Monthly Archives: January 2016

Contacting your legislators

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

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  • Agency Director – Don Hoch
  • Executive Assistant to the Director and Commission – Becki Ellison
  • Assistant Director, Operations – Mike Sternback
  • Assistant Director, Parks Development – Peter Herzog
  • Assistant Director, Administrative Services – Shelly Hagen
  • Human Resources Director – Becky Daniels
  • Communications Director – Virginia Painter
  • Policy and Government Affairs Director – Daniel Farber

    Park Commissioners

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    district end of term
    Lucinda S. Whaley Spokane December 31, 2020
    Rodger Schmitt Port Townsend December 31, 2020
    Patricia T. Lantz Gig Harbor December 31, 2020
    Mark O. Brown, Vice Chair Lacey December 31, 2016
    Steve S. Milner, Chair Chelan December 31, 2016
    Douglas D. Peters Selah December 31, 2018
    Ken Bounds, Secretary Seattle December 31, 2018

    State Legislature

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    Olympia, WA 98504-0002

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    Legislator (Party) District # Phone Email
    Jessyn Farrell (D) 46 (206) 856 1669
    Gerry Pollet (D) 46 (360) 786 7886
    David Frockt (D) 46 (206) 729 3243
    (360) 786 7690
    Derek Stanford (D) 1
    Luis Moscoso (D) 1
    Roger Goodman (D) 45
    Larry Springer (D) 45

    1st District – Represents part of northeast King County and south Snohomish County, including areas of Kirkland, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, and Brier.
    5th District – Represents part of King County including Woodinville, Duvall, and part of Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish. read more

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Update – see this post for most efficient ways to contact reps.

The identical companion bill to SB6377 has now been added to the House Environment Committee HB 2667 for hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, 1:30 P.M. If by some miracle, anyone can attend please sign in as OPPOSED and testify.

Here is what you might say:

Not only the St. Edward Park land, but many of our other state parks are prime/waterfront/scenic parks obtained many years ago. They are priceless and the land is irreplaceable. Allowing a simple majority of four from an appointed body to sell such lands, subject to political pressure from budget cuts, and political favoritism is foolish. read more

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Urgent: Need Mass Vocal Opposition to Land Grab Bill

Update – see this post for most efficient ways to contact reps.

St. Edward Park and our State Park System needs your immediate help.

Wednesday, January 27, 1:30 the Senate Natural Resource Committee will consider a bill that will permanently alter the sale and exchange of State Park Land by the State Parks Commission. Currently, a unanimous consent of the Commission is necessary for sale or exchange of State Lands. This bill would allow a vote of four (out of seven) to transact Park business ( including sale of property ). The bill will significantly lengthen the lease time to eighty years. read more

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Feb.9 2016 Public Hearing – St Ed Land Exchange

Daniels Real Estate land exchange proposal

Public hearing Feb.9 !

Nutshell background – Daniels wishes to take private ownership of 5 public acres central to St Edward State Park by exchanging it for the parcel outlined in yellow below.

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