WCC Decides Not to Sue the City Regarding Pandora's Adult Cabaret

On Monday, the Wedgwood Community Council trustees discussed the possibility of suing the City over its permit issuance to the Pandora Adult Cabaret for the former Seven Seas Restaurant.  As you may be aware, this has been an issue that the WCC has been working on closely with the Maple Leaf Community Council, Ravenna-Bryant Community Association, Meadowbrook Community Council and the Stratford at Maple Leaf.  Due to the City’s response to our opposition, the sole form of recourse left to the WCC is a lawsuit. The case that we would be required to make before a King County judge would Read More …

Building 11 Update

For those interested in the controversy around Building 11 at Magnuson Park, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw recently posted a status update and summary of the July 7th meeting.  While the WCC has not been intimately involved in this process, we have formally written to the City in opposition to the deal struck between the City and Building 11, LLC.  You can read what the opponents of this deal, Friends of Building 11, have to say here.

The City Responds to our Contention to Pandora's Adult Cabaret

As we’ve detailed in several earlier posts (here and here), the Wedgwood Community Council, Maple Leaf Community Council, and Stratford at Maple Leaf co-signed a letter to the City contesting the permit issued for a new adult cabaret along Lake City Way on the western edge of Wedgwood.  Following our letter of contention, members of the WCC, MLCC, and Ravenna-Bryant Community Association met with the owner of Pandora’s Adult Cabaret to discuss his project. Today, Diane Sugimura, the Director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) sent the following response to our letter: July 5, 2011 Dear Mr. Miller: Read More …

Jean Godden to address budget shortfall – Wed, 2/9, 5 p.m. at City Hall

City Councilmember Jean Godden is guest speaker at the City Neighborhood Council’s budget committee this Wednesday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in room 370 of City Hall. Hear the latest on a possible $5 million shortfall in revenue. The City Neighborhood Council wants your input to better advise the Seattle City Council. Which programs do you think could afford further cuts, and which should be protected at all costs? Location and contact information »

Councilmember Burgess attends WCC general meeting

Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess (center) after speaking to the Wedgwood community on November 10, 2010, with some current and former trustees of the Wedgwood Community Council. L to R: Jack Robinson (past president), Per Johnson (WCC land use chair), Kurt Westman (WCC president), Councilmember Burgess, Keeley Hozjan (WCC trustee), David Atcheson (past president), Scott Gordon (WCC trustee). Burgess discussed the city budget, land use, and other topics and said the Wedgwood Vision Plan got a lot of play at city hall.