February 8, 1999
The real truth can be found almost ever week under public notices in the Woodinville Weekly. I am by no means an expert in reading these notices (my guess is they are written the way they are so we can't understand them); however, key words like "6,000 sq. ft. office building," "impact on 175th and 131st," and "send in your $125 with your appeal to the Planning Director," send a message to me that commercial income is the goal of Woodinville, not the quality of life.
My proposal is: Cease and desist on any further construction and development until the current traffic problems are resolved. Then and only then will permits be issued under the following Mitigation List: Any traffic impact must be identified, resolved, and paid for by the builder before any construction can begin.
Of course, nobody has to pay any attention to my proposal, since I didn't send in my 125 bucks.
Dennis Dearing, via e-mail