Opinion

New resident's opinion

As a resident of Snoqualmie, I am one of the many who do not want


to see the Falls Crossing development disturb the beauty and sanctity


of Snoqualmie Falls. Unfortunately, not wanting the development isn't a


legal reason to say no, and that is what the planning commission was faced


with, making a legal decision. While I agree with Laurie Baker's demand for


answers and chance to participate in the future plans for our town, I


disagree with her desire to ignore the opinions and voices of those who happen to


live up on the Ridge.


My husband and I moved out here from Bellevue to enjoy the rivers,


the trees, and the slower pace of life. We want our children to grow up in


a smaller town and be able to play out in friendly neighborhoods. I guess


that any children of mine shouldn't tell anyone they live on the Ridge.


As a homeowner on the Ridge, I did not vote this development,


(the Ridge), into existence, nor am I pushing to have a mall built down the


hill. There is already a mall down the hill. It's called Issaquah. If I had wanted


to live there I would have. The neighbors I am familiar with moved


to Snoqualmie to get away from the problems associated with larger


cities, not to create a new one. Many of them work in the Valley and surprisingly;


I haven't come across any that work for Puget Western. We may live on


the Ridge, but we call Snoqualmie home, if we didn't care about the area


we wouldn't live here. I think that many residents of Snoqualmie who live


up on the Ridge would join Laurie Baker in saying no to Falls Crossing, but


I guess she doesn't want to hear that. That's okay because fortunately,


every voice and vote counts no matter where you live in Snoqualmie


and there are those of us who would like to be heard.



Karen Laub


Snoqualmie

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