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February 11, 2:11 PM click here to comment > 0

The Reader – Connecting the Missing Link

From the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn
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Study finds no adverse impact from proposed Burke-Gilman Trail “Missing Link” alignment:
A Determination of Non-Significance was issued today by the Seattle Department of Transportation. This finding means that proposed alignment for the Burke-Gilman trail in Ballard (between 17th Avenue Northwest and Northwest Vernon Place) would not have a probable adverse impact on the environment. The study’s findings can still be appealed, but this brings us closer to filling in the missing link of one of Seattle’s key pieces of city’s bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. You can read the complete study here.

Getting drug dealers off the streets in Columbia City:
Wednesday night, members of the Seattle Police Department went to Columbia City to offer drug dealers a chance to turn around their lives and avoid arrest if they stop dealing drugs. The program provides treatment and rigorous oversight of dealers who agree to participate to ensure they do not return to drug dealing, with the goal of shutting down the open-air drug dealing that has been reported in the neighborhood. Last year the program succeeded in keeping nine drug dealers from returning to the streets in the Central Area. Read more about the program here.

Seattle joins Vancouver and Victoria to develop green innovation:
Earlier this week Mayor McGinn traveled to Victoria, British Columbia to participate in the Sustainable Communities Conference, sharing Seattle’s experience encouraging green innovation. While there, Mayor McGinn joined Vancouver, B.C. Mayor Gregor Robertson and Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin to sign an agreement between their three cities to jointly develop a regional green innovation sector. Together, the three cities can work to attract investment by highlighting and sharing sustainable practices such as energy efficiency and reducing waste. Read more about the agreement here.

Upcoming Events (for more see

February 12:
Neighbor Appreciation Day awards presentation, 10am at Hamilton International Middle School (1610 N 41st)
Broadview/Bitter Lake/Haller Lake Neighbor Appreciation Day event, 11am at Bitter Lake Community Center (13035 Linden Ave N)

February 14:
Ask the Mayor, 9am on KUOW (94.9 FM)

February 15:
Beacon Hill Town Hall with Mayor McGinn, 5:30pm, Jefferson Community Center (3801 Beacon Ave S)

February 17:
Waterfront design presentation, 6:30pm at Seattle Aquarium (1483 Alaskan Way)

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Posted by: Nathaniel Merrill