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The past month has brought big momentum on the climate front. Keystone XL was denied a permit by President Obama, Shell and other major oil companies are scaling back exploration, and diplomats prepare themselves for the International Climate Summit later this month in Paris. Locally, CarbonWa has managed to collect over 300,000 signatures to put I-732, a statewide carbon fee, on the ballot in 2016. Our Kirkland chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby continues to meet every other Sunday preparing for personal, local and regional action to combat...read more
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 Don’t Miss the Christmas Ship! The Christmas Ship with its sparkling entourage arrives in late afternoon on the shoreline of Denny Park this year: 4 – 4:20pm, Saturday, December 19. Warm up around a rip roaring bonfire, the live music of The Dickens Carolers echoes across the water, the paths are lined with luminaries, hot chocolate warms the bellies, children’s eyes sparkle all along the waterline, and throngs of neighbors LOVE this annual event. Come one, come all, and bring your friends for the best Christmas Ship...read more
Finn Hill residents attended a second workshop to help develop the first Neighborhood Plan for the area that will be integrated with the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Input will help to develop goals and policies for how to guide future growth of the neighborhood in the areas of zoning, transportation, sensitive areas and other topics. The workshop was held Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Finn Hill Middle School. This slideshow requires...read more
A 10 Minute Guide to Zoning If you want some control over the look and feel of where you live, you need to understand a bit about zoning ordinances. They tell your neighboring property owners (or developers) what they can build on a piece of land – how many homes, how big they can be, how many trees can be cut down. And once a property owner files an application to develop a parcel in accordance with existing zoning, there’s really not much you can do to stop him or her so long as what’s being proposed meets the zoning criteria. In short, if...read more
We need you! On November 14, the City of Kirkland and students from the Green Futures Lab out of the University of Washington will be conducting a neighborhood plan workshop from 10:00 AM to 2:00 at Finn Hill Middle School. Please come help us prepare for the future of Finn Hill by attending this very important meeting. If you do plan on coming, please click on the following link to let us know: https://finnhillneighborhoodworkshop.eventbrite.com What should you expect? 9:30 Doors open, sign-in, and on-site registration and team...read more
As you know, the City and FHNA are collaborating to involve Finn Hill residents – that’s you! – in creating a long-term neighborhood plan for Finn Hill. We hosted a “listening session” at Finn Hill Middle School on October 15. Now we’ve scheduled a workshop for this Saturday, November 14, from 10 to 2pm at the Finn Hill Middle School, 8040 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland WA 98034. We’ll provide lunch, coffee, and other beverages. (More details are in the press release.) Please come!!! This is your chance to shape the future of where you live for...read more
The City of Kirkland is looking for your input as they work to create a Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan. An online survey is available at www.kirklandwa.gov/finnhillsurvey. The survey is available through Wednesday, November 11, and seeks input on a variety of topics including amenities and events, improvements to parks and recreation activities, and how to improve mobility and connectivity within the neighborhood.read more
The Kirkland Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby remains active. Through the months of October through December we are participating in a discussion course entitled “Change is Our Choice” sponsored by the Northwest Earth Institute. To learn more, visit www.nwei.org. We continue our support of Carbon WA and I-732 (learn more at carbonwa.org), as well as our work toward a nationwide market based solution to green house gas missions (learn more at citizensclimatelobby.org). For more information please contact Susan Vossler...read more
Upcoming Workshop on November 14th, 10am – 2pm Will be held at the Finn Hill Middle School. All Finn Hill residents are invited to attend! Finn Hill residents had their first opportunity to weigh in on a long-term plan for their neighborhood last Thursday evening, October 15, at a listening session in the Finn Hill Middle School sponsored by the City of Kirkland and the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA). The consultant leading the planning effort, UW’s Green Futures Lab (GFL), set up a dozen different stations, hosted by UW faculty...read more
Learn how to prevent seasonal flooding, where to get sandbags, and how inclement weather affects trash service in the City of Kirkland Newsletter with information on: – Inclement Weather Waste Collection – Extra Garbage/Recyclables after a Weather Delay – Road and Transformation information – Tips on Keeping your Storm – Drain Clean do’s and don’ts – Sandbag Filling Stations – 24/7 Spill and Flooding Hotlineread more