November 20, 2008
Welcome and Introduction
Finance Report- Hong Chhuor
Advertising for Halloween walk- $99
Copying Charges- $53.19
Parking Day- $68.30
Balance in CHCC Account- $1809.96
$762.70 raised to date for Unpaving Paradise, John and Summit Park
Mt. Zion Church on Madison will be hosting a free Thanksgiving Day Lunch.
Bylaws- Statement from Becki Frestedt read by Saunatina Sanchez
The Bylaws Sub-committee met on November 12th to review the latest revisions to the existing bylaws. Committee members discussed their individual edits and then worked collaboratively to refine the expanded draft.
The focus of this meeting was:
*Addition and content of individual subsections;
*Expansion of officers, officer roles, and quorum requirements; and
*The notification period for public meetings.
The Committee recommends the addition of no less than three at large representatives who will serve as Officers. We discussed options for how the representatives will be selected. We did not reach consensus on which sectors or groups the expanded officers would represent.
The Committee recommended a 10-day advance notice period for public meetings (both general and special meetings).
The focus of the next sub-committee meeting, tentatively scheduled for December 8th @ Vivace, will include but not be limited to election and recall procedures, conflicts of interest and dissolution. This date is subject to change. The final meeting date will be posted on the Wiki site.
Committee members will arrange to have an attorney (or 2) review the draft. The Committee also recommend that the Council convene 1 to 2 Special Meetings to review and discuss the draft bylaws before the it goes to the full Council for adoption. The Committee Chair will contact the Board President to discuss possible meeting dates
Arts and Events- Charlette Lefever
Halloween was a good event attended by lots of kids. About 3/4 of the businesses on Broadway participated.
Pride events are still being discussed. A street fair maybe.
Open Space- Jennifer Power
Charity Drag Bingo was a success, we raised $355 to John and Summit Park.
Shinka Tea on John St. has partnered with Unpaving Paradise to offer a percentage of profits on Monday and Tuesday nights. And to give a percentage of loose leaf tea sales through the end of December.
Still working on Neighborhood Matching Grant.
And request any community members interested in being involved to contact the committee at the email moc.liamg|esidarap.gnivapnu#moc.liamg|esidarap.gnivapnu
Technology- Justin Carder
The 'www' rendering issue should be resolved now.
Traffic was down in the past month, but people were looking at the site for information about the Halloween Walk.
capitolhillcommunitycouncil.org is now the first result on Google Search for Capitol Hill.
DOT Parking Study- Ruth Harper and Allison Schwartz
Community Park Program is a multi-year study of parking in the commercial areas of neighborhoods. Pike Pine has gone through assessment, Capitol Hill (Pine to Roy, Melrose to 13th) will begin in 2009, 15th Ave area is on the horizon.
The goal is to find solutions so people can find parking when they need it to support businesses.
-There's a lot of displacement during construction. Would like mitigation during construction projects for neighborhood.
-Would recommend SDOT look at Park and Hide drivers. People using the neighborhood to cheap parking, then going downtown for the day.
-Make it easy to leave free form and structured comments online.
-Go to Farmers Market in summer to let the neighborhood know about project.
-Bring a pushcart to Broadway.
-Enforcement of RPZ would help with construction parking.
-Need to have bike lanes on climbing side of street. Sharrows only work if bike can keep up with traffic. (They work well on descending side of street.)
Purpose was to develop an icon for the Hill.
Group discussion about the two logos entered.
Winning designer- Faustino Lopez.
Winner will be contacted to refine the design.
East District Representative- Jose Cervantes
E. District has 44,000 people
98122 is the most densely populated zip code in the state.
A very diverse collection of neighborhoods- Madison Park until Lake Washington Blvd. Yesler Terrace to N. Capitol Hill.
An historical overview of the city neighborhood districts, purpose and involvement from neighborhood and city.
Groups in the E. District can apply for funds for neighborhood events with the Small and Simple Grant.
Charlette Lefever- Had a discussion about trees to be destroyed by Sound Transit, with Jeff Munich. Can either be biggest destruction of trees on Cap. Hill or great opportunity to save trees.
Cal Anderson Park Alliance and Olmsted Park Society are concerned about the Chinese Scholar Tree and are asking ST to bring in a plant pathologist.
Motion: Open Space Committee will make contacts on behalf of Council to try to save trees on ST property.
Motion passed unanimously.