Echo Lake Neighborhood hears from Attorney General and City Manager

Monday, October 27, 2014

Debbie Tarry, Shoreline City Manager
Bob Ferguson, State Attorney General
Photo by JM

The Echo Lake Neighborhood Association (ELNA) held its October general meeting on Tuesday, October 21, with presentations from State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Shoreline City Manager Debbie Tarry.

Ferguson explained that the Attorney General runs the largest law firm in the state, with 323 attorneys and over 1100 employees. The job of the Attorney General, he explained, is primarily to defend the laws of the state. The office also handles affirmation action, consumer protection, and individual complaints.

He talked about some of the complexities of the recreational marijuana laws, their relationship to the federal government, and the current lawsuits from individual jurisdictions and marijuana groups.

Other major cases are education funding, Hanford cleanup, and campaign finance law.

Debbie Tarry said that the goal of the City staff is to implement our vision of the city through exceptional customer service.

She reviewed some of the current major projects - the Aurora Corridor, Point Wells, 185th Street subarea, and 145th Street subarea. She talked about the Citizen Satisfaction Survey, the budget process, and Echo Lake Park.

The next meeting on November 18 will feature Miranda Redinger, from Shoreline Planning, discussing the 185th Street Subarea planning.

ELNA is contained by Aurora, 205th, I-5, and 185th.


1 comments:

soundoffshoreline October 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM  

"...the goal of the City staff is to implement our vision of the city through exceptional customer service." Oh really? our? Our?? OUR???

Exactly, who's "vision" is this? The vision of the Shoreline City Planning Staff/Council/Planning Commission whom I presume don't live in the"rezone zones" or some not even in the City of Shoreline?

To our friends in the Echo Lake Neighborhood, take note of this next neighborhood meeting (or should I say 'sales/marketing presentation'?): "The next meeting on November 18 will feature Miranda Redinger, from Shoreline Planning (STAFF), discussing the 185th Street Subarea planning."

I encourage everyone in Shoreline to review the information about the 185th/145th Station Area planned rezoning on the City website and to submit your comments to the City of Shoreline Staff/ Council/ Planning Commission as soon as possible. Changes are coming in February 2015, without a vote by the people in these affected neighborhoods. Make your voices heard via email, writing, phone call, or in person at City Council or Planning Commission Meetings.

General contact for City Council:
http://www.cityofshoreline.com/government/shoreline-city-council/contact-the-city-council

General email address, snail mail address for the Planning Commission
http://shorelinewa.gov/government/departments/planning-community-development/planning-commission

City of Shoreline Station Planning Page (Updated October) http://www.cityofshoreline.com/government/departments/planning-community-development/planning-projects/light-rail-station-area-planning/185th-street-station-subarea-planning

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