Fremont Neighborhood Council Meeting Monday, November 26, 2018: 7-8:45 p.m. at Doric Temple, 619 N. 36th St.
What actions can FNC take to reduce conflicts between houses and un-housed residents of Fremont?
7:02 Introductions and Announcements
7:15 Presentation on Electric Vehicle Charging pilot program
- Info from presenters: We are reaching out on behalf of Seattle City Light to share about their Public Direct Current (DC) Fast Charging (http://www.seattle.gov/light/electric-Vehicles/) Electric Vehicle pilot program. The program is currently in implementation and will install 20 electric vehicle fast chargers throughout the utility’s service territory in 2018 and 2019 as a contribution to the goals of the Mayor’s Climate Action Plan (https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/Environment/ClimateChange/2013_CAP_20130612.pdf) and in support of the Drive Clean Seattle Initiative. https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/Environment/ClimateChange/Drive_Clean_Seattle_2017_Report.pdf
- We’ve identified the Gas Works Park area as a promising potential location for siting one or two electric vehicle fast chargers, and would like to share more about the program at the next Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting to provide some information about the goals of the program, answer questions and gather initial feedback, and hear about what other community members we should be connecting with.
7:40 Discussion of FNC response to homelessness–We have had two “Civil conversations” about the homelessness problem this year. Now it is time for the board and community members to have a conversation about potential solutions. FNC cannot “solve” homelessness, but we can help alleviate adverse impacts. Please come prepared to consider:
- What actions can FNC take to reduced conflicts between houses and un-housed residents of Fremont?
- What policy position(s) should FNC take to encourage City politicians, agencies, departments, etc.? And to encourage them to do what? And also with respect to non-City entities that play a role, such as Fremont Baptist Church, the Doric Lodge, and the numerous low income social service and housing entities in Seattle.
8:10 Report on MHA Appeal Decision and “Next (and Related) Steps”
- Hearing Examiner Ryan Vancil issued a decision largely denying appellants’ claims. Decision is at https://web6.seattle.gov/Examiner/case/W-17-006 (scroll to bottom)
- Queen Anne Community Council has appealed the EIS for the ADU proposal. Files all here: https://web6.seattle.gov/Examiner/case/W-18-009 (hearing is week of March 25, 2019)
- City will be working on update of tree ordinance…On another land use note: there was a design review board meeting for the project that presented to FNC in September (4711-4717 Aurora Ave N; MUP 3029853).
8:25 Old Business and Committee Items
Treasurers report (Jim sent to Board by email)
NEXT MEETING: Monday, January 28, 2019, 7 p.m., Doric Temple, 619 N. 36th St.
Agenda Heads Up! Homelessness in Fremont — What FNC Should Do
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