LETTER: Benchview neighbor angry about city decision on lot boundary adjustment

After the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development approved the permit for developers to proceed with their plan to put three houses in the Benchview neighborhood of West Seattle, it drew the ire of the Benchview Neighborhood Association, who said they would file suit again in the matter. It also drew this letter addressed to Director Diane Sugimura from Dan Dennehy, Benchview resident who shared it with the West Seattle Herald.

Ms. Sugimura-

Really? Just like before, in the dead of night. Friday before Labor Day weekend you drop this bomb. Clearly you are ashamed of this action, enough that you hold your nose and try to slide by when you feel no one is looking. Well it is not going to work. We intend to file a second LUPA. The leash comes off the fundraising efforts and the press will be out in force. The Mayor is a goner in West Seattle.

How can you argue that the LBA was not issued in error? That is precisely what the Judge ruled.

Stop patting yourself on the back for your new pending rules. Way too late to fix the utter Charlie Foxtrot your department has allowed to develop and fester within many neighborhoods in the city. Your department is clearly still out of control. You should be ashamed. In reality you have allowed developers to run "rough shod" over citizen/neighborhood interests in favor of increased permit revenue for DPD. Please if you can, prove otherwise. I believe your department to be politically corrupt, and your actions to be those of a true political hack.

Good Day,

Dan Dennehy
Benchview Neighbor

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