Northwest NEWS

January 21, 2002

Editorial

To the residents of Woodinville

"In the year 2015, Woodinville is a safe, friendly, family-oriented community that supports a successful balance of neighborhoods, parks and recreation, tourism and business."
   The above statement is part of the vision adopted by the Woodinville City Council in 1996 as a result of extensive input from residents. Once again, the city is asking residents to voice their vision on how the downtown area will develop. Building heights and densities, the ability to move throughout the downtown, housing and recreational opportunities and business development are just some of the concerns that need to be addressed by Woodinville residents.
   A prime opportunity to have your voice heard on these issues will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at City Hall. Information from this Open House will be used to help develop a Master Plan which will shape how the downtown area develops. Because the downtown has an impact on each of us in so many ways, the importance of your contribution with comments, suggestions and ideas cannot be overstated. If you cannot attend this January 29th meeting, please take a few minutes to visit the city's Web site at www.ci.woodinville.wa.us and e-mail or write your City Council members with your thoughts.
   We urge you to make the most of this opportunity to have your voice heard.
   The City of Woodinville Planning Commission: Leonard McNally, Chair, Cherry Jarvis, Gina Leonard, Terry DePolo, Sheri Zanger, John Janson, Maria Morris