the Taproot

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Next Monday: Forum on the Transportation Levy to Move Seattle

The Transportation Levy to Move Seattle Monday, October 5th, 7:00-8:30 PM Location: Works Progress   In 2006, Seattle voters approved a nine-year $365 million transportation levy, known as Bridging the Gap, which will expire at the end of 2015. For the last eight years, this levy provided the Seattle Department of Transportation with nearly 25% of it’s … Continue reading Next Monday: Forum on the Transportation Levy to Move Seattle

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September Meeting: Seattle’s 2035 Comp Plan

September Membership Meeting Tuesday September 15, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   Seattle 2035 – Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan is out –  What Comments Should Greenwood Send In?       The City (DPD) released the Draft Comprehensive Plan on July 8th for public review and comment.  It’s 159 pages + appendices and maps … Continue reading September Meeting: Seattle’s 2035 Comp Plan

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Social Event at Naked City(No membership meeting this month) Tuesday August 18, 7:00 Naked City Brewery 8564 Greenwood Ave N I know what you’re thinking – you can’t come to a social event on the third Tuesday of the month because that’s when the community council meets.  But the Greenwood Community Council is taking the … Continue reading

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July Meeting: Public Art, Capacity Building, Design Review

July Membership Meeting Tuesday July 21, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   Public Art, CGG Capacity Building,  Design Review Process and Updates   This month we are taking a break from single-topic meetings discuss several items.  Note that we will be asking the membership for a decision approving a letter on … Continue reading July Meeting: Public Art, Capacity Building, Design Review

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Seattle At Work in Greenwood (And a chance to meet with the Mayor and his staff)

Greenwood residents and businesses – Please note! This Saturday, 2:00-4:00 at the Greenwood Senior Center, Mayor Murray, his staff and department heads will here be in Greenwood to focus on city accomplishments and neighborhood needs.   Please don’t miss this opportunity to engage with Seattle to learn about city programs and activities – and make sure city leaders … Continue reading Seattle At Work in Greenwood (And a chance to meet with the Mayor and his staff)

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GCC Looking for Volunteers for Outreach and Engagement

The Greenwood Community Council is looking for volunteers (and has a few paid activities) for   OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT   We are forming a new outreach and engagement community to improve our ability to reach and hear from our Greenwood neighbors and involve them in neighborhood activities and dialogue.  This new group would (1) plan for and … Continue reading GCC Looking for Volunteers for Outreach and Engagement

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June Meeting: Social Service Needs

Greenwood Community Council June Membership Meeting Tuesday June 16, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N Social Service Needs and Responses in Greenwood   The economy has turned around in Greenwood.  Businesses are filling storefronts that sat empty two years ago, cranes are on 85th St., million dollar houses are going in. Amid … Continue reading June Meeting: Social Service Needs

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Aurora-Licton Springs Meeting Monday

The Aurora-Licton Springs “Urban Village”  Needs a Voice!   Special Community Meeting Monday June 15 7:00 PM at Lantern Brewing 938 N 95th St.   The Aurora-Licton Springs area (shown in yellow above, and in another map at the end of this email) has been designated by Seattle as an “urban village,” where new development should be … Continue reading Aurora-Licton Springs Meeting Monday

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May Meeting: Seattle 2035

May Membership Meeting Tuesday May 19, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N Seattle 2035 – Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan The Draft EIS is Finally Available — What’s Seattle’s Plan for Greenwood – and What’s Ours?   Almost a year ago a lot of people in Greenwood responded to a call to develop a … Continue reading May Meeting: Seattle 2035

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April Meeting: How Will City Council Districts Affect  Neighborhoods?

April Membership Meeting Tuesday April 21, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   How Will City Council Districts Affect  Neighborhoods and Community Councils?   Sorry for the late notice for this month’s Greenwood Community Council meeting, which is tomorrow – or maybe today by the time you get this.     Last year voters … Continue reading April Meeting: How Will City Council Districts Affect  Neighborhoods?

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Our New Board

Here are our new community council officers.  From left to right, Back row: Adam Goch, Vice President  Chris Rule, Treasurer Rob Fellows, President Joel Darnell, Land Use Chair Kelly Kasper, Health and Safety Chair Robert Cruickshank, Secretary Front row: Rick Klingele, past Vice President* Angela Cherry, Outreach Chair Ben Mitchell, Transportation Chair *We don’t really … Continue reading Our New Board

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March Meeting: Elections and Mayor McGinn Retrospective

Reminder – the March Greenwood Community Council meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) with former Mayor McGinn.   (See the meeting notice in previous post.)  Our former community council president will reflect on how his perspectives have evolved over his time as mayor.  Whatever your views of his administration, he’s had a unique view of Seattle and its … Continue reading March Meeting: Elections and Mayor McGinn Retrospective

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Next Week’s GCC meeting: Mike McGinn – and Elections

March Membership Meeting Tuesday March 17, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   Former Greenwood Community Council President  Mayor Michael McGinn Reflects … — and also — Community Council Elections   Michael McGinn was our Greenwood Community Council President for several years before he left first to form Great City and later run successfully for mayor.  Now back to … Continue reading Next Week’s GCC meeting: Mike McGinn – and Elections

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GCC Seeking New Board Members!

Community Council Elections at the March Membership Meeting This is an open invitation to be involved in the Greenwood Community Council leadership.  At our March meeting, members  will elect officers and board members for the coming year.  If you’ve been thinking about getting involved in the neighborhood, please consider nominating yourself!  Elections will be open for … Continue reading GCC Seeking New Board Members!

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February Meeting: Parking Requirements

February Membership Meeting Tuesday February 17, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   How Much Parking Should Be Required  in New Apartment Buildings?     A few years ago Seattle changed its development regulations to eliminate the requirement to provide parking in new multi-family buildings in areas defined as urban villages, or … Continue reading February Meeting: Parking Requirements

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January Meeting: Developing a Vision for a New Library Park

January Membership Meeting Tuesday January 20, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N Developing a Neighborhood Vision for the New Park North of the Library Our January meeting will kick off the process to develop a community vision for the new park that will be developed on the lot north of the library, where … Continue reading January Meeting: Developing a Vision for a New Library Park

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December Meeting: Dialogue with a Micro-Housing Developer

December Membership Meeting Tuesday December 16, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.     There’s been a big to-do about micro-housing (aka apodments*) in neighborhoods all over Seattle.  Micro-housing is a relatively new idea in Seattle, allowing people who don’t need a full apartment to rent a bedroom only with access to a common kitchen.  Many … Continue reading December Meeting: Dialogue with a Micro-Housing Developer

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November Meeting: What are Ingredients of a Livable Neighborhood?

November Membership Meeting Tuesday November 18, 7:00 – 8:30     NOTE LOCATION! Taproot Theatre’s Stage Door Cafe, 208 N 85th St. (Refreshments available)   This month’s community council meeting is part of the year-long “Greenwood 2035” planning process to help inform Seattle’s comprehensive plan update.  Three study groups have had their initial meetings to discuss … Continue reading November Meeting: What are Ingredients of a Livable Neighborhood?

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Election Forum at the Taproot Theatre

Northwest Seattle Neighborhoods Election Forum   at the Taproot Theatre 204 N 85th St. in Greenwood Next Tuesday – October 21 at 7PM Please join your neighbors next Tuesday evening to make sense of ballot measures as the fall election closes in.  The election forum gives you an opportunity to hear from the campaigns and ask … Continue reading Election Forum at the Taproot Theatre

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September Meeting: Intro to Seattle 2035 (at Taproot)

September Membership Meeting Tuesday September 16, 7:00 – 8:30 NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION! We’ll meet at the Taproot Theatre Cafe, 208 N 85th St. ** (Refreshments available!) ** Topic: Introduction and Overview of the  Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan Update   This month’s community council meeting will also be the kick-off for the Greenwood 2035 Study Groups.  Tom … Continue reading September Meeting: Intro to Seattle 2035 (at Taproot)

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Still time to join Greenwood 2035 Study Groups

Over the summer the Greenwood Community Council has been recruiting volunteers to participate in “Greenwood 2035” study groups to coincide with Seattle’s update of its Seattle 2035 comprehensive plan.  We’ll educate ourselves about growth, development and infrastructure issues, learn about how things get done in Seattle, and discuss how to involve people who don’t usually … Continue reading Still time to join Greenwood 2035 Study Groups

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August Meeting: Greenwood 2035 Planning Meeting

Instead of having a Greenwood Community Council meeting this week, we will have an open meeting for anyone wanting to help plan the Greenwood 2035 Study Groups.   Tuesday August 19, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   Tuesday evening’s meeting is for anyone interested in helping to plan the study … Continue reading August Meeting: Greenwood 2035 Planning Meeting

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June Meeting: Greenwood 2035 Plan

June Membership Meeting Tuesday June 17, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   Tomorrow (Tuesday)’s community council meeting will be an open meeting of the board to discuss the Greenwood 2035 planning effort described in a post below. If you’re interested or have other community issues you’d like to discuss, please … Continue reading June Meeting: Greenwood 2035 Plan

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Get involved in Greenwood – Looking for your help and participation

The Greenwood Community Council is looking for volunteers for Greenwood 2035 – a year-long effort to develop Greenwood’s input and feedback to complement Seattle’s comprehensive plan update: Seattle 2035.   (This is the topic of this Tuesday’s community council meeting – agenda coming in a separate email). Volunteers are needed for the following study groups: LAND USE. … Continue reading Get involved in Greenwood – Looking for your help and participation

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GCC May Meeting is Canceled

The Greenwood Community Council meeting for May is canceled. The program we were hoping to present is not available, so we will postpone for a future meeting. Our meeting this month was scheduled for the day after the Memorial Day holiday, so we’re thinking this is not a bad one to cancel. We will definitely … Continue reading GCC May Meeting is Canceled

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April Meeting: Greenwood Ave. Transit/Sidewalk Project [Updated]

[This post has been updated to add the meeting agenda] The Community Council normally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, but for April and May we will meet on the fourth Tuesday instead. MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT April Membership Meeting Tuesday April 22, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   Greenwood … Continue reading April Meeting: Greenwood Ave. Transit/Sidewalk Project [Updated]

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GCC Supports Funding to Develop Greenwood Library Park

The Greenwood Community Council has weighed in with the Seattle City Council in support of including funds in the upcoming parks ballot measure to develop a park on the site pictured here, just north of the Greenwood Library.  The Parks Department purchased this property for a future park, and businesses there are relocating. Once vacant, … Continue reading GCC Supports Funding to Develop Greenwood Library Park

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GCC Attending Mayor Murray’s Neighborhood Summit this Saturday

The Seattle Neighborhood Summit will take place on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall, located on Mercer at 3rd Avenue N. next to McCaw Hall.  Mayor Murray is sponsoring a Neighborhood Summit this coming Saturday to set the tone for how his administration will relate to … Continue reading GCC Attending Mayor Murray’s Neighborhood Summit this Saturday

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March Meeting: Preparing for the Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit [Updated]

March Membership Meeting Tuesday March 18, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Public Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N   On Saturday April 5, May, Mayor Murray will convene a “Neighborhood Summit” to bring community leaders from around the city together to weigh in on issues of concern to neighborhoods and how the city should involve neighborhoods in … Continue reading March Meeting: Preparing for the Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit [Updated]

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No GCC Meeting Tonight (January 21)

For the past couple of years the Greenwood Community Council has generally met on the third Tuesday of odd-numbered months – which is an odd schedule to remember, and today I forgot as well.  This would normally be our January meeting night, but if you were planning to go please don’t because we will not meet this … Continue reading No GCC Meeting Tonight (January 21)

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An Emergency Preparedness Opportunity – but needs support and volunteers

Here’s an opportunity to help Greenwood prepare for emergencies… Proposed Emergency Preparedness Grant: The staff at the Greenwood Boys & Girls Club are preparing an application for a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant for Greenwood preparedness. The grant application seeks $25K to fund establishment of 2 neighborhood hubs in our extended neighborhood — places that could function … Continue reading An Emergency Preparedness Opportunity – but needs support and volunteers

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SDOT Meeting Tonight on Proposed Fremont Ave. Improvements

SDOT is having an open house this evening between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girl’s Club on proposed improvements to Fremont Ave. N.  An announcement for the meeting is here. The Boys and Girls Club is at 8635 Fremont Ave. N. There is a competing proposal you should know about to continue the … Continue reading SDOT Meeting Tonight on Proposed Fremont Ave. Improvements

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Next Thursday: Walk with GCC beyond where the sidewalk ends [UPDATED]

UPDATE:  Due to rain this event will be rescheduled for a different night – watch for a new date and time soon. – – – – – – The state of Greenwood Ave north of 90th is of great concern for many Greenwood residents. The lack of sidewalks, sufficient lighting and a busy arterial create an unsafe atmosphere … Continue reading Next Thursday: Walk with GCC beyond where the sidewalk ends [UPDATED]

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March Meeting: Greenwood Town Center

Greenwood Community Council March Meeting 7:00 PM Tuesday March 19 Greenwood Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N Topic: Looking Back-and Forward-on the Greenwood Town Center Plan and also A report from the 2013 legislative session by Rep. Gael Tarleton Agenda: 7:00 – Welcome and Introductions 7:05 – Panel Discussion on the Town Center, including: Councilmember … Continue reading March Meeting: Greenwood Town Center

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January Meeting: Emergency & Crime Preparedness

Below is an agenda for the next Greenwood Community Council (GCC) meeting, happening at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, at the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library— 8016 Greenwood Ave. N We’ll discuss Emergency & Crime Preparedness during January’s meeting. Please join us and share your input on this topic! Agenda The current … Continue reading January Meeting: Emergency & Crime Preparedness

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January Meeting: The Greenwood Preparedness Action Network wants YOU!

Agenda – January 15, 2013: Preparedness: A Call To Arms. The Greenwood Preparedness Action Network wants YOU! The Greenwood Community Council will be hosting a “call to arms” on January 15, 2013 for those interested in participating in a Greenwood Preparedness Action Network to spread individual, block, & neighborhood Emergency/Crime Preparedness throughout Greenwood. What can be done? Preparedness … Continue reading January Meeting: The Greenwood Preparedness Action Network wants YOU!

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