Nest Meeting - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7pm
North Highline Unincorporated Area Council
When: Thursday, September 3 at 7pm
Where: North Highline Fire Station (1243 SW 112th Street)
Mark your calendars and plan on joining the discussion at the next North Highline Unincorporated Council meeting .
Cass Turnbull, founder of Plant Amnesty, will be providing information on her efforts to preserve 32 acres of city of Seattle surplus land on Myers Way South (located between White Center and Highland Park - adjacent and south of the Joint Fire Training Facility, and Arrowhead Gardens senior housing). Seattle’s intention is to sell the land for commercial development. The area is steep, with wooded slopes, wetlands and a meadow that could very well be “Discovery Park South”.
We will also be addressing the issues that seem to continually arise at the White Center Bog/Pond. John Taylor and Ken Gresset from the King County Water and Land Resources Division would like to hear from the community on how this area can be best utilized for community enjoyment.
We have been fortunate to have wonderful, dedicated storefront deputies over the years. Our current storefront deputy, Julian Chivington, is no exception. The good news is Deputy Chivington has accepted a promotion, and the other good news is that Deputy Bill Kennamer will be taking Deputy Chivington’s place. Deputy Kennamer is very familiar with the White Center community having served as a Metro Transit Deputy for a number of years. Both Deputy Chivington and Deputy Kennamer will be at the meeting to provide crime stats as well as information and answer questions regarding general community safety concerns.
At our June 4th meeting we heard from James Paribello and Frank O’Dell from the Washington State Liquor Control Board on legislation and licensing of Recreational Marijuana Stores (502 stores). Under the new legislation all medical marijuana dispensaries (which are all currently unregulated) will be required to close by July, 2016, or apply and obtain a 502 license. There are currently no regulations in unincorporated King County to prevent the concentration of 502 stores - cities like Seattle, Bellevue, and a host of others have enacted local ordinances creating "buffer" zones to prevent marijuana stores from being within 1000 feet of one another. Without this protection, White Center could conceivably be the home to many recreational stores. Although these stores are regulated and must comply with many strict standards,the question remains if it is good for our community to have a glut of these types of businesses.
If you have questions or concerns
about this issue you can contact Barbara Dobkin at
firstname.lastname@example.org - or better yet - call or email or
write our King County Council District 8 Representative, Joe McDermott
516 Third Ave, RM 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Questions: contact – email@example.com
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Missed our last meetings - please click on the links below to see coverage on "whitecenternow"
If you have any questions or want to be added to our email list - email Barbara Dobkin at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also write to us at:
North Highline Unincorporated Area Council
PO Box 66900
Burien, WA 98166
Click on the link below for the latest news regarding the unincorporated areas of King County
NHUAC meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at
7 pm at the North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street SW).
NHUAC meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street SW).
If you have any particular concerns you would like addressed at an upcoming meeting or would like to be added to our email list, please contact Barbara Dobkin at email@example.com
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COMMUNITY MATTERS – BE INVOLVED - BE INFORMED - BE HEARD
See questionable activity? Call 911
State Liquor Control Board (to report violations): 888.838.3956
NEWS FROM THE KING COUNTY COUNCIL
In December, 2013 the King County Council approved a 1 year moratorium on Medical Marijuna Dispensaries in the unincorporated Areas of King County. The Moratorium was set to expire on Dec 16. The council has now approved a 6 month extension of the moratorium (Ordinance 2014-0380).
Under this ordinance, no new Medical Marijuana Dispensaries cannot open in unincorporated King County - this includes all of North Highline neighborhoods: White Center, Top Hat, Boulevard Park and Glendale.
Did you know that there are 8 unregulated dispensaries operating in a 3 block area in the White Center Business District.
Follow the link below for information on the moratorium
King County Regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
AFIS provides criminal identification services to officers, investigators, prosecutors, and corrections staff. Program staff fingerprint and identify all inmates booked into county jails. This helps to identify possible wanted or dangerous offenders before they are released, even if they provide false names and incorrect information. Staff also recover and process fingerprints from major crime scenes. The AFIS Program’s existence aids in solving crimes throughout King County, and contributes to the safety of both officers and citizens.
The AFIS website is www.kingcounty.gov/afis and includes the annual report, videos, and other information.
KC Metro Zone Boundary Line
The NHUAC has requested that KC Metro review it's policy regarding the
southern Zone Boundary, currently SW Roxbury (SW96th). The northern Zone
Boundary is at 145th North. We have requested that they move the
southern boundary to the Burien Park and Ride (148th SW) which would
make a trip from North Highline to Seattle a one zone ride. Click
here to see our
letter. And this is their