Mayor McGinn Visits Wedgwood

Mayor McGinn and City staff toured 35th Ave NE and hosted a town hall in Wedgwood. Now with video and photos from his Wedgwood visit. Read More …

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 …

WE CAN Safety Project is Awarded a Small & Simple Projects Grant

On the heels of receiving bad news about the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Small & Simple Grant application submitted for designing new Wedgwood Park, the other grant submitted by WCC Trustee/Echo Editor and soon-to-be Wedgwood Elementary PTA President, Katie Traverse, appears to have been awarded its $20,000 grant contingent on modifications.  You may recall that in May, two NMF Small & Simple Grant applications were submitted, one of which was the Wedgwood Elementary Children and Neighbors Safety Project (WE CAN Safety Project).  The following is what was proposed for this project: The Wedgwood Elementary PTA applied for a Neighborhood Matching Read More …

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 …