The Wellington Hills Sports Complex? No, it's NOT a done deal!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Christmas present from Snohomish County

Snohomish County has a (bad) habit of releasing things which require citizens to make formal comments during holidays ... 

Regarding the turgid idea of turning Wellington Hills Park into a regional sports complex ... their first and flawed SEPA proposal was released during the recent Easter and Spring holidays ...

With that in mind, of course Snohomish County's Dept. of Parks would discharge their next slug of bureaucratic nonsense (their application for a "Land Disturbing Activity") during the Christmas holiday.

Anyway ... this is what we received in today's - Christmas Eve's - mail.

Hey Santa ... I think you know where to dump the coal.

Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

This isn't 1950, by now we should know better, then again look around you

"The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare." 
~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." 
~ Native American Proverb

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." 
~ Ansel Adams

"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." 
 ~ John Muir 
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.  When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." 
~ Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security.  Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.  Otherwise what is there to defend?"  
~ Robert Redford 

"The Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed." 
~ Mahatma Gandhi

  "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
~ Edward Abbey

"The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands."  
~ Havelock Ellis  

"In America today you can murder land for private profit.  You can leave the corpse for all to see, and nobody calls the cops."  
~ Paul Brooks  

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them".  
~ Bill Vaughn

"For 200 years we've been conquering Nature.  Now we're beating it to death."  
~ Tom McMillan  

"Our children may save us if they are taught to care properly for the planet; but if not, it may be back to the Ice Age or the caves from where we first emerged."  
~Jimmy Buffet  


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Alack and Alas, The Grinch has arrived!

I can hear so many people saying, "I told you so!"

Snohomish County loves to drop their bombs on holidays.

Just as they did with the Wellington Hills Park SEPA (one) ... this past Easter.

And now this -

And if you believe the recent letter to a few people, SEPA (two) will be in January.

Hip Hip Hooray!

Snohomish County Bureaucracy is predictable as flu season ... and taxes ...
and doing what they do, oh so well ... not being in touch or sync with us common folk.

I know, I know ... you told me so!