Friday, October 24, 2008

Fully Contained Communities Update and Your help is needed!

Please Express your views, via a phone call, email or testify...

After two hours of public testimony yesterday at the FCC public hearing, Snohomish County Council Members Dave Somers and Mike Cooper said they would vote for a moratorium on rural mini cities (Fully Contained Communities, or FCC's), and Council Members Dave Gossett and John Koster said they would not.

The fourth member, Brian Sullivan, wanted a week to get some more questions answered. Call or email Council Member Brian Sullivan and John Koster and tell them how you feel about this moratorium. You can email them at and, or call them at 425-388-3494.

You can view the entire public hearing and the council members comments at, and click on Council Webcasts at the bottom of the home page, and then go to the hearing and click on the webcast. It was a great hearing and worth listening to in order to provide you the best perspective on what is going on.

The County Council will continue their deliberations and most likely their vote at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29th. If there are not 4 Council votes, the possibility that County Executive Aaron Reardon could VETO the moratorium.

Please email Executive Reardon at and express your interest.

Three articles of interest:

There were numerous amendments offered by developers, citizens and council members, so the written comment period and public hearing is also extended to Wednesday, October 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council’s Chambers.

Most likely there will be opportunity for public comment as well. You can view the documents and amendments for Ordinance 08-101 on the county’s website at

Thank you Futurewise for supplying the above information.....

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