Tribe should getFall City park

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  • Friday, October 3, 2008 2:40am
  • Opinion

My inclination is to support the transfer with the understanding [that] the informal communications the Sno-qualmie Tribe had with citizens May 16 are memorialized in a tailored contract the county and Tribe could enter into regarding continued use of the existing facilities as customarily enjoyed by all. With the conditions formally iterated, the community at large can expect business as usual, and the Snoqualmie Tribe’s continued support for linkages and access to community supported trails and recreational facilities.

The transfer may open the way for better ways and means to identify and achieve common goals. The Snoqualmie Tribe has shown interest in the proposed suspension bridge from downtown to the park, and the existing historic Raging River Left Bank Levee Trail. Collectively, this could create better community identity and a safer place to live, play and prosper. After all, I don’t recall at last night’s meeting anyone exclaiming great success with negotiations with King County on any issue.

I appreciate plucky discussion and comment, but was a little concerned about some things said questioning the Snoqualmie Tribe’s need to reconnect to the Fall City Park land. I think it’s simple to understand. It’s like walking by your grandfather’s house – wouldn’t you like to go in, sit down and remember?

Paul Carkeek


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