The monthly Ballard District Council meeting is tomorrow, Oct. 10, at 7pm at the Sunset Hill Community Association (3003 NW 66th St). This month’s meeting will be focused on transportation, and will feature speakers from Washington DOT with an update on the Highway 99 viaduct and a light rail discussion with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON).
Here’s the full agenda:
- 7 – 7:15pm. Introductions and Information Sharing
- 7:15 – 7:40pm. Erin House, Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods. This will be an informal conversation, with the object of touching base with and hearing from the Ballard community where light rail is currently being planned. Since Seattle elected officials will be weighing in on decision-making about the project on the citywide and neighborhood scales, the purpose of this conversation is to equip them with community perspectives along the alignment.
- 7:40 – 8:10pm. Ashley Selvey, WSDOT. WSDOT representatives will describe the plans for the closure of the viaduct and opening of the tunnel, as well as reconstruction of the surface streets in the tunnel area.
- 8:10 – 8:30pm. Other Business: Request for Nominating Committee members who will put together a slate of members to serve as BDC board members/officers in 2019. The new board members will be voted on at the Nov 14 BDC mtg.
Thomas Whittemore from Seattle DON will talk about a city idea to rename 22nd Ave NW in front of the Ballard Library for former Seattle DON employee Rob Mattson, who served as the city neighborhood coordinator for Ballard for many years.
The meetings are free and open to the public. For more info or to RSVP, click here.