City Support Your Local Skater
posted by November 12 at 16:47 PMon
This could be a big week for SeaSk8. The Skatepark Advisory Committee (SPAC) is holding a public meeting on Thursday—at 6:30 on the 3rd floor in conference room A—to discuss the proposed demolition of one of the Center’s Pavilion sites. The Pavilions are used by festival organizers—like the Bite of Seattle and Bumbershoot—who hold a lot of sway around the Center.
Things could get heated as, presumably, the festivals want to continue to use the space, while skaters don’t want to shuffled around anymore. SPAC has already been told that the new SeaSk8 is going to face a reduction in size due to unforeseen costs, and a strong lobby from Center heavies could force SeaSk8 out of yet another location.
SPAC’s also holding a meeting at the Seattle Parks Building tonight (7pm at 100 Dexter Ave), to discuss the future of SeaSk8, celebrate the start of construction at Lower Woodland, and figure out what to do with the money the Mayor has allocated for skaters in his 2008 budget. The new Parks Superintendent is also expected to attend tonight’s meeting.
Bring your love/hate/indifference/totally rad deck to this week’s meetings.