Coming up soon:
- City Council Begins Budget Process — Public Hearing: Tuesday, October 6, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers. The City Council is the midst of a two-month review of Mayor Murray’s proposed 2016 operating budget. Between September 28 and November 23, Councilmembers will evaluate proposed spending in City departments, hear from the public, make amendments, and adopt the final budget for 2016. The October 6 public hearing will address the City’s 2016 General Revenue Sources, including a possible property tax levy increase; and the mayor’s proposed budget. This website– http://www.seattle.gov/council/budget/ is a resource which includes meeting dates, supporting documents, and information about the budget process and how to comment.
- Also on Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 p.m., The Mountaineers Club at Magnuson Park, 7700 Sand Point Way NE. Transit Open House and Public Hearing –Share your views on the proposed transit changes. The County’s goal is to ensure that overall service is improved with any adopted changes and that adverse impacts to current riders are avoided to the maximum extent possible. If you are unable to attend, submit comments to the full council at: www.kingcounty.gov/dembowski. If you have any further questions, comments or concerns, contact Rod Dembrowski at 206-477-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thirty-three Metro routes would be affected, including several that impact Fremont. Here’s how at this link. Submit your comments online here. Thirty-three Metro routes would be affected. Here’s how at this link.
- NPAC (North Precinct Advisory Council) Meeting – Wednesday, October 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m., North Seattle College, Room CC1161, College Center Building, 9600 College Way N. The agendas are posted at https://docs.google.com/open?id=0ByYeltqkXtOuMzQ5NDY0ZDktOWUxYy00OTEzLWE5OWEtYmZmM2ZkM2VhYjA4 and the bylaws are posted at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByYeltqkXtOudUhjb2dnM3ltYW8/edit?usp=sharing. NPAC generally meets the first Wednesday of each month.
- Open House on Design Review Improvements – October 14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way NE. The Design Review Program Improvements will identify, evaluate, and implement organizational, structural, and procedural changes to revamp and refresh our Design Review Program. The open house will discuss possible program improvements: The purpose of the community open house is to present key preliminary recommendations for program improvements and get input on these ideas from community members and stakeholders.
- Project Goals
- · Identify options to make the design review process more efficient and accessible
- · Improve community dialogue on design review
- · Identify new and emerging technologies for more effective community engagement
- A set of recommendations to improve and refresh the Design Review Program will be submitted to the Mayor and City Council by the end of 2015. Comments may be submitted to email@example.com.
4. Transportation Construction Coordination Update Oct 2-9–Likely Fremont impacts as roads nearby narrow, are filled with extra traffic or close for events:
- October 2 – 4: Banner Way NE/NE 80th St. on-ramp to northbound I-5 closed for 4 consecutive weekends.
- October 2 – 5: Final 2015 homestand for Seattle Mariners (vs. Oakland A’s).
- October 4: Seattle Sounders host the LA Galaxy at CenturyLink Field at 6:30PM.
- October 5: Lane closures begin on northbound Aurora Ave. N. at Comstock St. Closures are expected to last 45 days.
- October 5: Seattle Seahawks host the Detroit Lions for Monday Night Football at 5:30PM at CenturyLink Field.
- October 9: President Obama will visit Seattle for a fundraiser.
5. NPAC (North Precinct Advisory Council) Meeting – Wednesday, October 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m., North Seattle College, Room CC1161, College Center Building, 9600 College Way N. The agendas are posted at https://docs.google.com/open?id=0ByYeltqkXtOuMzQ5NDY0ZDktOWUxYy00OTEzLWE5OWEtYmZmM2ZkM2VhYjA4 and the bylaws are posted at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByYeltqkXtOudUhjb2dnM3ltYW8/edit?usp=sharing. NPAC generally meets the first Wednesday of each month.
6. EARTHQUAKE SAFETY What to do when the ‘really big one’ hits – Are you prepared for the next big earthquake and other disasters Seattle could face? Attend a presentation at one of the below library branches to hear from local emergency management experts about what you can do to get prepared. Learn about the City’s new emergency alert and notification system – AlertSeattle – and bring questions to ask the City’s hazard specialist during an open Q&A session. Nearest session to Fremont: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 5:30-7 p.m. Greenlake Branch Library Register for a class by emailing your name and the presentation you plan to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org. From Public Outreach Section, Office of Emergency Management, City of Seattle | Seattle Police Department, 105 5th Avenue South, Suite #300; Seattle, WA 98104