CHCC September Meeting
September 16th, 2009
In attendance: 14 (including 4 officers)
- Charlette response reviewed by Jen Power (President)
- Announcement of Miller Playfield reintroduction on Setpember 19th
- Comment on bad interaction between Miller Community Center and the gay community. More engagement needed.
- 12th and Madison Pedestrian improvements a good idea along with other pedestrian improvements throughout the neighborhood.
Finance Report: General - $1400.41
UP - $1110.59
New Committees made official by the by-law authority of the Council President
Committees are: Events Committee, Planning and Policy Committee, and Unpaving Paradise Open Space Committee
Committee Reports, Events: Events committee dedicated to bringing neighbors together. Plan to host monthly events.
- October: Broadway Trick or Treat
- November: Community Potluck, Warm for Winter partnership
- December: Holiday Sweater, Ugly Sweater Party, Fundraiser
- Next Year: Dizzie involved with Pride Parade and CHCC
Committee Reports, P&P: Last meeting at Office Nomads. Good attendance and 2 hour discussion of TOD. Agreement on an iconic building with 100-200 year lifespan. Work with city and ST to make sure our community voices are heard. Ideas to get outside resources. Height controversial but willingness if traded for other community benefits.
Parking plan released for the Hill. Suggestions include adding metered parking to both sides of Cal Anderson and metered until 8pm. Traffic calming and better pedestrian crossings needed. P&P will take up this issue in the future.
Committee Reports, UP: Park(ing) Day happening on September 17th. CHCC Hosting Central Park at 500 E. Pine. 8am-8pm. Will include live music, food, art and award ceremony at 6pm.
John and Summit Park has full funding from city but still collecting money for extras including tool shed, compost bins, and more.
Seattle Parks and Rec. is now looking for more space for Parks acquisitions. Chip Nevins at next meeting.
Rhonda Dixon from Sound Transit: Looking for ideas and proposals for event on the TOD site on Broadway. Two possiblities include skate party and movie night. Have until the end of October to utilize space.
New Candidate for Vacant At-Large Officer: Mike “Dizzie” Rucker nominated and approved by President. Interested in Gothic/Pride Festival involvement and business community outreach.
Referendum 71: Many benefits to same-sex and elderly couples. Vote to endorse was overwhelming approved. 10 for, 1 abstention, 0 against.
Sally Bagshaw Q&A: Running for City Council. Long history with gay rights in Washington State so R-71 a big issue for her. Background includes 31 years of being a lawyer as well as community work on waterfront improvements. Loves being a connector for people. Priorities include Transit, safety, and jobs. “Two things Seattlites hate, sprawl and density”. Currently lives downtown and walks or takes transit most places.