City of Lake Forest Park: Position #2 Candidate statements

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

For Lake Forest Park City Council Pos #2, incumbent Deputy Mayor Catherine Stanford is challenged by Lorri Bodi. Their statements follow:

Catherine Stanford
Catherine Stanford

As a thirty-year LFP community volunteer, I am grateful for the privilege to serve the citizens of Lake Forest Park as your council member. We made significant progress as a city council in the last 4 years and accomplished a targeted work plan with direction to the city:
  • Parks: We added 2 new parks, and adopted our Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails plan to access grants and prioritize maintenance;
  • Streams: A comprehensive culvert plan for Lion and McAleer creeks and started reclaiming and restoring our creeks;
  • Safe Streets: Safe Streets plan with prioritized projects to deliver safer travel for cars and people on our local connections;
  • Safe Highways: Developed a formal plan and preferences to guide how the state DOT and other partners use and improve the highways that go through our community;
  • Town Center: Adopted a vision statement for Town Center created and guided by the input of LFP citizens. This vision is the guiding foundation for land use codes for the Town Center. The council sent the vision to the Planning Commission to see if any changes are required to the existing land use code to achieve the vision of LFP. 
In the coming four years I am committed to:
  • Support development only if it is consistent with the vision of our city and that is supported by the community;
  • Ensure a permanent, viable location for Third Place Commons and LFP’s Farmers Market;
  • Continue to deliver on environmental values in salmon recovery and tree canopy;
  • Ensure our children are safe and thrive in our community.
Life-long Democrat with the sole endorsements of the 46th Legislative District and King County Democrats; Atty General Bob Ferguson; King County Council Rod Dembowski; Senator David Frockt; former Representative Ruth Kagi; LFP Council Phillips and Resha; and former LFP Council Ed Sterner.

Lorri Bodi

Lorri Bodi

Lorri Bodi is an environmental attorney and executive manager seeking your vote and support for Lake Forest Park City Council Position 2. She is running against a 12-year incumbent because it’s time for a change, to bring a new voice and fresh perspectives to City Council.

Lorri is concerned that decisions our City makes in the next few years on growth, transit, traffic, and environmental conservation will affect our quality of life for decades to come. Yet City processes and proposals lately have been rushed and hard to follow, blocking out community input just when it’s most needed.

Lorri believes in LFP as a great place to live. She wants to give back to our community drawing on her decades of public service and her pragmatic legal, environmental, and management skills. Lorri raised her family here and has been a consistent supporter of our schools and neighborhoods, speaking out at Council meetings, public hearings, and community meetings. She has a strong track record of collaboration and communication, bringing diverse communities, agencies, and tribes together; managing complex budgets; and getting things done.

Lorri will work to preserve our quality of life; support balanced (not overwhelming) growth and affordable housing city-wide; conserve our streams and green spaces; advocate for transit and traffic mitigation and pedestrian safety; and use our financial resources wisely. She will listen to you directly (not through expensive consultants) and represent your interests, bringing a new voice and better solutions to our City Council

Bodi4LFP is a grassroots campaign staffed by volunteers. Lorri has reached out in dozens of coffees and neighborhood meetings and rung hundreds of doorbells to hear what’s on your mind. She is endorsed by seven former Council members, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and over 160 of your neighbors and friends.

LFP Values + Experience = Better Solutions


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