Events

Upcoming events

CA LURC Monthly Meeting October 2019

Date/time: October 28, 6:30-8:30 pm (Fourth Monday of the Month, unless conflict exists with holidays or other relevant events) Location: Byrd Barr Place, 722 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122Meeting open to all interested community members. Agenda items include: Design...

CA LURC Monthly Meeting August 2019

Date/time: August 26, 6:30-8:30 pm (Fourth Monday of the Month, unless conflict exists with holidays or other relevant events) Location: Byrd Barr Place, 722 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 Meeting open to all interested community members. Discussion will include a...

CA LURC Monthly Meeting July 2019

Date/time: July 22, 6:30-8:30 pm (fourth Monday of the month, the typical time slot for our monthly meetings) Location: Byrd Barr Place, 722 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 Meeting open to all interested community members. Topics this month will include another visit...

DRB Meeting for 119 19th Avenue (The Chateau site)

Early Design Guidance for a 4-story, 76-unit apartment building. Parking for 16 vehicles proposed. Existing building (the Chateau) to be demolished. Date/time: July 18, 2019 6:30pm Location: Washington Hall

Ground Rules

In the crazy, complex business of community collaboration , any person or group has the power to derail the process. Adopting a code of conduct – where everyone’s roles and responsibilities are understood and agreed upon from the beginning – keeps projects on track and creates the conditions for collective creativity. 

CIVILITY:
  • Share airtime: Everyone participates; no one is allowed to dominate.
  • Assume that together we know more: Work to understand the assumptions, opinions, and the ideas of others.
  • Reject the culture of blame: Be tough on ideas, gentle on people.
  • Put yourself in someone else’s shoes: Represent those not present. 
INQUIRY: 
  • Open your ears and your mind: Listening is NOT just waiting your turn to speak.
  • Do your homework: Understand the problem and its history.
  • Look for common solutions, then commit to them.
  • Seek the community’s highest good for both present and future. 
CREATIVITY:
  • Forge Multiple Victories: The best ideas solve more than one problem at a time. 
  • Explore unconventional approaches: New conditions demand new solutions.
  • Turn opposition into proposition: Instead of fighting a weak idea, come up with a better one. 
  • Transform differences into gifts: Arguing over the differences among us wastes money, time, resources, goodwill, and talent. Exchanging ideas with others leads to greater insights, and more inclusive, creative solutions. 
  • Change your mind in light of new information: Do your part to create an atmosphere where meetings are about discovery and collaboration, not platforms for convincing others that your idea is king. 
  • Maintain the balance between heart and mind, knowledge and intuition, expertise and passion. 

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