Thank you, Darrell Thompson, for your insightful Sept. 30 editorial
to wake up the Fall City community to the (potential) loss of their
property rights. For those residents who have not been following the CAC’s
recommended zoning changes and the ensuing subarea plan over the past
year, it is NOW time to take notice and
While the CAC’s intention was to preserve the rural character of
our town, the outcome of their end product was not very charitable. Write,
call, or E-mail your county council members in regards to the inconsistent
and inequitable proposed zoning alterations. If the council adopts these
revisions, it will devalue land and result in a loss of property rights to
It is disturbing that the revisited subarea plan does not promote
individuality. Our town has a unique character that should be preserved: the
all too rare “mom and pop” businesses. There are so few places left that
encourage small businesses without the competition from big conglomerates.
Geographically, Fall City lends itself well to small family-based
ventures due to the proximity of the two rivers, the highway, and limited
individual lot sizes. Eliminating potential zoning, as the plan endorses, will
impede further possibilities for our town.
Unfortunately, this “potential” designation was not the only target
of down zoning that will infringe on the rights of local property owners.
You can review the complete details of the subarea plan at the Fall City
Library or via the Internet at
So, Fall City property owners, it is imperative that you voice your
concerns now – BEFORE the council casts their vote. Call (206) 296-4040;
write to the council members at 1200 King County Court House, 516 3rd
Avenue, Room 1200, Seattle WA 98104; or e-mail the members
at: email@example.com. The council members’ names can be found in
the government listings of the Seattle phone book.