What’s going on in the City of Snohomish with all these boondoggles?
First, there is the proposed Senior Center’s $800,000 building to be constructed on top of the old Pioneer/Indian cemetery owned by the city, when there is the perfectly acceptable alternative of the vacant Carnegie Library building already owned by the city.
Then last fall, the Snohomish City Council voted 5 to 2 to again rezone hundreds of acres to urban from rural in the city’s southern Urban Growth Area, which is composed of mostly prime agricultural bottomland near the Marshland Road/Highway 9 intersection.
Then came the “three naked pigs” fiasco that brought national attention to Snohomish and the BBQ Shack. Next came the regional attention to a Snohomish High School student suspended for wearing a T-shirt labeled “Snohos.”
Then came the price tag of $348,000 for an 880-square-foot visitor center on land already owned by the city.
As a Snohomish city resident and taxpayer, I just hope the citizens of Snohomish will remember these boondoggles at election time this fall.