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Seeking Magnolia Resident for MCC Board Vacancy

The Magnolia Community Council is seeking a Magnolia resident to fill several vacant positions on its Board of Trustees beginning in November 2019 with potential renewal for a 3 year term.
The Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, except July, August and December, in the evening.  All are welcome to apply.
Experience in local government, land use, transportation or communications a plus but not required. It is likely there will be several candidates and the current board members will hold a small election at our November annual meeting. 
Please send your letter of interest and short personal bio by October 4 via the comment section on the Contact page of our website, or to magnoliacommunityclub@gmail.com.   Candidates are invited to attend the October 15 meeting to introduce themselves.

Monthly meetings are always open to the public!

Queen Anne Appeal of ADU Changes: City-Wide Community Meeting, Nov 1, 2018

Protect Every Seattle Neighborhood!
A City-Wide Community Meeting
November 1, 2018    7:00-9:00 pm
Queen Anne Community Center, Room 1
1901 1st Avenue West, 98119

Seattle Neighborhood’s Urgent Call To Action – Every Neighborhood!

Mike O’Brien’s legislation is now rapidly moving forward to eliminate every single-family neighborhood and convert your property to tri-plex zoning!

The Queen Anne Community Council invites you to attend our City-Wide Community Meeting to discuss the City’s Final Environment Impact Statement (EIS) and the background behind our filing the necessary appeal.  We will discuss the EIS, answer your questions, discuss next steps and hopeful outcomes, and consider ways that you can help protect your neighborhood.

While Queen Anne officially filed this appeal, we are representing you and every other Seattle neighborhood and single-family property owner.  Our appeal challenges the adequacy of the EIS as it concludes that Mike O’Brien’s proposed city-wide legislation to eliminate and convert your single-family property to multi-family triplexes with no parking or ownership requirements has not even one impact.

Please share this information with neighbors and friends!
We’ll see you next Thursday
Queen Anne Appeal Website

Thank you,
Queen Anne Community Council
Ellen Monrad, Chair
Martin Henry Kaplan, AIA, Chair of Land Use Review Committee
 
Please consider helping fund our collective city-wide appeal – here


Our Appeal
An appeal to the Hearing Examiner is a legal proceeding that includes hundreds of exhibit reviews, evidence gathering, interviews, hearings, expert witness research and testimony, and thousands of documents to analyze.  We have a big job to build our case, in accordance with Hearing Examiner requirements, and we need your help. We have engaged our attorney Jeff Eustis, who represented us in our former successful appeal outlined above.  We will present our case together with a host of experts on land-use issues, real estate economics, traffic and parking, utilities and infrastructure, arborists and tree experts, neighborhood historians and others who will testify on our behalf.  This kind of expertise is expensive: we are estimating now our need to raise $50,000 to credibly defend our appeal.  We will seek the following determination:

Please Note: The Queen Anne Community Council is a 501(c)(4), and not a charitable organization, therefore your donation is not tax-deductible.  Thank you!

 

CONTRIBUTE

YES, Seattle’s Neighborhood Voices Matter!!  Here is my contribution to help fund the cost of our city-wide legal appeal.  All contributions remain private.

Donate HERE

Checks can be made out to QACC Appeal and mailed to:
Queen Anne Community Council:  1818 1st Ave W.  Seattle, WA 98119.  Please include your email address so we may verify your contribution with you and offer thanks!
Your contribution will be accounted for by the Treasurer of the Queen Anne Community Council and deposited into the Council’s special appeal bank account. All money received will be used to pay for our legal counsel and professional fees for experts directly involved in the Appeal process. This web site and all other support activities are provided by dozens of volunteers.

Magnolia Bridge 1:1 Replacement – Letter to SDOT and Elected Officials

The Magnolia Community Council submitted a letter to the Seattle Department of Transportation and elected officials on behalf of the neighborhood encouraging cooperation to continue strategizing a regional solution for a 1:1 replacement of the Magnolia Bridge, as the City considers budget decisions.

A copy of the letter sent by the Magnolia Community Council is available HERE.

Magnolia Bridge Replacement Progress – Your Action is needed NOW for the Seattle Budget

This update is an effort to crystalize ongoing behind the scenes multi-agency efforts to support a 1:1 Magnolia Bridge replacement, and identify immediate action you need to take to continue the progress. 

Progress, next steps, and immediate action needed from YOU
Dear Neighbors,
Our community’s unified message about a 1:1 Magnolia Bridge replacement has been heard; it has led a series of high level meetings including our 36th District legislative delegation, the Port of Seattle, our King County Councilmember’s staff, Sound Transit, Metro, and the City, all coordinated and led by our District 7 Councilmember, Sally Bagshaw.

In a nutshell, multiple governmental agencies, elected officials and decision makers are cooperating to strategize a regional solution to replacing our bridge. The 1:1 Magnolia Bridge Replacement can happen if it is part of a regional transportation corridor that involves freight mobility, Port operations, emergency response, ST3, and Metro.

There are a lot of moving parts to this effort, and with that, potential for regional funding in the upcoming state biennial budgets. All of that hinges on the City earmarking some funds and/or grant opportunity for the Magnolia Bridge to be part of an arterial system. If such a placeholder appears in the City budget, that will give our State delegation a two year window to prepare a comprehensive budget and plan to start replacing Magnolia Bridge.

At the moment, there is no allocation for the Magnolia Bridge replacement in the Mayor’s SDOT budget. LET’S CHANGE THAT!



We need to encourage City Council and the Mayor to make sure the budget reflects good-faith effort of near-term planning to replace the bridge. This will enable our wonderful 36th District delegation to pursue funds in next session’s state budget. 



The time to comment on including ongoing funding of the Magnolia Bridge replacement in the City budget is NOW.



Your comment can be as simple as, “I’d like the budget to reflect an investment in the 1:1 Magnolia Bridge replacement as part of a regional transportation corridor for freight, Port operations, emergency response, and transit.” 


Here are several ways to have your voice heard. We have been assured that emailed, written, or in-person comments are given equal weight.

Get your comments in by October 23rd:
* Click here to email your comments to the City Council Budget Hearing Your own words and reasons are most effective.

* Click here to download the Written Comments form You can email a scanned copy of the form to Council@seattle.gov, please copy Emilia.sanchez@seattle.gov. Make sure to use the subject line “Budget Public Hearing 10/23, Written Comment”.

* Attend the Budget Public Hearing on October 23rd. Click here for details. Details about the meeting, which starts at 5:30pm, are on the agenda. Sign-in for speaking begins at 4:30pm, and you will have 2 minutes to speak.

As long as you’re in action mode, forward this email to your neighbors. Click here to send an email to MagnoliaBridgeSeattle letting us know that you’ve added your comments, or will attend the October 23rd Public Hearing on the budget. Then take an extra minute and click on any or all of the highlighted names to thank them for their collaborative work so far, and to encourage them to continue their efforts to include the 1:1 Magnolia Bridge replacement as part of a regional transportation corridor.

Clicking on their name will take you directly to an email: CM Sally BagshawMayor DurkanSenator Reuven CarlyleRep. Gael TarletonRep. Noel Frame, CM Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and Port Commissioner Peter Steinbrueck.

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