Congratulations Federal Way

Congratulations Federal Way

Originally Posted on June 7, 2012

Congratulations Federal Way

Congratulations Federal Way… You showed signs that you are awake. At this past Tuesday(06/05) nights City Council meeting there was a lot of community public comment just on one topic.

It took  75 minutes before the council got down to regular business. Most of the comments were in regard to the proposal of a 4 way stop on 304th and 21st SW, just down the street from Adelaide Elementary School.

Longtime resident Nancy Combs has been on a pilgrimage to get a safer solution for years. After many many months of her speaking faithfully to the council about her concern and getting signatures from neighbors and finally getting the city to do a study. The study was completed in the past few weeks.

Most of the comment was against the proposal of putting a 4 way stop at that intersection with a few speaking in favor, two Adelaide parent’s expressed that the only way the community will come to agreement that something has to be done will be when a child who is walking to an from school is hurt or loses their life.

I have been to most City Council Meetings since November either in person or by way of TV21 on Comcast. This is the most amount of public comment I have witnessed so far.

This is how council meetings should be. For a community of almost 90K there should be at least 60 minutes of public comments. There are other issues that still need attention. Growing the economic base of Federal Way, The usage of the Old AMC theater site. The unfinished business of establishing a downtown corridor and what about Sound Transit Light Rail, these issues the council needs to hear from you.

Now about the 21st SW intersection. This is a perfect opportunity on both side of the issue to come together and as a community come up with a solution and then press the council for the resolution that satisfy’s them both and keeps our kids safe.

 

Randall Smith

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