WEEK AHEAD: Questions about One Seattle (Comprehensive) Plan? West Seattle-focused meeting Monday

The city is still accepting feedback on the Draft One Seattle Plan – the every-10-years update to the Comprehensive Plan that outlines the vision for shaping the city’s growth over the next 20 years. If the open house four weeks ago (WSB coverage here) didn’t answer all your questions, you might want to be at a meeting Monday night (April 29) featuring a presentation tailored to three West Seattle neighborhoods – Admiral, Alki, and Fauntleroy. It’s starting at 6 pm at Admiral Church (4320 SW Hill) and will feature a presentation by the city’s point person on the draft plan. We’re told the meeting was put together by City Councilmember Rob Saka‘s office; his chief of staff Elaine Ikoma Ko said members of the three neighborhoods told them they didn’t know much about the plan, even as the May 6 deadline for comment approaches, so they arranged for the briefing. It’ll focus on how the plan might affect zoning. Though Admiral, Fauntleroy, and Alki are the focus, people from other neighborhoods are welcome too. (The city’s open houses, meantime, wrap up with an online version on Thursday, May 2.)

1 Reply to "WEEK AHEAD: Questions about One Seattle (Comprehensive) Plan? West Seattle-focused meeting Monday"

  • Anna Silveira April 29, 2024 (6:53 pm)

     A glaring omission in the One Seattle Comprehensive Plan is services planning for the increased companion animal population in the city. People will bring animals and there is barely any mention of how Seattle will accommodate this. The Seattle Animal Shelter is in a small location and is already putting animals on wait lists due to lack of space (unless a foster home is available). Their funding is supplemented by donations and grants and their small shelter staff must handle a high volume of both human and animal visitors. Field enforcement officers must do double-duty by patrolling parks, taking them away from education and cruelty investigations. This is not to mention the low percentage of off-leash areas compared to other similar cities, even with the proposed addition of new spaces. Expanded spay/neuter services are also desperately needed for those in Seattle who can’t afford expensive vet care.  The list goes on an on. Animal welfare is an invisible issue in Seattle and this situation preceded whatever budget crisis is going on at the moment. The One Seattle Comprehensive Plan only highlights this sad state of affairs.

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