Three Lakes

A blog for members and friends of Three Lakes Neighbors for Responsible Growth, dedicated to monitoring and maintaining the rural environment of central Snohomish County, Washington

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Northwest Progressive Institute: As if we didn't have enough to worry about

Northwest Progressive Institute: As if we didn't have enough to worry about: "For the first time in this state, a political action committee has been formed to help elect candidates to the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. The Constitutional Law PAC has a right-of-center orientation."

More attempts by the developers to build power.

Cross posted to SaxWatch.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Final Hearings on Growth Management Plan coming up

Please click the link below and let the county council know that you want a thoughtful growth plan for Snohomish County, not a maximum growth plan at any cost scenario to satisfy the developer feeding frenzy.

On December 7th at 1:30 p.m. the council will hold their final public hearing on the 10-year comprehensive plan update. They have introduced 65 amendments to the County Executive Preferred Alternative. They are also considering changes that reflect the Alternative 3--highest growth scenario that was not advertised as part of this public hearing process. These changes they are considering mean UGA expansions and rezones to every UGA, some of which will impact critical areas, resource lands and rural lands unnecessarily, and transportation impacts and costs that the public has not had a chance to see or comment on. This hurried public process was advertised on the Friday after Thanksgiving while you were no doubt focused on making turkey sandwiches and visiting with friends and relatives.

Please send in the letter. Feel free to edit the letter to reflect your concerns as well. Let the Council know you are not happy with the land grab scenario at the expense of a thoughtful plan on growth.

For more information, visit the county's website at and click on the 10-year comprehensive plan link.

Thank you,
Kristin Kelly, Field Organizer

I'm on the Futurewise Action Alert list and this came through. It's important that we get out inputs in because they are probably going to try to rush this through before the less developer-friendly council takes control after the first of the year.


Sunday, November 20, 2005

Hearing now set for December 1

The new Hearing for the case of Panther Lake Ridge Rural Cluster Development is currently scheduled for December 1. It was delayed from the previously announced date of November 16 because the notices were not sent out on time. However, we believe that it is possible that notices were not properly sent for the new date either, so it might be postponed again.

If you are reading this around it's posting date, and you were a party of record for the first hearings last year, and have not received a notice of the December 1 Hearing date in the mail, please send an urgent e-mail to .