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Tonight: Chat with the Mayor About Snow

The mayor is making three stops around the city this week to listen and talk with people about the city’s response to the week-long December snow fiasco.

And would you believe that one of the three is right here in the heart of the CD?

It starts at 6:30pm at Garfield Community Center. Come prepared with your list of gentle suggestions of what the city can do differently when we have another big storm in 2023.

0 thoughts on “Tonight: Chat with the Mayor About Snow

  1. I have to admit it does make me crazy to see so much time and energy wasted on the snow response. We get storms like this every once in a blue moon and we have much bigger fish to fry. Let’s focus on how we’re going to keep people from losing their homes or how to save public schools.

  2. I would like to chat with Greggy about when he plans on sending out the sweepers to clean up the SAND THAT IS EVERYWHERE!

  3. i cannot disagree with the “gentle” suggestion more. Nor can I agree that this issue is insignificant.

    I think Seattle has an abundance of politeness and a dearth of candor. Respectful, yes, but let’s not sugarcoat our views on what can only be characterized as an abject failure on the part of the Mayor and SDOT.

    And to call this insignificant totally misses the impact on many of our neighbors.

    Is it insignificant for the person who works an hourly wage, but because the streets weren’t cleared or even touched, couldn’t get to work and thus purchase gifts around the holidays? Is it insignificant for the elderly person who relies on public transportation to get medical attention? Is it insignificant to the waiter who has to get to work to get paid and couldn’t because of the lack of response?

    Clearing streets and being even quasi-responsive isn’t a nice to have; it’s a must have. We’re not talking about plowing John b/w 24th and 25th–we’re talking about sending a olow more than once down major streets, ones that are designated bus routes.

    Many of us have forgiving bosses or can tele-commute, but for those that could not, they didn’t get paid. That’s not insignificant.

  4. I saw the first one just last night working on 23rd Ave. But it’s the side streets that need the most work, and they’ll probably never get to those.

  5. sand and ROCKS. all of that has been brushed into the bike lanes and to the side of the street which makes it really dangerous for us that commute by bike. in addition ,i have to say i noticed the streets were really torn up after all of this: a lot of new pot holes, missplaced Bott’s dots, etc.

  6. I hope we don’t start using salt on the roads here. I grew up in the Northeast and watched several of my cars rot away over the years. I like how cars last a lot longer here for that reason. I don’t know much about the environmental impact of road salt either, but I can’t imagine that it’s very good.

  7. The mayor has decided that salt will only be used when there is at least 4″ of snow. The effect of salt on the environment is bad. Salt goes down the drain like everything else on the street and into the rivers and Puget Sound. This increases the amount of salt in the water which dehydrates the fish. So, the city uses GeoMelt.

  8. You think sand and rocks are bad? Try salt.

    Mayor McFlop strikes again because of the hysterical ninnies in this town who can’t even be bothered to shovel their walks when a once-a-decade storm hits.

    We’ve become a city of wimps.

  9. I measured 10″ of snow outside in this last storm. Is this a referencefor the future? Because there wasn’t any salt around here.

  10. Once every few years, when there is 4″ on the street, it would be reasonable to salt I think. I owned my Toyota for 21 years, the first eight being in DC, which has the type of snow events that we do. They salt, I then took it to a good car wash even if the temperature was below freezing. No rust problems, ever. The body was in great shape when I traded it in.