Saturday, October 17, 2009


Regular Meeting

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency), Pacific Marine Center on Lake Union

1801 Fairview Avenue East

Thursday, October 22, 2009


The Future of Seattle’s Libraries in Tough Economic Times –

A Dialogue with City Librarian Susan Hildreth

With a projected $72 million revenue shortfall in the city’s 2009-2010 budget, the Library was asked to identify approximately five percent in cuts—about $2.6 million. Proposed cuts include:

· Reduce branch operating hours (branch libraries closed on Fridays and Mondays): $1.2M

· Sustain 2009 management and administrative reductions: $562,000

· Close the Library system-wide for one week (unpaid furlough): $649,000

· Extend staff computer replacement cycle from 4 years to 5 years: $23,000

· Absorb citywide inflation, health care and rate adjustments that don't affect services or staff: $200,000 above the Library Board's proposed cut.

How will the Library continue to build on its history of excellence in serving citizens during these economic times? Get your questions answered from the City Librarian.

The Challenges of Running for Seattle City Council – David Miller’s Perspective

How does one raise the funds and support to run for City Council? In a field of six candidates, David Miller was rated “very good” by the Municipal League, a higher rating than three others vying for a spot on the November ballot, yet didn’t make it past the Primary. What are the pitfalls in running for city council? How does one deal with the media? Get your questions answered from community leader David Miller.

The October meeting will also include our monthly Round Robin of issues and projects in your neighborhood. It is your opportunity to brief our citywide membership about what you are working on and to share perceptions on what is going right and what isn’t with our city government. 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 A Dialogue with City Librarian Susan Hildreth

8:00 The Challenges of Running for Seattle City Council – David Miller’s Perspective

8:20 Round Robin

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.