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July 10, 2012 at 7:53 AM

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Poll: Will you support replacing the seawall for $290M?

Seattle City Council will send a $290 million bond measure to voters to replace the waterfront seawall. The measure will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The owner of a $360,000 home would pay $59 per year for 30 years. City officials say the seawall, built almost 100 years ago, has been damaged by age and marine borers, also known as gribbles. City officials are worried the wall could collapse in an earthquake.

Here is the city council's news statement, the approved legislation and the news side's story on the seawall.

Keep in mind that in the Aug. 7 primary election Seattle voters will also be asked to approve a $123 million seven-year levy for libraries, and King County voters will be asked to approve a $210 million nine-year levy to replace the Youth Services Center, which includes the juvenile court and detention center. We support replacing the Youth Services Center, which will cost the owner of a $350,000 home $25 a year. (We have not yet taken a position on the Seattle library levy, which would cost the owner of a $361,000 home $52 a year.)

Do you support replacing the seawall? Let us know in the poll below.


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What's the alternative? Having my office on 2nd AVE be waterfront would be cool. MORE
I wish I could vote on and be taxed to pay for the seawall replacement. I don't live... MORE
I will vote only for the seawall. It's a serious safety concern. I use the... MORE

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