Friday, October 19, 2012

Federation meets 7p.m., Tuesday Oct. 23, 2012 - Budget


Monthly Meeting –Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, 7 p.m.
Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Avenue South  98144
[This beautiful facility with free parking and a grand 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 City budget is Seattle’s most important statement of its values and priorities.  Two-year proposals that the Mayor sent the City Council last month are amidst intense analysis, discussion and amendment, with final adoption in the next few weeks.  And it’s not too late to weigh in.  How are the issues and programs faring that you care about, and how can you most effectively participate?   Bring questions or news to share with fellow citizens and with the invited Seattle officials and volunteer commission members.  

Whether you care most about parks, streets, police or fire, health and human resources, the Department of Neighborhoods, or some other program, this is an important meeting.  The Mayor’s proposals for the operating budget and the capital budget are on the City Budget Office’s web site at  The City Council budget committee meeting schedules (including the Oct. 25 public hearing) and staff analyses are at

Please join us Oct. 23 to assess the latest budget news and what to do about it.   Also included is our monthly Round Robin with the opportunity to share news about your neighborhood’s issues and projects.  If you have informational materials to distribute at the meeting, please bring them or e-mail electronic copies or links

7:00     Introductions/Minutes /Treasurer’s Report / President’s Report
7:10     What direction is the City Council moving on the budget, and how can you participate?
8:15     Round Robin of issues and projects in your neighborhood
8:45     Other business
9:00     Adjourn

SCCF ( is one of the nation’s oldest and most active coalitions of community associations.  It was founded in 1946 to facilitate resettlement of Seattle’s Japanese-American residents who had returned from wartime internment to find their homes and businesses gone; and to help Black veterans facing their own inequities.  Its monthly meetings are open to the public, and suggestions for agenda items are always welcome. 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

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