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Seattle City Council District 6 candidates forum is June 6

May 18th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council and Phinney Neighborhood Association are hosting a candidates forum for the new Seattle City Council District 6 from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Incumbent Councilmember Mike O’Brien and challengers Catherine Weatbrook and Jon Lisbin will answer questions on zoning, land use, development, transportation, environment, civic engagement, public safety, etc.

District 6 covers Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, Ballard and Fremont. Click here for a PDF map of District 6. Click here for information on all districts.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight for board elections, transportation projects update

May 5th, 2015 by Doree

A Seattle Department of Transportation representative will give a presentation on proposed projects in our neighborhood at the Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The transportation discussion will be followed by final nominations and election for PRCC’s board of directors. Nominations will be taken until voting begins at 8 p.m. You can email nominations to dduthweiler@comcast.net, or nominate in person at the meeting.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday for board elections, transportation presentation

April 30th, 2015 by Doree

A Seattle Department of Transportation representative will give a presentation on proposed projects in our neighborhood at the Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The transportation discussion will be followed by final nominations and election for PRCC’s board of directors. Nominations will be taken until 8 p.m. that night. You can email nominations to dduthweiler@comcast.net, or nominate in person at the meeting.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council looking for new Board members

April 27th, 2015 by Doree

Phinney Ridge Community Council is looking for new Board members, to be elected at its May 5 meeting.

The fifteen independent volunteers meet monthly to become further informed on things such as:

  • local zoning and implications on development in our neighborhood
  • participation and advocacy in government
  • how to network with local leaders and nearby community groups with similar issues and interests
  • participating in efforts to improve quality of life through recent presentations like the one from the National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Habitat & Neighborhood Corridor program.

Board members serve two year terms and must live or own property between N. 46th & N. 75th and 8th NW & Aurora Ave N.

Email nominations to dduthweiler@comcast.net. Nominations will be accepted until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight to discuss zoning, pedestrian zone, council districts forum

April 7th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

  • City Neighborhood Committee — zoning vs. property line setbacks policy revision
  • Development design review process
  • Preview the Neighborhood Conservation Districts meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Phinney Center
  • Status of the city’s proposed Pedestrian Overlay Zone
  • Planning for the June 6 City Council Districts Forum

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday

February 26th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. You can see the full agenda here.

Guest speaker Kaitlin Parker of the National Wildlife Federation will talk about how to establish a backyard wildlife habitat and neighborhood corridors.

The council will discuss land use and development reports, the status of the proposed Pedestrian Overlay Zone and a Department of Planning and Development parking study.

They’ll also talk about council district issues, now that seven of the nine City Council positions will be elected by district. Ballard, Phinney Ridge and part of Greenwood are in the new District 6. The new District 5 will cover the north end of Greenwood up to Shoreline, as well as the east side of I-5.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight to discuss pedestrian overlay zone

January 6th, 2015 by Doree

Seattle City Planner Aly Pennucci is the guest speaker at tonight’s (Tuesday) meeting of the Phinney Ridge Community Council, where she will discuss the recommendation to extend our neighborhood’s Pedestrian Overlay Zone on Phinney Avenue from North 58th to North 62nd streets. Pedestrian Overlay Zones “strengthen, protect and promote walkable shopping and service areas.”

Tonight’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The PRCC’s next meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss multi-family developments, Department of Ecology cleanup at Greenwood & 70th, pedestrian zones

November 3rd, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. On the agenda:

  • Guest speaker Tom Whittemore, Department of Neighborhoods NW District Coordinator
  • Update on new permits for multi-family developments
  • Update on the Department of Ecology cleanup of the site on the corner of Greenwood Avenue North and North 70th Street
  • Update on Woodland Park Zoo WildLights event, which runs Nov. 28-Jan. 4
  • Update on the proposed Pedestrian Overlay Zone

The next PRCC meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

The PRCC also is encouraging Phinney Ridge residents to apply for positions on various city boards and advisory panels, to help shape city policies.

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Election forum is TONIGHT at Taproot Theatre

October 21st, 2014 by Doree

Don’t forget the election forum tonight (Tuesday) starting at 7 p.m. at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St. It’s jointly hosted by four community councils from Northwest neighborhoods — Greenwood, Broadview, Green Lake and Phinney Ridge.

  • 7:00 – Welcome and settle in
  • 7:10 – Dueling Seattle Early Childhood Education initiatives
  1. In favor of 1A: Laura Chandler, Preschool teacher/trainer
  2. In favor of 1B: Michael DeBell, for Seattle School Board member
  3. Opposed to both: Melissa Westbrook, Public education advocate
  • 7:45 – The Reduce Class Sizes state initiative
  1. In favor: Shannon McCann, 3rd Year Special Ed. teacher
  2. Opposed: Jami Lund, Education policy analyst
  • 8:10 – Seattle Transportation Benefit District (for bus transit service)
  1. In favor: Mike O’Brien, Seattle City Councilmember
  • 8:20 – The New Monorail Initiative
  1. In favor: Elizabeth Campbell, Initiative sponsor
  • 8:30 – 36th District candidates
  1. Senator: Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D, incumbent); Sabrina Forbes (R)
  2. Representative, Position 1: Reuven Carlyle (D, incumbent – not confirmed); Leslie Klein (Republicanspirit – did not reply)
  3. Representative, Position 2: Gael Tarleton (D, incumbent – cannot attend); Paul Addis (Libertarian)
  • 8:45 – Adjourn – cafe will stay open so you can talk to campaigners

Taproot Theatre’s Stage Door Cafe will be open before and after the forum.

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