Posts for July, 2011

More on Neighborhood Greenways — Safe Travels

July 29th, 2011

I have been reading some tragic blog commentaries lately between drivers who seem to loath bicycilists and some bicyclists who seem loath to ride by the rules of the road. This makes no sense to me — at one time or another, we are all walkers, riders, drivers or we know and love someone who is.   With just […]


The Comp Plan: a roadmap for the next 20 years

July 26th, 2011

I’ve posted this reminder before, but here’s a new push to remind people that the decisions the city makes now will have great implications in the future. We need your thoughts on updating Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan – the vision for how Seattle will evolve over the next two decades. There’s a great YouTube video that explains the purpose of the Comp Plan and directs […]


Sound Steps presents Olmsted park to park walk

July 25th, 2011

The Sound Steps Walking Program focuses on the health and wellness of adults age 50 and better throughout the Greater Seattle area. It’s a community-oriented organized walking program that promotes physical activity and fellowship. Next week, Sound Steps will provide a walking tour of Seattle’s historic Olmsted parks. Over the course of August 4th-6th, the […]


Concerts at the Mural VIP contest starts today

July 22nd, 2011

As the Capitol Hill Block Party kicks in today, I’ll stick with the rock and roll theme and pass along information on Seattle Center’s newest contest en route to the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair.  KEXP and Seattle Center present the annual Concerts at the Mural series at Seattle Center, and social media […]


Building 11: Parks Committee recap for July 21st

July 21st, 2011

The Parks & Seattle Center Committee met again today regarding Building 11 to evaluate the first in a series of formal changes to the proposed lease amendment. To recap our previous discussions, Seattle Channel video footage is available for committee meetings on June 16 and July 7. If you’re not familiar with it, past blog […]


Seward Park celebrates 100 years with festival this weekend

July 13th, 2011

Seattle Parks & Recreation will be celebrating 100 years of Seward Park this weekend, and this gem of a park along Lake Washington in Southeast Seattle holds a great deal of history. Read on from Parks’ press release: To commemorate the establishment of Seward Park in 1911, neighbors and community organizations are holding a historical […]


Nickelsville: a self-governed encampment

July 12th, 2011

Councilmembers Nick Licata, Tom Rasmussen, Sally Clark and I visited the encampment on Marginal Way on Thursday afternoon, July 7th.  The Nickelodeons, as they call themselves, were waiting for us and introduced us to their camp rules, their code of conduct, and most importantly, to themselves. I have written about encampments previously (see the Dignity […]


Building 11: Parks Committee recap for July 7th

July 11th, 2011

We’ve spent much of the last two Parks & Seattle Center Committees discussing the proposed lease amendment for Building 11 at Magnuson Park. Given the level of interest in the topic, I want to recap the past two meetings and provide some information on our next steps. The existing 2008 lease, approved by Council on […]


Celebrating the great work of the Greenway Trust

July 7th, 2011

I attended the Celebrate Greenway Heritage event Wednesday evening at Snoqualmie Point Park. It was a special summer evening dedicated to the great work accomplished by the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. The Greenway connects 1.5 million acres surrounding Interstate 90. Over 800,000 acres of land are now publicly owned, from city parks to expansive […]


King County Council recognizes the work of Robin Abel & Norm Maleng

July 6th, 2011

About 400 motor vehicle collisions caused by debris falling from a moving vehicle happen every year on Washington roadways. The result can be horrendous injuries and even fatalities, all of which could be avoided if drivers secured what they’re hauling. The statewide emphasis and tougher new laws on securing loads is largely due to the […]


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