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Highlights from the DPAC Meeting

Wednesday night meeting of the Discovery Park Advisory Council meeting highlights: The budget for the Environmental Learning Center (“ELC”) at Discovery Park was covered ...

Coming Soon: NE Magnolia Protected Bike Lanes

Update: It’s started! The magnitude of the project is now apparent. For the last week there has been a lot of work going on along 21st Avenue West just south of Dravus then ...

Open Letter: Pinch Point at West Mercer Street

Recently SDOT installed at mid-street a median island for pedestrians at the intersection of 5th Avenue West and West Mercer Street.   Seems to me however that putting this pinch ...

Path to Iconic Public Works Projects

This New York Times article  about New York’s grand, new transit station is a good opportunity to point out the problem with the mediocre type of urban planning and transportation ...

Pier 57 Ferris Wheel Circle of Fraud and Distortion to Gain Approval

Keep the following things in mind when deciding who to vote for, for mayor. Over the last several months I have investigated the approval process for the Ferris wheel at Pier 57.  ...

Ballard Interbay Planning Leaves A Lot to be Desired

This below letter has been sent to the City of Seattle, it is related to the recent Ballard Interbay Study project that the City involved a number of Magnolia leaders and other interested ...

SDOT’s Lack of Consideration

Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock, and sdot has Dravus Street at 15th Avenue NW down to one lane eastbound, because they’re doing a signal enhancement project. This reporter ...

Politics (or money) Makes Strange Bedfellows

Word on the street is that the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility is inking a deal with Los Angeles based PCI Consultants headed by Angelo Paparella in order to get the paid ...

46,000 Signatures Stacks Up to a November Vote on District Elections for Seattle

This was a record setting petition drive campaign in Seattle.  Democracy Workshop collected 40,000 signatures in 43 days. Typically initiative signature drives in Seattle take up ...

June Magnolia QA District Council Meeting – What is or will be happening on Magnolia or QA?

This is a dispatch from the Magnolia-QA District Council meeting, please note, most of the quotes are verbatim, some paraphrasing has been undertaken in order to be able to include ...
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