WEST SEATTLE THURSDAY: Town Hall, Transportation Coalition, demonstration, retirement ‘parade’

(Photo by Anjanette Nelson-Wally)

Four quick notes about the hours ahead:

DEMONSTRATION: 4-6 pm at 16th/Holden, Scott from Puget Ridge Cohousing leads another streetcorner sogn-waving event in support of justice for Black lives.

RETIREMENT PARADE: If you’ve been involved with Fauntleroy Children’s Center, you know Gerry Cunningham – and you should know she’s retiring! A car parade in her honor will be held in the nearby Fauntleroy Church (9140 California SW) parking lot 4:30-6:30 pm today. Drive/ride/walk/run through and wish her well!

WEST SEATTLE ‘TOWN HALL’: As first previewed Monday, the mayor, police chief, SOOT director, and otheer city department heads plan an online “Town Hall” for West Seattleites starting at 5 pm. Here’s how to attend.

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm online, Sound Transit is in the spotlight, plus a West Seattle Bridge update – here’s our preview, including info on how to attend.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE THURSDAY: Town Hall, Transportation Coalition, demonstration, retirement 'parade'"

  • David July 23, 2020 (6:06 pm)

    Holy crap. I thought the commenters in the last article were exaggerating about the reason Durkan has done nothing about the WSB, but she said it herself in the town hall a little while ago: The “budget shortfall” (caused by exempting wealthy campaign donors from taxes, but that’s another rant) means that she’s going to sit around and wait for the federal government to pay for a new one.
    She’s actually staking West Seattle’s future on Trump’s generosity. (>_<)
    I’m no fan of Durkan, but I would have never believed that if I hadn’t heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. (Your mileage may vary on what end of the horse that plan came out of.)

    • WSB July 23, 2020 (6:32 pm)

      (a) That’s not what she said. (b) The city has not “done nothing.” Might not be at your pace or what you want them to be doing, and there’s lots of room to discuss what you think they should be doing, but you can browse through the dozens of stories we’ve published for a refresher on what they HAVE done so far.

  • David July 23, 2020 (7:07 pm)

    I can’t watch another Town Hall, or it’ll be the end of me. Seeing politicians posture about how much they care, and are concerned, and are evaluating and planning – when they need to be doing something, starting months ago – just like Trump with COVID – would give me an aneurysm.It’s like watching this scene from Monty Python, but in real life with very real consequences.

  • HappyCamper July 24, 2020 (10:40 am)

    Going for federal funds is the correct path for this to follow. When you ask someone for a loan or a grant you have to make a convincing argument for why you should receive the funds you’re requesting.That aside it’s going to a ton of taxpayer money coming from somewhere no matter what. They need data and lots of it to present a rationale for whatever decision they make. All of these things take time and have been happening behind the scenes. If they just made a decision right away and threw out some number for cost people would complain about them being rash and not ensuring the have enough information to make the right decision. No matter what they do people will complain.

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