June 26, 2000
A one-year moratorium will not place city at risk
I am requesting the following of the Woodinville City Council:
I was surprised by the amount of misinformation related to this subject. I have personally been contacting and receiving updated information from various professional and government sources as to options.
- Immediately rescind the "invitation" to the USDA allowing them to convene goose kills in Woodinville.
- Enact a one-year moratorium on lethal removal of geese in Woodinville, so full research data and disclosure can be accomplished and publicly published.
- Call a town meeting where this issue can be discussed in length while on neutral ground. Three minutes at City Council meetings is not sufficient to address the research, questions, and answers.
- Work with land/home owners affected by the moratorium. Assist in education and conflict resolution.
Living and working in Woodinville for 14 years, I take the idea of any public health risk seriously. I am confident a one-year moratorium will not place Woodinville at risk.
Our unique community with such a diverse/creative population can devise a solution that will please the persons (and critters) involved.
Annie Mays Mahmood, Woodinville