There are many complex and nuanced issues in Woodinville. These are only a few that have risen to the top while having conversations with friends and neighbors in the city.
As the Puget Sound region continues to grow so will Woodinville. Careful planning will be a key part of managing our city’s growth so we can meet the needs of the growth management act in ways that are not detrimental to the character of our city.
That means balancing the growing requirements for important city services with maintaining our existing neighborhoods and Sammamish Valley .
As we grow there will be more people. More people will mean more traffic. And more time in traffic means less time to do the things we REALLY want to be doing. We should do what we can to expand our arterial roads. However, if 405 is an example, we will not be able to add enough lanes to keep up with the growing amounts of traffic.
Our best solution to traffic is to engage with area partners make sure there is fast, reliable, and convenient public transit that serves the needs of Woodinville and reduces the number of cars on the road.
I have been volunteering the past year on the King County Site Advisory Group to make sure we do not have a transfer station (aka dump) placed in Woodinville that would adversely affect the city’s commercial and residential developments and traffic.
The proposed site in Woodinville simply does not fit.