WEEKEND PREVIEW: First local post-primary forum Saturday for City Council District 1 candidates

checkbox.jpgTomorrow night, you can see the two finalists for City Council District 1, incumbent Lisa Herbold and challenger Phil Tavel, in their first side-by-side local appearance since the August primary. The District 1 Community Network is presenting the forum starting at 6:30 pm Saturday at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW) in West Seattle. If you need to bring your kid(s), an activity will be provided – but please RSVP ASAP to tamsenspengler@gmail.com. Also, if you’re driving, organizers have arranged for overflow parking, so you’ll be directed there. (This is the first of at least five local forums/debates in this race this month and next; D1CN is also presenting the next [announced] one, 4:30 pm September 28th at Neighborhood House High Point.)

6 Replies to "WEEKEND PREVIEW: First local post-primary forum Saturday for City Council District 1 candidates"

  • Jort September 13, 2019 (1:42 pm)

    I guess I won’t be able to use a crosswalk to cross safetly from the Duwamish River Trail to the Longhouse since SDOT INSISTS that W. Marginal Way be maintained in high-speed highway configuration with no additional obstructions or impediments to vehicles whatsoever.

    • WSB September 13, 2019 (1:46 pm)

      Don’t try to suppress turnout, please. Yeah, there is a proposal pending. Among others, BNSF seems to be a holdup, SDOT claims. Meantime, there will be crossing assistance tomorrow night. – TR

      • Tsurly September 14, 2019 (9:18 am)

        Aside from incorrectly placing blame (BNSF is the entity holding those improvements hostage), Jort is pointing out a legitimate safety concern for pedestrians trying to access the longhouse. “Suppress” is a poor choice of words WSB. What Jort said is not even remotely close to suppressing turnout. 

    • Mike September 13, 2019 (7:45 pm)

      If only there was an alternative for pedestrians and cyclist to safely cross a road primary used for freight transit…  Oh, wait, it’s called a bridge.  We can have a road without blocking 99% of the use, just need a plan and voters to approve it.  See, Jort, we can all get along.

  • Mj September 14, 2019 (10:53 am)

    Jort your anti car tirade is getting old.  The headline was regarding a debate amongst the two remaining candidates for City Council and had nothing to do with traffic!

  • Kathy September 14, 2019 (11:50 am)

    Brilliant, Mike, don’t forget to include an elevator on both sides of West Marginal Way and long ramps up and down the arterial for bicycles.  The sidewalk right of way does not have room for winding staircases, ramps and elevator shafts. SDOT does not do short pedestrian bridges anymore because they are not ADA compliant and people end up crossing at the surface anyway, because who wants to climb up and down two stories (to clear those tall trucks) to cross a street?The problem with West Marginal Way is that it mostly low volume so drivers see all those wide open lanes and they use it like a speedway. Nice try complaining about an “attack” on the privileges of people sitting comfortably and safely inside a motor vehicle. I think they are planning on doing a test to narrow down the lanes at this point to make crossing a little safer. Just slow down, merge and be careful to share the road with people walking and biking. See, Mike, we can all get along. It won’t cost you but a few seconds.

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