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.
Emergency preparedness meeting. 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.
Implications of Chinese history and traditions. Our board member Julie Xing provided a highly informed and 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.
On May 16th, Julie Harris, an administrator at Meridian Park School, gave us an engaging look at the challenges and opportunities facing the school, and the broader Shoreline school system.
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.
On October 16 2018 we enjoyed quite an interesting discussion about the upcoming vote regarding sidewalks in Shoreline. The city manager and engineer outlined the proposition, and we had two eloquent presenters argue for the pro and con sides of this topic. Quite an informative session.
March 15. Traffic Issues in Shoreline -w/ Traffic Engineer Kendra Dedinsky, who provided a highly informative talk on current challenges, and plans for the future regarding key traffic in our city.
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:
Erik Friedl joined us for a highly informative discussion about the future of Shoreline parks - including possible major decisions in the future regarding the Shoreline pool being built anew in a quite different location.
April 19.Shoreline Customer ResponseTeam.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.
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.
[Monthly meeting at city hall - 3rd floor: 7 pm
Meridian Park Neighborhood Association
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.
Feb 16, 2016. Local Crime Issues. Officer Steve Perry gave a very informative presentation on this topic, addressing many issues of great interest to an overflow crowd.
Shoreline Social Services
October 17, 2017. Rob Beem, Community Services Manager for the City of Shoreline spoke to us regarding: - What are the greatest needs in our city?
- What programs are in place to support people in need? - What can you as a citizen, do to help? - - - - - All quite interesting.
See earlier meeting videos below:
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.
Meet the School Superintendent review $250 million bond issue. . .
January 17th, 2017 – at 7 pm
On Tuesday, January 17th, we hosted a two-part meeting at the city hall. PART A – Superintendent Rebecca Miner joined us to discuss the rationale and implications of the upcoming Shoreline Schools $250M Construction Bond. She presented information about the bond, what it will support, and how it will impact taxpayers. PART B – focused on trees in Shoreline - regulations regarding trees on private property, as well as the protection and maintenance of trees throughout Shoreline. Kate Skone, Assistant Planner with the City of Shoreline's Planning and Community Development Division was on hand to present and answer questions.
Upcoming Levy Vote Background. At our August meeting we enjoyed a presentation by City Manager Debbie Tarry and finance Director Sara Lane on this topic. To review the 32 slides used in this talk, please click the blue 'button' to the right here, and to watch a narrated version of this presentation, please click below:
On January 16, 2018, we enjoyed two interesting discussions:
[a] Rebecca Miner, Superintendent of Shoreline Schools, joined us to explain numerous aspects of the forthcoming school levy. Her presentation and a considerable amount of supporting detail can be found at: https://www.shorelineschools.org/domain/1334.
All very interesting. [b] Christine Southwick, a local bird and nature expert, presented interesting slides and discussed many aspects of how we can help birds, and wildlife in general, more readily survive our local winters, as detailed in the video at the right.
At our June meeting we enjoyed quite an interesting slide show presentation from two Shoreline city specialists, Cameron Reed and Melissa Ivancevich, regarding 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. We also discussed various preparations for the forthcoming National Night Out
On June 20 we had quite an interesting joint meeting with the Echo Lake Neighborhood Association, regarding the RADAR program - which focuses on helping the police and other first responders further improve their skill in handling crisis situations. The video is 1 hour and 47 minutes, and features two highly informative Shoreline police officers and Susie Kroll, the Navigator for the RADAR program, who is also an instructor at the police training center in Burien.
Block Watch Program. Also at our August meeting we enjoyed an engaging presentation by officer Steve Perry, who explained this program and encouraged us all to form local teams in this regard throughout the city. An informative discussion about this program can be directly found at the city website, via the link to the right: