I love Mountlake Terrace. My great-grandmother lived here and I have fond memories of spending time visiting her growing up. When it came time to buy my first home and decide where I wanted to raise a family, this is where I chose to live. There were a number of reasons, but one of the most important was the sense of community Iíve always felt here. I will be voting YES on Proposition 1 to build a new Civic Center because it will serve to nurture and strengthen our ties to one another.
One of the ways our community currently comes together is through the wonderful services and programs at the Mountlake Terrace Library. My daughter loves her weekly visit for story time and Proposition 1 will enable us to maintain the facility so it can continue to serve us for years to come. A YES vote will also provide necessary updates to the Police Station to keep our hardworking officers and community safe and allow us to build a City Hall and Community Center on land we already own.
Each of us will have the opportunity to provide feedback about what weíd like to see included in our new Civic Center. Iíd love a fountain that I can take my daughter to play in on warm summer days and an open area where we could establish a permanent Farmerís Market.
Our Civic Center will be so much more than a City Hall. It really will serve as the heart of our community. Iíll be voting YES as soon as I receive my ballot in early April and ask you to join me in making an investment in our community for ourselves and our children.