Posts for 'Development and Sustainability'

Parks and Neighborhoods Committee recap: Parks saves taxpayer money, Levy Oversight committee spends it wisely

January 20th, 2012

We held the first meeting of the new Parks and Neighborhoods committee Thursday, January 19, 2012. See the meeting agenda. Our committee attendance was VERY small, due to icy conditions on the roads.  I missed our usual crowd, but I’m glad people were wise and stayed warm and safe at home. One important note for […]

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Building 11 Wrap-up: Affirming our Vision for Magnuson Park

August 11th, 2011

The day had finally arrived. The day we voted. It went so smoothly and was actually so easy that I almost forgot why I had had a pit in my stomach for the last several months. But then I remembered the history, the issue, the concerns – the desired outcome and all of the work that we, […]

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Planning & Development needs your help with the Comprehensive Plan

July 5th, 2011

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is updating Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan – the vision for how Seattle will evolve over the next two decades. A population increase of 20% is predicted, and the City needs to plan on how best to improve opportunities in housing and business and provide for public services. DPD has […]

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Positive Motion: Putting us in our Places!

June 15th, 2011

For decades in Seattle we have argued over road real estate. We all want our space on the road, whether we drive a truck or bus, commute by car, walk to work, or ride a bike. Sharing that space — especially when we are in a hurry — brings out our cranky side, and our […]

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Dedicating your open space can save you $$! C.U.T. program yields a benefit to property owners and our community

June 2nd, 2011

Today’s Parks & Seattle Center Committee featured a presentation on Current Use Taxation (CUT) program. In the year and a half I’ve chaired the committee, only three Seattle property owners have applied for the program.  This is a lost opportunity for many.  The County-wide CUT program benefits both property owners and the City, as it contributes to […]

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Coffee with Two Sally’s is tomorrow in Pinehurst

March 25th, 2011

Sally Clark and I have booked our second coffee chat for 2011, and we’re on the road to Pinehurst tomorrow morning. Join us from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at the Starbucks inside Pinehurst Safeway for coffee and conversation. Grab a cup of joe or a pastry and come talk with us about the city […]

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My vision for our Waterfront

February 16th, 2011

I can just taste what our Waterfront will become. Imagine walking with me – or your best friend – just a few short years from now, from Safeco Field up to the Olympic Sculpture Park. Satisfied with another Mariner’s victory, we stroll down the new tree-lined Railroad Avenue-turned-pedestrian/bicycle corridor to the end of King Street […]

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Danny Woo Garden: 35 years of Urban Agriculture

July 12th, 2010

There’s been plenty of clucking over the forthcoming urban agriculture legislation, the topic of an upcoming public hearing in Council Chambers at 5:30pm on Wednesday, July 21st. The full aspect of the legislation has been pecked apart and scratched down to the chicken discussion, which would essentially increase the number of domestic fowl allowed on […]

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Tonight: Council’s COBE & Seattle Schools host joint meeting

May 24th, 2010

The City Council’s Committee on the Built Environment will be joined tonight by the Seattle School Board Operations Committee for a special meeting in the community to discuss and highlight education issues. It’s being billed as “Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Schools – A Planning Primer: Demystifying Growth for Quality Neighborhoods Schools.” The agenda is available here. With […]

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May 18th: Feet First’s Walk & Talk on the Waterfront

May 13th, 2010

Join me after work on Tuesday for Feet First’s quarterly Walk & Talk. We’ll take a stroll southbound from Pier 70 and talk about public space plans for the waterfront before wrapping up with a reception at the Feet First office.

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