Dave Fansler remembers the contentious politics, the countless meetings, the epithets occasionally hurled while crafting a plan to guide growth in his West Seattle neighborhood.

Surveying a dandelion- and litter-infested yard slated to become a wine store and apartment building in the Morgan Junction business district, he resents seeing that planning work ignored. Complete article can be found at: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/229502_neighborhood22.html