Fauntleroy Community Association: Final countdown to big event

February 11, 2009 2:07 am
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From tonight’s Fauntleroy Community Association board meeting: FCA leaders are ready for next week’s big neighborhood meeting, with three key items highlighting the agenda — the latest on the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse purchase, emergency-preparedness information from SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare), and the status of the Washington State Ferries Long-Range Plan (which no longer calls for a Fauntleroy dock expansion, as we first reported Jan. 31st, but still calls for Southworth traffic to continue through Fauntleroy TFN). Information also will be available on the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement proposal’s status, The Kenney‘s redevelopment project, and the Fauntleroy Way “rechannelization” plan, among other community issues; the community gathering starts at 6:30 pm Wednesday 2/18 in the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall, with presentations scheduled to start just after 7 pm. More toplines from tonight’s meeting, ahead:

Gary Dawson, who represents Fauntleroy on the southern Ferry Advisory Committee, says it’s too soon to comment on possible effects of the governor’s proposal to abolish those committees as part of her reform plan (as reported here) – the plan is supposed to save money, but he notes the committee members are not paid. He will discuss it with his counterparts at a meeting later this week.

The full report will be at the aforementioned meeting, but FCA leaders got a quick update on the schoolhouse purchase deal tonight – “mostly good news” according to Kevin Wooley from the Fauntleroy Community Services Agency, though some aspects of funding procurement are on hold until after an April hearing on a suit challenging Seattle Public Schools‘ sale of the site.

FCA also heard tonight from Sustainable West Seattle president Bill Reiswig, who talked about the 2-year-old group’s mission, and previewed its second annual Sustainable WS Festival, coming up May 3rd. He says other key efforts for the year ahead include the Eat Local dinner that’s being planned now (planning meeting tonight, 7 pm, Uptown Espresso in The Junction).

Fauntleroy Community Association meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month, 7 pm at the old schoolhouse. But don’t forget the all-neighborhood meeting 2/18 at 6:30 pm.

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