MoCA Quarterly Meeting, Wednesday Jan 20, SPECIAL TIME AND AGENDA

Our first meeting of 2016 starts off with a bang! We will have a short regular MoCA meeting from 6:00 to 6:45 pm to do normal business and officer elections. At 7:00 pm we will transition to a West Seattle wide presentation on two topics which will affect all neighborhoods; the implementation of the HALA “Grand Bargain” and upcoming code changes governing Mother-in-Law apartments and back yard cottages. All West Seattle community people are invited to attend and learn more about these and how to stay informed and get engaged. It is expected that the Mother-in-Law/Backyard Cottages code changes will go before City Council in late February, so now is the time to learn more.

Detailed agenda:

6:00               Welcome and Introductions        NOTE earlier start time for this meeting

6:05               Old Business

Morgan NPSF award status                                                                                                    

                       Join the Morgan Junction Festival Planning Committee                                                                        

6:20               New Business

                       New Legislation: proposed Marijuana Zoning Locations                                                                        

                       Sound Transit ST-3 and Morgan Junction

                       Lowman Beach shoreline retaining wall

6:40               MoCA Elections - Slate of Officers and Executive Board Members for 2016


6:45               Adjournment and then followed by special meeting below at 7:00 pm

January 2016 Updates:

Be sure to see the handout for information about the following:

Morgan Junction Sidewalk Improvement

April 28 - Morgan Junction Business Mixer

Expansion of Morgan Junction Park

Contract rezones in Morgan Junction

Nazarene Church Building Permits

Murray CSO



Special West Seattle - Wide Meeting:


“HALA” What’s It All About ??

      7:00-8:00            HALA: An Overview, The       Grand Bargain, Focused Outreach and Next Steps            Jesseca Brand, City of       Seattle      
      8:00-9:00            Detached Accessory       Dwelling Units (DADU’s or Backyard Cottages) and Attached Accessory       Dwelling Units (ADUs or Mother-in-law Apartments)            Nick Welch, City of Seattle Planning     



Marijuana Retail Zones – Comments requested by City Council

In December, the City Council took up the topic of adjusting where marijuana shops could located, discussing things like how far apart they should be and how close to parks, schools etc. Several members of Council were concerned that the legislation was moving through without getting input from the communities that would be affected by changes of the rules. We bring this to your attention in that Morgan Junction would be affected. If you go to the following links, you can see that Morgan Junction goes from having no land zoned for a retail shop to having several blocks becoming available. If you have comments on this, either positive, negative or you want more information, this public notice tells you how to submit comments. Comments are due by January 11, 2016

The link below will take you to the Council presentation that shows a map of the areas allowed under the existing 1,000 foot separation rule and the areas that would be allowed under a proposed 250 foot rule (slide 2)

The map showing areas under a proposed 500 foot rule is found at this link


City contact: Gordon Clowers, Senior Planner, (206) 684-8375 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Audubon Society Birdwalks in Lincoln   Park

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Lincoln Park, Seattle
Leaders: Patty North and Dick Lazeres
Meeting Point:  Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Lincoln Park is in West Seattle near the Fauntleroy ferry dock.  We will stroll the beach seeking good looks at
waterfowl and wander the forest to discover winter residents.  Great walk for beginners.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  (Available on loan from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop.)  Dress for blustery winter weather.  About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Lincoln   Park
Leaders: Dick Lazeres and Anne Jacobs
Meeting Point: South Parking lot
Explore the woodland and the waterfront, listening and looking for the birds of winter. We will have a scope available, please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be stairs and a hill to walk up. Beginners welcomed and encouraged.

More info:


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