(UPDATED 3:06 PM with SDOT response on details of parking-change notification and sign installation)
Parking restrictions along a mile of southbound Fauntleroy Way, mostly alongside Lincoln Park, are expanding. We found out about that at last night’s Fauntleroy Community Association board meeting – but NOT because of any official briefing or other involvement; members, in fact, voiced displeasure with the idea.
Instead, the notification arrived as it had for some other area residents – via an SDOT-sent postal-mail postcard. (We asked SDOT this morning for a digital version – [added] see the PDF version here.) The postcard says that what is currently a 3-7 pm weekday prohibition on parking in the ferry-waiting zone, between SW Fontanelle and the terminal, will expand to 2-7 pm, and new signs will be installed soon.
(ADDED 3:06 PM: SDOT spokesperson Sue Romero tells WSB, “These mailers went out last Thursday and Friday (4/6 and 4/7) and were mailed to residents along Fauntleroy Way SW from SW Fontanelle to SW Barton St, and 1-2 blocks west. Sign installation is scheduled to begin tomorrow.”)
FCA board member Gary Dawson, longtime local rep on the Ferry Advisory Committee for the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth, had mentioned at last month’s meeting (WSB coverage here) that he had heard about the proposal but was at the time still trying to sleuth its status and what feedback if any had been sought for stakeholders. Now, with the postcard, it’s confirmed.
TRIANGLE IMPROVEMENT TASK FORCE: Dawson was one of the Fauntleroy representatives on the volunteer citizens’ advisory group that just wrapped up the intensive first phase of its work to come up with “quick wins” to try to alleviate the ferry-dock backups this summer. He gave the board a summary of what’s in the works, including tollbooth-procedure changes expected to launch in June. (We covered the group’s recommendations in our report on its final first-phase meeting.)
FUNDRAISER FOR FAUNTLEROY FALL FESTIVAL: The annual Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) fundraiser for the Fauntleroy Fall Festival is coming up on May 3rd – dine any time that day or night at Joe’s (9261 45th SW) and part of the proceeds will go to help pay for the free community festival. Last year, it was noted, Joe’s donated $1,100, and a similar amount came from raffle-ticket sales that day.
POLICE UPDATE: Community Police Team Officer Jon Flores came to the FCA meeting instead of Operations Lt. Ron Smith; he said the CPTs are currently making the rounds of community groups to hear directly about community concerns. One that was brought up: The house across from Lincoln Park that still has damage from a fire two years ago and has been the subject of complaints to the city Department of Construction and Inspections. Officer Flores said they’re still keeping an eye on it along with SDCI.
TIMEBANK AFFILIATION: The board voted to join forces with the West Seattle Timebank.