Posts for June, 2010

Thoughts on South Park Bridge closure tonight

June 30th, 2010

We’ve known this day has been coming for months (years, actually), but that doesn’t make it any easier. At 7:00 pm tonight, the South Park Bridge will glide upward into the open position one final time and will remain locked, permanently closing after seventy-eight years of service. Part of me is still in shock about […]


Community Meeting on July 7th for Fun Forest Proposals

June 28th, 2010

Seattle Center will host a community meeting to gather public input on the South Fun Forest development proposals on Wednesday, July 7th, 6:00-8:00pm, in the Center House Food Court. Attendees may meet the proposers informally and talk with them at an open house immediately preceding the meeting, 4:30-6:00pm. Your attendance and input will help the […]


Bryant Elementary’s kinderkids visit the City Council

June 25th, 2010

Teachers Alex Jones and Kevin Gallagher brought their classes of kinderkids from Bryant Elementary down to City Hall last Thursday. The kids studied U.S. government over the course of the year and wrapped things up by exploring Seattle government. They showed off the research they’d done on the Mayor and all nine City Councilmembers, even […]


TGIS: Parks Summer Guide 2010

June 25th, 2010

The “S” is most certainly for summer. Seattle Parks & Recreation just released their Summer Guide 2010, a comprehensive listing of fun and exciting family events and activities in Seattle over the next couple of months. Whether it’s Center City movie nights in the International District’s Hing Hay Park, the “Out to Lunch” concert series throughout […]


Crafting Solutions to Belltown’s Problems

June 24th, 2010

I attended the Belltown safety meeting Tuesday night and stayed to talk with the 250+ people assembled at the Labor Temple. You have to applaud Belltown Citizens on Patrol for arranging the meeting, especially considering the wide-range of expertise they had on-hand to better address citizen inquiries. SPD was well-represented by Chief Diaz, Assistant Chief […]


Fun Forest 101: A Progress Report

June 14th, 2010

In response to hundreds of emails, phone calls, and public comments, Seattle Center opened up a Request For Proposal (RFP) process in April for the redevelopment of the southern portion of the area known as the Fun Forest. Since the World’s Fair ended in October of 1962, a company known as Fun Forest Amusements, Inc., […]


Fun Forest Proposals Available for Public Review

June 11th, 2010

As promised, Seattle Center has posted the South Fun Forest proposals on their website today, and for ease of navigation, I’ve had them posted to my council page as well. Under the “Current Issues” column, click on the link to select the proposals you’d like to download. After receiving an influx of criticism in March, […]


Fun Forest RFP evaluation committee named; proposals to be unveiled Friday

June 10th, 2010

Seattle Center just distributed a press release identifying the members of the evaluation panel for the Fun Forest RFP process. Bill Block, chair of the Seattle Center Advisory Commission, will lead a group that includes Maria Barrientos, Trish Dziko, Tom Gerlach, Jerry Quinn Lee, Donna Moodie, Jeff Schoenfeld and Bryce Seidl. Nine proposals were submitted to […]


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