City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Denny Substation State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Public Scoping Meetings
10/19/2012  11:22:00 AM
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

City Light Holding Three Public Meetings Next Week

SEATTLE – Seattle City Light is in the early stages of building its first new substation in 30 years. The environmental review process is underway and the scoping period began on Monday, Oct. 8. Scoping is the first step toward developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and provides the public an opportunity to comment on potential impacts and alternatives to be considered.

City Light is holding three SEPA public scoping meetings to provide information about the project and to gather comments. Public Meetings will be held from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on:

Monday, October 22
Seattle City Hall
Bertha Landes Room
600 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA

Wednesday, October 24
Seattle BioMed
Discovery Rooms
307 Westlake Ave. N
Seattle, WA

Thursday, October 25
Seattle University
Alumni and Admission Building
12th Ave. & E. Marion St.
Seattle, WA

All meetings will feature the same content and will include an open house from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and an oral comment period from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Written comments can be provided at any point during the meeting.

The scoping period ends at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The public is invited to submit comments at any time during this period. Send comments to: or
• Seattle City Light, Environmental Affairs Division, ATTN: Kathleen G Fendt, P.O. Box 34023, Seattle WA 98124-4023

The new substation will help City Light serve customers in the South Lake Union, Cascade, Denny Triangle, Uptown, Belltown, and First Hill neighborhoods, as well as customers throughout City Light’s service area.

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.