The following resolution passed the 46th District Democrats on Thursday, August 16th, 2012:
WHEREAS, 46th District Democrats favor open space creation in densifying urban neighborhoods, e. g. Thornton creek daylighting at Northgate which has given Northgate a new identity, and
WHEREAS, Sound Transit intends to vote August 23, 2012 to sell to the University of Washington the air rights above the sound Transit University District Station as a site for faculty housing, and
WHEREAS, Phil Thiel, University of Washington Department of Architecture Professor Emeritus, proposes the site be preserved as an open space plazato provide a public meeting ground to serve the broader community, and
WHEREAS, Sound Transit has refused to hear the Thiel alternative, and
WHEREAS, the State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) requirements have not been met,
NOW THEREFORE, the 46th Legislative District Democrats urge Sound Transit to delay the vote until SEPA is complied with and the Thiel proposal is given a fair and honest hearing.