Tag: Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Urban Politics #305: The State Legislature and Surface Solution for Alaska Way Viaduct

January 24th, 2011

While the debate will rage on about whether the state will pay for any cost overruns on the deep bore tunnel, the flip side of the issue is whether Seattle would keep the money already allocated to this project for a surface road alternative, as the Mayor prefers.

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Urban Politics #168: City Council’s Comments On Monorail Deis

October 15th, 2003

Yesterday, the City Council sent comments on the Seattle Monorail Projects Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the monorail Green Line. The comments focus mostly on broad areas, such as mitigation, transportation, neighborhood impacts, impacts on residents and small businesses, trees, and depth of analysis.

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Urban Politics #161: Monorail and City Codes

July 6th, 2003

The Department of Design, Construction and Land Use (DCLU) has proposed amendments to the Seattle Municipal Code to establish the permit approval process for monorail transit facilities that will be necessary to support the establishment and operation of a monorail transit system. The proposal allows heights of monorail stations to be up to 65 feet.

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Urban Politics #144: Alaskan Way Viaduct Update

December 5th, 2002

This edition of Urban Politics is an update on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. I’ll first give an update on events since August, then provide my perspective at the end.

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Urban Politics #130: Paying For Sound Transit’S CDF

April 15th, 2002

On Friday, April 13th, the City Council’s Transportation Committee voted 2 to 1 (McIver & Conlin vs. Licata) to pass Council Bill 114115, giving Sound Transit’s Community Development Fund (CDF) $43 million. Half of the money will come from our public utilities: $17.5 million from City Light and $4 million from the Water Department. The other half will come from our general fund or Community Development Block Grant funds if they are available.

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Urban Politics #129: Monorail EIS, Legisation & Timeline

April 7th, 2002

On Friday, April 5, the Elevated Transportation Company (ETC) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Seattle Popular Transit Plan. This plan for a monorail system from Ballard to West Seattle is the fruition of Initiative 53, passed by Seattle voters in November, 2000, and Initiative 41, passed by Seattle voters in 1997.

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Urban Politics #124: New City Council Committees

January 21st, 2002

Every two years the City Council has an opportunity to rearrange its committees. Committee Chairs and the subject matter for the committees often change. This year is no different. The current changes were adopted by Resolution 30437 which describes the committee chairs, membership and meeting times of the standing committees of the Seattle City Council for 2002 and 2003.

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Urban Politics #118: Zoo Non-Profit Governance Agreement

November 27th, 2001

In early December, the City Council will consider a proposed agreement to transfer management of the Woodland Park Zoo from the City of Seattle to the Woodland Park Zoo Society for 20 years, with a 10-year option to extend.

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Urban Politics #107: Background To Aboretum Master Plan

May 11th, 2001

For the last six years the City and the University of Washington have been engaged in a long process of updating the 1978 Master Plan for the Arboretum. The new plan, which is to guide the development of the park for the next 30 years, began with an initial scoping report in 1994 and then was followed up with a draft plan published in 1997.

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Urban Politics #106: Woodland Park Zoo Draft Long-Range Plan 2001 & Draft EIS

May 6th, 2001

The Woodland Park Zoo has released a draft Long-Range Plan 2001 and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for this plan. The Plan 2001 is intended as a 20-year development plan and update of the 1976 Long-Range Plan. It contains sections on Development Guidelines, Non-Exhibit Recommendations, and Exhibit Scenarios. Although not called a master plan, it is essentially the same thing.

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