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September 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Affordable housing: Add requirement to add parking spots

I am not opposed to the development of high-density housing (apodments, micro-housing, etc.) in Seattle [“Seattle weighing new tax on builders for affordable housing,” Local News, Sept. 16]. My concern is about parking. I live in the Eastlake neighborhood, where street parking is quite difficult. My plea to the Seattle City Council: allow high-density…

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Comments | More in Housing | Topics: apodments, Bob Palmer, Eastlake

October 14, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Seattle in need of street parking

Mayor McGinn should add not decrease parking Mayor Mike McGinn’s support of reducing street parking and reducing the requirement for new parking developments is making Seattle less livable. For a while I lived in a condo in Belltown and my range hood stopped working. No repair company recommended by the manufacturer would come to Belltown because of…

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Comments | More in King County, parking | Topics: mayor mcginn, parking, Seattle

August 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Fewer people attend Seafair

The event is a hassle The Lucas Oil Air Show planes fly near each other as they release trails of smoke during the final day of Seafair, Sunday, August 4, 2013. [Lindsey Wasson, The Seattle Times.] The drop in attendance at Seafair might be attributed to answering this simple query: Do the pleasures derived from attending the…

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Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: events, parking, Seafair

July 25, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Mayoral candidates compete for Seattle

Ideas for city improvement A bicyclist cruises down Alaskan Way near Pike Street on the Seattle waterfront. [Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times.] Seattle mayoral candidates: Where is Seattle’s vision? Seattle could be improved in many ways. The present mayor’s vision for Seattle has been limited to improved bicycle features and seawall repair. The new candidates have said little…

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Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: alaskan way viaduct, city, improvements

July 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Parking app hits Seattle streets

Smartphone apps favor the wealthy Barry Arnold, chief commercial officer of PayByPhone, demonstrates how a driver could buy parking with an iPad or a cellphone. Beginning with downtown’s retail core, drivers are now able to use their phones to pay for on-street parking without needing to visit a pay station. [Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times.] When information…

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Comments | More in Seattle, Transportation | Topics: app, parking, paybyphone

July 9, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Tensions over parking rates

Chinatown/International District should have free parking The parking meter near the entrance to the Sea Garden Restaurant shows the enforcement hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. [Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times.] It is obvious that Seattle City Council members Tim Burgess and Tom Rasmussen have not been anywhere near the Chinatown/International District in a long…

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Comments | More in Politics, Seattle, Transportation | Topics: parking, parking rates, politics