City City Council Shits on Skateboarders
posted by July 24 at 11:08 AMon
The City Council has tabled for two weeks a proposal to build a skate park near KeyArena.
The council Monday had planned to vote on the proposal to build the skate area between the arena and the Seattle Center’s Northwest rooms. The proposal allows the removal of the DuPen Fountain and sculptures, which council members say would be installed elsewhere at the Center.
The topic led to an unusually snippy exchange between council members. Some members worried a skate park would be too rowdy for that area, which they described as a place for “contemplative” respite.
Yeah, that’s what I go to Seattle Center for: contemplative respite… and minigolf, elephant ears, and basketball games. Christ.
Time to face facts, skaters: the isn’t going to be another skatepark built in Seattle until skaters start showing up at city council meetings. Not to talk—there’s been enough of that—but to skate. Up and down the aisles, during the meeting, shutting it down, risking arrest. The message to the council: if you don’t provide us with a place to skate then we’re going to skate in council chambers. The city is playing you for fools with this process shit.