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Recap of Nov. 12, 2014 Open House

Thank you to all who attended the Nov. 12, 2014 Open House held at City Hall.  There were great conversations going on between citizens and staff about traffic, housing, the Totem Lake area, climate change and the Cross Kirkland Corridor.  Here is a summary of citizen comments. (PDF 130 KB)

A great amount of information was presented on the following display boards:

Recap Planning Day April 26, 2014

Thank you to all who attended Community Future Day held on April 26, 2014.  By our counts, there were 125 total guests; 55 attended the Neighborhood University session on Traffic and Growth and over 60 participated in the “Build a Better Kirkland” spending exercise.  Future Day was the third in a series of public outreach community events as part of the Kirkland 2035 initiative.

Some quick recaps of Future Day:

During Community Future Day, participants visited a variety of displays and talked with staff about several of the Kirkland 2035 Plans: Comprehensive Plan update, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, and Capital Improvement Program.

Additionally, they visited with staff and consultants and were invited to participate in a spending exercise to show their preferred level of investment for the following plans:

  • Cross Kirkland Corridor Master Plan
  • Transportation Master Plan
  • Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan
  • Surface Water Master Plan

Spending Choices Future DayThe spending exercise simulated the allocation of limited and restricted funds for the city’s future capital needs.  Generally, participates chose to redistribute significant funds to spend on the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC), with a mix of transportation, general fund, and parks money being spent on CKC projects.  Parks allocation had the largest percentage of funding redirected to the CKC, while transportation dollars made most of the CKC funding.

To read more about the spending preferences, view the May 20, 2014 City Council meeting PowerPoint slide show (PDF).