As I had said in my last letter (speaking about the medians in
North Bend) that as soon as I had a letter from the city stating that the
medians were not to be built that the signs _ No More Medians _ would
If they are not all down as I write this letter, they will come down
as soon as we can pick them up.
Enclosed is a letter from the city for which we have permission to
Thank you, Valley Record, for your Letters to the Editor page. It is
a great community service.
Here is Mr. Messina’s letter to Ms. Fritts dated June 5,
Dear Ms. Fritts:
I understand from conversations with my staff, that you are
concerned about possible plans to extend the downtown medians east along
North Bend Way. I would like to take this opportunity to address these concerns.
The City of North Bend has no current plans to extend the
medians. In fact, the City has no funding source for such a project at this time. As
you may know, the City was interested in the public’s views on this issue
and therefore purposefully asked a question about extending medians on
the 1999 Community Survey. The results show that 55.9 percent of
respondents did not support extending the medians. Because of these results, it is
the administration’s position that another public process would be conducted
to determine the improvements desired by the community prior to
planning any such projects. However, as previously mentioned, the City
currently has no plans or funding for such street improvements.
Finally, as I understand it, you were basing these concerns on
statements found in the Draft Design Guidelines, dated 3/1/00. My staff
and I have been unable to find any mention of the medians in this
document. However, we would be very interested in learning a page reference from
you if available.
Please let me know if you have any other concerns.