UPDATE: Signs point to Vice President Kamala Harris visiting West Seattle on Saturday

12:16 PM: Thanks for the tips! All signs point to Vice President Kamala Harris including a West Seattle stop when she visits the area Saturday.

First we got reader reports about a block of NO PARKING signs along 55th SW on Genesee Hill for unspecified “special events” on Saturday. This is a block east of a residence owned by the listed hosts of a reception for Vice President Harris, as published by the Northwest Progressive Institute. While out sleuthing this, we happened onto a group of State Patrol motorcycles in The Junction …

and followed them all the way to the listed fundraiser hosts’ neighborhood, where they were talking with neighbors.

What we don’t know yet is what time on Saturday the vice president is expected to visit; she’s in San Diego today. The airspace notice for Seattle is from 1:15 pm tomorrow to 8:30 pm tomorrow. As is standard with presidential/vice presidential visits, watch for short-term road closures.

9:09 PM: Her official schedule is out now. She’s due to leave LA at 1:15 pm, arrive at Boeing Field at 3:30 pm, speak at her first stop at 4:35 pm (we believe that’s the one in WS) and at a second event at 6 pm, flying back to LA at 7:05 pm.

23 Replies to "UPDATE: Signs point to Vice President Kamala Harris visiting West Seattle on Saturday"

  • 22blades May 31, 2024 (12:52 pm)

    Here are the Boeing Field security anticipated  “Ramp Freeze” times.

    Anticipated Ramp Freeze and Ground Stop Times: June 1st, 1320 – 1350 Local June 1st, 1910 – 1940 Local

  • Bex May 31, 2024 (3:40 pm)

    Will the west Seattle bridge be closed then?

    • WSB May 31, 2024 (5:16 pm)

      If her motorcade is scheduled to travel over it, it would be briefly closed, but nothing’s been announced yet. If she’s flying into Boeing Field and then proceeding directly to this event, certainly there are other routes. We’ll be watching the travel alerts but they tend to remain vague.

  • Azimuth May 31, 2024 (4:09 pm)

    When I first heard she was coming to Seattle I thought “that’s cool, I’ll just stay in West Seattle and avoid the potential traffic mess”. So much for that plan! But still pretty cool though, in my opinion, to get the Veep visiting our little patch of land!

    • Lp June 1, 2024 (12:26 pm)

      That’s what I thought. Nice to get noticed. 🛩️

  • Marcus May 31, 2024 (6:07 pm)

    Very cool, right here in West Seattle.

  • raincity May 31, 2024 (7:18 pm)

    Wow! That’s exciting!

  • 107 years in the making! May 31, 2024 (8:50 pm)

    Rumor has it she’s here to celebrate the WSHS Baseball team winning the WIAA 3A Championship! 

    • Mike June 1, 2024 (4:45 am)

      Congratulations to the WSHS Baseball team.  I’m pretty sure she’s here to schmooze with West Seattleites Melissa and Peter Evans’ connections.  Peter was president of Laird Norton Company LLC.  Learn more here: https://www.businessoffamily.net/guests/peter-evans

      • notMike June 1, 2024 (12:13 pm)

        Not cool Mike not cool. Def not Seattleite way. Surely if hosts wanted selves known, or where/when, they would have broadcast in WSB

        • Molly June 1, 2024 (2:55 pm)

          Pretty sure their name is on the invite that the WSB posted when they found out. 

        • Mike June 1, 2024 (3:38 pm)

          Blame the local news, that’s who I found out from.  It’s public information.  SMH 

        • Marina June 1, 2024 (4:44 pm)

          notMike, it’s literally spelled out in the link WSB provided. 

      • WiseWoman June 1, 2024 (2:37 pm)

        By the looks of it everyone needs a Peter Evans.  

  • Johnny June 1, 2024 (10:35 am)

    doesn’t eddie vedder live in that neighborhood ?

    • WSB June 1, 2024 (2:24 pm)


    • Junction Denizen. June 1, 2024 (3:31 pm)

      No he does not.

    • Mary June 1, 2024 (3:55 pm)

      i 5 north is Shut. West Seattle Bridge westbound is shut.Has anyone successfully gotten home via other routes right now?

      • NT June 1, 2024 (4:35 pm)

        I went all the way to 116th and beach drive had not closure up charlestown/orleans

    • Patty June 2, 2024 (1:13 am)

      He lives south of Lincoln Park.

  • Scarlett June 1, 2024 (1:00 pm)

    Still my beating heart.  She’s here to milk wealthy donors for a few more dollars because in the end that’s what it’s all about – money.  

    • berealistic June 1, 2024 (3:32 pm)

      It takes money to win an election, Scarlett.

  • Tom June 1, 2024 (4:22 pm)

    Hey, she doesn’t look like a two dimensional person, oh right in a few hours she goes back to california to rest up tomorrow. All this 400 thousand miles is just so taxing, she will go back and have a nice dinner with doug and for a moment will think she visited seattle today. I wish someone would pass her a cupcake or talk up easy street records, or oh no have a beverage or something at EBB; no thats not how politics is played in the game of auto pilot.

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