Committee hears park bond survey results

March 26, 2013

By Peter Clark

A survey says the citizens of Issaquah care deeply about establishing parks and renovating the Julius Boehm Pool.

The results of a City Council-directed survey was brought before the council Services and Safety Committee during its March 4 regular meeting. Regarding a possible parks, recreation, pool and natural area park bond, EMC Research conducted a telephone survey to gauge the mood and priorities of local residents.

Residents were asked two questions, about their support for the renovation of the pool and about their support of a bond for new park and recreation developments.

The survey found that not only is the pool “extremely or very important to city residents,” as stated in the council agenda bill, but they also displayed concern regarding the protection of wildlife habitat, preserving natural open space, acquiring new park space and improving trails.

City Parks Planner Margaret Macleod presented the results of the survey to the committee as well as specific designations on how a potential bond would be allocated.

The committee sent consideration of the bond back to the City Council with its recommendation. The council will discuss the matter, as well as the disbursement, at its April 1 meeting.


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