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Expert's haven't addressed fish, wildlife

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During the Falls Crossing deliberation meetings being held currently

by the city staff, planning commissioners and developer (Puget Western),

we have heard from a parade of experts, paid for by the developer. The

topics covered ranged from water quality, water rights/availability, water

drainage, traffic, viewshed and archaeology.

But, we never heard from an expert on fish and wildlife. Is this

because someone may be concerned of the result of such a study?

According to the city staff report, this is how wildlife would be

honored; if a pair of pileated woodpeckers are found nesting, leave the trees until

the nesting period is over, then go in and chop them down.

The fish will be adversely affected by the runoff of oils, chemicals

and fertilizers from the roofs, cars, parking lots and lawns, as these agents

will end up in the river.

Since the fish in our rivers are endangered and the birds in our

forests are threatened, I feel there should be no development on these

sensitive lands.

P.S. I will change from P.S.E. to another energy company as soon as

it is possible to do so.

CATHERINE BUNN

Snoqualmie

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