Comments for West Seattle Blog... http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:16:29 +0200 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Comment on 5 ‘most pressing transportation issues,’ as the West Seattle Transportation Coalition sees it, starting Year 2 by Peter http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/5-most-pressing-transportation-issues-as-the-west-seattle-transportation-coalition-sees-it-starting-year-2/#comment-1507102 Peter Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:16:29 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287180#comment-1507102 I misstated my previous comments, I meant all parts of the routes should be considered for bus lanes, not make the entire routes bus lames. My bad. The Czech at least needs improvement in that area to make it closer to real bus rapid transit. I misstated my previous comments, I meant all parts of the routes should be considered for bus lanes, not make the entire routes bus lames. My bad. The Czech at least needs improvement in that area to make it closer to real bus rapid transit.

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Comment on Faster Internet? What’s next after City Council vote by cjboffoli http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/faster-internet-whats-next-after-city-council-vote/#comment-1507099 cjboffoli Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:15:10 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287265#comment-1507099 Considering that there are only three months left in this year, this news is very exciting indeed. Considering that there are only three months left in this year, this news is very exciting indeed.

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Comment on Video: Protests split Seattle Housing Authority rent-increase meeting into two gatherings by DML http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-protests-split-seattle-housing-authority-rent-increase-meeting-into-two-sessions/#comment-1507052 DML Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:01:51 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287251#comment-1507052 Some forward countries are taking a real step for their citizens. Why Not Us? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/germany-imposes-rent-caps-inner-city-properties Some forward countries are taking a real step for their citizens. Why Not Us?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/germany-imposes-rent-caps-inner-city-properties

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Comment on Video: Protests split Seattle Housing Authority rent-increase meeting into two gatherings by WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-protests-split-seattle-housing-authority-rent-increase-meeting-into-two-sessions/#comment-1506992 WSB Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:38:10 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287251#comment-1506992 Council elections are next year. But unless you move to District 3, where she is running, you won't be voting on her at all. . http://www.seattle.gov/cityclerk/municipal-code-and-city-charter/district-elections-map Council elections are next year. But unless you move to District 3, where she is running, you won’t be voting on her at all.
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http://www.seattle.gov/cityclerk/municipal-code-and-city-charter/district-elections-map

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Comment on Video: Protests split Seattle Housing Authority rent-increase meeting into two gatherings by M http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-protests-split-seattle-housing-authority-rent-increase-meeting-into-two-sessions/#comment-1506957 M Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:19:44 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287251#comment-1506957 When is the next election when we get to vote Sawant out? When is the next election when we get to vote Sawant out?

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Comment on New, slightly longer sentence for West Seattle-residing ex-deputy Darrion Holiwell in drugs, prostitution-assistance case by alki resident http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/new-slightly-longer-sentence-for-west-seattle-residing-ex-deputy-darrion-holiwell-in-drugs-prostitution-assistance-case/#comment-1506927 alki resident Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:08:29 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287267#comment-1506927 This goes to show you pretty much can do any crime in this state and serve a very short term. This goes to show you pretty much can do any crime in this state and serve a very short term.

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Comment on Video: Protests split Seattle Housing Authority rent-increase meeting into two gatherings by cj http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-protests-split-seattle-housing-authority-rent-increase-meeting-into-two-sessions/#comment-1506334 cj Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:25:01 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287251#comment-1506334 Some companies have not raised salaries in years around here. Also I don't really understand where SHA is coming from. Their rent is supposed to be based on a percentage of what you have to work with and I dont see employers just volunteering to pay out the money that we need for a more viable society. Some companies have not raised salaries in years around here. Also I don’t really understand where SHA is coming from. Their rent is supposed to be based on a percentage of what you have to work with and I dont see employers just volunteering to pay out the money that we need for a more viable society.

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Comment on Faster Internet? What’s next after City Council vote by cj http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/faster-internet-whats-next-after-city-council-vote/#comment-1506302 cj Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:28 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287265#comment-1506302 We need something. One high speed ISP with out any real competition is just dangerous. We need something. One high speed ISP with out any real competition is just dangerous.

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Comment on New speed cameras on Roxbury: ‘Real’ tickets start Thursday by pupsarebest http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/new-speed-cameras-on-roxbury-real-tickets-start-thursday/#comment-1506227 pupsarebest Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:34:30 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287225#comment-1506227 The speed trap/camera for Quadelupe School on 35th SW is set up so those turning from Willow or Myrtle, headed south on 35th SW, have to guess from the other slow-moving cars that the trap is in activation-mode. The sign indicating the trap even exists is positioned north of Willow and Myrtle---I call bulls**t. The speed trap/camera for Quadelupe School on 35th SW is set up so those turning from Willow or Myrtle, headed south on 35th SW, have to guess from the other slow-moving cars that the trap is in activation-mode.
The sign indicating the trap even exists is positioned north of Willow and Myrtle—I call bulls**t.

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Comment on 5 ‘most pressing transportation issues,’ as the West Seattle Transportation Coalition sees it, starting Year 2 by Kathy http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/5-most-pressing-transportation-issues-as-the-west-seattle-transportation-coalition-sees-it-starting-year-2/#comment-1506087 Kathy Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:58:57 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287180#comment-1506087 I would say items 2 and 4 have merit. Thanks for pushing items 2 and 4 forward, WSTC! The other 3 items sound a little whiney. How about a campaign in West Seattle for our citizens to help themselves by not jumping in their car simply for convenience. If that were ever successful, I suspect it would go a long way toward alleviating the traffic jams that are holding up the buses, paratransit and emergency vehicles. We would be a shining example for the rest of the city and kill that "whiner" image for good. I for one would like to see bike share stations expand into West Seattle to help many people get from their transit-underserved neighborhoods to the nearest Rapid Ride or express bus stop. It might take installing a few bike lanes, though. I would say items 2 and 4 have merit. Thanks for pushing items 2 and 4 forward, WSTC! The other 3 items sound a little whiney. How about a campaign in West Seattle for our citizens to help themselves by not jumping in their car simply for convenience. If that were ever successful, I suspect it would go a long way toward alleviating the traffic jams that are holding up the buses, paratransit and emergency vehicles. We would be a shining example for the rest of the city and kill that “whiner” image for good.

I for one would like to see bike share stations expand into West Seattle to help many people get from their transit-underserved neighborhoods to the nearest Rapid Ride or express bus stop. It might take installing a few bike lanes, though.

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Comment on New, slightly longer sentence for West Seattle-residing ex-deputy Darrion Holiwell in drugs, prostitution-assistance case by JanS http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/new-slightly-longer-sentence-for-west-seattle-residing-ex-deputy-darrion-holiwell-in-drugs-prostitution-assistance-case/#comment-1506061 JanS Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:43:48 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287267#comment-1506061 and he'll still walk away with money when he gets out :-\ and he’ll still walk away with money when he gets out :-\

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Comment on Video: Protests split Seattle Housing Authority rent-increase meeting into two gatherings by BookEmDano http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-protests-split-seattle-housing-authority-rent-increase-meeting-into-two-sessions/#comment-1506040 BookEmDano Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:29:05 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287251#comment-1506040 Yeah, the $15/hour minimum wage won't be fully enacted until 2024. We're basically expecting people's incomes to multiply in less than 5 years when every macro-economic indicator is saying that won't happen. We need to build more affordable housing and fill the backlog. Seattle has the money to do this. Yeah, the $15/hour minimum wage won’t be fully enacted until 2024. We’re basically expecting people’s incomes to multiply in less than 5 years when every macro-economic indicator is saying that won’t happen. We need to build more affordable housing and fill the backlog. Seattle has the money to do this.

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Comment on Faster Internet? What’s next after City Council vote by dsa http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/faster-internet-whats-next-after-city-council-vote/#comment-1506034 dsa Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:26:01 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287265#comment-1506034 The council always seems to cave in: . Eliminating "veto power" from adjacent property owner as currently required in SDOT Director's Rule 2-2009. Eliminating requirement of obtaining 60% approval from within 100 feet on proposed installation as currently required by SDOT Director's Rule 2-2009 . They could have demanded giving those within 100 feet a 5% rate break. The council always seems to cave in:
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Eliminating “veto power” from adjacent property owner as currently required in SDOT Director’s Rule 2-2009.
Eliminating requirement of obtaining 60% approval from within 100 feet on proposed installation as currently required by SDOT Director’s Rule 2-2009
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They could have demanded giving those within 100 feet a 5% rate break.

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Comment on West Seattle Crime Watch reader report: Parking lot robbery attempt by Lee http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-crime-watch-reader-report-parking-lot-robbery-attempt/#comment-1506007 Lee Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:10:34 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287020#comment-1506007 Bartells across the street from Walgreen white center is also creepy and when I need something I take someone with me. Subway at Morgan street has scary people that pound on your car asking for money,also. Bartells across the street from Walgreen white center is also creepy and when I need something I take someone with me.
Subway at Morgan street has scary people that pound on your car asking for money,also.

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Comment on 5 ‘most pressing transportation issues,’ as the West Seattle Transportation Coalition sees it, starting Year 2 by Bruce http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/5-most-pressing-transportation-issues-as-the-west-seattle-transportation-coalition-sees-it-starting-year-2/#comment-1505997 Bruce Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:03:15 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287180#comment-1505997 Lots of great suggestions in the comments, hope they get picked up! I'd like to see the buses that leave West Seattle reduced to one route like the Rapid Ride and taken off 99 and use the bus way between 4th and 5th instead. Lots of great suggestions in the comments, hope they get picked up! I’d like to see the buses that leave West Seattle reduced to one route like the Rapid Ride and taken off 99 and use the bus way between 4th and 5th instead.

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