A coalition of environmentalists, neighborhood groups and others is accusing MayorÂ Greg NickelsÂ of going back on a deal to repair damage to a South Seattle creek to help make up for the city’s illegal destruction of wetlands nextÂ door.
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Ending years of quarreling between the city and environmental activists, theÂ Seattle City CouncilÂ on Monday forked out $400,000 to rectify damage done when the city illegally paved over wetlands to build a firefighter trainingÂ facility
nvironmentalists and community groups Wednesday asked the state to step in and block the city of Seattle’s construction work at a fire training center near South Park, the latest round in a yearslong feud over the city’s treatment of nearby Hamm Creek.
Stung by criticism that city officials shut out the public in talks about how to make up for destroying wetlands that feed Hamm Creek, theÂ Seattle City CouncilÂ urged MayorÂ Greg NickelsÂ Monday to do more to rectify theÂ damage.