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King property a win-win for city parks, MICA | Letter

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

Just when the proponents of a private development in Mercerdale Park claim that no other land but parkland is available, the King property has come onto the market. The King property is approximately one acre centrally located in the Town Center just south of McDonald's, between QFC and the old Albertsons (now New Seasons) property.


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Council grossly subsidizing private enterprise | Letter

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

We live on an Island. By our very nature, we cannot create any more land. As our area population increases, access to green open spaces becomes more important. There are so many demands for our parks and open spaces — without protection, I fear that one great project after another will chip away at our parks until we have no open space left.

Why spend taxpayer funds to change department name? | Letter

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 8:00AM

Why did the City Council decide to change the name of the "Parks and Recreation Department" to the "Parks, Arts and Recreation Department" at Saturday's City Council mini-planning session?

Concerned about bike lanes elimination | Letter

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 6:00AM

Thanks to the city for posting the Town Center 20-Year Visioning Plan online for everyone's review. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the development and design standards and appreciate the amount of time and thoughtfulness that went into this process.

Thanks to MI voters | Letter

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 3:00PM

To the many Mercer Islander voters who expressed their support to Protect Our Parks, the Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks say thank you.

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