Happening tonight: City Council in West Seattle (and more)

CITY COUNCIL IN WEST SEATTLE: City councilmember sightings in West Seattle are far from rare, but an appearance by the entire City Council is, and that’s exactly what’s happening tonight, 6:30 pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy. It’s the second of two town-hall-format meetings with which the council’s kicking off summer, and this one has something the other one didn’t – a keynote address by a violence-prevention expert from Chicago, Gary Slutkin, who’s spotlighted in this video clip we found:

Also at tonight’s meeting, time is promised for you to voice your ideas on the night’s three big topics – youth violence, public schools, and tree protection. Full agenda here.

SOUTH DELRIDGE/WHITE CENTER COMMUNITY SAFETY COALITION: Tonight’s the monthly meeting of this crime-prevention and safety-evangelizing group, 6 pm, St. James Place (9421 18th SW; map).

PARKS BOARD: As previewed on Wednesday, tonight’s meeting is scheduled to include the board’s final decision (recommendation to the Superintendent) on two issues with West Seattle ramifications: Possible changes in parks’ operating hours, and synthetic turf. 7 pm, parks HQ downtown (map).

2 Replies to "Happening tonight: City Council in West Seattle (and more)"

  • Paul68 June 25, 2009 (9:31 am)

    Had to comment on this. Not thrilled about the possibility of Lincoln park changing its hours to 6am. Just because the parking lot needs to be open the same time as park hours? This time of year there are several people up trying to get some exercise in before 6am. Like to keep it open early 4am. I run every morning and don’t see the problem?

  • WSB June 25, 2009 (10:09 am)

    Please be sure to send your feedback to the Parks Department –
    tonight’s vote is not the final decision, according to what we read and reported earlier this week, there is supposed to be a community meeting in areas where changes are proposed, BUT more comment’s always better, and the Parks website indicates very few comments were received on these proposals (we mentioned some weeks back that operating hours changes were in the wind) … TR

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