Archive for December, 2007

Interesting Week of Meetings in Fall City Washington.

December 7, 2007

This week I attended three public meetings in Fall City. 

Monday December 3rd was the public meeting for the Unincorporated Area Council or UAC.  The UAC that started out being to represent the people of the Fall City Area, has morphed into an area the size of the Snoqualmie Valley School District, less the incorporated area.  This covers an area from Ames Lake to Snoqualmie Pass.  To me it seems like too large of an area, with too many diverse interests to be represented by one UAC.  I think this size will increase the difficulty of communication and the ability to reach consensus.  One example of communication challenge is that with a UAC of that size, and $10,000 budget, they will not even be able to afford one mailing to the whole area.  The UAC appears to be evolving, and if they listen to the public input, I think it will continue to evolve.  I encourage you to attend the next meeting and see what it is all about and give your input.  

December 4th the group that is interested in creating the Fall City Metropolitan Park District had their second meeting.  They are investigating the difference between a Metropolitan Park District and a Parks and Recreation district.  They are looking at District boundaries, budgets, and a vision for the parks in Fall City. This group has a meeting planned for January 9th.  Why not come to the next meeting and share your vision for Fall City Parks with the group?

December 6th was a meeting with Representative’s from the King County Sheriff’s Department.  They discussed the crime statistics for Fall City Patrol District, Charlie 2, and discussed crime prevention tips that people can follow to help insure that they do not become a crime statistic.  I was impressed that the crime statistics are very low.   Within the presentation, The Major, the Detective and Deputy that were there listened to the concerns of the community and gave more information on how they can become part of the solution to crime.  Most of the people that were there participated in the discussion.  I was disappointed to see that more people did not come to the presentation. Perhaps that is just another sign that the people of Fall City are not concerned about the current level Crime in their community.