Tomorrow: Morgan Community Assoc. meeting; Duwamish hearing

Advance word tonight of two big events tomorrow:

DUWAMISH TRIBE RECOGNITION HEARING: 7 am our time, Duwamish Tribe chair Cecile Hansen will be among those testifying to the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee in D.C. regarding the latest proposal to officially recognize the tribe – a designation that happened briefly at the end of the Clinton Administration and was then canceled by the ensuing Bush Administration. We’re told it’ll be webcast live – you should be able to watch it here.

MORGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MEETING: Tomorrow night’s quarterly Morgan Community Association meeting agenda is jampacked with big topics – from Myrtle Reservoir (about which we reported here last night) to the Viaduct/Tunnel (with new developments today) to RapidRide (with a proposed “branding delay” as reported recently) and much more. 7 pm tomorrow at The Kenney, which itself is on the agenda because its proposed landmark designation goes to the city Landmarks Board tomorrow – read on for the complete agenda, shared by MoCA president Deb Barker:

Introduction, Announcements & Updates
o Fauntleroy paving
o Morgan Junction Festival/Park opening
o Solstice Park
o Myrtle Street Reservoir
o West Seattle Skatepark
o The Kenney

City Council Candidate Dorsol Plants
Alaskan Way Viaduct update (Lara Gricar from WSDOT)
Rapid Ride Status (Jack Latteman from Metro)
Lowman Beach Pump Station (Martha Tuttle from King County)

o Orchard Street Ravine Pedestrian Safety
o Neighborhood Plan Update (July 28, 2009)
o West Seattle Trails Way-finding

New Park Opportunity
Historic Enhancements on California (Jim Del Ciello from the Admiral Neighborhood Assoc.)
Crime Prevention/Neighborhood Safety (Benjamin Kinlow, SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator

4 Replies to "Tomorrow: Morgan Community Assoc. meeting; Duwamish hearing"

  • HW July 15, 2009 (11:56 am)

    Thanks for posting the story and the link to the live stream of the Duwamish Tribe hearing. Much appreciated!

  • WSB July 15, 2009 (12:00 pm)

    I watched 2/3 of it but unfortunately missed the hour in which Cecile Hansen testified – I’m hoping the committee archives its webcasts as I would like to write up details including the ones I noted during the hours I did watch – TR

  • Jo July 15, 2009 (11:12 pm)

    I haven’t been able to watch.
    Anyone know how Cecile did and if there is any word?
    This is a VERY important and long-awaited hearing for the Duwamish Tribe.

  • WSB July 15, 2009 (11:13 pm)

    I’m writing something now. I did not see the hour in which she testified though I haven’t checked yet if it’s archived. Bottom line though, no action is guaranteed; I spoke with McDermott’s spokesperson late in the day to ask what happens next, and it’s really up to the committee to decide if it’s going to vote on the bill – or not.

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