Nov - 2018 Customer Response Team

 On Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 we enjoyed a joint meeting with Echo Lake, and learned a great deal about the city's Customer Response Team, from Bob Crozier, and also appreciated a highly informative update on many aspects of the City's parks department plans, from attorney David Chen. We also learned about a pollinator garden, from Hannah King-Jahnke.   

Sidewalks in Shoreline

Interesting discussion about the many practical aspects of building, and repairing sidewalks in our community. 

June - 2018 Storm Water Runoff

 At our June meeting we enjoyed a slide show from two city  specialists, Cameron Reed & Melissa Ivancevich, on the challenges we face regarding storm water run-off in out community. This goes (somewhat directly) into Puget Sound, without being treated, any harmful pollutants can directly affect the health of the diverse plants and animals throughout our region. It turns out that dog poop is a major offender in this regard, and it is required here to pick up after your animals in Shoreline.  

May 2018 - Future Trends in Shoreline

 On May 15th, we enjoyed a wide ranging discussion about future trends in Shoreline, presented by senior city staff members regarding Parks (and the possible aquatic center), traffic, implications of the rezone, and new property developments. About 50 residents received quite a bit of information regarding how our community will be changing over the next 3-7 years.  

February 2018 - Police presentation

 In February we enjoyed quite a wide ranging, and well attended, presentation by Shoreline officer Paula Bates. Many questions were addressed, and pointers offered about how to avoid being a victim, including shredding all paperwork to be tossed with your name on it.  Quite interesting and informative.  

History of China and Implications

Implications of Chinese history and traditions. Board member Julie Xing provided an interesting overview of changes in China from the viewpoint of someone who grew up there, but now lives here as an adult. Her six Sigma Black Belt PhD husband was also available to add further insights. Since he was also born and raised in China but has now been in the USA for many years his additional perspective brought even more immediacy to the insights we were receiving from this presentation.  

Jan 16, 2018 - Schools & Birds in Shoreline

Rebecca Miner joined us for an interesting discussion of new construction plans affecting numerous schools, and we also heard from a local expert on the birds of Shoreline, and ways in which we can help them. 

Parks Department - Nov 21, 2017

Eric Freidl provided an interesting overview of many issues facing the park's department in Shoreline

October 2017 - Rob Beem & The Shoreline Social Services Depa

October 17, 2017. Quite an interesting discussion by Rob Beem about all the various activities of the Social Services Department in Shoreline.  

RADAR Mental Health Program in Shoreline

Interesting discussion regarding the nature of this program and how it serves a variety of mental health issues in our community. 

Fire Risks and Realities

A presentation by Michelle Pidduck from the fire department on what we can all do to improve our response to fires, and reduce the probability of their happening

Shoreline Schools & Trees

We enjoyed a discussion by Rebecca Miner regarding the upcoming bond levy, and also a talk from the Department of Ecology on many interesting aspects of how to best care for trees in Shoreline. 

Emergency Preparedness

 November 15, we enjoyed a substantial presentation by Shoreline's manager of emergency preparedness, Brian Dixon, who explained the many efforts underway in this regard. In particular the HUB program of supplying local centers with equipment and personnel having specific training, received considerable discussion.   

Dept of Ecology and Everett Clinic

On October 18th we enjoyed an interesting discussion provided by Christine Froschl, of Ecology, and also an overview of the new Everett Clinic, provided by Jessica Griffin. This facility is located across the street, next to Trader Joe's. A video of this 1 hour and 16 minute meeting is available by clicking the link on the right:  

July 2016 - Sound Transit Status

July 19, 2016. Interesting discussion of the future impact of the new Link Light Rail Stations at 145th and 185th. 

May 2016 - Econ Development in Shoreline

Check out this great video May 17. Economic Development in Shorelinew/ Dan Emessee, our city's expert on this topic. What is happening at Aurora Square in light of the developer's bankruptcy; development news along Aurora and elsewhere. See and possibly help shape the future.

June 2016 - Parks in Shoreline

 Parks in Shoreline. On June 21st we enjoyed quite a wide ranging discussion about the wide range of current and future activities affecting our entire Shoreline Parks Department.  Check out this great video

April 2016 - Customer Response Team

 April 19. Shoreline Customer Response Team. These folks solve your problems. Thanks to an informative presentation by Rob Staveskie we learned when and how to contact this unique team on the broad range of issues they can directly address.  It turns out that very few other cities have such a team. They respond to  calls regarding abandoned vehicles, traffic safety, drainage, potholes, many issues related to code compliance  and enforcement.  

March 2016 - Traffic Engineering challenges

Traffic Engineer Kendra Dedinsky provided a highly informative talk on current challenges, and plans for the future regarding key traffic in our city.