Monday, April 22, 2013


Monthly Meeting, February 26, 2013, 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]


Comprehensive Plan “transit communities” proposal and other amendments:  what are the neighborhood implications?
featuring Irene Wall, chair of the City Neighborhood Council’s Neighborhood Planning Committee AND Tom Hauger,  DPD Manager of Comprehensive & Regional Planning

Each year, the City Council considers amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.  This year’s amendments (Council Bill 117697) are particularly significant, especially the “transit communities” proposal which could disempower neighborhood plans, promote upzones by definition in areas deemed to have “frequent” transit service, and disadvantage other areas in getting transportation and park funds. 

Irene Wall, member of the Phinney Ridge Community Council, has been leading the critique of these Comp Plan amendments as chair of the City Neighborhood Council’s Neighborhood Planning Committee.  In this timely and important meeting, she will walk us through the amendments and lead a discussion on their implications and what we can do to ensure a good result.  Tom Hauger, DPD’s expert on the issues, will be on hand to answer questions and help guide the discussion.

Also at the February meeting 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 to

7:00     Introductions/Minutes /Treasurer’s Report / President’s Report
7:10     Comp Plan amendments:  Implications for neighborhoods--and what can be done
8:30     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 reclaim their homes and businesses; and to help Black veterans coming back from the war.  Over the decades, SCCF has grown to cover the entire City.  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 or

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