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Wellington Hills Park's Future

  • Written by David B. Clark
Wellington Hills Park is the tranquil expanse of rolling hills and copses of skyscraping trees that begins its 104-acre stretch just out of the city of Woodinville’s limits in South Snohomish County. The area operated as a 9-hole golf course for over eighty years prior to being sold. The property itself has been owned by the University of Washington, Snohomish County and now it belongs to the Northshore School District (NSD).
 
NSD wants to put a school on the property but the same interested parties that blocked the development of a massive sports complex years ago are in the midst of another stonewall. Their reasoning has not changed: they simply would like to keep the area a place where the community can embrace the fresh air, run with their dogs, or sit under the autumn leaves of a maple with a view of more trees and less buildings. The population is growing in the region but any middle or high school would demand students to be bussed into the area that would need infrastructure improvements to be safe and reliable.
 
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Woodinville City Council Considers Creating Public Spaces Commission

  • Written by David B. Clark

The Woodinville City Council met on November 6, 2018.  Assistant to the City Manager, Kellye Mazzoli, presented to council on Ordinance No. 675 to Create a Public Spaces Commission. Mazzoli explained that this would be done by consolidating the functions of the Tree Board and Parks and Recreation Commission. Mazzoli explained to the Council that the Tree Board and the Parks and Recreation groups both favored this integration which has led its way to Council’s deliberation. 

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Election Returns

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
as of November 9th at 4:00 pm
 
Initiatives Yes No
Initiative No. 1631 43.50% 56.50%
Initiative No.1634 55.46% 44.54%
Initiative No. 1639 59.81% 40.19%
Initiative No.940 59.55% 40.45%
  
City of Bothell   
Prop. No. 1 – Public Safety Levy Lid 59.92% 40.08%
Prop. No.2 – Fire Station Bonds 64.46% 35.54%
 
King County  
King County Fire Protection District No. 45 (Duvall Fire) 67.25% 32.75%

United States Senator Maria Cantwell 58.67% Susan Hutchison
41.33%
 
United States Congressional District 1
Suzan Del Bene  59.17% Jeffrey Beeler 40.83%
 
State Senator District 45 
Manka Dhingra 63.21% Dale Fonk36.79%
 
State Representatives Pos. 1 
Roger Goodman 67.25% Michael Curtis 32.75%
 
State Representatives Pos. 2
Larry Springer 67.38% Amber Krabach 32.62%
 

UW Bothell Fall Quarter Enrollment: Increasing Access, Transforming Generations

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Student enrollment figures released for the 2018-19 academic year demonstrate the commitment of the University of Washington Bothell to provide
access to an excellent UW education and, in particular, to serve a diverse and often underserved population.
 
“For me, access is not just offering admission to our array of academic programs,” said Chancellor Wolf Yeigh. “Access at UW Bothell means connecting people in our community with the opportunity to learn and to transform.”
 
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Jeanette Greenfield, Steps Down Early from Board

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Jeanette Greenfield has announced her plans to resign her position as EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners, At-Large effective December 18, 2018. Greenfield will be traveling extensively over the next year and unable to fulfill her board obligations.
 
While Greenfield’s term ends on December 31, 2019, she has opted to end her term this year in order to allow the board to appoint her replacement. The Board will select a representative later this year for the at-large position to fill Greenfield’s post.
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