Goodman announces plan for re-election to City Council
April 30, 2013
Issaquah attorney Stacy Goodman announced her candidacy to seek re-election to the Issaquah City Council on April 29. Goodman has served on the Council since March 2011.
Goodman was initially appointed to replace Maureen McCarry, who left the council for health reasons. Voters then elected Goodman in an unopposed race to serve out the remainder of McCarry’s term.
“It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve my community for the past two years,” Goodman said in a press release. “I work hard every day to make Issaquah even better by working effectively with fellow council members, city government and business leaders, and, most importantly, the people I represent. This is important work, and for me, it’s a labor of love.”
Goodman is chairwoman of the council’s Land and Shore Committee, which sees all development- and land-use related bills. The committee was extra busy the past year reviewing the Central Issaquah Plan, its companion design code, long-term urban-village development plans for quarry owner Lakeside Industries Inc. and Rowley Properties, and the potential annexation of the Klahanie area. Goodman also serves on the council’s Services and Safety Committee, and is the city’s alternate member of the board of directors for the Cascade Water Alliance.
“The Central Issaquah Plan is an active issue, in that implementation has just begun with the design code,” Goodman said. “There are several other critical issues coming to the front burner, such as transportation concurrency. How we fix the existing traffic problems is a city-owned issue that the council will be facing head-on this year. That and other funding issues are key to a successful Central Issaquah Plan.”
In the release, Goodman said her pet passion is Lake Sammamish State Park, which she said has faded from a popular regional destination primarily due to state budget cuts and aging facilities. Goodman played a large role in spearheading efforts that led to the city partnering with the state parks agency to explore opportunities for long-needed upgrades. She has also been supportive of the newly reorganized Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.
“Lake Sammamish State Park should be the shining star of Issaquah,” Goodman said. “We’ll get there, just like we did with the fish hatchery. It just takes time.”
Goodman has lived in the Issaquah area since 1989. Before joining local firm Carson & Noel, she was a reporter and editor at The Issaquah Press for nine years. She and husband Tim live in the Issaquah Highlands and have two adult sons.