West Seattle Blog... » Viaduct vote http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:02:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Save money, energy with new sponsor Community Power Works http://westseattleblog.com/2012/03/save-money-energy-with-new-sponsor-community-power-works/ http://westseattleblog.com/2012/03/save-money-energy-with-new-sponsor-community-power-works/#comments Sat, 17 Mar 2012 00:53:32 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=103418 Community Power Works (CPW), the City of Seattle’s home-energy-upgrade program, is now available in West Seattle, and sponsoring WSB to get the word out. Here’s the info the program wants to share: Community Power Works is a federally funded initiative aiming to facilitate weatherization of more than 2,000 homes and small businesses before June of 2013. Home upgrades increase health and comfort, and offer opportunities to “live your values,” such as decreasing energy consumption and reducing your carbon footprint.

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Another viaduct vote? http://westseattleblog.com/2007/06/another-viaduct-vote/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/06/another-viaduct-vote/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2007 05:42:59 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/2007/06/24/another-viaduct-vote/ That’s what a guy from West Seattle suggests we need, in this P-I “guest column.”

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Greg who? http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/greg-who/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/greg-who/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2007 13:21:23 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1296 This morning’s P-I dissection of Pointlessness at the Polls points out, pointedly, that despite WS being home to Hizzoner, our collective voting position was a 180 from his. (P.S. Don’t forget, the Lame-Duck-A-Duct is closed most of this weekend.)

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Pointlessness at the Polls, the aftermath http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-the-aftermath-2/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-the-aftermath-2/#comments Sat, 17 Mar 2007 00:20:09 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1271 -We’ve been watching the additional ballot counts roll in each day since voting ended on Tuesday. The tunnel option has held steady at 70% no, but replacement-a-duct has lost ground day by day … on election night, it was at 55% no; tonight, that’s up to 57% no.

-Speaking of the viaduct, we know a bit more about exactly when it will be shut down next weekend for the big inspection. At least it won’t be out of commission the entire weekend.

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Pointlessness at the Polls, the aftermath http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-the-aftermath/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-the-aftermath/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2007 12:44:23 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1256 Just in case you are completely sick of everything and anything related to the viaduct vote, we will share our thoughts, plus all the latest cool analysis links, after the jump:

OUR THOUGHTS: We’re happy, of course, having been with the majority this time. We think it’s a promising sign that a “campaign” dominated by Greg Vs. Gregoire will end with Greg Hugging Gregoire (And Ron) in Olympia today. We would bet good cash money that “Repair and Prepare” eventually will win the day. And that after tying himself to the detested tunnel (and not showing up in power-outage-crippled neighborhoods after the storm to at least say he felt our pain), West Seattle’s Most Famous Politician will not win Term 3. You heard it here almost-first.

EVERYBODY ELSE’S THOUGHTS: Slog has play-by-play from the biggest “Election Night” party … Danny Westneat (affectionately) calls us voters “belligerent” … The official Times editorial declares the vote a “goofy answer” to a “goofy question” … Transit fans say more’s on the way … How come every newspaper article quoting somebody from West Seattle finds only pro-elevated WSers? … Well, at least a lot of us voted … Out in the blogosphere, Dan agrees with us re: Hizzoner’s future … Sound Politics finds a way to crunch the numbers and declare replacement-a-duct the winnerThoughtful take from Will.

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The no’s have it http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/the-nos-have-it/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/the-nos-have-it/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2007 03:18:37 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1255 The first, and apparently only, count of the night for the viaduct vote is in:

Tunnel – 70% no.

Replacement-a-duct – 55% no.

More ballots to be counted tomorrow (and beyond).

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Pointlessness at the Polls, day o’ decision http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-day-o-decision/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-day-o-decision/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2007 13:07:09 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1252 -Two days short of the Ides of March, we’ll see whether voters choose to stab the tunnel or the replacement-a-duct out of their respective miseries … or both … or neither … or what …

-Or what, indeed? Tomorrow night, you can call in to ask Hizzoner himself. Not that you’ll be guaranteed an actual answer; so far this week, he’s just waffling.

-Haven’t voted yet, but still intend to? P-I offers one last roundup of info-links.

-That public viaduct tour later this month, during the twice-yearly inspection closure, is already sold out, says the DOT. No worries; here’s a better way to walk the lame-duck-a-duct.

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Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 1 day http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-1-day/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-1-day/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2007 13:12:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1245 -Second-to-last day to drop off your ballot (if you’re mailing it, it has to be postmarked no later than tomorrow). High Point Community Center is the WS dropoff spot, 7 am-8 pm today and tomorrow. (ALMOST as satisfying as non-mail voting.)

-The P-I drops by Diva to sample viaduct-vote opinions.

-Also from the P-I — a puffy overanalysis of what the v-vote debate truly means.

-Another voice for no/no: Will.

-Warning — The viaduct closes March 24-25 for its twice-yearly inspection. But you can sign up now to take a walking tour during the shutdown!

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Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 2 days http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-2-days/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-2-days/#comments Sun, 11 Mar 2007 17:28:16 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1242 -No ballot dropoff today; just tomorrow and Tuesday, 7 am-8 pm, High Point Community Center and assorted non-WS locations.

-Times editorial: Yes on replacement-a-duct.

-Small online vote with seven options: Surface/transit wins.

-If seven options aren’t enough, how about a “tube”?

-A non-local blog calling itself Designing Public Consensus takes a look at all this.

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Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 3 days http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-3-days/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-3-days/#comments Sat, 10 Mar 2007 18:08:59 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1237 -Another dropoff day at High Point CC, 11 am-3 pm only. Looks like 100K of our citymates already have voted; so much for the boycott idea.

-Uh-oh, start tracking your home’s value on Zillow to see if it really does start dropping like a rock because of the whateverduct dithering. (And if it does, this guy has no sympathy.)

-Thinking of supporting the replacement-a-duct? Take a close look at construction closure projections first.

-Who knows what we’ll really eventually wind up with? Could even be the rebuild remix.

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Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 4 days http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-4-days/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-4-days/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2007 09:32:58 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1229 -USA Today tries to relate the viaduct vote to the rest of America by describing it as “a landmark visible in the opening credits of … ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.”

-The P-I finds people to expound on the vote’s pointlessness, says voters are misinformed anyway, and finally issues its official editorial position: same as ours.

-The Times looks at post-viaduct land values, notes $600 million of work can be done without a consensus, hauls out a pro-replacement-a-duct columnist, and gives the pro-retrofit side some space.

-Once again today, you can drop your ballot off @ High Point CC, 7 am-8 pm. (Same hours Monday & Tuesday, but it’s 11 am-3 pm Saturday, and no dropoff Sunday.)

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Voted by mail, but not by mail http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/voted-by-mail-but-not-by-mail/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/voted-by-mail-but-not-by-mail/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2007 00:14:48 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1227 One of the many reasons not to like voting by mail: You gotta lick two envelopes. Even if you’re just dropping off your ballots, as we did this morning @ High Point Community Center. (Helpful signs out front and inside will point you directly to where a tableful of vigilant folks is guarding the ballot-collection box. ALMOST like voting in person.) Anyway, be sure to put your ballot in the “security envelope”; then sign and date the right spot on the OUTER envelope, before sealing the once-enveloped ballot inside. Here’s how we both voted:

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Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 5 days http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-5-days/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-5-days/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2007 15:02:35 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1222 -Today’s your first opportunity to drop off your ballot in West Seattle (High Point Community Center).

-Dave Fox’s take on the whole mess is almost funny.

-The Weekly reviews the viaduct’s twisted history.

-Is Councilprez Nick really just mad at Hizzoner over viaduct-vs-tunnel, or is this really worth getting wadded up about?

-If you want to take a good close-up look at the viaduct before the voting deadline, Sunday morning’s your chance.

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Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 6 days http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-6-days/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-6-days/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2007 14:30:50 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1216 -Official WS Herald editorial position: Yes on replacement-a-duct.

-Bruce Ramsey says we should just be happy we GET TO vote!

-What life supposedly would be like during construction.

-No Tunnel Alliance plots a “We (Heart) the Viaduct” rally for Election Eve.

-Another tunnel opponent writes the Herald, dubbing Hizzoner “Gridlock Greg.”

-As for Hizzoner himself, he’s talking cops today, not the t-word.

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Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 1 week http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-1-week/ http://westseattleblog.com/2007/03/pointlessness-at-the-polls-t-minus-1-week/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2007 14:22:55 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=1210 -Four state legislators (including our West Seattle rep) say, even before the votes are counted, it’s time to revisit The Third Option.

-In the transcript of his online Q-n-A session, lame-duck Councilmember Peter S says no/no will “send (politicians) a message” — but then in the next breath says he’ll ignore the vote results if they turn out “yes elevated.”

-The Muni League says voting no/no isn’t enough — vote blank/blank.

-Dylan says, don’t even vote.

-Blue-Eyed Buddhist ‘fesses up to a yes tunnel/no elevated vote.

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