Category: MoCA Minutes
Published: Thursday, 08 March 2012 16:55
Written by Kate Gill de la Garza
July 20, 2011
President Deb Barker welcomed everyone to the meeting.
- Brief update on success of festival, Eldon reports that we “broke even” on expenses and may have a little left in bank for next year. This year we had great turnout, great sponsorship, a successful bite and expanded vendors behind Washington Federal across the street from park.
- There is a candidates forum on July 28th at SSCC. Everyone is signed up and it is expected to be great.
- MoCA Hi-Yu Sponsorship is tabled for now.
- Annoucement that the City is looking at “Senior Playgrounds” and wants our feedback.
- Chas gave an update on the W Seattle Triangle update and potential up-zone and plan for more street and bike amenities.
- Kate mentions plan to update By-Laws and will be convening committee to do so soon.
- Cindi Barker got a fabulous neighborhood award and we celebrated her with a round of applause!
Metro got federal funding for the new Rapid Ride Line C in West Seattle. However, Metro is facing a 17% budget shortfall. Reduction will be County-wide. Rapid Ride budget will remain same but there could be a net loss with other lines going away or being reduced. King County and SDOT are working together now on the planning for Rapid Ride, which involves construction of new stops and loss of parking in some neighborhoods. They are no longer taking comments on the Rapid Ride plan as it has been finalized. Regarding the 17% reduction on other service, she asked that we attend upcoming meeting in Burien or write in with our concerns. Chas mentioned the idea of a “circulator route” around W Seattle as well as the possibility of the 22 being entirely cut. This is the only access to parts of West Seattle and would not be good for our neighborhood. Our preference is to cut but not eliminate routes.
Murray Pump Station Update
Erica Jacobs spoke about the CSO project and that they are beginning community outreach and really take this seriously. Consultants have recently been selected, including HDR for design and EnviroIssues for community outreach and facilitation. Relocation work is ongoing as is site investigation including soils work. SEPA was completed. Design work will start next March/April after all outreach and investigation is complete. King County will be conducting outreach on construction impacts once farther along in design. All information discovered is public record, such as soils work and contracts executed.
In September/October community outreach will start and Design Advisory Group will be created for more specific design guidance. Comments were made on lost opportunity to educate homeowners on stormwater management since all money and efforts are going into this facility and not individual management.
Life Long Recreation Advisory Council
Roberta Fowler gave a presentation on the array of classes that are offered for seniors.
West Seattle in Motion
Presenter did not show.
West Seattle Triangle Update
Chas updated that parts of the triangle may go to 85 feet in a rezone. Neighborhood is waiting for the report to come out on this from DPD. To give feedback there is a meeting on July 28th to give feedback on traffic in the area and there is also an online survey at SDOT.
Whale Trail Project
Brad Meachum and Michael Taylor-Judd spoke about their candidacies for City Council. Brad is running against Bruce Harrell and Michael against Jean Godden.