Lake Forest Park City Council, Position 4 Candidate statement

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lake Forest Park City Council Pos # 4 incumbent Phillippa Kassover is running for re-election. The person who filed against her is not campaigning other than a statement in the voters' pamphlet.

Phillippa Kassover
Phillippa Kassover

I am seeking a second term to continue representing community values and priorities on the city council and throughout the region.

From the beginning, our city’s vision was to preserve the health and natural beauty of our forest, streams and wetlands. Like many of you, this is why we chose Lake Forest Park for our home. 

I have worked to keep LFP a model city for environmental protection by supporting our comprehensive tree ordinance; a great plastics reduction regulation; the removal of all fish barriers in our creeks; and the acquisition of Five Acre Woods and Brookside Park. The next steps are to continue park improvements and adopt a Climate Action Plan for our city to build on this legacy and preserve a healthy ecosystem for future generations.

My goal is to keep LFP a thriving, welcoming place for all, with safer streets and highways. As your councilmember I have advocated with state, county, and transit agencies to improve transit options and access for commuters and transit riders of all ages and abilities, and am working to make our streets safer for schoolchildren and all who walk and bike in our city. I support and am proud of our local Police Department and the excellent and respectful service they provide our community.

Finally, I want to ensure right-sized and environmentally sensitive redevelopment of our Town Center. Our region’s housing crisis demands responsible actions from cities and counties. In Lake Forest Park, this means making choices that serve the needs of all generations while also sustaining our natural environment. Because our Town Center lies at the bottom of a key watershed and aquifer, any new development must respect this vulnerable fish and wildlife habitat which feeds our lakes and ultimately Puget Sound.

Let’s work together toward a great future for LFP!


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