Below is a forwarded newsletter from Hub Cap Cindi Barker explaining what is a field exercise (aka, drill) and why we do it. Please note that the new Victory Heights Hub led by Ann Forrest is also activating for the field exercise. The location is in the newsletter. Continue reading
After a year long search for a new location, the NE Seattle Tool Library signed a lease on a new place — the historic “LaVilla Dairy” building that had housed the Shutter Shop. It is just off Lake City Way in the Meadowbrook neighborhood. Loan operations should move around March.
Address: 10228 Fischer Pl NE Continue reading
MCC Meeting Announcement For:
January 9, 2018; 7-8:30pm
I was late in reserving Rm1 so meeting will be in Rm11 (room to the right as you walk in).
We will not be having a featured speaker for this meeting but instead we will focus on several other issues.
I will provide an update on the Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) program. It has started with a short time line. Ideas will be due on Feb 2nd. I’ll have forms and ideas that folks can consider as potential project ideas to submit. You can also go on line to study up on the program. I just Googled “Your Voice, Your Choice,” or you can go to Your Voice Your Choice. I will also try to set a date for a YVYC meeting to prioritize and electronically submit our project ideas.
We will also entertain nominations for the board other than those currently proposed i.e., Pam Bowe- President, Dan Keefe – VP, Mike Reinhardt – Secretary, and Wilma Boyd – Treasurer.
We will need to allocate $25 for dues for our continued membership in Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) if we indeed want to continue to be a member. We could also use someone to be our representative at their meetings.
The Sidewalk Committee will provide its usual update on the various projects SDOT has been working on in our area and take any comments you may have on what has been implemented so far. I plan to push hard for the completion of the sidewalk on NE 110th btwn 35th & 36th Avenues by Sept, 2018.
Status of JAMS Playground Beautification planning project will be discussed.
Emergency HUB status will be updated.
Look forward to seeing you at the meeting. …… Dan Keefe, President
Free Resilience Workshop
What is Resilience?
Please join Lake City Future First for the first of a series of workshops to discuss community resilience on January 14th from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake City Library. LCFF is working with local resident, West Latta, on this informative series to explore the fundamental concepts of community resilience and use them as a lens to examine the many challenges we face today and in the future.
From environment to economy, the local and the bio-regional, we’ll make connections, explore systems and discover how to make our communities stronger, more adaptive, and ready to face the full scope of social, environmental and economic challenges equitably and sustainably.
Please RSVP to Director@lakecityfuturefirst.org
Sunday, January 14, 2018
1:30 – 3PM – Lake City Library Conference Room
FREE Community Conversation
Connecting and Celebrating YOUR Community!
Lake City, WA – Join neighbors in a celebration of YOUR community. Lake City Future First will present its final Community Conversation of 2017 with a FREE celebration complete with food, music and ways to engage in your Lake City community. Participants from past Conversations will be on-hand to share their programs and how you can get involved. Doors open 12/13/2017 at 6:30 pm at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th AVE NE, Seattle, with free food provided by Lake City restaurants.
Please bring a donation of socks, whole grain cereals, canned tuna, chicken, tomato sauces or peanut butter to support your neighbors via North Helpline. Continue reading
FREE Community Conversation
Emergency Preparedness: What you need to know.
Lake City, WA – Are you prepared for an emergency? Do you know how to access water safe to drink or how to manage sanitation? How is your emergency kit looking? Lake City Future First, in partnership with the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub will help you get prepared on Wednesday, November 15th at a free Community Conversation held at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle.
Doors open at 6:30 pm with free food from Villa Verdi (12360 Lake City Way Ne Seattle, WA 98125). At 7:00 pm attendees will learn about the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub from Lake City Hub Captain Sandy Motzer. The Lake City Hub is located at Fred Meyer in the SE corner of the lower parking lot. During a disaster emergency when most forms of communication fail, community members would gather at the Hub to exchange information, needs, and resources in order to help ourselves, knowing it could be days or weeks before City services are available.
Following the Hub presentation attendees will visit three ‘How to’ demonstrations:
• Purify Water – Lake City Emergency Communication Hub
• Manage Sanitation – Ann Forrest, Victory Heights Hub Cap
• Manage Utilities – Matt Auflick, Office of Emergency Management
The Hub will also have an Amateur (Ham) radio display table with information about the importance of Amateur radio in a disaster and how you can obtain a license – Susanna Cunningham, WB7CON, Hub Cap, and Member, Auxiliary Communication Services
Information from the following organizations will also be available to assist with emergency preparedness:
SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare)/Block Watch
American Red Cross, emergency kit preparation
What a nice Fall we had! Looks like the moisture that makes it all possible has returned, so I guess we grin and bear it OR head south!
Our featured presenter will be Mr. Kraig Cook from Dept of Neighborhoods. He along with his Program Advisor, Amy Nyugen, will provide an update on the Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) program. They will talk about idea collection (project proposal submittals) and, if possible, timelines for submittal deadlines and selection of projects. Please come prepared with ideas and questions.
After we hear from Kraig, John Lombard, director of the newly formed D5 Community Network will speak to us about what he envisions will be the mission of this Network as opposed to North District Council, LCNA and other advocacy groups. I plan to encourage MCC to become involved in this group.
The Sidewalk Committee will provide an update on the various projects SDOT has been working on in our area and take any comments you may have on what has been implemented so far. We will also try to set our initial YVYC meeting.
Pam will report on the outcome of the JAMS Playground Beautification planning potluck held on October 26th. Many creative ideas were bantered around.
This is an early reminder regarding MCC officer elections which will be held in March 2018. Anyone can run for any of the four officer positions that include president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Per the by-laws, candidate’s names have to be submitted by the meeting before the election (or January 9, 2018). As I have mentioned before, I intend to step down as president but stay on as vice-president.
Finally, the Community Garden and Orchards will soon be shutting down for the season.
Look forward to seeing you at the meeting. …… Dan Keefe, President
Our featured presenter will be Scott Lindsay, Assistant DA who is running against Mr. Holmes. He will make a brief presentation and then will take questions. Please come prepared with a few burning questions.
The Sidewalk Committee will provide an update on the various projects Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has been working on in our area. As many of you can see, the John Rogers’ sidewalk has been completed, finally. We have flashing beacon crosswalks in several locations and speed humps/cushions are seemingly everywhere. We will talk about what SDOT plans to do next before the rains come. Also, just a heads up, the Department of Neighborhoods Your Voice, Your Choice program will be accepting proposals starting in late November. We will have a DON rep visit with us at our November 14th meeting.
Announcements about various city events will be made such as public hearings on single family dwelling ADUs and debates between candidates for city council positions 8 and 9. Also, on Nov 6th our State legislative reps will hold a town hall type meeting hosted by North District Council at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 630pm. Tim Motzer, Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) is asking for volunteers to testify at one or more of the 3 budget meetings being held at City Hall related to funding his 27.5 cent solution for aging park facilities (presented at our July meeting).
Finally, the Community Garden and Orchards continues to have a robust harvest, but a bit less than last several years due to our unusually hot and dry summer. Still, whatever excess they have is being donated to the North Helpline food bank.
Please mark your calendars– Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Many of you have been asking me how you can donate to Aguadilla and Puerto Rico. Below are three ways you can help: donate money directly to Aguadilla City, send supplies (canned food and water), and/or come to the Hellbent Brewery Puerto Rico Halloween Fundraiser on October 28th. Do all three!
All the details for the three options are below.
Thank you for your love and support 🇺🇲🇵🇷❤️
1. Aguadilla City Hurricane Relief Fund (to send money directly):
Bank: BANCO POPULAR
Account number: 383 261 601
Route number: 021 50 2011
2. To send supplies directly to Aguadilla City (water and canned food):
Aguadilla City Hall
Ave. San Carlos #11
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 00603
3. Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Halloween Event
Hellbent Brewing Company (13035 Lake City Way, 98125) 12pm-12am