As many of you who have been involved in our community’s response to PSE’s project already know, the possible choice of the SE Lake Washington shoreline (the former Railroad right-of-way, identified by PSE as “Segment L) for installation of tall new electrical transmission towers was eliminated from further consideration in October, by Community Advisory Group (CAG) members. In making this decision, I and a majority of the other CAG members used impact data provided by PSE and input from neighborhood residents to make this decision. PSE had also been scientifically tracking feedback from all eastside neighborhoods. In short, a cohesive effort by organized neighborhoods can make a difference. Marlene Winter, a long-time resident and member of KNA, sums it up very well, as follows:
“The PSE CAG decision (regarding Segment L) could not have happened without KNA to keep us informed, to organize us, and spend countless hours representing our interests. So, now we have learned the power of community. It is time for all of us to show our appreciation and sign on to become part of KNA” s/ Marlene Winter
To expand on Marlene’s statement, I want to acknowledge the excellent work done by the Lake Lanes community along the shoreline north of the Renton City Limits. Their work in getting strategies established within their neighborhood and in working closely with us was crucial to the effort. My sincere thanks to all who participated, and I will be sending you an email to express my appreciation directly.
Darius Richards, KNA Treasurer and neighborhood representative to the PSE CAG
KNA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Kennydale and fostering community spirit.