Monday, May 19, 2008


Regular Meeting
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency), Pacific Marine Center on Lake Union
1801 Fairview Avenue East
Thursday, May 22, 2008


A Dialogue with Councilmember Sally Clark
Chair, Planning, Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee

With the Mayor’s pro-growth, pro-density and pro-business agenda, will the City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee exercise independent judgment on land use issues? What will be the future of neighborhood planning in light of the City Auditor’s Neighborhood Plan Implementation Audit Report? Will citizen-driven neighborhood planning continue, or will the City move to a top-down approach as predicted? These are just a few issues we will address with Councilmember Sally Clark, who is also vice chair of the Transportation Committee.

Learn about Councilmember Clark’s vision for keeping the City’s neighborhoods livable and the economy thriving.

The May 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 Round Robin—Bring Your Issues!

1. Multi-Family Code Proposed Changes—update
2. Southeast District Council—Have social service agencies been given voting spots on the Council contrary to bylaws?
3. Mega-House legislation
4. Parks and Green Spaces Levy—funding for priorities
5. Other Issues/Projects

7:45 A Dialogue with Councilmember Sally Clark

8:45 Round Robin—Continued

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.