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.
Interesting discussion about the many practical aspects of building, and repairing sidewalks in our community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eric Freidl provided an interesting overview of many issues facing the park's department in Shoreline
October 17, 2017. Quite an interesting discussion by Rob Beem about all the various activities of the Social Services Department in Shoreline.
Interesting discussion regarding the nature of this program and how it serves a variety of mental health issues in our community.
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
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.
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.
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 19, 2016. Interesting discussion of the future impact of the new Link Light Rail Stations at 145th and 185th.
Check out this great video May 17. Economic Development in Shoreline, w/ 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.
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 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.
Traffic Engineer Kendra Dedinsky provided a highly informative talk on current challenges, and plans for the future regarding key traffic in our city.