Blogs, SeattleIAM Daily Blog Report: Skatepark Saga Continues, Port Plan Rejected, While Jake Locker is Bac

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Skatepark Saga Continues

Reporting in the Slog, The Stranger’s blog, Jonah Spangenthal-Lee confirms that, from the outcome of the Seattle Center skatepark meeting, no one wants a skatepark at 2nd and Thomas. “About 40 skaters, parents and members of the Seattle Center business community expressed their dissent over the City Council’s push to replace the Seatle Center Pavilions with a skatepark.” Strangely enough, the skaters and Seattle Center businesses were in agreement on the issue.

The post details the arguments, which include cost factors and the loss of one of the Pavilions – “used by Bumbershoot, Folklife, the Children’s Festival and apparently as a homeless shelter - would require relocating events to the Bagley Wright Theater, Memorial Stadium, EMP or the Exhibition Center.” These moves would greatly effect event revenues, which angered festival organizers. It’s been a long process to replace SeaSk8, torn down last January, and Skate Park Advisory Committee Chair Ryan Barth admitted that everyone has burned out on the idea. Someone’s going to get displaced… “But we don't have anywhere else to go…We're capitulating to [this] site."

Sound Sounder Say No to Port Plan

In the latest post from Biz Buzz, insights and analysis of South Sound business, Kelly Kearsley informs that Friends of Rocky Prairie are working to “more difficult for the port to develop the facility into into a logistics center” by petitioning the county. Activist Sharron Coontz states that the community is against such a facility. Activists have asked the commission “to lower the allowable residential density of homes from one every five acres to one every 20 acres,” hoping that the new zoning flavor would discourage county approval.

The post reports that The Port of Tacoma commission is scheduled to vote on an issue regarding Maytown today at 4 p.m. The logistic center is “essentially a place to transfer cargo from rail and trucks. The commission will be deciding whether to extend its study of building a center in this area. A link to the agenda is posted in the blog, as well as a link to the 2008 budget, which the commission will also be reviewing at the meeting.

Going Green in West Seattle

The most recent post from West Seattle Blog lists a few ways to practice being green. Through free e-cyling, available close to West Seattle in the Safeco Field parking structure from 9 am – 3 pm tomorrow, you can recycle electronic equipment, including monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, and laptops. And if you plan on painting your home any time soon, Authentic Home design shop hosts a selection of “environmentally smarter paint.”

The post also announces a Sustainable West Seattle forum from 9 am – 2 pm tomorrow at Camp Long Lodge. The forum will focus on the question “How do we make West Seattle more sustainable in 2008?” Free breakfast and beverages to be served.

Locker’s Looking Back to Normal

Bob Condotta of the Husky Football blog tells us that UW Offensive coordinator Tim Lappano was recently interviewed on KJR-AM, saying that Jake Locker “looked good enough that it is a legitimate thought that he could start Saturday against Cal.” After their last practice, Locker was looking better than ever and had gotten back “most, if not all, of the range-of-motion in his neck”

Still, the post continues, Carl Bonnell took most of the snaps in practice, and that’s “usually the biggest indicator of who will play on Saturday.” Locker’s recovery at least prevents Ronnie Fouch from being backup. “Lappano indicated on KJR that Fouch didn't take a lot of reps.” We won’t know until kickoff for sure who will play QB.

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