Monday, January 21, 2008


Regular Meeting
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency), Pacific Marine Center on Lake Union
1801 Fairview Avenue East
Thursday, January 24, 2008


A Dialogue with Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
Chair, Parks and Seattle Center Committee

What changes can parks supporters expect with a new Parks Superintendent and a new chair of the City Council’s Parks Committee? Is Seattle heading down the road of commercializing its parks? What direction will be provided in the Parks Strategic Business Plan? With the Pro-Parks Levy expiring in 2008, will there be any funding sources for parks and open space projects? Will the City ever live up to its legal obligation to enforce Initiative 42, which prohibits conversion of park property to non-park uses unless rigorous requirements are met?

Learn about Councilmember Rasmussen’s vision for Seattle parks and recreation and the work of his council committee. Share your views on parks issues confronting your community and the city.

The January meeting will also include a round robin and is your opportunity to brief our citywide membership on projects and issues that your community council or organization is working on—and matters that the Federation should involve itself.
If you have informational materials you would like distributed at the meeting, please email electronic copies or links to Jeannie Hale at and copies will be provided at the meeting.

7:00 Call to Order and Introductions

1. Changes to the agenda
2. Treasurer’s report
3. President’s report

7:15 A Dialogue with Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

8:15 Round Robin—Bring Your Issues!
1. Flooding Issues—Renee Barton
2. Northgate Overlay / Pinehurst Update
3. Multi-Family Code Update
4. Land Use Committee Update
5. Children’s Hospital proposed expansion update
6. Other Issues/Projects

9:00 Adjourn

NOAA is a federal facility on high security alert, so attendees must enter by the security gate and may need to present photo ID. If you haven't attended a recent Federation meeting, please send your name, contact information, and address to to be added to the entry list. No e-mail? Call 206-365-1267. The building is ADA compliant, with ample parking in front.

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