Neighbors of Seahurst Park is still collecting donations to pay final bills for things like attorney costs, court fees for filing appeals, and technical consultants to contest the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Westmark Project. All contributions are sincerely appreciated.
Neighbors of Seahurst Park are registered with the State of Washington as a Non-Profit Corporation. The IRS has approved out tax exempt status as a 501(c)3 entity. All donations made to NoSP after July 16, 2008 are tax deductible.
Neighbors of Seahurst Park is a loosely knit group of people interested in protecting Seahurst Park and the surrounding area from damage caused by allowing a large development to ignore current regulations. Some of the people involved have been working on this for over 10 years, but now that the development approval process is nearing the final stages a more coordinated effort is required. To help with that NoSP has formed a non-profit corporation and has started a more determined fund raising effort. All the people working on this project are volunteers and do not receive any money for their efforts. However it has become necessary to hire an attorney and we will be hiring some consultants.
NoSP is registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Washington, and the IRS has approved out tax exempt status as a 501(c)3 entity. All donations made to NoSP after July 16, 2008 are tax deductible.
Our attorney is David Bricklin of Bricklin & Newman LLC. Mr. Bricklin has extensive litigation experience representing environmental groups, individuals, municipalities, and Tribes in a wide variety of environmental and land use matters. He argued the Methow Valley case in the United States Supreme Court. We feel that with Mr. Bricklin's legal expertise we will be well represented in court and any other actions requiring the assistance of an attorney. He is being assisted by Julie Ainsworth-Taylor, who has an extensive background in growth management legal issues.
There's information about Seahurst Park at Seahurstpark.org
Lynda Mapes of the Seattle Times published an excellent article on June 11, 2008 with some background on the Project and how our State's outdated vesting regulations work. 46 States have more reasonable regulations than Washington does.
We will update this page/site with more information when it's available, so please check back frequently.
Neighbors of Seahurst Park
13229 12th Ave. SW #212
Burien, WA 98146