September 2020

Town Hall Meeting with District 1 Councilmember Lisa Herbold

On Sept. 30 District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold held a virtual Town Hall meeting on Public Safety and the West Seattle Bridge on YouTube (see the full video below).

Agenda; - Welcome - Public Safety (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) -

Police Chief Diaz (5 minutes)

- SW Precinct Captain Grossman (5 minutes)

- Councilmember Herbold (5 minutes)

- Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) presentation (10 minutes)

- Public Q&A (30 minutes) West Seattle Bridge: (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

- CM Herbold (5 minutes)

- SDOT presentation (25 minutes) - Heather Marx, Program Director for the West Seattle Bridge Safety Program

- Sara Zora, Mobility Manager for the West Seattle Bridge Safety Program

- Public Q&A (30 minutes)


Senior and disabled property owners waiting on approval of tax deferral or exemption can opt for extension

Information from King County

Seniors, people with disabilities, and others with qualifying conditions who applied for property tax exemptions or deferrals but are still waiting for a determination will be able to extend payments until January 31, 2021.


Catalytic converter thefts on the rise locally: Prevention is key

Information from Seattle Police Department

The SW Precinct has noticed a string of catalytic converter thefts over the past few weeks.

Catalytic converters are a component of every vehicle’s exhaust system. A catalytic converter is a device that converts toxic chemicals produced by your vehicle into relatively harmless gasses before they are emitted into the atmosphere. Catalytic converters contain precious metals like platinum, palladium, and rhodium.

Catalytic Converter


Two large apartment buildings proposed for Market Street in Ballard are the subject of online meetings Oct. 19

Two Ballard apartment projects are the subject of online virtual meetings on Oct. 19. The two projects represent a total of 362 apartments coming to NW Market Street. The first is a five story 240 unit apartment building with no parking coming to 907 NW Market.  The second is a smaller project with seven stories and 122 apartments. This one has 70  parking spaces proposed. The meetings are at 5pm and 7pm

 Both are Early Design Guidance meetings.


1145 NW Market Street
This is Scheme 3 preferred for the 122 unit apartment building coming to 1145 NW Market Street - Architect / Landscape Architect: Mithun



Op-Ed: Freight mobility and productive marine cargo terminals support a stronger economy for all

By Peter Steinbrueck
Port of Seattle Commission President and Co-Chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance

The economic woes of 2020 and the global pandemic continue to deepen across our communities. According to data recently released by the Washington State Department of Commerce, the decline in statewide employment is approximately 30 percent greater than the lowest point of the Great Recession.  


25 unit efficiency apartment bldg set for 35th SW; Six parking spots

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story apartment building with 25 small efficiency dwelling units and retail at 9037 35TH AVE SW

Parking for 6 vehicles proposed. Existing building to be demolished. Early Design Guidance conducted under #3032405-EG.

Full design proposal is here.

Conditioned – Design Review

Conditions: Conditions have been placed on this project. You may view the decision through our web-based Land Use Information Bulletin, or contact either the assigned planner whose name and phone number appears above, or contact the Public Resource Center (206-684-8467, )


Burien senior avoids losing her home; Habitat for Humanity to the rescue

After giving up everything to care for her ailing mother, Burien senior faced paying for expensive critical home repairs or losing her home

information from Habitat for Humanity

Alice Donnelly purchased her home in Burien 40 years ago. When her mother became ill, and needed fulltime care, Alice quit her job and moved her mom into her own home in order to care for her.