Thursday, November 18, 2010

Revised Federation 11.18.2010 Agenda - NEW: Duwamish Cleanup Alternatives

NEW:  Duwamish Cleanup Alternatives
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Regular Meeting
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency), Pacific Marine Center on Lake Union
Thursday, November 18, 2010


Upzones (changing the character of neighborhoods) and Seattle’s Transit Plan—
Can you think of any issues more important to neighborhoods?
NEW:  Duwamish Cleanup Alternatives

The November Federation meeting will feature in-depth conversations with those most equipped to provide you with the tools for your community council to take action on these issues.

Should Seattle upzone its “lowrise” multifamily zones?  Guest speaker is Greg Hill, an architect and longtime community advocate

Unless the public speaks up, especially at the November 22 City Council hearing (5:30 p.m. at Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King Street) and other meetings the lowrise multifamily zones found throughout Seattle will suffer amendments that doom many affordable buildings in favor of bigger ones that block treasured views and eliminate open spaces and trees.  On-site parking requirements would be swept away, worsening shortages of on-street parking.  The proposals can be found at, and the current zone of any lot can be found at  More information is available at

How should EPA move forward after release of the Duwamish River Superfund Cleanup Alternatives?  Guess speaker:  Heather Trim, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, People for Puget Sound

How can SDOT finalize and implement a Transit Master Plan when the County expects to cut more than 600,000 hours of bus service due to a projected deficit of more than a billion dollars over the next five years?  Guest speakers Tony Mazzella, SDOT Project Manager, and Jennifer Wieland, Deputy Project Manager

The City Council adopted the Seattle Transit Plan – “To Get Seattle Moving” (Resolution No. 30799) in September 2005.  The plan is the basis for transit strategies in the City's Transportation Strategic Plan and will be completed by the end of 2011—but citizen input is needed.  The vision of the Plan is to recommend policies, programs, and investments resulting in a high-quality transit system to make it easier and more desirable for people to take transit. Quality includes fast and reliable service that is safe, comfortable, and accessible for all users, providing the greatest degree of mobility and access possible with the appropriate technology.  How should the City move forward with this plan?  More information at,

7:00                  Call to Order and Introductions
7:05                  Changes to the Multi-Family Code:  Architect and Community Activist Greg Hill
7:40                  Duwamish Cleanup Alternatives:  Heather Trim, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
8:00                  Seattle’s Transit Plan:  Tony Mazzella, SDOT Project Manager, and Jennifer Wieland, Deputy Project Manager
9:00                  Adjourn

Founded in 1946, the Seattle Community Council Federation is one of the nation's oldest and most active coalitions of neighborhood groups.  Yearly dues for member groups are $50.  SCCF welcomes new member groups, and encourages renewal by groups whose membership in SCCF may have lapsed.  Individual donations are also welcome and tax deductible, and go very far, as SCCF is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization.  Please mail your check to SCCF, 2370 Yale Avenue East, Seattle, WA  98102-3310.  For questions, contact treasurer Chris Leman, (206) 322-5463,

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