Saturday, September 7, 2019

Puget Sound Vision 2050

Based on forecast data prepared by Puget Sound Regional Council, the region is expected to grow by 1.8 million people by 2050 and reach a total population of 5.8 million. An anticipated 1.2 million more jobs are forecast by 2050. VISION 2050 is intended to provide a framework for how and where development will occur and how the region will support efforts to manage growth.

Redmond City Council memo, 9/10

Kathy Lambert, King County Councilmember, September 5th:

"Vision 2050 report comment period ends Sept 16. My concerns are that rural areas seem to be undervalued and that local comprehensive plans are being held hostage to transportation funding. The sustainability of unincorporated areas has no clear agreed path to how that can happen after 30 years of not being implemented. The school districts came in to talk about the need for more rural schools and the push back was that they should be in urban areas and that pits unincorporated area students on longer and longer bus rides 🚌 when there are students for to a full school. The other comment was that the schools should use eminent domain inside the cities pitting cities against school districts. Lots of big and important decisions."

-- Kathy's Facebook site

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