PUBLIC FORUM

• Christmas on the Ave! Tree lighting on Dec. 3 Sponsor a tree for $250, https://www.queenannechamber.org/sponsorship-opps/sponsor-a-tree/.

• Sarah Argudo from the Barrientos group gave an overview of what Path With Art will be bringing to the Safeway redevelopment project. Path With Art is an organization that supports individuals, groups and society from the effects of trauma through arts engagement and community-building.

• Morgan Littlefield, (mlittlefield@climatepledgearena.com), from the Climate Pledge Arena shared some insights from the opening of the Climate Pledge Arena and asked for feedback.

• For Kraken games, approximately 25 percent of attendees are using public transport, with a heavy reliance on the monorail.

• Concerns raised: bike lane south of Thomas closed; impact of delivery drivers (eg, Uber Eats) who might not be aware of road / passage way restrictions; suggestion for more signage to communicate that bike lanes are not parking / hovering areas.

• Local resident raised concerns with West Mercer / 5th Ave West crossing. Paula to follow up.

BUSINESS / COMMITTEE REPORTS

1. Special Topic: Ben's "fun facts" about Queen Anne

• QA is one of the densest areas in Seattle, with significant changes in diversity in recent years. Demographics skewed to under 18 / 65+.

• Here's the link to the info discussed, http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/OPCD/Demographics/DecennialCensus/2 020%20PL%20Report%20CRA.pdf.

• Thank you to Laurie Jordan for coordinating with Parks to stage a clean-up of the gardens surrounding the QA Community Center.

• Friends of Maclean Park — Stay tuned for more info on this group that will organize litter picks and walks thru Maclean Park and the greenbelt to activate and maintain the area following the massive five-week clean up spearheaded this past summer by We Heart Seattle and the community.

• Big Howe, officially the West Queen Anne Playfield, will be closed for a few months starting in January for a long-awaited project to replace the lights there. The field itself is scheduled to be upgraded in 2027

• Public Safety (Bob/ Bill)

Board approval of a letter to Catholic Community Services. This letter is going to the Archbishop, with a specific request to meet and discuss The Inn (formerly the Aloha Inn), events that have involved residents with the Hillside, and to ask for a community agreement, like the one in place with the Junction Point shelter on Elliott Avenue.

• Online statement of support for a letter from Downtown Seattle Association calling for City Council adoption of several public safety measures and funding proposals in Mayor's proposed budget.

• Recent letters available: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iurL59M0ogRYxGarrLuKsNd1Pxqa1sXy?usp=sharing.

• A project to build two dozen townhouses along West Barrett, is in the planning stages. To keep up with the latest information, join the Transportation Committee meetings at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month. Sign up for the next one, https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/1086999166246280097/true#/invitation.

UPCOMING

The monthly board meeting for December 2021 will be at 7:30 p.m. In January 2022, the meeting time will move to 7 p.m. Committee or project meetings will continue to be at the time chosen by the chair of those meetings.

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NOTES

• Reminder to use the Find It Fix It App to report graffiti, garbage, discarded needles and other public health and safety concerns.

• MIQA Be Prepared, a 100 percent volunteer organization for Magnolia - Interbay - Queen Anne that is committed to building a prepared community. Volunteers are always needed. Contact Bill Fay, Queen Anne Hub Captain, at bfay23@comcast.net to learn more.