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Councilmember Godden’s Statement on Sisley Property Review

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/8/2015

Councilmember Godden’s Statement on Sisley Property Review

SEATTLECouncilmember Jean Godden today issued the following statement in response to Mayor Murray’s directive that the Department of Neighborhoods and the Department of Planning & Development begin a 60-day review of options for the Sisley properties in the Roosevelt neighborhood:

“I heard from the Mayor regarding the use of pending judgment funds against the Sisleys and the possible taking of property for use as open space in the Roosevelt neighborhood. 

“I will be holding this legislation in committee until the Mayor has completed the 60-day review and reports back to the committee.

“During this time we now have an opportunity to reengage with the community and neighbors in a broader discussion of options and creative approaches that ultimately could address multiple needs.

“I am pleased that the Mayor continues to demonstrate his commitment to open space as one of several possible outcomes.”

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