West Seattle, Washington
That’s Seattle Channel video from the second of two sessions today in which the City Council went through more potential changes to the mayor’s budget proposal. Two items of interest in the early going during this session, which began at #28 on this list – #29 would continue requiring SDOT to report to the council on aspects of its component of Delridge’s RapidRide H Line project. It was noted that the Sustainability and Transportation Committee is planning a December 3rd briefing on the plan, which as reported here last week is now at 90 percent design. #32 is a new proposal from District 1 Councilmember Lisa Herbold requiring a city briefing by next July regarding the status of possible third-party-funding opportunities for light-rail alternatives that cost more than the basic ST3 funding. Neither item was discussed in depth. The council will finalize an amended budget later this month.
The Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s every-other-month meeting last night at Admiral Congregational Church was one of the best-attended neighborhood-council meetings we’ve seen in a while. Maybe that was because of its marquee topic – the church’s potential redevelopment – but that wasn’t the only interesting part of the agenda. Here’s how it went:
SURVEY-RESULTS SNEAK PEEK: The ANA’s community survey brought in 269 responses and the results are being analyzed. President David Hancock offered a sneak peek: In response to a question about what services/improvements people would like to see in Admiral, “improved transit” topped the list. What would people contribute time/expertise to? Top answer: Greenspace maintenance/improvement. What topics would people like to learn about at a community meeting? Top answer: Local history. What would encourage people to come to a meeting? The chance to speak with local elected officials. Look for the full results early next year.
SOUTHWEST PRECINCT: A four-person delegation was there – Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner, Community Police Team Officers Will Kohn and Nic Plemel, and Seattle University intern Taylor Lowery.
The officers answered questions, including what to do if someone is sleeping in your business’s doorway:
Just in case this catches your eye tomorrow, the Port of Seattle sends this FYI:
Orion, the general contractor at Terminal 5, will be performing a water rescue drill on Thursday, November 14, from 11:00 am – 11:30 am at T-5’s north-end derrick barge, the St. Helens.
Longfellow Creek … home to salmon … and pollution. The creek runs almost the entire length of eastern West Seattle, from Westwood (where it’s undergrounded) to the Duwamish River. Seattle Public Utilities is planning a water-quality project that would focus on reducing polluted stormwater overflows in the creek during heavy rain. But the project isn’t just about some big public-works facility – it’s also about other potential neighborhood benefits, as detailed here. So right now, they’re recruiting community members for an “Innovation Team,” explained as:
We are building an Innovation Team of nine, paid, community co-creators that reflect the diversity in South Delridge. The Innovation Team will guide and work with the Project Team. Team members will attend up to 8, 2-hour meetings this winter and next spring. The Innovation Team will help us:
• Create innovative solutions to achieve community goals
• Build relationships and community partnerships
• Understand risks when deciding where to make investments
Some examples of people we are looking for:
• A high school student engaged in design, poetry, filmmaking, or engineering
• A person for whom English is a second language
• Someone who leads an informal group like a women’s group, soccer team, or book club
• Someone who builds things or helps organize activities in the neighborhood
Two biznotes from the West Seattle Junction:
CARMILIA’S 17TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY: From Carmilia’s Boutique (4528 California SW) proprietor Linda Sabee:
Carmilia’s will be celebrating our 17th year in the neighborhood with three days of shopping fun and events. We’re kicking things off tomorrow, Thursday, November 14, with a trunk show featuring two local designers and a local CBD product, from 4:00-9:00 – Jules Accessory Design, Origami Crane Clothing, and Heylo Cannabis Lube. Friday and Saturday, the fun continues with new deliveries and specials all day both days. We’re open 11:00 am-6:00 pm.
If that’s not enough to convince you to stop by, Linda adds, “I’ll be serving my somewhat famous cake on Friday the 15th. That’s our actual anniversary and my cake is amazing. Triple-layer chocolate with peanut butter honey frosting.” (WSB photo, 2017)
LADY JAYE ADDS BRUNCH: Two months after the restaurant/bar opened at 4523 California SW, co-proprietor Evan Carter has news of an addition: “We will be starting brunch service this Sunday, November 17th, from 10 am-2 pm. Then we will be continuing service every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-2 pm moving forward. We believe this will be another great option for the Farmers’ Market shoppers to have!:
(Red-breasted Sapsucker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
SUPPORT FOR WRITERS: 6 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, facilitated by Hugo House. (2306 42nd SW)
POEMS AND STORIES: 7 pm PoetryBridge event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. This month’s featured readers are Paul Nelson and T. Clear. All ages. (5612 California SW)
Q&A WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS: State Sen.Joe Nguyen and Reps. Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon are in the spotlight to answer your questions at a “town hall” during tonight’s 34th District Democrats meeting, 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. All welcome. (9131 California SW)
AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: “It’s another Joe Doria Wednesday! This month featuring Eric Eagle and Brian Monroney.” 9 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MORE TODAY/TONIGHT/BEYOND … on our complete calendar.
As the holidays approach, the season for community giving is under way. Want to help ensure it’s a happy holiday season for local kids? John Moore at Northwest Insurance Group (WSB sponsor) sends word that his office is once again a collection site for Toys for Tots. Just bring your donation of new, unwrapped toys to the Northwest Insurance Group office at 5431 California Ave SW during business hours.
This and other holiday-giving opportunities will be part of our soon-to-launch West Seattle Holiday Guide – still time to let us know about yours, firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!
6:59 AM: Good morning! Second non-holiday weekday of tunnel tolling. Also:
FERRY REMINDER: The smaller Salish is now on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route in place of an Issaquah-class boat.
7:05 AM: Thanks for the tip – crash reported at West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way. No SFD dispatch so apparently no major injuries.
7:15 AM: Thanks to Bryan for that photo from the crash scene.
7:33 AM: SDOT says that scene has just cleared.