Thanks to SSCAN members who have signed the
COMMUNITY FOREST CONSENSUS

https://KCTreeEquity.org/consensus
(If you haven’t already signed please consider doing so now)

And please consider two other actions:

  1. Help spread the word! Link to this FaceBook Post
  2. Comment at the Port of Seattle meeting on April 12th or April 16th – either by video or prior email – more info below

The Community Forest Consensus of North SeaTac Park now has nearly 300 signatures, including 15 organizations and four city Councilmembers.  Help us get to 1,000!


TIME SENSITIVE! Please act now if you can
As many readers know, the Port of Seattle is proposing as part of its Sustainable Airport Master Plan to commercially develop an estimated 107+ acres of mostly tree-covered land in the community near SeaTac Airport – including 31 acres ina highly-environmentally sensitive portion of North SeaTac Park.

 

Port Commissioners need to hear that, in the middle of a climate emergency  – and in a community where Public Health Seattle-King County recommends MORE trees and green space to protect residents from deadly airport pollution –  this is unacceptable.

This is time sensitive. Planning on the proposal to develop inside the park has been on hold until completion of an inventory of the area that Port Commissioners directed to be completed last fall. That inventory is expected to be completed any day now. That will bring this development under further consideration. So now is a key time to connect with them.

More info is at https://KCTreeEquity.org

 


How to comment at Port meetings


Port meetings are usually on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at noon. Sign up is by 9AM on the morning of the meeting. Sign in is at 11:30AM.  Procedures are published HERE. Speaking time is 2 minutes.

To deliver public comment during a meeting via phone or Microsoft Teams: Write to commission-public-records@portseattle.org with your name and topic by 9AM on the day of the meeting. You’ll be provided with instructions and a link.

To deliver public comment via email: Send your comments to commission-public-records@portseattle.org All written comments will be distributed to commissioners and attached to the approved minutes.