The City/University Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) consists of a membership of 16 representatives appointed by surrounding communities and the University of Washington. The committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The alternate attends the meeting if the primary cannot. During the past year we have been meeting at the UW tower in the top floor conference room.
If you’re interested you could attend the next meeting for an introduction and to get a feel for how we roll. It seems 70% of the discussion revolves around construction. With the acquisition of the Safeco properties, the University of Washington has a lot of land outside of the main campus area and is moving forward on significant development near and around the light rail station.
Take a look at the CUCAC Frequently Asked Questions page to see if it is something you may be interested in. The commitment should be minimal.
The purpose of the Community Advisory Committee shall be to:
- Advise the City and the University on the orderly physical development of the greater University area;
- Encourage the provision of adequate City services to the University and adjacent community and business areas;
- Assist the University and City in preserving the many positive aspects of the University’s presence in the community;
- Review and comment upon potential adverse effects of removing aspects of University programs from the University campus; and,
- Assist in the protection of the adjacent community and business areas from the adverse effects of University and City actions.