Green Lake Community Council VIRTUAL Meeting May 10, 2023

We’ll be hearing about Green Lake and City of Seattle News including the Aurora Reimagined Coalition ARC, Seattle’s Tree Canopy following the May 9th Land Use Committee Bill, Seattle Day of Service on May 20, and more.


  • Welcome/Introductions – Shana Kelly
  • Aurora Reimagined Coalition ARC Updates with Aurora planning/projects, outreach to businesses along the Green Lake stretch of Aurora, etc.
  • Sandy Shettler – Updates and discussion regarding Seattle’s Tree Canopy following the May 9th Land Use Committee Bill (links below).
  • One Seattle Day of Service – May 20, to register, please go to
  • Friends of Green Lake – Rob Zisette
  • SPD North Precinct NPAC Report – Doug Bambrick

Tree Canopy Links:

1–Tell your Seattle City Council to pass strong tree protections | The Seattle Times–this editorial references concern about backroom dealings and the need for amendments.

2–CB 120534 – Table of Amendments v2 (added 4/26/23) (–this is the specific list of amendments which could improve the bill, it shows the sponsors of each. Alex Pedersen has a large number of them, which we support.

3–OPINION | We Must Get Seattle’s Updated Tree Ordinance Right to Protect Community Well-Being | South Seattle Emerald  Last 6000 op-ed on concerns with tree ordinance from an environmental justice standpoint.

4–Seattle can’t protect its urban forest without a census of its largest trees | The Seattle Times Last 6000 op-ed focused on technical/methodological flaws in measuring canopy and how this results in poor legislation.


Topic: Green Lake Community Council Meeting
Time: May 10, 2023, 07:00 PM

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Next meeting: July 12, 2023, at 7:00 pm

Green Lake Community Council Board:

  • Shana Kelly – Chair 206-371-9133 /
  • Doug Bambrick – Vice Chair
  • Lucy Lauterbach – Treasurer
  • Josh Jacobsen – Secretary
  • Board Member at Large – Ellen Hewitt