Northwest NEWS

January 17, 2000

Local News

City seeks public comment on CIP

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   WOODINVILLE--The City of Woodinville is asking citizens to submit public comment on over 40 projects listed in the 2001-2006 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that the City staff and City Council have identified as priority needs.

   The projects include parks, roads, and habitat enhancement. The CIP lists estimated costs, revenue sources, and funding for each project. The City reviews and updates the CIP annually, which allows them to add new projects and change the priority of those previously listed, based on current needs.

   The annual review starts every January. Woodinville citizens are asked to read and comment on proposed projects, and suggest additional projects for consideration.

   In February, staff from the Executive, Finance, Planning, Public Works, and Parks departments will use a set of criteria adopted by the City Council to review and evaluate proposed projects. A draft CIP will be published for comment in March.

   The City will provide several opportunities for public comment: An open house at City Hall in May will present proposed projects and answer questions from the public; Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed CIP in May; and the Council will discuss the CIP at several Council meetings in May and June.

   The public can view a complete list of CIP projects at the city's website, , after January 24, or by contacting City Hall at 425-489-2700.

   Public comments are welcome by e-mailing to CIP Coordinator Deborah Knight at debrak@woodinville-city.com, faxing to her at 425-489-2705, or mailing to her at City Hall. Exact times and dates of the CIP hearings and events will be posted on the city's website, advertised in the Woodinville Weekly, and included in future issues of the City Chronicle.