The Future of West Seattle Sound Angels

12 04 2010

I have been getting a lot of questions about the longer-term mission of The Sound Angels.

As many of you have noted, our current priority is to stop the current King County plans and together with King County, work for the better solutions. “Better” means many things to many people. One of the better things might be capturing more CSO and constructing a tank or tanks, or facility that has the possibility for expansion if needed in the future, in Lincoln Park. One of the better solutions would be working for sustainable green solutions for reducing run-off. In all likelihood, no matter whether it is possible to capture 50% or more of run off with green solutions in hilly areas such as West Seattle, or not, holding tanks and better back-ups for emergencies and facilities that can be expanded as new technologies develop, need to be planned properly. Band-aids on the current wastewater system and underbuilt quick fixes are just not the answer.

So, what does that have to do with the future of this blog and Sound Angels?

Sound Angels is in this for the long haul. We have to set priorities to deal with the current proposals that are out there. Our first priority is to stop King County’s current plans and work for a better solution. At the same time, Sound Angels wishes to inspire discussions and ongoing work about saving and preserving the Sound in so many other possible ways. We are not organized yet. We are only beginning to get organized. This blog is hopefully the beginning of an effort that might be taken over by other people at some point, as I run out of steam or time to pursue this mission.

But, to be very clear, one more time, this blog is not just about saving Lowman Beach Park or the neighborhood, it is about the long-term health of the Sound.

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