We've been to all the informal meetings presented by Snohomish County and local neighbors have been very vocal with their concerns regarding the County’s plans. All the while the County’s representative simply says, “Trust us, we know what you want”.
At the first public meeting (May 8, 2012) the County’s representative said, “This (sports complex) is a done-deal”.
They told us there was a web page for leaving comments and they were using the feed-back to design the sports complex. But after repeated requests for the web page address we were told, sorry, there is no such site.
Was the ad-hoc planning committee hand-picked from groups and businesses who have vested interests in the sports complex? Yes.
Were there ever planning discussions with our neighborhood? No.
Was there ever the hint of compromise regarding the design or purpose of this sports complex? No.
They’ve said they know it will radically change our neighborhood and the surrounding area.
They’ve said it’s a Pay-To-Play sports complex.
They’ve also said, they will first build the sports complex and worry about the local roads after the sports complex is finished.
We’ve hired an attorney to assist with the legal issues relating to the County’s plans ...
and that costs money.
If you can help out, please contribute to the Wellington Park Defense Fund.
Send your checks to
“Neighbors to Save Wellington Park” (Margaret Philip, Treasurer)
15110 NE 204th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072
If you have questions please contact
Todd Bailey at: firstname.lastname@example.org