The beauty of our waterfront l Council Corner

By Councilmembers Anna Rohrbough and Christine Cook | Aug 28, 2019

Council President Cook and I wanted to give you an update from a Council Corner we wrote a month or so back.

We have been working on building a relationship with the Tulalip Tribe Board to discuss land they own on our waterfront. The first step was to set a meeting to discuss their vision for their property on the waterfront and how it weaved into our own City’s vision.

At our meeting last week, we started at Edgewater Park and took a walk west unto their property. In attendance were their Board President, Treasurer and three other board members.

In attendance for our City was President Cook, myself (Vice President Rohrbough), Councilmember Champion, and Mayor Gregerson.

I personally felt encouraged from the start. I could see the importance to them of protecting the beauty of this piece of land, reflected in their expressions. As we talked with each other, ideas and possibilities started to express themselves. I was also encouraged to hear over lunch, that they were interested in learning what our community desired for that location.

At the close of the meeting, it was decided that they take a few months to discuss the ideas shared and we would meet up again. This would give us an opportunity to continue building toward a collective vision.

As the council leadership, from what we heard, we feel that the priorities of both communities are to preserve and share the beauty of our waterfront.

A very positive outlook going forward for us all.

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