BUDGET: City Council’s latest proposals touch on Delridge SDOT project, West Seattle light rail

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.

3 Replies to "BUDGET: City Council's latest proposals touch on Delridge SDOT project, West Seattle light rail"

  • Deborah Mary Clouse November 17, 2019 (5:38 pm)

    You did not have a mandate Lisa; so I suggest you listen to all in West Seattle. This light rail should go underground and leave West Seattle intact.

    • KM November 18, 2019 (4:41 pm)

      Deborah, you’d be hard pressed to prove that all of West Seattle is asking for underground light rail in these circumstances. Here’s one person, me, telling you I am not.

  • Shmacs November 19, 2019 (11:32 am)

    Deborah, I’d rather save a billion dollars and have a view of the Sound while I’m commuting than to build a tunnel and push the light rail back a decade. 

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