Projects and challenges in the city
Last December, Trubey and Don Julien, Woodinville Library manager, commented on the proposed Woodinville Retail Center's draft environmental impact statement, focusing on the transportation needs of the community in light of the increased traffic associated with the proposed shopping center.
W.A.M. proposed that TRF Pacific, developers of the project, mitigate their impact on traffic by funding a "Shopper Bus" for three years that would run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every half hour, circulating throughout the city.
Preliminary cost for the 11-passenger bus is $100,000 per year: $87,600 for the service and $12,400 for administration, Trubey said.
Other projects W.A.M. is looking at include youth issues, the sign problems merchants face in the city regarding temporary signs, and creating more parks in the area.
These issues represent challenges identified by the merchants in the area, Trubey said.
"Kids don't have a good place to play," Trubey said, "and the 10-4 bus transportation would help them get around the city."
He added that his 24 years of experience in referrals, strategies, sales, and marketing and team building will help serve Woodinville by referring customers and residents to merchants in the area. In 1993, he founded Startup, Inc., a "collaborative business alliance managing and networking an arrangement of services to support growth oriented firms."
W.A.M. meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Its next meeting will be at Las Margaritas on Feb. 22, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Cost is $7.