Patrick Robinson
SDOT Project Manager Norene Pen on a walking tour in West Seattle describes some of the changes coming to Fauntleroy Way SW as the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project gets underway later this year.

Fauntleroy Boulevard walking tours share plans and problems with gateway makeover

SDOT conducted two Walking Tours last week to inform people and collect feedback on the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project that is set to transform the “gateway to the neighborhood” starting later this year.

About 35 to 40 people showed up for each tour which took people from the corner of Fauntleroy Way SW and Alaska Street SW down to West Seattle Brewing on 36th Avenue SW to give them a ground level look at the changes coming and complete what is said to be a project about 60 percent complete in design.

SDOT’s project page describes it this way:
“Fauntleroy Way SW serves many purposes; it is a key entrance to West Seattle, a major truck street, a bike route, and is home to numerous retail businesses and new residential developments. Today, this area presents several challenges that impact mobility for users, including: poorly defined sidewalks, significant distances between marked pedestrian crossings, no dedicated space for people riding bikes, and minimal landscaping.

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On the Go Week of 3-20-17

GriefShare Recovery
Support Group

Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Every Sat., Now–May 20, 10 a.m.–Noon. Grace Church in West Seattle will be hosting a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. For more information please contact Grace Church at 206.937.8400 or Barb at 206.932.7459.

Resource Open House For Business Owners
And Entrepreneurs

Seattle Public Library–Delridge
5423 Delridge Way S.W.,
Thurs., March 16, 4–6 p.m. The Seattle Public Library will host an open house where business owners and entrepreneurs can meet with community lenders and providers of free business consulting. The event will gather together local experts who provide technical and financial assistance to new and growing businesses. Attendees will receive free advice on next steps, business ideas and financial assistance. Registration not required. For more information, call 206.733.9125.

Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy Open House

2701 California Ave. S.W.

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Public records access, costs targets of two House bills advancing to Senate

By Tim Gruver
WNPA Olympia News Bureau

OLYMPIA, Mar. 8 –– In floor action Mar. 3, the House of Representatives passed two measures that affect the cost of providing digitized public records to requesters, and managing access to records via a statewide Internet portal.

Public records are one of the most important tools citizens use to keep tabs on government, but emerging technologies have made maintaining their accessibility in the digital age for government agencies a costly challenge.

HB 1594 passed the House 79-18 while HB 1595 earned 75-22 approval. Both measures now head to the Senate for consideration starting Mar. 15 with public hearings before the State Government Committee.

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