May was our first ever completely virtual meeting!
Fast-forward to the timestamps below if you are interested in a specific topic.
May is the month when we do our annual election of officers to the Moss Bay board. Normally we would vote in-person at the meeting. Instead, this year we'll be sending a survey out to our email list later this week which you can use to register your vote. Here are the people running for officer positions:
Send us your Feedback
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Since we weren't able to meet in March we're bringing some of the content to you online. Thank you to everyone for social distancing! We'll get through this together.
Big Changes Coming to Our Public Transit
In this two part video series our co-chair Brad talks about big changes coming to our neighborhood's public transit on March 21st.
The first video focuses on what's changing with the 255 and what you need to know to take public transit to downtown after 3/21.
In the second video we learn what's changing with the bus routes from downtown Kirkland to Juanita, Totem Lake, Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville, Redmond and Bellevue. The end of the video also covers two future projects coming in 2024: RapidRide K Line and Swift BRT.
You can find more info on the King County Metro website.
Join the Moss Bay Board
We're looking for volunteers interested in helping run the Moss Bay Neighborhood Association. In this video our co-chair Brad talks about what it means to be a board member and what kind of work board members do.
Interested? Let us know in the comments or send us an email at email@example.com.
Stay Safe and Let Us Know If This Is Helpful
Are these videos helpful for you? Let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're looking into options for live streaming completely virtual meetings in the future and hope to have more to share by our May meeting.
Our January meeting was cancelled due to snow. We're working on bringing you some of the same great presentations in March. See you then!
We opened the meeting by acknowledging Veteran’s Day.
We are trying something new: we are streaming the meetings live on Facebook. You can watch real-time or view the recording later. Visit the Moss Bay Facebook page for viewing.
Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan
Kari Page discussed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. Kirkland has gone through the entire city and assessed if items such as sidewalks, access to transportation, and restrooms meet the ADA requirements. The transition plan identifies areas that need to be updated as well as the time frame for completing them.
Neighborhood Safety Program
Brad discussed the Neighborhood Safety Program. Moss Bay has three projects under consideration that meet the criteria for the program. In addition to voting in the meeting, surveys were sent to the Moss Bay mailing list. All three projects are proposals to replace crosswalk flags at the following locations with rapid flashing beacons, which are proven to be safer:
Kirkland Urban Update
We were honored to host the first Kirkland City Council Candidates forum at our September meeting. A big thank you to all seven candidates for their time and participation:
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on November 11, 2019.
The email@example.com email address has not been receiving email – we are looking into this asap. In the meantime, you can message or add a comment to the Moss Bay Facebook page.
We are approaching the time when the Moss Bay Neighborhood Plan will be updated. We don’t have an official neighborhood meeting in July but we may need to call a special session with the City to provide feedback.
We voted to approve the officer slate:
Crossing Kirkland event
We will have 3 stations instead of 6 and combine neighborhoods. Moss Bay will be at Google. Station 2 will be just south of Kirkland Avenue (near the overpass). Station 3 will be just north of NE 85th overpass. Visit Crossingkirkland.org for updates and if you’d like to volunteer.
We participated in four City-led feedback sessions that David Wolbrecht and Christian Knight coordinated:
Sustainability Master Plan
Safer Routes to School Action Plans
We opened the meeting with a moment of silence to honor veterans.
Kirkland Urban Update
Bill Leedom, the Director of Investments at Talon Private Capital, gave us an update on Kirkland Urban:
Tom Kreinbring shared information about Hopelink and new additions to the Turkey Trot fun run:
Crossing Kirkland 2019
The 3rd annual Crossing Kirkland community event will be held September 7, 2019. It will shrink from 6 to 3 locations to make it easier to visit all event stations along the Cross Kirkland Corridor. The leadership team is seeking volunteers for Station Captain roles. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Bike Sharing in Kirkland
Assistant City Manager Jim Lopez presented information about the potential for regulated bike-sharing in Kirkland. We already have Lime bikes in Kirkland because they are established in neighboring towns. The City is determining whether to formally regulate Lime bikes in a pilot program to exert some control over the ability to move bikes causing clutter and other concerns.
If the pilot program moves forward, there is not expected to be a cost to the City; in fact it may generate revenue. If there were costs, they would be for government-subsidized docking stations, which is not part of the pilot plan. Another option is to paint white-striped areas designated for parking bikes. If approved, the bikes are expected to be an all-electric fleet (pedaling takes less effort).
City Council is actively seeking resident input:
Off-Leash Dog Areas
Jim Lopez led us through a discussion on the possibility of expanding off-leash dog areas. By City law, only the Ethan Moulton Park's fenced-in dog trail and Jasper Park allow dogs off-leash. The City is considering options that include creating additional off-leash locations and/or having designated hours for pets to be off-leash in certain areas of parks.
The City now has an animal control officer that provides enforcement. The current enforcement policy is:
City Council is seeking resident input:
Tony Leavitt, Senior Planner with City of Kirkland provided information about two development projects near and in our neighborhood:
Kurt Triplett, City Manager, delivered an informational presentation on the community safety ballot measure to be voted on during the November 2018 general election:
Bea Nahon shared an update:
Amanda Judd gave a Crossing Kirkland recap:
Neighborhood Safety Program: