Noise, Liberty, and kudos @ Alki Community Council

Toplines from this month’s Alki Community Council meeting, covered by WSB’s Patrick Sand:

NOISE ENFORCEMENT: So now that the city ordinance has changed, what’s the plan? An ACC subcommittee is talking with police about that. Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Steve Strand said traffic and patrol officers had gone through training related to the change, including what a 75-foot distance looks like. How many citations have been issued so far? He didn’t have any numbers. Meantime, the community subcommittee hopes to be able to gather data to quantify the problem, maybe with the help of the entrepreneurs who have long been talking with the ACC about their new technology addressing this issue.

ALKI STATUE OF LIBERTY PLAZA: Shortly after the plaza’s 10th anniversary, the agreement for its upkeep is expiring.

(Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, WSB file photo)

The fundraising campaign for the plaza’s creation still has a legacy of $65,000 in the bank for maintenance. The ACC plans to talk with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society about partnering for the plaza’s future; the next agreement would have to be drawn up before January.

KUDOS: This was the first ACC meeting since thousands of people swarmed Alki on August 11th for Sub Pop Records’ 30th-anniversary megaparty SPF30. The music company had been sending reps to ACC and other community meetings for months. Verdict: It all went very well.

The Alki Community Council meets on second Thursdays most months, 7 pm at Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds).

5 Replies to "Noise, Liberty, and kudos @ Alki Community Council"

  • Erithan September 23, 2018 (4:07 am)

    Curious, has there been any word on if that ordinance will be expand up to the junction/other West Seattle areas? The racers are already moving up here, Cali/Alaska is also particularly bad for motercycle revers speeding at night, and people with base so high it shakes the glasses on my 7th floor apartment.(and they love to idle and circle the block and alley).  Short version: why only Alki? It’s not an Alki only issues.

    • WSB September 23, 2018 (10:29 am)

      It is a citywide ordinance.

      • Erithan September 23, 2018 (4:57 pm)

        Thanks I couldn’t quite find it last night, was going to delete post, but can’t seem to do that or edit now, apologies for the grumpy post.

  • jm18 September 23, 2018 (5:26 pm)

    I hear it all too but I recognize where I live, meaning if I wanted peace and quiet, I wouldn’t be living in and/or near an urban village. It all comes with the territory…unfortunately.  I guarantee you, this is not tops on the police list of concerns, I believe the city simply pacified the complainers.

    • Erithan September 23, 2018 (10:50 pm)

      Oh I understand that, I grew up here and it was quiet when I was growing up and sadly with cost increase I am for now stuck and unable to move away from it. I have never been made for city noise. :(

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