Dec. 2, 2020

Ellen Monrad called the meeting to order via Zoom at 7:30 p.m.

Board members attending were Anna Boynton, Andrew Koved, Ben Bennett, Beth Bunnell, Denny Bird, Don Harper, Ellen Monrad, Erik Smith, Jazmine Smith, Jennifer Crow, Justin Allegro, Laura Corvi, Marc Mrkvicka, Margaret Okamoto, Michael Jerrett, Robert Kettle, Sean Champagne and Sharon Levine.

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA, APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND TREASURER’S
REPORT

• Agenda adopted.

• Nov. meeting minutes approved.

• Treasurer’s report – balance - $4,233.03.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

• Laura Jenkins, liaison with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, invited all to attend a virtual community involvement meeting Dec. 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m.. Details: https://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/outreach-and-engagement/community-conversations.

 

GUEST SPEAKER – CHIEF OF POLICE ADRIAN DIAZ

• Also attending were West Precinct Captain Matt Allan and Crime Prevention Coordinator Barb Biondo.

• Chief Diaz highlighted priorities of recruiting to increase patrol levels, and reimagining policing and public safety in Seattle.

He reiterated his commitment to leadership transparency, accountability and finding ways to engage with the community to drive down youth violence. He fielded a wide range of questions, all of which were captured in the Zoom recording which will be available online soon.

 

BUSINESS / COMMITTEE REPORTS

Community Engagement on Homelessness

• The Nov. 17 Zoom meeting that the QACC and the Block Watch Captains Network jointly hosted was very well attended with the Third Door Coalition presenting their data-based proposal on reducing chronic homelessness thru permanent supportive housing. Councilmember Andrew Lewis also participated, along with Plymouth Housing (who are building a permanent supportive housing facility at Second Avenue North and Mercer.

• A follow up community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 6-7 p.m.

 

Board Elections / Annual
Meeting

• Dec. 9 @ 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Notice for the election along with the sign up are on the QACC website.

  

Land Use Review Committee (Denny Bird)

• Minutes from the Nov. 16 LURC meeting along with information on pending projects and recent letters are now all posted on the Queen Anne Community Council website, www.qacc.net.

• The next LURC meeting is Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. where Seattle Pacific University representatives will present on SPU’s new proposed 20-year major institution master plan.

 

Parks (Don Harper)

No report.

 

For more information about Queen Anne Community Council or its committee meetings, go to www.qacc.net.