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President’s Message

Happy November everyone!

Unfortunately due to very WET weather, we are rescheduling the Ultimate Frisbee event. Please stay tuned for the new date and time. This event was going to help support a Ham Drive that the Leschi Business Association & Leschi Market put on every year. I am asking all of you to please make a monetary donation of any kind that you can to this cause. No amount is too small. These four-pound boneless hams go a long way for a needy family. You can donate by sending money to the Leschi Community Council and stating it is for the Ham Drive or by stopping by the Leschi Market and making your donation at the cash registers.

The October meeting was very lively and thank you to all who attended. Proposition I is involved and difficult to absorb. While we all want better transportation options, it is good to know the details of this levy. Please read the article on page 4 of this newsletter, which explains the effect of levies on property taxes so everyone understands how this works.

This month’s meeting we have Vulcan coming to talk about the Promenade project. I urge everyone to come and express your concerns. The impending two-year food desert will hurt some of our most vulnerable residents. Bring any ideas you might have on how to make fresh foods available to those who have mobility issues or no longer drive. During the two year period that the Red Apple site is being redone, SDOT will begin work on 23rd Ave going south from Jackson so we will face some of the same issues we had with all the 23rd construction from Jackson north to Union…like increased traffic delays.

Due to increased production costs for the newsletter, I am encouraging everyone to please check their mailing labels to see if you are current on your dues. We depend on LCC dues and ad revenue to pay for the newsletter expenses and mailing costs.

The new LCC website is scheduled to launch in the beginning of November. Lots of improvements are in the works, including the ability to update the site easily with our events (especially cancellations!) and any urgent notices from the city and county. This is the most critical issue for us, as the newsletter is only monthly and not everyone uses Facebook to see urgent updates. Other niceties will be the ability to donate directly through the website and to purchase advertising space, both for the paper Leschi News and for ad space on the website itself. And we want to make sure that we won’t have problems with our new hosting service, as our current one has been unreliable.

Thank you and here’s to the beginning of the holiday season!

~Yousef Shulman

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