Voters will decide Si View's fate

NORTH BEND - Chris Garcia lives next to Si View Park. From his window, he can see its comings and goings.

He can also see the importance of keeping it open.

"Looking out that window, there's always somebody at the park," he said.

The park, its community center and swimming pool have a fighting chance to remain open after the North Bend City Council unanimously approved a resolution allowing the creation of a metropolitan park district at its Tuesday, Oct. 15, meeting.

The 3-0 vote drew applause and cheers from a room full of Si View users who had come to voice their support for the 64-year-old facility and 10.7-acre park.

The previous day, Monday, Oct. 14, the Metropolitan King County Council adopted a similar resolution.

If everything goes according to plan, voters will decide on the formation of the Si View Metropolitan Park District in a special election to be held Feb. 4. At the same time, they will be asked to choose five people to serve on its board of commissioners.

The park district would encompass residents living in the 98045 ZIP code. The independently elected board would have the authority to establish levy rates without voter approval.

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