The West Seattle Green Space Coalition will be hosting a meeting this Sunday and then next week making the case to City Council and the Urban Forest Commission on why we should want to preserve open space currently under consideration for being sold by City Light.
The items in question are surplus substations located on public land which has been a long-standing part of the City’s infrastructure. For decades, the land has benefitted neighborhoods, first as substations and later, as green spaces with mature vegetation or wetlands. The land provides value and benefits to our neighborhoods. Public land is finite, and once it is sold, it is practically impossible to recover.
The meeting Sunday will discuss ways in which Seattle residents can benefit from these properties and how they can assist in requesting City Council halt any sale of the land until the neighborhoods have the opportunity to find the best public use for the land and to secure necessary funding. The presentation to City Council and the Urban Forest Commission will request they consider ways to preserve these properties until a review and funding sources can be secured.
Details on the meetings:
- West Seattle Green Space Coalition meeting (includes sample letters)
- Sunday, March 8, 3:00 pm
- Delridge Library, 5423 Delridge Way SW, Metro Route 120
- West Seattle Green Space Coalition presentation to City Council
- Wednesday, March 12, 9:30 am
- Seattle City Hall, City Council Chambers, 600 4th Ave., 2nd Floor
- West Seattle Green Space Coalition presentation to Urban Forest Commission
- Wednesday, March 12, 3:00 pm
- Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Room 2750