Growth

I will

  • Continue to work hard to ensure the preservation of the northwest charm and character unique to Issaquah

  • Update the city’s land use code that governs development to strengthen environmental protections, create a more streamlined code and process, that adds predictability and ensures we get desirable outcomes in the built environment that enhance the community and protect the environment

  • Negotiate growth targets with King County for expected residential and job growth over the next 20 years, recognizing that the pace of the previous 20 year period has created challenges in developing and maintaining roadways, trails, utilities and parks, and supporting growth in essential services, like education

  • Create a city and community services plan so that we identify where new schools, city offices and city work yards will go as we grow

  • Reorganize our Community Planning and Development team to focus on efficient delivery of services to the public and to those seeking to build or remodel