Overflow crowd at Monday's Shoreline City Council meeting

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Photo by Vicki Westberg

Monday's Shoreline City Council meeting attracted an overflow crowd for the council's decision on the rezone of the 145th Street Subarea.
Every seat inside the council chambers was taken, people were standing in the back of the room and just outside the doors, which were all wide open.

Rows of chairs were set up and filled in the lobby outside the Chambers.

The Council decided to follow the recommendation of the Planning Commission and defer the zoning until the 145th Traffic Corridor study was completed. (see previous article)


Janet Way March 25, 2015 at 9:21 AM  

Way to go Vicki! And congratulations Shoreline citizens for yet another amazing turnout at the Councilmeeting and 26 amazing speakers! This was the Fifth huge meeting with over 100 in attendance!

For once the Council actually listened and took the wise advice of the Planning Commission! But wait, maybe it was the FEIS from Sound Transit that had come out last week? Was there some information there about the massive traffic impacts on 145th that convinced the Council to delay till December? Maybe some disclosure from the City would be forthcoming? Oh wait! Council is planning to discuss their Public Disclosure rules at the next dinner meeting! Maybe it would be more "transparent" if you discussed at the actual Councilmeeting onTV?

Anonymous,  March 25, 2015 at 6:29 PM  

Janet, why don't you finish your homework and read the FEIS before speculating on its impact on the Council? It would help your credibility.

Anonymous,  March 25, 2015 at 11:07 PM  

@anon 6:29 - Were you able to read the FEIS that everyone else received today to determine whether or not there is any speculation afoot? Ms. Way is one of the most credible and REALISTIC voices in this fight. I didn't see 100+ people at the past several City council meetings backing your attempts to discredit and undermine those leading the opposition.

Anonymous,  March 25, 2015 at 11:41 PM  

Put up or shut up, Way. Don't send your @11:07's to do your fighting.

Anonymous,  March 26, 2015 at 1:00 AM  

Care to answer the questions I posed above, anon.6:29? Or do you just feel the desperate need to make the vocal minority appear bigger than they actually are? No one has been "sent" to comment here, babe.

Anonymous,  March 26, 2015 at 9:09 AM  

@anonymous 1:00am -- no one is talking to you, sweetie.

Way charged that the FEIS says there would be "massive traffic impacts on 145th." "Was there some information there?" I call on her to drop the rhetoric and defend her claim. Cite the document's location and the paragraph that says this. Sound Transit's has not published a status update on the Lynnwood Link project webpage since January. http://www.soundtransit.org/Projects-and-Plans/Lynnwood-Link-Extension.

Anonymous,  March 26, 2015 at 9:58 AM  

100+ people are concerned enough over this issue to come to the recent council meetings, but don't assume they take Janet Way to be their leader. Where is the thunderous applause when she gets up to speak? It isn't there. She brought this issue to the attention of many, as did many others who do not try to take the credit.

Janet Way March 26, 2015 at 10:39 AM  

Tsk, tsk! So, I have just received the FEIS Review in the mail, and gee folks, gimme a break! I will delve into it as soon as I am finished reading all the snarky troll comments here. I suspect that the majority of residents (hundreds of brave and persistent folks who turned out, over and over in the past two months) would agree that "Houston, we have a problem...", on 145th and all roads leading to future Light Rail stations. Anyone who travels there now can confirm the problems. N145th is just one of the many problems associated with the Rezones proposed. I'll get right on it in my spare time. And thanks again to all those citizens who have showed up, stood up, and spoke truth to power!

Anonymous,  March 26, 2015 at 11:44 AM  

Janet, I agree with all of what you just wrote except the "tsk tsk".Without reading the FEIS you accused the Council of reacting to it, yet offered no verifiable reason. If you want to honor the trust SOME members of the community have given, do them a service and remain silent until you have something credible, lest the City conclude we are nothing but an agree mob. A call for reason is neither snarky or trolling.

Anonymous,  March 27, 2015 at 2:25 PM  

Janet, your personal thanks to those of us that voiced our concerns to the city council are self-serving. We did it for ourselves, not for you.

Janet Way March 29, 2015 at 8:28 AM  

I have no interest in taking credit, and I am grateful to everyone who spoke out. Folks, this not about one person, it is about the thousands who will be affected, and what is the best way to fight back. I believe that we at SPS have helped create an opportunity and tools to do that. I am long past worry about whether some like me personally. I am kind of mystified by all the vitriol here. Maybe it is coming from the "density mongers?" We will just carry on, despite all this. Whatever!

Anonymous,  March 29, 2015 at 10:20 PM  

But wait, maybe the vitriol started with Ms. Way's initial comment.

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