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Two community opportunities Thursday night

May 21st, 2013 by master

On Thursday night, you have two opportunities to make your voice heard on community happenings.

From 6-8 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St., Sound Transit is inviting you to an open house to learn about Northgate Station design and access update.

The light rail project is part of the agency’s Northgate Link Extension, which is scheduled to open in 2021.

The presentation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., covering topics including:

  • Refinements to station and plaza design.
  • Preliminary results of Northgate Station Area Access Study (pedestrian and bike improvements).
  • King County Metro’s transit center and transit-oriented development plans.
  • City of Seattle’s 1st Ave NE cycle track and I-5 pedestrian bridge.

For more information, contact the Northgate Link Extension project team at 206-398-5300 or

Also on Thursday, May 23, you’re invited to a Town Hall Meeting with King County Councilman Rod Dembowski and State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who also is a Maple Leaf resident.

Dembowski, who spoke at last month’s Maple Leaf General Community meeting, states on his homepage:

I am committed to listening and learning from you, so that county government can be as accountable, efficient, and responsive to you as possible. For that reason I will be hosting a series of Town Halls, in every community across District 1 this year, so I can hear firsthand what issues are most important to you

The Town Hall is from 7-8:30 p.m. at Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.

Which will you choose?

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Mayor brings Town Hall to Northgate C.C. tomorrow

November 26th, 2012 by master

You’re invited to have your voice heard by Mayor Mike McGinn tomorrow, Nov. 27, at a Neighborhood Town Hall starting at 5:30 p.m. at Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.

The community gatherings are taking place around the city as part of the Engage Seattle initiative.

What Maple Leaf issues would you like to take up with our local elected leaders?

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Mayor McGinn to visit neighborhood this Saturday

March 16th, 2011 by Mike

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will hold a Q&A town hall meeting to hear from local residents this Saturday.

According to his office:

As part of the Engage Seattle initiative this year, in order to ensure that as many people as possible who live, work, or play in Seattle are able to voice their concerns and offer their feedback directly to the Mayor, we’re going to be holding a series of town halls, neighborhood visits, and other outreach events in every part of the city.

The one for our neighborhood is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Aljoya Thornton Place, 450 N.E. 100th St.

According to Thomas C. Whittemore of the city’s Department of Neighborhoods, there is a tentative plan for the mayor to first take a small walking tour:

We are planning a Mayor’s Neighborhood Visit for March 19th starting at 10:30 a.m. The planned route will take us from the Northgate Community Center, through Thornton Creek Park #6 to the Maple Leaf Community Garden (where we hope to meet P-Patch gardeners/neighbors). After a walk along the new daylighted section of the creek, we will check out the Metro Transit Center then return to the Aljoya Thornton Place community meeting room for a Q&A session.

(Note: Saturday is expected to be partly sunny and 55 degrees.)

McGinn was last in the neighborhood almost exactly a year ago to hold a youth rally attended by more than 250 people. That gathering generated ideas to help children and families succeed.

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