/ Licton-Haller Greenways joint monthly meeting
September 14 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
WHO: Tom, Lee, Justin,
Robin, Teresa, Doug M., Doug S.
WHERE: Online via Zoom (see below for link)
· Admin updates
- Tom will need to hand over some responsibilities as he’s
expecting a new family member in November.
- Tom will try to be available to start the meetings.
Will need help with the agendas and running the meetings.
- Our meeting is scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month.
- Tom will look into getting a zoom link we can use each
- New meeting / fundraising venue options
- Brock organized a fundraising
event at Razzis a few years ago.
- Tom has been talking to
Flying Bike Brewery – they have a weekly fundraising event with $1 per
pint going to a non-profit.
- A new brewery, Halcyon, is
opening in the old Naked City space.
- St Andrews Pub has a large
public backroom. Would need to purchase beer. No one under 21 allowed. Could
be a good space for ARC to try out first.
- Epic Life Church has several
rooms too – they are located on 105th near Aurora
· Updates from around the neighborhood
o New crosswalk at 83rd/Greenwood
o NE Greenwood Home Zone project
- SDOT delayed for 6 months
before telling us we can do the project but under very strict rules. One
of the issues right now is lack of storage space for the barrels. This
project will hinge on weather, potentially workshop space, and if we can
find a place to store the barrels.
- Status looks unsure. Tom is
looking into an extension for the project. Will ask for through next summer.
o Aurora Reimagined Coalition
- Had an in-person event in
late August at Lantern Brewery. Had a good turnout and good conversations.
Had 280+ responses on public survey. They are partnering with a
non-profit to do an in-person workshop in Spanish. They have also translated
the survey into Spanish, and it can be found on got99problems.org
- Monitoring mayoral race and
pending 2022 state budget, and state legislature.
- The Spanish Outreach meeting will
be at North Seattle College. Tom will send the date of the meeting when
it is set.
- What’s the status of sidewalks
on Aurora. Ask for sidewalks in two pieces – new ones and ones to
repair. Need to identify small scale or medium scaled things to see if
we can get CM Juarez’s interest in sponsoring them. Lee observed hundreds
of Ingraham students waiting for the E line at 130th and is trying
to think about what to suggest. There are immediate things that can be
done without spending too much money. There are a number of early (30%) plans
for the area. This is a major pedestrian area without sidewalks. This is
both a WSDOT and SDOT problem. It’s a state highway managed jointly with
Seattle and it’s a disgrace. In the $2 M SDOT study for Aurora, there is money for small, immediate projects and plans to apply for
grants. Aurora and 130th will be a major transfer point when
the 130th light rail station opens in the future.
- ARC will be talking about
their advocacy strategy at their next meeting tomorrow.
- There is a new development (Amazon)
going in that isn’t improving sidewalks because they said it’s a minor renovation.
Each permit submitted expanded the project and they avoided sidewalk
- Sidewalk maintenance is just
as important as new sidewalks.
- These sidewalks are ADA
illegal – it’s the City’s obligation to provide ADA accessible
- North Aurora is one of the fastest
growing census tracts is in this area.
- Slowing down traffic on
Aurora would make it safer and easier to live nearby. General population
doesn’t want to slow down traffic on Aurora.
o Planned sidewalks
on Greenwood Ave N
- Lee sent an email to the SDOT
team asking for an update and hasn’t gotten a response yet.
· Upcoming Events to plan
o Opening of the Northgate Light Rail Station - Oct. 2
- We could organize a family
friendly bike ride to and over the new bridge
- Max is organizing tabling at
- SDOT is having an opening ceremony
between 10 and noon at the west approach to the bridge.
- Lee will email the Northgate organizing
group to state that we’d like to get involved and help. Northgate doesn’t
have a greenways group and they could join the Licton Springs group.
o World Day of Remembrance - Nov. 21
- Sunday before
Thanksgiving. Day to acknowledge traffic fatalities in the city. Planning
to set up a long table with empty place settings showing number of
people who have been killed the past two years. May also do other
physical installations. City’s Vision Zero group is going to contribute