Northwest NEWS

February 11, 2002

Local News

Capital Improvement process begins 

WOODINVILLE — More parks, a community center, less congestion in the downtown? The city is seeking public comment on proposed capital projects for the 2003-2008 Capital Improvement Plan. Each year the city is required by the Growth Management Act to adopt a 6-year plan that charts major construction projects such as intersection improvements, parks and public facilities, habitat enhancement and water quality projects. The Capital Improvement Plan is the tool to identify and fund projects required to maintain and expand public facilities and infrastructure to meet existing needs and future growth.
   "Identifying capital needs and prioritizing projects is an annual process which begins each January and ends in November with the adoption of the Capital budget," explained Pete Rose, City Manager. "The most important step is getting community comments and suggestions on proposed projects early in the process." Public comments and suggestions are being accepted now until the end of February. Based upon the existing list and suggested projects, a Preliminary C.I.P. will be presented to the community in March for further public comment.
   The list of current capital projects is available on the city's Web site at www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/government/projects-cip-2002.asp>or by contacting City Hall at (425) 489-2700. 
   Additional opportunities to participate in the Capital Improvement Plan process and comment on the Preliminary C.I.P. include: May 6 Open House, May 15 Planning Commission Public Hearing and several City Council meetings in May and June.
   For more information or to comment on proposed projects, contact Deborah Knight, Assistant to the City Manager at deborahk@ci.woodinville.wa.us or (425) 489-2700 extension 2266.