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

Sunday, January 19, 2014

What DO you want?

The fate of Woodinville and South Snohomish County is sitting on a knife edge.

The issue isn't that of having a place to kick a ball, no, it's about wasting taxpayer money with unnecessary development and the inappropriate use of an existing natural park.

Special interest groups have made it seem that a mammoth regional sports complex should be built in a rurally zoned residential neighborhood.  We're not talking about a green lawn for the kids ... no, we are not ... The proposed Teigen Plan is a huge, bloated over-built concoction.  In fact, the proposed sports complex plan is the largest of its kind in Snohomish County history - and it isn't even near the population centers of Snohomish County.

The Teigen Plan calls for destroying the existing Wellington Hills Park and replacing it with a regional sports complex meant to attract, regional, national and international tournaments.

At this moment, The Teigen Plan includes artificial turf fields with stadium lights ... a traffic circle and parking lots for 700+ cars plus a bunch of other man-made stuff ... all of which should be built on a flat place with better access and located closer to the people who will use it.

Which is more appropriate for ANY residential area - Stadium lights OR beautiful trees?

Please take a moment and call or write the Snohomish County Council (their web page) AND County Executive John Lovick (his web address) and tell them the proposed regional sports complex to replace Wellington Hills Park is a bad, bad idea.

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