July 9, 2013
Almost 50 people turned up at the Issaquah City Council’s regular July 1 meeting to witness the consideration of a long-deliberated park bond, which passed with a 6-1 vote.
“You can see we’ve gone through quite a process getting to tonight’s hopeful vote,” Councilwoman Eileen Barber said. As chairwoman of the Services & Safety Committee, she fostered the bill through a long fact-finding process. “The idea to delay this any longer is not something I would like to see happen.”
The decision follows Park Board recommendations to the City Council regarding how a $10 million park bond, including $5 million for “life support” for the Julius Boehm Pool, should be spent.