October 19, 1998
Upper Bear Creek UAC nearer reality
The citizens committee representing the Proposed Upper Bear Creek Community Council has completed the draft by-laws to formalize an Unincorporated Area Council (UAC) for the Bear Creek area. The by-laws will be presented to the community and voted on at a meeting on Nov. 4 from 7-10 p.m. at Cottage Lake Elementary School. The committee needs community approval and support before King County Council can recognize the proposed UAC.
Councilmember Louise Miller, King County Council, District 3 representative, will be the guest speaker at the meeting along with a representative talking about the Waterways 2000 program.
Since April 1998, meetings have been held to discuss various local issues and to draft the by-laws that will govern the Community Council. The meetings have been facilitated by Bong Santo Domingo, from King County's Department of Community and Human Services and have been attended by representatives of various groups and citizens.
The UAC would serve a population of about 30,000 residents. Major concerns for area residents are the preservation of the Bear Creek area lifestyle, water quality and watershed management, transportation safety and improvement, land-use and code enforcement, human services delivery and maintaining the affordability of the Bear Creek area.
The by-laws will be available for public review and comment for the next two weeks at Cottage Lake Community Service Center on the southwest corner of Avondale and Woodinville-Duvall Road and Woodinville Library on Avondale Road.
All interested residents and business owners in the area are welcome and are encouraged to review the by-laws.