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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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Election Forum Tuesday evening at Taproot Theatre

October 17th, 2014 by Doree

Four community councils from Northwest neighborhoods — Greenwood, Broadview, Green Lake and Phinney Ridge – are jointly hosting an election forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

Please join your neighbors next Tuesday evening to make sense of ballot measures as the fall election closes in. The election forum gives you an opportunity to hear from the campaigns and ask them your questions.

  • 7:00 – Welcome and settle in
  • 7:10 – Dueling Seattle Early Childhood Education initiatives
  • 7:45 – The Reduce Class Sizes state initiative
  • 8:10 – Seattle Transportation Benefit District (for bus transit service)
    8:20 – The New Monorail Initiative
  • 8:30 – 36th District candidates* have been invited to introduce themselves
  • 8:45 – Adjourn – cafe will stay open so you can talk to campaigners

*Not all candidates are able to attend

Space is generously provided by the Taproot Theatre. There is no charge to attend, but donations to offset the Taproot’s costs will be appreciated – and please plan to stop by Taproot’s Stage Door Cafe before or after the event.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday

October 3rd, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. with special guest speaker Tom Whittemore, the Northwest District Coordinator for Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods. Whittemore will discuss zoning and development in our neighborhood.

The PRCC also will discuss candidates and issues in the November election.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday

August 11th, 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:

  • Board member nominations
  • Block party report
  • Information on the formation of the new Seattle Park District’s Citizens Oversight Committee
  • Updating the PRCC mission statement and increasing membership

The PRCC’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Informational meeting on $15 Now campaign at PRCC meeting Wednesday night

May 28th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council is hosting a special informational meeting on the $15 Now campaign at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and organizers from 15 Now will share information and answer questions.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting on Tuesday to discuss neighborhood’s future, elect board members

May 1st, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council will meet Tuesday to elect new members and discuss how to help shape the neighborhood’s future.

Nominations for board positions will be taken up until voting at the end of the meeting. Prior to voting, panelists will share information and who to contact about transit needs/traffic; property development and design; and the city’s Comprehensive Plan Update.

Attendees are encouraged to bring any display, petition, handout or sign-up sheets on any issue affecting Seattle’s neighborhoods for the information table.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6. For more information or board member nominations, contact Ted Holden at ted.holden@comcast.net or 206-784-0338.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting tonight to discuss zoning, parks

February 4th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building.

On the agenda:

  • Speak Up Seattle, an effort by multiple neighborhoods to rollback recent multifamily zoning changes that allow “too much building, not enough sky,” according to their tagline. Phinney resident Mike Veitenhans will discuss.
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Parks Legacy plan
  • Planning for a joint meeting in April with the Greenwood Community Council about a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant for parks property in the neighborhood.
  • Report on HUD/Disaster Plan

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss bicycle master plan, Rapid Ride, development

November 1st, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 6 of the Blue Building.

On this month’s agenda:

  • 7:30-8:15 p.m. – Bicycle Master Plan Discussion – Kevin O’Neil, Planning and Urban Design Manager, SDOT
  • 8:15-8:20 p.m. – Rapid Ride Stop at 50th & Aurora, partner with Woodland Park Zoo
  • 8:20-8:30 p.m. – Building updates:
  1. 5555 Phinney Townhomes/Single Family Homes project
  2. Old Orowheat Property @ 70th and Greenwood
  3. 68th & Greenwood – 4-story mixed-use development
  4. 63rd & Linden – Building demo and tree removal
  • 8:30-8:35 p.m. – Streets Committee
  • 8:35-8:40 p.m. – Disaster Preparedness HUB

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Phinney Ridge Community Council to discuss crime, zoo concerts, housing developments Tuesday

August 12th, 2013 by Doree

The monthly meeting of the Phinney Ridge Community Council starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building, in Room 6 the Blue Room downstairs.

Two Seattle Police Department officers will attend to discuss neighbors’ crime concerns.

Also on the agenda:

  • Increased noise from Woodland Park ZooTunes
  • Update on the zoo’s northwest parking lot
  • 5555 Phinney Ave. N. housing project
  • 52nd & Phinney Avenue North townhomes

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss Aurora Corridor Improvement Project

June 30th, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday night with Jonathan Dong from Seattle Department of Transportation giving a presentation about coming traffic and parking changes to Aurora Avenue North.

The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building, downstairs in the Blue Room.

As part of a strategy for making travel on Aurora more efficient and reliable for all users, SDOT is recommending traffic signal timing improvements for all lanes and the implementation of peak period Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes between N. 38th Street and N. 115th Street. BAT lanes will support King County Metro’s new RapidRide E Line bus service which will begin February 2014. Aurora Avenue North is among the most heavily used transportation corridors in King County.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight to discuss Aurora Avenue, new officers’ goals, development updates

June 4th, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:30 tonight (Tuesday), at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Room of the Blue Building.

On the agenda:

  • Aurora Avenue Improvement Project
  • New PRCC officers/goals
  • Building updates: Zoo NW Parking; 5555 Phinney Townhomes/SF Homes project
  • Report on meeting with Councilwoman Bagshaw re: Woodland Park Zoo

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