West Seattle Wednesday: Poetry, storytelling, timebanking…

June 25, 2014 at 8:59 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 7 Comments


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Thanks to West Seattle pilot/photographer Long Bach Nguyen for the West Seattle view from 5,000 feet (on Monday). As for what’s happening today/tonight, six notes:

2 MORE WADING POOLS OPEN: It’s the first day of the season for Seattle Parks’ Hiawatha and EC Hughes wading pools, both opening at noon, per the citywide schedule (which includes addresses).

SUPPORT FOR NEW PARENTS: Wednesdays, noon-2 pm, are the drop-in meeting times for The Early Days support group – details here – at Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. (4746 44th SW)

MAYOR’S PUBLIC-SAFETY SPEECH: What do you hope to hear Mayor Murray say to the City Council about public safety? 1 pm today is the time set for the council meeting he’s convening to talk with them. It’s at City Hall downtown, but you’ll be able to see it live online or on TV via the Seattle Channel. (seattlechannel.org)

PUBLIC HEARING ON JUNCTION ASSOCIATION CHANGE: Last month, we reported on a long-in-the-works tweak to the West Seattle Junction Association‘s boundaries, as the business district grows to the east with more mixed-use properties, and a change in the longtime “phasing in” plan of what businesses pay to cover the costs of the “free parking” lots WSJA offers. The City Council Finance and Culture Committee‘s official public hearing on the plan is at 2 pm today, also at City Hall downtown (and also viewable via Seattle Channel). Read the council memo here.

NEED MORE TIME? The West Seattle Timebank might be the way to make it happen. Tonight’s the next meeting and orientation, 7 pm after a 6:30 pm potluck (bring something to share!), at the Senior Center of West Seattle. (California/Oregon)

POETRY AND STORYTELLING: Poetrybridge‘s monthly gathering at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is tonight, with open-microphone readings as well as featured reader Mike Hickey. 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

DISCOVER EVEN MORE … on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar.

7 Comments

  1. Spectacular photograph of our former island. (Former, as in thousands of years ago.)

    Comment by BlairJ — 11:20 am June 25, 2014 #

  2. watching on seattlechannel right now (started 11am), city council special meeting on affordable/workforce housing, with a panel of experts; absolute wealth of information, for anyone interested in this topic, highly recommend watching this online, and taking notes; 2 of the consultants presenting and talking about how comparable cities all over the US are dealing with gaining more affordable housing; I attended the all day affordable housing forum at city hall in Feb, where I got to meet/chat with these folks, and the many city leaders on affordable housing that were brought in from all over the country; today’s presentation has way more info from other cities
    ~
    since the special Mayor’s public safety speech at city council is scheduled for 1pm, this affordable housing presentation started earlier than originally scheduled, and still going now at noon

    Comment by Diane — 12:09 pm June 25, 2014 #

  3. An interesting topic. I noticed over the weekend that one of our new microhousing buildings has some units renting for almost $1,000.

    Comment by WSB — 12:18 pm June 25, 2014 #

  4. oh crap; which one?

    Comment by Diane — 12:32 pm June 25, 2014 #

  5. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/roo/4535458621.html
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    The rent # seems to be a moving target. This is the second CL post I’ve seen with the $990 but previous ones mentioned $800 or $850 for other units and this is the first one I’ve seen at $785.

    Comment by WSB — 12:36 pm June 25, 2014 #

  6. thanks; that was my guess; the new Footprint @Avalon/35th; for months, I’ve driven by, waiting for them to open; must go see

    Comment by Diane — 12:40 pm June 25, 2014 #

  7. I am astounded at what some places think is “affordable”. I live in the Admiral District, a nice neighborhood…2 bdr., 26 yo bldg…and I pay less that $1000/mo. (Caveat – we have a new landlord who has been doing some painting, etc., so expect a rent increase – he thinks he can get what the newer places are going for…..sigh). But still..1K for what is , in essence, not even a studio apt. – it’s laughable.

    Comment by JanS — 11:24 pm June 25, 2014 #

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