Mayor of Seattle Mike McGinn will be visiting Husky Cycling in front of the IMA on Montlake at 9:30am for a brief presentation and meet-and-greet with riders. There will be up to 100 UW students, staff, and faculty cyclists, as well as friends of the club and other members of the cycling community, present for the mayor’s visit.
The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is currently reviewing WSDOT’s permit applications, and has listed the permit numbers in their 9/15/11 Land Use Bulletin Notice. The Coalition for a Sustainable 520‘s original response to the WSDOT filing is below.
On Friday, WSDOT posted permit applications to build the second Montlake Bridge,
the Portage Bay Bridge, and the west approach. This is ridiculous; the
legislature has not approved construction or funded these segments, the money
is not available, and construction is probably years away. We want to
avoid WSDOT coming in and cutting down trees, and then leaving the area.
This morning we sent the attached letter to the mayor and city council
transportation leaders, and we ask you to follow through with city officials,
telling them not to process these permit applications until the 520 west side
is funded and approved. You can find all their email
addresses here: http://www.sustainable520.org/p/politician-contact-info.html
WSDOT is trying to make its alternative seem inevitable, to make us all give
up. But we are standing strong together, and we are working the
political and legal angles with tenacity. Remember, this project is short
not only the $2 billion that WSDOT acknowledges, but also another $1.6 billion
in funding from tolls which may be wiped out by Eyman’s initiative 1125, and
future federal grants which may not materialize. WSDOT is going
ahead as if all this were in place, and that can’t last forever.
You can read out letter to the city council here: http://montlake.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Coalititon-Letter-to-Mayor-520-permitting.pdf
Coalition for a Sustainable SR 520
Please join Mayor Mike McGinn and representatives from City departments for a town hall on Tuesday, May 3, at the Montlake Community Center, located at 1618 East Calhoun Street. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., City departments and community groups, including the mayor’s Service Plan partners, will have information tables and volunteer opportunities. A quick performance by a youth group will kick things off at 6:30 p.m. Then, an open discussion with the mayor will start and go until 8 p.m.
Mayor McGinn is coming to University Heights, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle on Tuesday, January 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. This will be a Town Hall style meeting. People will be invited to come and ask questions.
For the hour before the Q & A begins, City Departments and community organizations are invited to staff tables in the hall to respond to people coming to the event.
All of you are invited to come and sit at a table, distribute info you may have, answer questions and recruit members if that’s appropriate.
From Mayor’s Office staff, here is some additional info on set up, etc.
- We expect an audience of 100-120 people.
- Tables will just be starting to be unfolded and put in position at 4:30 on the 25th so participants should plan on arriving a little after 4:30.
- We are going to be in a compact space. There is only room for 7 total Community Group tables. If more than 7 groups show up, folks will need to share table space. Space will be on a first come, first served basis.
RSVP to Karen Ko @ Karen.email@example.com or 206.233.3732
For more info, call or email Karen Ko or Becky Stanley 206.790.2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike McGinn, Mayor
City of Seattle
I would like to invite you to our Open House at City Hall. I hope you will join me, my staff, the City Council and the city departments to celebrate our ongoing commitment to openness, citizen engagement and the spirit of service. On Saturday, January 29, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., we will highlight our 2011 plans for the Engage Seattle initiative and the Cities of Service plan. This is an opportunity for you to meet and speak directly with the public servants who work for you every day.
Staff and volunteers will conduct public tours of the Mayor’s Office. We will have performances by local cultural organizations in the public spaces of City Hall and many city departments and the City Council will have outreach displays at the event, along with information about city services.
Please let us know if you plan to attend with an RSVP at this website so we can get an accurate count of how many people will attend.
We look forward to seeing you, your friends and family that day.