Business/Committee reports:

Community Engagement on Homelessness

* Elliot Shelter: QACC signed a Good Neighbor Agreement with King County for the Elliott Shelter located at 551 Elliott West. The shelter, operated by Catholic Community Services, will serve about 45 residents, housing primarily older men experiencing homelessness who would otherwise be housed at the St. Martin de Porres Shelter. Open 24/7, the shelter will offer meals on-site.

Quarterly meetings, required under the Good Neighbor Agreement, will address issues and contact people are identified for concerns/issues that arise during operations.

 

Board Elections / Annual Meeting

Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

 

Public Safety (Bob Kettle)

* Submitted a QACC Oct. 23 letter to Councilmember Andrew Lewis addressing community priorities and recommendations on various policing and safety issues/reform.

* Chief Diaz will attend the Dec. 2 QACC meeting — be prepared with questions.

* Last committee meeting included MIQA Be Prepared, a 100 percent volunteer organization for Magnolia, Interbay and Queen Anne that is committed to building a prepared community. Key elements for the group are to promote preparedness, connect with your neighborhood and learn how to participate in a Community Hub.

* Bob asked NAC (Don Harper) to request the Port to speak to emergency preparedness.

* See also http://miqabeprepared.org/after-a-disaster/.

Parks (Don Harper)

* Per previous discussions, trees on Queen Anne Boulevard being removed.

* See the Oct. 23 letter to City Council members seeking support for Councilmember Andrew Lewis’ proposed feasibility study of the Northeast Queen Anne greenbelt.

 

NAC (Don Harper)

Brief discussion of the 2020 renewal of the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy that sets a goal of phasing out emissions from seaport-related activities by 2050 and includes sector-specific objectives for how member ports will achieve that vision.

 

Transportation (Jennifer Crow/Jazmine Smith)

* Information circulated for the Thomas Street Redefined project. See http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/greenways-program/thomas-st-5th-ave-n-to-dexter-ave-n.

* Info also circulated regarding the Seattle Center to Waterfront Walking and Biking Connection, http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/greenways-program/seattle-center-to-waterfront-walking-and-biking-connection.

* Brief discussion of First Avenue / Roy Street encampments (Met Market/Chase Bank) encroaching on bike lanes (encroachment cleared but tents remain).

 

To read the entire minutes and the QACC letters to the City and LURC meeting notes, go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pcrj7ySe4XsyG-jMB-5tc8vGlABNxQZ_/view?usp=sharing.