Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bothell Reporter: FEB 9 Kenmore residents pack public hearing on Saint Edward seminary building

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PERK Meeting Feb 28

Attend our next meeting

The next PERK meeting will be held at 1 pm on February 28th, in the Lake Trail Taproom at 192 Brewing in Kenmore (7324 NE 175th Street). All interested people are invited to attend. The meetings are informal and enjoyable. Because we meet at a pub, folks will often have a brew or a glass of wine. We shoot for a 90-minute meetings.

It’s perfectly OK to stop by, show your support, participate in a part of the meeting, and then head off. If you want show up for a particular topic, contact Elizabeth Mooney a few days before the meeting, and she’ll give you a good estimate of when your topic will be discussed. read more

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2016 Feb 22 Kenmore, WA: City Council Zoning Hearing – Conflict of Interest?

Video with pertinent moments called out

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Kenmore, WA, Ball Fields Public Meeting 2-23-16

By Judy Finn
A public meeting entitled “St. Edward State Park Ballfield Improvements Open House” was held by the City of Kenmore.on Feb. 23 from 7 – 8:30 pm and consisted of a 40-minute presentation conducted by City Manager, Rob Karlinsey, with additional input from Development Director, Debbie Bent, and Council Member, Brent Smith, plus three hired consultants; and a 30-minute segment for public comments and Q&A. In a nutshell, the city of Kenmore wants to sign a 30-year lease at Saint Edward with no lease payments to State Parks and develop 3.5 acres into a set of high tech ball fields with the following features: read more

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TUE, FEB 23, 7 PM- Come to Ball Parks at Saint Edward State Park Meeting at Kenmore City Hall

Future of St. Ed Core: Ball Parks and Parking Lots?

By Peter Lance
Eddie Hiking in the Park-ing -scaledI think one of the big snow jobs that are overwhelming the Park Commissioners are the traffic and parking issues. Daniels, Hankinson and the City of Kenmore seem to turn a blind eye to this? I don’t think the ballfields and hotel will play well with park visitors or each other. I think the combined effects of the individual proposed changes in the park are NOT well understood. The Daniel’s proposal claims, “We don’t expect the park entrance road to be widened or altered as a result of this project.” Maybe not, however add baseball to this and you probably have a Perfect Storm of internal traffic and parking problems. Having professional parking and traffic studies done before anything is agreed is just common sense. read more

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The State Parks System Wants to Get ‘Entrepreneurial.’ But Some Are Wary.

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Overseas Investors for St. Edward State Park?

Please see the following KUOW article, which quotes Kevin Daniels. In the photo, Kevin Daniels is to the far right. Have you heard speculation about Daniels’ funding sources for the St. Ed’s project? While this article does not confirm overseas investors as his source, it looks probable.

Looks like Daniels definitely depends on outside investors and would likely do so for St. Edward State Park. We would imagine that assuming ownership of the state park land would be far more enticing to his investors than merely obtaining a lease. read more

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Dear Washington State Parks Commissioners,

We see what is going on. You are so confident in your authority that you really don’t even have to work to hide your agenda. We realize the decisions have already been made behind closed doors. As usual, money leads the way. Silent handshakes are made in the best interests of a few vs the many. These hearings are obviously just the bare minimum facade required to march through a process that you’ve already determined. I pray you never wake up to the horror of the damage your arrogance has caused. But if you ever do, just remember you were warned and the decision to sell your soul was entirely yours. read more

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Oppose HB2667 House Capital Budget

Urgent: SHB2667 in House Capital Budget Hearing/ Executive Session
Monday, February 8, 9:00 A.M.

Send message to Chair: Capital Budget Representative Steve Tharinger: phone 360-786-7904
and to 1st District Vice Chair: phone 360-786-7928

House Capital Budget Chairman Steve Tharinger and
Capital Budget members:

I am opposed to SHB2667. Section 3 page 5 lines 15,16 of the substitute bill would allow the Parks Commission to sell or exchange State Park Land with a simple majority vote of “4”. Please remove the striker of the SHB 2667 bill that requires a unanimous vote of the Park Commission for sell or exchange of land. read more

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FEB 9- Comment to WA State Parks Commission:

by Ann Hurst
a. lack of transparency
b. lack of process including not sending out requests for proposal, no traffic study, no parking study
c. fraudulent trade
d. bill going through State House and State Senate to change vote number from unanimous to majority to sell especially popular State Parks and the same bill to increase lease time to 80 years
e. Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, state agency that has responsibility along with National Park Service regarding hearing in April — is Daniels doing a fair swap or a land grab?
f. Ballfields must also provide to satisfy Land and Water Conservation rules, a land swap if to be improved and dedicated to one organization and under City Management that will prioritize that organization, and ballfields also need traffic study, parking study, impact on wetland study and on major pileated nesting site and other critters who nest in contiguous wetland with night lights, noise, traffic, pollution. read more

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