Richmond Beach to hear about the State of the City Tuesday

Monday, February 8, 2016

In January, President Obama spoke to the nation with the annual President’s State of the Union address. It seems only fitting that City of Shoreline officials also deserve equal time to present the State of the City Address to our Richmond Beach Community.

Therefore, on Tuesday, February 9, at 7:30pm, at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church, City of Shoreline officials will provide their perspective on Shoreline today and their vision for Shoreline tomorrow. A panel composed of City Manager Debbie Tarry, newly-elected Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts, and Economic Development Manager Dan Eernissee will focus their comments on the following topics:

  • The changing face of Shoreline from the time it was incorporated as a city (1995) until the present.
  • The implications of these demographic changes for visioning a Shoreline of the future.
  • An update on the latest in light rail station planning in preparation for seven years from now when Shoreline’s two stations will be operational.
  • Status of Shoreline’s largest transportation project to date, the Aurora Avenue North corridor.
  • Current happenings in economic development throughout Shoreline as well as economic development envisioned for the future.
  • Status report on the Transportation Corridor Study (TCS) and the Point Wells Environmental Impact Study (EIS).  (Note: The community meeting will not focus debate on Point Wells or rezoning. There are other forums for these necessary discussions.)
  • Shoreline’s 10-year financial sustainability strategies and the implications for your bank account.

Leading Shoreline now and into the future is a tremendous challenge. With about 140 employees, an annual budget of over $50 million dollars and a diverse array of projects such as those mentioned above, City of Shoreline staff will have a whole lot 'cooking on the front burners'. Come learn how our leaders plan to tackle these projects and how they can use your help as residents to meet these challenges.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 9, 7:30pm, Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th Street, lower level. And don’t forget to come for tea, coffee and cookies at 7:00pm and visit with neighbors. 

March 8 RBCA General Meeting Preview: Parks

The March 8 RBCA General Meeting features two speakers.
City of Shoreline Park Project Coordinator Maureen Colaizzi will talk about the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan update. Alan Coburn, President of Green Trails Maps, a publisher of high-quality, recreational trail maps, will give a presentation on the recreational opportunities of our national forests, national parks and ocean beaches.


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