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Fort Lawton To Undergo Redevelopment By The City of Seattle, June 19 & June 21

Members of the community are invited to attend the Public Open House/Scoping Meeting to discuss the Fort Lawton Redevelopment on Monday, June 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199. Comments at the meeting are encouraged and can also be submitted in writing.

Additional Ways to Comment: Community members who are unable to attend the public meeting are invited to send comments in writing:

  • Via e-mail to: OH_Comments@seattle.gov
  • By mail to: Lindsay Masters, Office of Housing, PO Box 94725, Seattle, WA 98124-4725

All comments are due no later than 5:00 p.m. June 26 th , 2017.

Full details about the Fort Lawton Redevelopment plan are available online.

~~~Updated Information Below as of 6/15/17~~~

Please be advised that a second public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30-8:30 pm at Magnolia Community Center (2550 34th Ave West) for the community to learn about the vision for Fort Lawton and the environmental review process.  Both meetings offer the opportunity to provide written public comment on the scope of the proposal.

 

Magnolia Bridge Stakeholder Meeting Scheduled for June 22, 2017

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) held its first stakeholder meeting on May 4 with key members of the Magnolia community, including the Magnolia Community Council, Port of Seattle, King County Metro and Seattle Public Schools, with the goal to understand key issues the community faces when Magnolia Bridge is closed, including experiences driving in the Magnolia area following the 1997 landslide and 2001 Nisqually Earthquake. The valuable feedback helped SDOT prepare a draft emergency transportation plan and possible short-term traffic improvements if the bridge is closed. SDOT representatives will present this draft plan to the same group of stakeholders at a second meeting scheduled for June 22. The general public is invited to attend this meeting.

Following the meeting, SDOT will post the draft plan and short term improvements on their website.  This will provide the public opportunities to stay informed and comment on the proposed plan. In addition to emergency planning, the transportation department is in the process of securing a traffic engineering firm to look at a long-term permanent solution to Magnolia Bridge.  To ensure the safety of all Seattle bridges, SDOT proactively conducts frequent inspections and maintenance of each bridge – including the Magnolia Bridge.

The second Magnolia Bridge Planning Study stakeholder meeting will take place on Thursday, June 22, 1 – 2:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Community Center’s Madrona Room. For more information, visit SDOT’s project website or email magnoliabridge@seattle.gov.

Magnolia Bridge Planning Study

In 2015 voters approved the Levy to Move Seattle, which included funding to identify cost effective solutions for planning and designing 12 bridges. Magnolia Bridge was one of these bridges. A planning study is underway to develop a short-term emergency closure response plan in the event the bridge must be closed. For this plan, we are partnering with key groups including local businesses, Port of Seattle, King County Metro and the Magnolia Community Council to identify the best detour route from the Magnolia Bridge.

In late summer, we’ll seek community input to identify transportation priorities for a permanent solution should the bridge need to be closed permanently. This study will build upon earlier work and recommendations while taking into consideration the evolving transportation needs in the area. Our primary goal throughout the planning study is to identify financially feasible solutions that can be implemented and maintain a similar level of service to the current traffic conditions.

To learn more about the project and how to get involved, visit the City of Seattle Transportation page.

Notice of November 15, 2016 Annual Meeting Election of Members to the Board of Trustees.

This provides notice of November 15, 2016, Annual Meeting of the members of the Magnolia Community Council for an election of members of the Board of Trustees. The Meeting of the members will commence at 7:00 pm in the Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3500 West McGraw Street, Seattle, Washington 98199.

The Magnolia Community Council is currently conducting its annual nomination and election of members of its Board of Trustees to begin service on January 1 of 2017. The current Board of Trustees has approved an increase in the number of Trustees from 15 to 20, with 10 vacancies to be filled in elections this year.

At the October 18, 2017 General Meeting of the members, the Nominating Committee presented its list of ten nominees who were nominated for the Board of Trustees: The nominees are Jessica Gallegos, Christopher Kirk, Aubrey Mandus, Cindy Pierce, Libby Stevenson, Steve DeForest, Richard Piacentini, Bill Stafford, Tom Tanner and Janis Traven.  At that meeting, a signed petition was submitted, nominating Elizabeth Campbell to run for trustee.

The Bylaws also provide that any additional member who wishes to be elected a Trustee may be nominated by a petition signed by at least ten members residing to working in Magnolia and delivered to the President (Bruce Carter or Tom Tanner, co-Presidents) or by mailing the signed petition to the President, Magnolia Community Council, P.O. Box 99564, Seattle, WA 98139-0564 postmarked on or before November 1, 2016, which is not less than two weeks prior to the Annual meeting to be held on November 15, 2016.

The election of the new Trustees will be held at the Annual meeting, November 15, 2016. The 10 Trustees shall be elected by a majority vote of the members present.

The Bylaws provide that all those residing in or those who are owners of residences in or work in the Magnolia Community are members of the MCC entitled to vote in the elections for Trustees. The territorial limits of the community this organization is intended to serve is the area west of 15th Avenue W., bounded by water and designated by the City as Magnolia.

Notice of Meetings of the Members of the Magnolia Community Council for Nomination and Election of Members of the Board of Trustees.

This provides notice of the October 18, 2016 General Meeting and the November 15, 2016 Annual Meeting of the members of the Magnolia Community Council for nomination and election of members of the Board of Trustees. Each of these Meetings of the members will commence at 7:00 pm in the Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3500 West McGraw Street, Seattle, Washington 98199.

The Magnolia Community Council is currently conducting its annual nomination and election of members of its Board of Trustees to begin service on January 1 of 2017. The current Board of Trustees has approved an increase in the number of Trustees from 15 to 20, with 10 vacancies to be filled in elections this year.

The Nominating Committee will present to the membership at the October 18, 2016 general meeting its list of ten nominees, consisting of Jessica Gallegos, Christopher Kirk, Aubrey Mandus, Cindy Pierce, Libby Stevenson, Steve DeForest, Richard Piacentini, Bill Stafford, Tom Tanner and Janis Traven. 

The Bylaws also provide that any additional member who wishes to be elected a Trustee may be nominated by a petition signed by at least ten members and delivered to the President (Bruce Carter or Tom Tanner, co-Presidents) or by mailing the signed petition to the President, Magnolia Community Council, P.O. Box 99564, Seattle, WA 98139-0564 postmarked on or before November 1, 2016, which is not less than two weeks prior to the Annual meeting to be held on November 15, 2016.

The election of the new Trustees will be held at the Annual meeting, November 15, 2016. The 10 Trustees shall be elected by a majority vote of the members present at the November 15, 2015 annual meeting.

The Bylaws provide that all those residing in or those who are owners of residences in or work in the Magnolia Community are members of the MCC entitled to vote in the elections for Trustees. The territorial limits of the community this organization is intended to serve is the area west of 15th Avenue W., bounded by water and designated by the City as Magnolia.

Press Release: Forum to hear Congressional Candidates Pramila Jayapal and Brady Walkinshaw and the pros and cons of the Sound Transit 3 Ballot proposal

September 14, 2016

Press Release:

September 27 Magnolia Forum to hear Congressional Candidates Pramila Jayapal and Brady Walkinshaw and the pros and cons of the Sound Transit 3 Ballot proposal Our 7 th District congressional Candidates, Pramila Jayapal and Brady Walkinshaw, and representatives of the pros and cons of the Sound Transit 3 ballot issue will be speaking at a Forum, commencing at 7:00 pm on the evening of September 27 at the Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 West McGraw Street, Seattle, WA 98199 (Enter from Eastmont Ave. West-Parking on McGraw is preferred).

The free forum is sponsored by the Magnolia Community Council and the Magnolia-Queen Anne District Council to inform voters in advance of the November 8, 2016 election. Suggested questions for the speakers may be submitted to president@magnoliacommunitycouncil.org before September 25.

Contact Person: Bruce Carter-206- 794-0975.

Monthly Public Meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 7-9 pm

Magnolia Community Council “MCC” Board of Trustees will hold its monthly public meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 7-9 pm at the Magnolia United Church of Christ at 3555 West McGraw in Seattle 98199 The principal presentation will involve the City of Seattle’s proposed Housing Levy recommendations from the Seattle Department of Housing for an upcoming 2016 property tax levy. Other issues to be discussed will include review of parks, safety, and transportation issues affecting the Magnolia neighborhood. The MCC undertakes to improve the quality of life in the Magnolia community.

Contact the MCC at president@magnoliacommunitycouncil.org.

Crime Safety Meeting – January 6th, 6:30pm at the Magnolia United Church of Christ

There is a community meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 6th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 West McGraw Street.

A “Crime Safety Meeting,” this is a city wide community meeting about “crime” in general. Magnolia Patrol, news media, and community leaders from around the city include elected officials, police and other groups will be in attendance.

Register to attend at MagnoliaSafety.com.

Pass the word & plan on attending.