Wednesday, October 22, 2008



Regular Meeting
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency), Pacific Marine Center on Lake Union
1801 Fairview Avenue East
Thursday, October 23, 2008


Incentive Zoning—Is this the Right Direction for our City?
featuring John Fox, Seattle Displacement Coalition

For months, Seattle’s Mayor and most City Councilmembers have been hashing over new programs designed to reward developers with tax breaks, more density, and other giveaways if they set-aside some of their new units allegedly "affordable" to the average wage earner. The most recent plan for "incentive zoning" now being considered would give away added density to developers if they set aside 10-20 percent of their new units at rent levels affordable to those earning at 80% of median.
John Fox will provide his insights on this critical issue.

The October Federation meeting will also continue our Quarterly Round Robin on neighborhood projects and issues. The Round Robin is a great networking opportunity and a chance to generate support from the Federation and its member organizations for the important work you are doing.

If you have informational materials you would like distributed at the meeting, please email electronic copies or links to Jeannie Hale at

7:00 Call to Order and Introductions
1. Changes to the agenda
2. Treasurer’s report
3. President’s report

7:15 Incentive Zoning—John Fox Seattle Displacement Coalition

8:00 Round Robin
1. Jail siting—Update
2. Budget priorities
3. Updating neighborhood plans
4. Magnuson Park continuing issues
5. University Village proposed expansion
6. Neighborhood blogs—a report from the recent Seattle Public Library/City Club event
7. Noise ordinance update
8. 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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