Sail Sand Point Sailors and Supporters:
*We need your help.*
We were informed this afternoon that, despite 3 years of negotiations
with the City and individual meetings with 6 City Council Members over
the past few weeks, Council Member Tom Rasmussen â€“ the head of the Parks
Committee â€“ is ready to kill our proposal to renovate Building 11 and
thus evict â€“ **almost immediately** â€“ Sail Sand Point, Seattle Raft &
Kayak, Hobie Cats NW and all the other tenants of Building 11.
Apparently, there is absolutely no support on the Parks Committee to
even forward our proposal to the full Council for a vote.
It seems our City Council Members have no idea about the impact our
programs and services have on the community.
*The only way we can conceivably get a supporting vote is for our **
*supporters, sailors, kids, neighbors, etc. to pack the house and make *
*the Council realize that we are not happy with this decision.*
While both the committee and time are working against us, we believe
that, with the steadfast support you all have shown in the past, we can
make them see that we are an integral part of our community.
This is a very real threat to all of us here in Building 11 and we need
your support more than ever, now that the impending meeting is scheduled
for this *Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 9:30 am*.
Again, we realize it is late notice, but please mark your calendars for
this upcoming *Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 9:30 am* and make an appearance
at Seattle City Hall to show your support for Sail Sand Point.
The meeting will be held at the Seattle City Hall, second story
Council Chamber (at the top of the grand stairway).
The official City Hall address is 600 4th Avenue, but the building takes
up the entire block bounded by 4th, 5th, James and Cherry. There is a
convenient parking garage on 6th between Cherry and James â€“ City Hall is
a block west (toward the water).
If you are coming from Magnuson Park, take I5 south and get off at
Exit 165A towards James Street. Merge on to 6th Avenue. The
parking garage is just past Cherry (see attached map).
Please arrive a little early (at least 9 am) and if you can speak in
support of the programs at Building 11 that would be fabulous. Even just
showing up in support would be greatly appreciated. The more kids the
*Letâ€™s show the City Council how important saving Building 11 and Sail **
*Sand Point is!**