RBCA Meeting Minutes, January, 1998
The board of the Ravenna-Bryant Community Association met on Wednesday, January 14th at the Ravenna Eckstein Community Center. Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month and start at 7p.m. Everyone is welcome.
- The board voted to support an RBCA member's application for a street improvement grant to be used to install traffic bulbs big enough to include trees at the intersection of N.E.68th and 20thN.E. The board indicated it would support later applications to install other such bulbs at 70th N.E. and 73rd N.E.
- Husky Stadium-Round 2. The board was disappointed that First and Goal did not have a meeting with neighborhood association presidents before issuance of the DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement), as they had said they would during a meeting at the UW in December. We will follow the almost certainly proposed use of Husky Stadium during the building of the downtown stadium and coordinate with other neighborhoods to try and minimize traffic and other disruption we received complaints about the last time the Seahawks used Husky Stadium.
- The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is proposing that four Seattle neighborhoods, as well as other Eastside neighborhoods be included on the committee which does the Trans-Lake Washington Study (formerly the Widen 520 Study). This is an improvement over the WSDOT's original suggestion that two neighborhoods would represent the east, west and north lakeside neighborhoods. The freeway plan that comes out of this study will have a significant impact on Seattle neighborhoods. The board is looking for several neighbors who will work on this issue.
- Letters were approved asking the City to support the daylighting of Ravenna Creek.
- The board declined to take a position on the Seattle school levy.
- The board did not formally vote but indicated it did not feel the
restrictions of a landmark designation were appropriate for Bryant School, which is scheduled for reconstruction in 1999.
- The board reviewed the report from Bill Clark, our representative to the City University Community Advisory Council (CUCAC), about the proposed expansion of the Burke Museum and its possible relocation to Lake Union.
- The board agreed to send a letter protesting the truncating of routes 71 and 72 in the U-district, rather than having them continue downtown.
- The board listed possible topics for the April general meeting: a report from the Mayor's affordable housing group, a poster board about slide areas in our neighborhood, Husky Stadium, and this summer's I-5 repaving. We will make a final decision of date and topic at the next meeting.
Eileen Farley, President, RBCA