Ribbon cutting dedicates second section of Aurora to be completed

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mayor Keith McGlashan cuts the ribbon to officially dedicate the second completed section of Aurora, from N 165th to N 185th, at a ceremony held on the Park at Town Center between Midvale and Aurora. Members of current and past city councils, WSDOT, business community, Aurora citizens' group, and City Manager Julie Underwood flank him.  Photo by Steven H. Robinson.

The dedication placque is mounted on a rock on the park site.  Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Dignitaries and community members braved wind and rain to attend the ceremony.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

City Manager Julie Underwood.  Photo by Steven H. Robinson

US Representative Jay Inslee spoke.  Aurora has been funded by a combination of Federal, State, County, and WSDOT grants.  Shoreline paid 10% of the cost of the renovation.  
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Dale Wright, leader of citizens group Vision Aurora, was the last speaker.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson


Anonymous,  September 26, 2011 at 6:34 AM  

How many of these stink'n plaques do we need in Shoreline anyhoo. Can't people just do something because it is their JOB????
They only do things to be patted on the back and at taxpayer expense have a plaque with their name on it? If you need to know who was involved, can't you just do "research" and look it up? and how much does something like this cost?

Anonymous,  September 26, 2011 at 8:45 AM  

Ninety million $$$$$$$$!

Originally staff projected that the whole three miles would only cost $30 mill. Now we still have one more mile to go. Sure most of the money came from Fed and State. But still paid for by taxpayers.

How weird that only two councilmembers were there. Looks like mostly staff and cheerleaders attended.

I hope everyone is happy!

Anonymous,  September 26, 2011 at 9:14 AM  

Don't forget that the staff claimed that small business would not be hurt, but driving up and down Aurora indicates there are an awful lot of dead storefronts.

But that is what the first electeds wanted, to kill off the casinos and such so they could get nice, new, prettified Aurora. Too bad investors, developers, and businesses have decided to spend their money elsewhere.

Here is a little factoid: they are starting on the last mile, but don't have all the funding -- when will it end?

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