A better bus solution
The East District Council meeting on Monday kicked off with a discussion regarding Metro transit service cuts. Because of its budget shortfall, Merto proposed route restructuring and elimination across the city, including Route 8, Route 12, Route 27 and Route 60, which serve First Hill and Capitol Hill.
The Central Transit Community Coalition propose an alternative that, instead of cutting bus line, reduces the frequency of service on less-used routes, if needed, then returns them to full service when the budget returns to health.
If you prefer the latter option, voice your opinion, by writing a letter to King County elected officials and Metro, or emailing CTCCoalition@gmail.com to authorize use of your name on the Central Transit Community Coalition’s letter.
City now accepting proposals to Neighborhood Park and Street Fund
Have an idea that would improve Capitol Hill? The City of Seattle will accept proposals to the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund from now to February 3. Any individual, neighborhood group or business is eligible and encouraged to apply.
The SPSF supports projects valued up to $90,000, which focus on neighborhood park and street improvements, like trail and playground upgrades, sport court resurfacing, natural area renovations, and accessibility improvements. Past projects include adding traffic features, like marking crosswalks, curb ramps and pedestrian countdown signals.
To learn more about the fund or to propose a project, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/npsf/default.htm. Capitol Hill’s Neighborhood District Coordinator, Tim Durkan, can be reached for questions at 206-684-4054.