CITY BUDGET: West Seattle notes, and what happens next

While the City Council has been reviewing, and proposing changes to, the mayor’s budget plan, we’ve noted some West Seattle possibilities. Wednesday, we’ll know which if any of them made it into the council’s “balancing package” to be presented by Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, who’s leading the budget process this year. West Seattle/South Park Councilmember Lisa Herbold provided progress reports in her newest weekly update.


(Colman Pool, photographed last year by Long Bach Nguyen)

Among them are 10 she labels as District 1 priorities that were introduced last week, including a few we’ve mentioned here – such as 35th SW paving, the Highland Park Way/Holden roundabout, and extra operating days for Colman Pool (now proposed as 4 extra weekends). If you feel strongly about any of these proposals – or anything else that’s under consideration in the budget (or that you feel should be) – now’s a good time to send feedback via council@seattle.gov. The budget changes in the next week-plus will be fast and furious, with a final vote the Monday before Thanksgiving.

2 Replies to "CITY BUDGET: West Seattle notes, and what happens next"

  • West Seattle Hipster November 5, 2018 (3:55 pm)

    I am all in favor of the Holden/Highland roundabout, hopefully Herbold’s successor will continue to fight for it.

  • wsn00b November 5, 2018 (5:54 pm)

    Given the amount of never ending discussion about 35th Ave SW paving, I’m assuming the mythical west seattle light rail connection will be built before 35th Ave SW gets repaved on all the necessary stretches of it.

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