Sunday, December 18, 2016

News of the Positive Decision on our Appeal to Demand an EIS from the City Council

A Message from Martin Kaplan:

On behalf of our Queen Anne Community Council, I’d like to thank you, along with thousands of new neighborhood friends from all around our city, for your gratitude and incredible support. 

Remember this is only the beginning!

This morning’s dramatic editorial by The Seattle Times Editorial Board tripled the impact of my morning coffee!  The message firmly addressed our critical cause and challenges each of us to not only consider our rights as Seattleites but also to embrace our interests with enthusiasm and act to affect change while holding City Hall accountable. 

Today’s Editorial:  The Seattle Times Editorial Board
In my opinion, the Hearing Examiner’s Decision on Tuesday powerfully supported our position as outlined in our appeal;  that ideology and governance by proclamation will not work in Seattle and ignoring facts and the public voice while favoring one narrow group at the expense of the greater good will have consequences.  Many feel there has been a paradigm shift down at City Hall where your opinion and those of your neighbors and communities are no longer heard or considered.  This shift is antithetical to Seattle's long history of community involvement in city governance. 

The Decision

We will stand together and pursue the next steps as Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien make their decision moving ahead pursuant to the appeal decision.

Thanks so much again, and even in these very heavy times, may your holidays be just that much brighter!

Queen Anne Community Council 
Land Use Review and Planning Committee (LURC)
Martin Henry Kaplan, AIA, Chair

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