News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Primary Election Results: Tunnel, Veterans & Human Services Levy Move Forward

August 17th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

Last night you hustled to make sure your ballot was counted in the Seattle primary election. Here’s what you accomplished (or didn’t accomplish, depending on how you voted).

By all accounts, the tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct is good-to-go. Despite some extremely strong opposition around town (especially if you’ve read the weeklies in the past six months), nearly 60 percent of the votes counted Tuesday were in support of the project.

Technically the vote was not a binding rule or law, however it is seen as the proof that the people of Seattle want the city to move forward on the $2 billion tunnel. Just pray they everything goes to plan. Seattlites will foot the bill on any overages beyond the proposed budget.

Meanwhile, King County voters overwhelmingly approved the Veterans and Human Services Levy with 66 percent in favor. The levy, which will support veterans, military personnel and their families as well as the county’s neediest residents, is expected to collect between $102 million and $108 million over the next six years.

Check out the full results for the rundown of voting on the Seattle School Board, Seattle City Council and many other primaries.

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Vote on 46th Street Mural Project

April 26th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

The 46th Street Mural Project invites residents of Wallingford and Fremont and users of the N. 46th Street underpass to help select the final design for the 300-foot mural beneath Aurora Avenue North. Click on the link to guide you through slide  shows with full details for each of final 3 designs and to vote.

Todd Lown and Kristin Ramirez are 2 of the finalists. Here is the selection from the third finalist, Susan Brown:

Susan Brown mural

On May 5, the project’s Steering Committee will make the final selection, subject to the City of Seattle’s design review approval. Construction is scheduled for summer 2010, with a public dedication in August.

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