Posts for December, 2011

Tolling starts on the 520 Bridge -Tomorrow

December 28th, 2011

I know this news is everywhere, but here’s a friendly reminder that tolling starts on the 520 Bridge between Seattle and the Eastside on December 29. There’s lots of information out there, but here are a few key things to know.  What are the rates? Toll rates vary by time of day and on weekends. […]


In COBE with Roosevelt today

December 14th, 2011

I want to commend the efforts of the Roosevelt neighborhood. At a time when we hear “NIMBY” tossed about so flippantly, these neighbors did exactly what we wanted of them, and what we asked of them. They created a Neighborhood Plan, accepting–even enhancing–growth and density in Roosevelt, not fighting it. I extend a genuine and […]


Is your project a match for the Neighborhood Projects Fund?

December 9th, 2011

Applications to the Neighborhood Projects Fund (NPF) are due on February 1, 2012. I would like to take a moment to strongly encourage neighborhood leaders to apply. This fund provides a great opportunity to tackle projects that create community, and to promote all kinds of projects, including things like neighborhood greenways. The NPF can be […]


Taxpayers Can be Proud of our 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy

December 6th, 2011

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy –thanks to our generous and inspired voters –provided $146 million for parks and green space acquisitions, park improvements, trails, p-patch improvements, shoreline street-end access improvements and urban forestry work. Last week in committee, our Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams gave us an update on how that work has been progressing. […]


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