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Northwest District Council meets Wednesday, Dec. 4

The Northwest District Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. The meeting is open to the public.

On the agenda:

  • Metro Budget Cuts – Paul Carlson, Transportation Analyst, Metropolitan King County Council

The proposed cuts could mean a loss of an unprecedented 14 million rides annually, and would revert Metro’s service to levels not seen since 1997 – even as ridership nears all-time highs. Metro provides about 400,000 rides each day and is nearing the annual record of 119 million riders reached in 2008.

Metro is hosting a series of public meetings over the next 3 months to inform riders about the cuts due to lack of funding. http://metro.kingcounty.gov/am/future/PDFs/changes/info-sheet.pdf

Please note that there will be a Metro community meeting in the Northwest District on December 5th at North Seattle Community College from 6-8pm.

  • Charter Amendment 19 – Eugene Wasserman

Charter Amendment 19 passed in the November 5th election, which means we will still have nine Seattle City Councilmembers, but seven of them will be elected from geographic districts and the other two will be elected to “at large” positions. http://www.seattledistrictsnow.org/proposal.html

For more information or to share your ideas about District Council projects and issues, contact Neighborhood District Coordinator Christa Dumpys at christa.dumpys@seattle.gov or 206-684-4812; or NWDC Chair Eugene Wasserman at NWDistrictCouncil@gmail.com.