Questioning city’s

rezoning laws

The Bothell Planning Commission is trying to push through a rezoning at the edges of the downtown development. Instead of a building height limit of 35 feet, they want to raise it to 51 feet, and that doesn’t include the roof, etc. They want buildings on Main Street to be able to go to 75 feet. Can you say tunnel?

This means all the areas behind the library and planning building will develop into apartments and condos that look directly into the houses on top of the hill. Everyone will lose the views and walkable feeling they have fought so hard to preserve in the years the comprehensive plan was put together. The drawings on the Bothell city Web site for what they predict Bothell to look like is a ruse to keep the citizens quiet as they quickly pass these rezoning laws.

The next meeting is at 6 p.m. May 28 at the court house. We need everyone, whether you speak up or not, to be at the meeting to show the planning department and the developers (who don’t live in Bothell) we are mad as hell and we don’t want this in our town.

You can watch the last planning meeting via the Bothell city Web site to get an overview of the discussions.

Please help us take back our city before it is too late.

Nola Elson


Help us out —

and drive safely

Rave to the Woodinville firefighters and good Samaritans who stopped to help my husband when he was hit by a car and thrown 25-30 feet while jogging at around 5 p.m. May 1 on the Woodinville-Duvall Road.

Rant to the driver of the gold/light-colored Nissan Pathfinder with disabled license plates who DID NOT stop! Shame on you! You were seen swerving in and out of traffic and hit my husband while he jogged in the bike lane well off the main road. You need to turn yourself in and take responsibility for your actions. My husband spent four days in the hospital and may have future problems because of you. Please turn yourself in to the Woodinville Police Department ASAP!!

If you have information about this accident, please contact Officer Butters of the Woodinville Police Department.

Amy Lindsay-Eells


Hot carnival,

cool times

On the record-breaking, 90-degree day — May 17 — the Northshore Fire Department saved the Kenmore Elementary School carnival by cooling off the 800 attendees with their water cannon. Thank you!

Many thanks to the Northshore Utility District and Mister T’s for displaying the carnival on their reader boards. Thanks to Safeway, Grocery Outlet and QFC for their cake donations.

As far as I know, we have the only local carnival with a genuine hay ride. Retired teacher, Dave Munger, brings his tractor to our every-other-year event to the delight of hundreds of kids.

Thank you to the Kenmore Junior High and Inglemoor High teens that came and donated their time to operate games.

Special thanks to Inglemoor teen, Brendan Keegan, for taking on one of the adult committee positions as volunteer coordinator.

Huge bear hugs to the Kenmore Elementary parents that made the carnival memorable for the kids.

Gretchen Nixon

Kenmore Elementary PTA

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