Moss Bay Co-Chair Mark Eliasen called the meeting to order.Stephanie Day, Kirkland's Emergency Services Coordinator, gave a presentation on that topic. Stephanie presented a PowerPoint that outlined the City's program.
Dick Beazell – Executive Director, Kirkland Downtown Association, was our next guest speaker. Dick thanked the Moss Bay Neighborhood Association for donating $$ for the flower program, and Centennial trees, which are doing quite well at the corner of Main St. and Park Lane. Dick had some "business news flashes" for us
Steve Lerian, Executive Director of the Kirkland Performance Center, reported on that organization. Due to good attendance and good contributions from the community, KPC is on a solid financial footing with a balanced budget and only limited support from the City. Steve told us how KPC created a "four legged" model of operation (production, national acts, community resource and education programs) that has been very successful and has been emulated by other performance centers. KPC will have its 10 year anniversary celebration June 8.
Cindy Zech, Moss Bay's liaison to the Park Board, reported on Heritage Park -- awaiting funding for the next two phases of improvements -- and how the Transit Center will effect Peter Kirk Park. A slice of the park (the berm along third base line) will be taken from the park and included in the Transit Center.
Bea Nahon, representing CIVIK, a group opposed to the size of the Bank of America project, briefed us on that issue. Bea mentioned that the project has received Design Review Board and Planning approval, but that CIVIK has an appeal in progress that will be heard by City Council April 15.
Moss Bay Co-Chair Don Winters updated us on the McCleod proposal, slated for the east side of Lake St. The project received Design Review Board approval on April 11 and is now in the permitting phase. A project proposed for the US Bank site on Central Way has gone through a pre-submittal process with Planning, but there is no further news at this time.