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Tag: monorail

Urban Politics #162: Monorail Update: Landmark Status & Code Changes

August 3rd, 2003

On July 22, the Neighborhoods, Arts & Civil Rights Committee of the Seattle City Council passed Council Bill 114629 an ordinance designating only the Alweg cars for landmarks protection. The ordinance, which I sponsored, does not grant landmarks protections (called “controls”) to the monorail guide ways and columns.


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.


Urban Politics #159: Monorail Station Areas Brown Bag

June 8th, 2003

On Tuesday, June 10, the City Neighborhood Council and I will co-host a “brown bag” on monorail station areas.


Urban Politics #158: Monorail Landmark Designation

June 6th, 2003

The Landmarks Preservation Board voted on Wednesday, June 4, to approve an agreement designating the current 1962 monorail as a historic landmark. With this vote, the issue now moves to the City Council for final consideration.


Urban Politics #151: Monorail Update

March 27th, 2003

At my Neighborhood, Arts & Civil Rights Committee, my proposed Resolution 30587 establishing a Monorail Technical Advisory Panel (MTAP) was passed and will now be voted on by the Full Council this Monday.


Urban Politics #135: Monorail Legislation Passes

June 30th, 2002

The Monorail Ad-Hoc Committee I chair passed two monorail resolutions (4-0; Licata, Conlin, Nicastro, Wills) on Friday, June 28, 2002. Both will now move to the Full Council for votes on Monday, July 8.


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.


Urban Politics #112: Special Events Taskforce Report

August 1st, 2001

As Chair of the Culture Arts and Parks Committee I strongly support the Taskforce’s recommendations to better fund the Special Events Committee and streamline the City’s assistance efforts. Their report clearly stated that “special events help build a sense of belonging and community pride…” and that the “City of Seattle nurture and support events that build our community.”


Urban Politics #103: Sound Transit Resolutions

March 27th, 2001

I am co-sponsoring two resolutions now before the City Council that deal with Sound Transit. Votes are scheduled for both at the Transportation Committee meeting next Tuesday, April 3 at 2 p.m. Before addressing the details, some background may be helpful.


Urban Politics #98: Licata Monorail Survey

January 8th, 2001

Last week I released a report titled: Preliminary Study Of A Proposed West Seattle/ Downtown/ Northgate/ Lake City Elevated Transit Line. The study was carried out by Matthew Fox, legislative aide to former City Councilmember Charlie Chong. The report found that community leaders from neighborhoods along the most likely monorail route are more supportive than fearful of a monorail.