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June 6, 2017 Change of the guard: New officers elected to West Seattle Trusteed Properties
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

The meeting had shaped up to be contentious. The annual meeting of the West Seattle Trusteed Properties (WSTP) that took place on June 6 had been postponed twice as various parties lobbied for their point of view regarding the management and future of the free parking lots in the West Seattle Junction. Legal costs from lawsuits had run up over $100,000 and a group of shareholders had been gathered and persuaded to vote in favor of some changes that were being resisted by the existing board of directors.

At issue were changes not only in bylaws but the number of directors on the board and the makeup of the board itself.

The old guard had been comprised of West Seattle Junction business and property owners exclusively, driven in part by one of the bylaws that set forth the boundaries of the Junction and thereby the qualifications who could serve on the board. That bylaw was removed by a vote. That cleared the way for new officers, which had been a bone of contention for the old board members who saw the geographic restrictions as a form of protection for the interests of the Junction and maintaining the status quo.

In the end new officers were elected:

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