Most of the meetings that have been held by KCWTD for the “alleged” purposes of gathering community input have already taken place (recently for both Barton and Murray Pump Stations). As noted earlier in this blog, the alternative sites and tentative plans for both neighborhoods were vetted and selected by KCWTD WITHOUT any significant up-front consultation or voting by the neighborhoods involved. In essence, KCWTD picked the alternative spots and then asked the community about which one they might prefer. The presentation for the Murray Pump Station CSO was so vague that it is next to impossible for the community to choose the right one. The alternative sites selected for the community have all been rejected by a large majority of all those who have attended meetings.

ONE MEETING IS LEFT for now, at which you can register your thoughts and ideas and wishes. KCWTD or the King County Council may decide to hold more meetings now that they have seen how negative the responses of the community are to their plans, but there is no guarantee of that.

ONE MEETING IS LEFT — The Morgan Junction Community Association meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at The Kenney should be a doozie, since the neighborhoods now know what they are facing.

ONE MEETING IS LEFT — Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 7 to 9 p.m., at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA

After April 21, there will be other opportunities to influence planning, but not likely any opportunities to reject all of the current unacceptable alternatives proposed by KCWTD. There will be SEPA (State Environmental Protection Act) hearings to vet environmental impacts and decide what is acceptable and what is not.

LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR — As far as I can tell so far (April 8, 2010), there is literally no community support for the alternatives proposed for the Murray Pump Station and there are a number of points of controversy, to say the least, that range from NIMBY (No matter what, not in my backyard) to clear, logical, rational, and activist concerns about the underbuilding of these facilities, the disproportionate share of the CSO burden being placed on the Murray Pump Station neighborhood, and on, and on…


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