Northwest NEWS

March 20, 2000

Local News

Kenmore adopts Vision Statement

   KENMORE--Kenmore's City Council formally adopted the city's Vision Statement, recommended by the Planning Commission, at the Council's March 13th meeting.

   The document will serve as the framework for all goals, policies, and objectives contained in the City of Kenmore Comprehensive Plan. The Commission drafted the vision statement after three public meetings attended by 200 citizens last September and October, and from the results of 850 responses to a community survey.

   The document's preamble reads, "As we look into the future 20 years from now, we see Kenmore as a place ... with welcoming, courteous people, offering a high quality of life as a place to live, raise children, shop, work, recreate, and socialize..."

   As part of achieving that vision, the Council set a public hearing to discuss extending the city's moratorium on gambling activities, on Monday, Mar. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Northshore Room at the Northshore Utility District, 6830 NE 185th St. The current moratorium expires Apr. 25.

   The hearing invites oral or written public input regarding the moratorium on filing of applications for building or development permits, or any other permits or approvals required for food or drink establishments seeking to conduct new social card game gambling activities, or to expand any such existing activities.