September 13, 2006
Fairwood Incorporation Vote
I just got a call from a real person reminding me to vote NO on the Fairwood Incorporation Proposition.
I noticed that the caller ID had 1-111-111-1111 for the return phone number. So I asked the woman why her caller ID was fraudulent. She told me it was because they were a calling firm. I asked where they were located. "We can't supply that information." I then asked who their client was, "We can't supply that information."
I told her that since her clients were hidden, and that they use fraudulent means to contact voters in this area that told me enough about the opposition that I would be voting YES on the proposition.
She told me that the Affordable Housing Commission was advertising against the proposition. When I asked if they had paid for her firm to call, the answer was no.
I resent out of state firms calling about local election issues, the opposition to the Fairwood Incorporation Proposition are trying to be faceless, that is just dishonest.
As per Matt's suggestions I am adding some links and other information.
Fairwood is located in southeast (kind of) King County. Proposed Incorporation Map
The Proposition from KCE web site.
One of the groups the are in favor of the proposition run this Website
Posted by SCarnahan at September 13, 2006
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Thanks for the post. We want to see more posts on local news and politics. But can you please edit this one as follows:
where is Fairwood? (a link to a map or community site would nice too);
include link to text of the proposition (from online voters guide page, perhaps?)
basic code for links is covered in our Public Blog FAQs, which are linked to on the Public Blog main page under "Log-In."
I am not part of this debate, but that sounds like dirty politics to me.
I've spent a little time lately near Fairwood, and
My hunch is that you Mr. Carnahan will be on the winning side, and we will have a City of Fairwood.
Re: the updates/added links. Great job! Keep the local news and commentary coming!
I live in Fairwood and have heard pros and cons about it. It appears that Fairwood is similar to Covington - with land use and zoning and primarily residential. Covington is having budget problems and has been since incorporation. Newcastle and Maple Valley are also similar and are in better shape than Covington. The other option is to be annexed as part of Renton. Renton is larger and has a considerably larger tax base, but is reputed to have some budgetary problems at this time.
I am leaning toward voting against incorporation and waiting for Renton to annex it, which will occur within the next year or so.
5. Every new small city that has tried to incorporate in the last 20 years has always been told by their bigger neighbors that they were not viable. I remember that Renton also fought the Newcastle incorporation, Newcastle is doing pretty good right now. Fairwood should incorporate and chart their own destiny. The list of new small cities in this county that are doing well is very long, why inherit Renton's problems????
I tend to agree with Sierradog on this one, Fariwood would be so small it would always be out of money. Renton has a chance since it's downdown area is starting to see a face lift, and especially with Boeing heading increasinly out of the picture, that area of land will be a real draw and tax base. There is already a Police dept in Renton, and a Fire Department. There is a King County library also in the Fairwood area. To duplicate all of these once again would be horribly costly.
A Renton annexation is a smarter move.
I'm on the fence regarding the topic of Fairwood getting annexed to Renton. But, perhaps you can help me....
Could you tell me who's responsible for all the rampant, irresponsible growth that's occurring in the Renton Highlands?! Is it the City of Renton?
I believe in growth and developing our community - but I believe it should be done consciously and with intent. The level of growth the Highlands had been experiencing in the past few years is terrible. They are severely lacking the infrastructure to support the masses of people moving into the area. Schools, roads, and the community as a whole is suffering.
I'm staking my claim that it's the City of Renton who's been responsible (or irresponsible!!)
Why isn't the City forcing the builders/developers to throw money back into the community and into the infrastructure to support all the people moving into the area? Or, is the city only interested in bolstering their tax base?
If the City of Renton isn't concerned about how its community and neighborhoods are growing...I want no part of it!! Instead I want locale residents deciding the future of our community.
RENTON OUT...FAIRWOOD IN!!!