Dunn Champions Conservation of Properties Along SR 169 Ahead of Proposed Asphalt Plant Decision

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Friends and Neighbors,

This morning I introduced a motion that would prioritize Conservations Futures tax levy funding for the purchase of properties along SR-169 to be used as an open space corridor. As open space, the land would become a community separator and wildlife habitat, and would be protected from development and other uses.

This legislation is extremely timely as King County's Permitting Division considers an application to site an asphalt plant along SR-169 across the street from the Cedar River—a land use that I strongly oppose

There are two important goals of this motion: first, to conserve the properties adjacent to the proposed asphalt plant site to help provide a buffer and preserve the rural character of unincorporated communities near Renton and Maple Valley; and second, to ensure that if the proposed property for the asphalt plant gets locked up in court, King County would be prepared to purchase it as open space given the opportunity.

I will keep you updated on any developments as the Council considers this legislation.

All my best,

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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chairman
Metropolitan King County Council