Minutes of the GLCC Meeting Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Paul Kostek call to order – 7:04pm

Transportation Working Group – Paul Kostek/Doug Bambrick

Have joined the working group. Meeting soon and will follow up at the next meeting. One of the challenges is there’s not a lot of coordination between neighborhoods and SDOT.

Petition to open Inner Loop for wheels – Don Loseff                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Stopped using the path when covid hit due to the signs. We didn’t know what covid would do, so followed the rules. New signs have gone up, permanent looking. A use changed was approved in October, 2021. Was assured that this is just a “temporary long term” change. The meeting was not very well publicized. They did commit to come back in six months and revisit issue.

One thought is that all wheels should go out into the bike lane in the street. Asked a lot of people. There’s a ton of confusion. Most people recognize wheels have always been a part of Green Lake.

Decision has been tied into the bike lanes around the park. SDOT makes the bike lanes. Parks department makes lanes for recreational users inside the park. As a roller blader, wants to go back to skating. Wants to have the signs removed, then reexamine the rules. Explore other possible solutions.

Petition https://www.change.org/p/seattleparks-open-the-green-lake-inner-loop-path-to-all-users-including-recreational-bicyclists-rollerbladers-and-other-wheeled-users-greenlakeforall

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wheelsbelong/permalink/665505734658225

Decision was not made based on any data showing issues.

Outer loop was envisioned by Green Lake & Wallingford Safer Streets.

There has been no uptick in incidents around the lake. As per data request, none of the 63 reports were between users. SPR says they’re leaving the decision up to SDOT. SDOT says it’s a SPR decision.

Seattle Public Theater – Charlotte Tiencken

New performance coming up on 20th of May. At Langston Hughes Center until June. Brand new play by local playwright. About gentrification of neighborhoods. Set in Seattle.

Great season planned for next year.

Am looking for a place to have rehearsals on a regular basis. No rehearsals space in the theater. Would love to find a store front, open room, or place in a church nearby. Happy to pay rent, or really happy to donate and get tax write off. Roughly 20×30 space – open room – with accessible bathrooms. Contact charlotte@seattlepublictheater.org 

Friends of Green Lake – Ellen Hewit

Getting ready to assemble, plant and install the tiger wetlands on Green Lake. Visit https://friendsofgreenlake.org/ for more information.

SPD North Precinct NPAC Report – Doug Bambrick

Getting new people involved to reach out to the community. Sara Nelson, new city council membember, has been connecting with many groups. Also looking into park & ride, getting it cleaned up.

Green Lake Community Council Elections

Need a nominating committee. Please contact Paul. That group will put together a group of community members who wish to run for office. If you’re interested in being on the board, please also contact Paul.

Election will take place on the 13th of July, 2022. 

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