Letters and Testimony

This page is an archive with the letters of advocacy that Lid I-5 has sent to public agencies and elected officials, including letters co-signed with coalitions. It also lists some of our key appearances at public hearings for testimony.

Acronyms include the Pike Pine Urban Neighborhood Council (PPUNC, which was the early host for Lid I-5), The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), and Washington State Convention Center (WSCC).

Letters

February 22, 2022 – Puget Sound Regional Council | Comments on draft 2050 Regional Transportation Plan

September 22, 2021 – U.S. Congress | CNU coalition support for Neighborhood Access and Equity Grants

August 5, 2021 – U.S. Congress | CNU coalition support for the Reconnecting Communities program

July 16, 2021 – U.S. Congress | CNU coalition support for funding the reconnecting communities divided by highways

April 12, 2021 – Washington State Legislature | Support for I-5 corridor scenario analysis funding

April 5, 2021 – Washington State Legislature | Support for I-5 corridor scenario analysis funding

November 18, 2020 – Seattle City Council | Support for bridge maintenance funding

October 31, 2019 – Seattle City Council | Request for Downtown street network study funding

October 12, 2019 – Washington State Legislature | Offer to speak at the Joint Transportation Committee on the future of I-5

July 5, 2019 – U.S. Department of Transportation | Support for BUILD grant application

June 25, 2019 – Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development | Support for I-5 lid feasibility study work plan

April 16, 2019 – Washington State Legislature | Support for I-5 corridor scenario analysis funding

May 7, 2018 – Press Release | Community Package Coalition comment on City Council approval

October 16, 2017 – Press Release | Community Package Coalition agreement announcement

July 17, 2017 – Seattle Design Commission | Community Package Coalition public benefits proposal for the WSCC Addition

May 23, 2017 – WSCC Board of Directors | Community Package Coalition public benefits proposal for the WSCC Addition

May 18, 2017 – Seattle Design Commission | Community Package Coalition public benefits proposal for the WSCC Addition

May 5, 2017 – Seattle Design Commission | Comment on I-5 lid feasibility study scope of work

April 23, 2017 – Seattle Department of Transportation | Comment on Washington State Convention Center Addition street vacation petition (clerk file #314338)

April 10, 2017 – The Seattle Times | Community Package Coalition op-ed

March 17, 2017 – Seattle City Council | Community Package Coalition public benefits proposal for the WSCC Addition

February 16, 2017 – Seattle Design Commission | Community Package Coalition public benefits proposal for the WSCC Addition

January 24, 2017 – WSCC Board of Directors | Community Package Coalition public benefits proposal for the WSCC Addition

September 12, 2016 – Seattle City Council | Lid I-5 support for freeway mitigation in the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan

March 18, 2016 – Seattle Department of Transportation | Collection of coalition letters with requests for public benefits associated with the WSCC street vacation petition

February 4, 2016 – Seattle Design Commission | PPUNC request for public benefits associated with the WSCC Addition street vacation petition

Public Testimony

February 21, 2022 – Washington State Legislature, Senate Transportation Committee

October 15, 2021 – Seattle City Council – Support for Downtown street network study funding

January 13, 2021 – Washington State Legislature, House Transportation Committee

January 12, 2021 – Washington State Legislature, Senate Transportation Committee

April 3, 2018 – Seattle City Council transportation committee

April 18, 2018 – Seattle City Council, full council, public hearing on approving street vacations and public benefits for the WSCC Addition

July 13, 2017 – Seattle Board of Park Commissioners

April 13, 2017 – Seattle Parks District Oversight Committee

April 6, 2017 – Puget Sound Regional Council

February 2, 2017 – Seattle Design Commission

December 16, 2015 – Seattle City Council – PPUNC presents the lid concept at a lunch-and-learn event