Monday, September 24, 2012
District Elections, Tree Regulations
Monthly Meeting –Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7 p.m.
Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Avenue South 98144
[This beautiful facility with free parking and unmatched view of Lake Washington is just three blocks east of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S. and one block south of S. Jackson Street]
The Department of Planning and Development is undertaking a comprehensive update of private property tree regulations for the first time since the creation of the Tree Protection Code (SMC 25.11) in 2001. This update is part of a city-wide effort to reevaluate existing goals, policies, and regulations to implement the Urban Forest Management Plan, which was released in April 2007 and is currently being updated in coordination with this regulatory update. Will the tree proposal, as written, weaken or strengthen current tree protection? Is there room for compromise? Learn about the proposal from DPD and those supporting a stronger tree protection ordinance. For background information about DPD’s proposal, go to www.seattle.gov/dpd/planning/trees.
The September meeting also includes our monthly Round Robin and your opportunity to share news from your neighborhood about issues and projects. If you have informational materials to distribute at the meeting, please bring them or e-mail electronic copies or links to email@example.com.
SCCF is one of the nation’s oldest and most active federations of community associations. It was founded in 1946 to facilitate resettlement of Seattle’s Japanese residents who had returned from wartime internment to find their homes and businesses gone; and to help Black veterans facing their own inequities. Yearly dues for member groups are $50, and new groups are always welcome. Individual donations are also welcome, and go very far, as SCCF is all-volunteer. Please mail your check to SCCF, 2370 Yale Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102-3310. For questions, contact treasurer Chris Leman at 206-322-5463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.