Monday, February 17, 2014

Times a wasting! Hop to it West Seattle...

It is time for action my fellow bridge warriors!

For the love of all things sacred!  *and especially the love of West Seattle

Take Action: Send Email to Seattle City Council

I strongly encourage you to join forces wth the rest of us who are urgently concerned about the over deveopment of West Seattle (especially given there seems to be little to no legitimate oversight.)

I personally support the agenda presented by Getting It Right for West Seattle and I have taken their recommendation about writing a letter to Tom Rasmussen, our Transportation Chairperson, re: the proposed development at 4755 Fauntleroy Ave. SW.

 I implore you to do the same.  Here is their suggested letter, which I have cut and pasted here, for your convenience:


Dear Transportation Chairperson Tom Rasmussen:
I’m concerned that the proposed development at 4755 Fauntleroy Ave SW, as designed by Weingarten Developers, directly conflicts with the recommendations of the community-developed and approved West Seattle Triangle Plan. I’m also concerned the current proposal will make our traffic problems even worse as tractor trailers, delivery trucks, and more cars block traffic on Fauntleroy Ave SW. I urge you to withhold approval of the proposed megaproject and require Weingarten Developers to submit other design alternatives that will not worsen traffic and are consistent with the West Seattle Triangle Plan.

Look familiar?  This is my commute, EVERY DAY of the week -- twice over.  
The responsiblities I have as a parent require me to drive downtown and return to West Seattle, only to turn around later in the day, cross the bridge again into downtown, and return again to West Seattle.  I am a person who sees the bridge situation for what it is -- a clear indication that THINGS ARE BROKEN in West Seattle.  And guess what -- it is fixing to get WAY, WAY worse.  I am not an alarmist, I am simply stating the obvious.

Your Bridge Buddy
See you on the bridge!