Virtual Ballard District Council Meeting is tonight

The Ballard District Council is having a rare August meeting tonight (Aug. 12) to make up for missed meetings this spring.

The meeting will be held virtually, and will feature presentations from Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Light, and artist Jeffrey Veregge who will be creating a large installation for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project. A new community coalition will also be presenting: the Friends of Ballard Waterfront Park (FOBWP) will be talking about their goals to enhance public access and open space at the SPU site (24th Ave NW Pier and shoreline street end).

Here’s the link to watch on YouTube, and here’s the agenda:

  • 7-7:05 Intros from President
  • 7:05-7:50 Seattle Public Utilities’ Ship Canal Water Quality Project updates: As you drive along Shilshole Avenue, you may have noticed a tall green fence around the massive undertaking between Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division to reduce the amount of polluted stormwater and sewage that flows into the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Salmon Bay, and Lake Union. The Ballard construction area includes a large site near the former Yankee Diner. In addition to info from SPU project managers, the presentation will include an overview of temporary and permanent public art from the Office of Arts and Culture, and artist Jeffrey Veregge will join us to discuss his concept for large-scale artwork at the Ballard site.
  • 7:50-8:05 Ballard Neighborhood Waterfront Planning: This loosely formed group with representatives from Groundswell NW, Stimson Marina, Central Ballard Residents and Friends of Street Ends seeks to work with SPU, other agencies and the community to maximize opportunities for public access at this important waterfront location
  • 8:05-8:25 Seattle City Light Electrification project: SCL is interested in your ideas and feedback on the use of electricity to power buses, trucks, cars, ferries and other modes of transport, with benefits including cleaner air, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, opportunities to save money, and new jobs.
  • 8:25-8:30 Close/final comments

You can submit questions prior to and during the meeting by emailing info@ballarddistrict.org, sending the BDC a Facebook message, or by commenting on YouTube during the meeting. The meeting will be broadcasted live, and will be archived for later viewing.

Photo: SPU’s Ballard construction site | Ballard District Council


13
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Paintking
Member
Paintking

” A new community coalition” they say; FOBWP. Is this 3 or 4 people?? Just what we all need, more community organizing. Let me guess, they’ll have great ideas, all unfunded. And don’t forget that 1% that MUST be spent on “art”. In these times is Veregge a true necessity? Does he have a studio? Can he make it without our tax $$? Classis liberalism. Grow government, your friends get great gigs, AND your nanny finally gets her Tesla. BRILLIANT

Truth
Member
Truth

I’m really curious how a society should function in your mind. Mad Max style perhaps?

coryclassic
Member
coryclassic

I think they should be smarter about what they spend our money on. They seem to forget that this money means a lot to us, the people. They take it from us. At increasing rates every year. To the politicians it seems they believe the money comes out of thin air. Hence the crazy spending in Seattle over the past decade.

Truth
Member
Truth

I think they should be smarter about what they spend our money on.

What would you rather they spend our money on? A lot of recent tax increases are voter approved measures that are very narrowly focused on what the money can be spent on.

To the politicians it seems they believe the money comes out of thin air.

It also seems like you’re assuming what others believe. You should really go visit the City Budget Office sometime. Talk to the people that manage the budget and see if they believe money “comes out of thin air”.

They seem to forget that this money means a lot to us, the people.

They do? Can you provide a specific example?

They take it from us.

They don’t “take” it from us. Taking implies theft, which is very Grover Norquist of you!

We pay taxes every year and receive services in return. If you feel the tax rate is too high, then work towards electing candidates that will adjust taxes to your liking.

At least you didn’t try to claim that taxes are unconstitutional. Your concern trolling is improving!

coryclassic
Member
coryclassic

Examples? You must not live in Seattle. There are examples crapping on my doorstep regularly. Not to mention all the spending on that great government art.
The downtown trolley? City bailout of the bike share investors? Bertha? Bus bulbs? Free bus passes?
Looking at the city budget will make you a libertarian real fast.

Truth
Member
Truth

Examples? You must not live in Seattle. There are examples crapping on my doorstep regularly.

There very little funding for that. The few times Seattle has tried to fund it, it’s been met with opposition that ironically are the same people that like to remind everyone that there’s a homeless problem and the City should do something about it.

Looking at the city budget will make you a libertarian real fast.

Your Koch Bros have changed it so that being a completely selfish, waste of human life, who looks on fellow countrymen with contempt makes one a libertarian.

Double ironically, libertarian minded regulations that hamstring the government cause the very budgets that you claim makes people libertarian! The circle of life!

Mike O'Brien is smart
Member
Mike O'Brien is smart

Heyyyy yeah!! A new homeless camping site at the end of 24th Ave at NW Pier sounds dandy. Can’t wait to pitch a tent there and throw my trash all over the place. Hey all homeless, there is a new area to access at the SPU site end of 24th Ave. Yeeeehaawww!!!!
Nothing to stop us now.
Hey that’s a song. Sing with me Truth!

And a 1 and a 2 and a 3….

This world that I found is too good to be true….
Let them say we’re crazy,
What do they know?…
And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of safe public areas
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

https://youtu.be/3wxyN3z9PL4

Yay!! Thanks progressives.
Drug addicts and mentally ill thank you for your enablement, encouragement, forbearance, virtue signals, constant bouts of mania we can’t escape from, legalization of drugs and trafficking, St. Luke’s, shoplifting, etc.

Checklist:
– Defund SPD – Complete
– Remove SPD Chief – Complete
– Lower SPD headcount – Complete
– Remove Navigation Team – Complete
– Eliminate Homeless camp sweeps – Complete
– Tax businesses that provide jobs – Complete

You’re doing great activists. Keep it up!!!
From: Hupcap Willie and friends at the Commons.

El Grunion
Member
El Grunion

lol

Truth
Member
Truth

Can you please run for District Councilmember 6 in 2023?

Lizzy the Lezzy
Member
Lizzy the Lezzy

Is he our Goodspaceguy or David Blomstrom? I can’t decide…

Mike O'Brien is smart
Member
Mike O'Brien is smart

Yes! I’ll be a long term Ballard Commons resident by then so should be no problem. Do they check open warrants for felonies in other states? I sure hope not. Scorcher today Truth! Will have to shoplift ice bags multiple times today from QFC. Bring the family to the water fountains? We only wash our butts there during the week. Weekends for families. We have standards. Want some meth?

Ballard By Boat
Member
Ballard By Boat

Funny, but your song structure still needs work. And if you’re gonna steal, don’t steal from Starship, they’re musical excrement.

Mike O'Brien is smart
Member
Mike O'Brien is smart

Couldn’t help it. It was too a match. Thanks for the constructive feedback Ball by Boat. I’ll leave some meth for you at St. Luke’s as a token of my appreciation. And no bike stealing for a whole week! Just for you though. I need to feed my heroin habit somehow ya know!?!

Advertisement