Friday, June 7, 2013

June 10 District Council Agenda

East District Council
Monday, June 10, 2013
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Capitol Hill Branch, Seattle Public Library
425 Harvard Avenue East

Notes from Karen Ko, our acting Department of Neighborhoods District Coordinator : 

The City Arborist has not been confirmed, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.
District Council elections to be held in July.  Your golden opportunity to step into a leadership position.
And, finally, Tim Durkan, the regular District Coordinator for the East District has returned from his world travels.  We'll welcome him back and I will return to the North.  It has been an honor and a thrill to work with all of you.  Thank you so much for letting me be part of this fascinating community this past year.

>> Addition to the agenda: Several East District Council members attended the Neighborhood Matching Fund open house, and will report to us about it.

----- Agenda -----

·      Welcome and Introductions
·      Changes to Agenda

Andrew Taylor, Chair
District Council Members

5:45 - 5:55

·      Seattle’s Street Tree ordinance has not been changed since 1961.  Hightlights of what the new ordinance looks like.

Nolan Rundquist, City Arborist

5:55 – 6:05

·      East Precinct Report
Casey Sundin, Officer
Community Police Team

6:05 – 6:15

·      Request for membership from
   Capitol Hill Housing
  Sustainable Capitol Hill
From the East District Council bylaws:
“Membership shall be of such community councils and neighborhood business organizations primarily located in the District Council’s boundaries that wish to participate.  Other representatives may be added at the discretion of the District Council.  An applicant organization must not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.  Council membership requires active participation and may be terminated by lack of representation at half of any 12 month series of meetings, after review by the Executive Committee and vote of the membership.”

Andrew Taylor, Chair
(Alex Brennan, Mel Burchett)

6:15 – 6:30

·      Nominations for Officers for the District Council for 2013 – 14
Nominations are made in June/Elections held in July.

Andrew Taylor

6:30 – 6:35

·      City Neighborhood Council Report -

Andrew Taylor

6:35 – 6:40

·      Neighborhood Round Robin –
     Capitol Hill     Madison Park          Miller Park
     First Hill          Madison Valley       Yesler Terrace

District Council Members

6:40 – 7:00

·       Bylaws Discussion -

Andrew Taylor

7:00 – 7:15

·      Wrap Up & Adjourn

Andrew Taylor, Chair

7:15 – 7:30

Information and Events:

Small Sparks Grants:
For building community projects the public can apply for up to $1,000.00.  The goal is to involve new people (e.g. recent immigrants, youth, seniors, and people with disabilities) in small-scale community building initiatives.  Need more information or would like to apply?  E-mail Allynn Ruth of the Department of  Neighborhoods Matching Fund Program at: or call her at (206) 684-0301. 

To purchase compost bins or rain barrels:
Call (206) 684-0190 or log on to:

Malfunctioning/burned-out street light:
Report them at:  (206) 684-7056 or

Housing and land-use complaints and compliance concerns:
You can file a complaint at:

Passport applications and renewals:
Central Neighborhood Service Center
2301 South Jackson Street
(206) 684-4767
Days and hours of operation:          Monday through Friday:  9 am -4 pm
           Saturday:  9 am – 5 pm

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