Monday, March 22, 2010

A Dialogue with Councilmember Mike O'Brien


Regular Meeting

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

1801 Fairview Avenue East

Thursday, March 25, 2010


A Dialogue with Councilmember Mike O'Brien

Councilmember Mike O’Brien chairs the Council’s Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee and serves on the Regional and Sustainable Development, Finance and Budget and Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committees. What are Councilmember O’Brien’s priorities? Should updating neighborhood plans be a grassroots effort or will the top down approach implemented by the Council work? What components should be included in the Council’s work plan to address the recent audit of District Councils? Will the Council reign in the Department of Neighborhoods in its efforts to lessen the role of district councils in rating large project neighborhood matching fund grants? These are just a few questions that will surface at the March meeting.

The March meeting will also include our monthly Round Robin of issues 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. President’s report

7:15 A Dialogue with City Councilmember Mike O’Brien

8:15 Round Robin

1. Proposed Aggressive Solicitation Ordinance (Come prepared with direction from your group. Information at

2. Changes to Lowrise Multifamily Zoning

3. Neighborhood Design Guidelines

4. Confirmation of Peter Hahn, SDOT Director

5. QFC vs. University Village

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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