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Tag: Dog Off Leash Area

Urban Politics #73: Sand Point / Magnuson Park Design

October 13th, 1999

The Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) was formed earlier this year to address the criticisms raised in a financial feasibility study (the “Randall and Ransom Report”) for the redevelopment of the Sand Point Naval Base. The key findings of this report recommended a “top level task force to review uses under new political leadership” and said that without “cohesive and visionary plans” it would be difficult to find the funding to implement any redevelopment plans. The BRC was charged with identifying that vision.


Urban Politics #65: Waterfront Hotel & Steinbrueck Park

June 9th, 1999

The letter below was sent today (6/9/99) by myself and five other Council Members (listed below) to three City Departments. It asks them to concur with our belief that there are sufficient grounds for the City Council to review and approve or disapprove the proposed Waterfront Marriott Hotel to be constructed just north of the Pike Place Market. If it is built as currently planned it will block the view of Elliott Bay from Victor Steinbrueck Park.


Urban Politics #45: Error In Numbering Urban Politics

September 8th, 1998

Due to a faulty memory, mine not the computer’s, there were two number 42 Urban Politics. Consequently this issue is number 45. All of the past Urban Politics can be found in correct sequence at my web site:


Urban Politics #36: Port Terminal 18 – Votes

May 18th, 1998

There have been a series of good developments this past week regarding an encroachment type issue in Viretta park. In 1903 Viretta Park was dedicated to the City by the adjoining property owner without a driveway going through the park s lower north end quarter. Ten years later the original donor asked for an easement to allow for one. A permit was granted on a yearly renewable basis. As time went by the driveway became paved and a fence was later erected on park property cutting off public access to another portion of its land.


Urban Politics #16: Westlake And Dogs And Discovery Park

March 15th, 1997

On Wednesday, March 26th at 2PM, there will be joint working meeting – not a public hearing – of Jan Drago’s Economic Development Committee and Sue Donaldson’s Park Committee in the City Council Chambers to work on the future of Westlake Park and the Unleashed Dog Areas in city parks.