To: Property Owners, Freedom Movement, Government Types,
Media, Friends, Neighbors:
Here is another example of local WA State government DOT
arrogance, quote below.
"The project engineer, Moini, has been consistent in his
statements. He said engineers believe a roundabout is the best answer for the
intersection and will proceed in that direction, since funding has been
The counties, cities and State have a
political agenda. The first step in that agenda is to stage mock
hearings and then ignore the locals and go around them. This is what King
County did on the CAO and Olympia did on the GMA plus just about every piece of
regulatory taking they shove down our throat.
This is what Representative Lynn Schindler experienced in her
district (4th). See her great comments in the email attached above.
This is what we are experiencing in the 31st Enumclaw legislature district
with the DOT stupid proposal on the roundabout.
What the DOT doesn't tell you, is 100 are planned in
WA State whether the locals approve or not. Property owners are hearing
through the grape vine that the DOT engineer pushing this, has studied in
Great Britain and loves European turnaround.
This is another reason that all government needs to be
dismantled and severely reigned in and fenced off too protect everyone
else. Cities must only be limited to take within their own
city limits, county governments must be completely dismantled. State
governments must be stopped from using force. Rural townships should
be formed by rural people who run their own affairs. Government
must be reformed to be totally free and voluntary network with no authority to
We need citizens groups to form up to monitor
and discipline all government employees who use their position to
ignore, force upon others or harm others private property, personal lives.
Government has gone to far and taken too much. It is upside down and
backwards from what our Founding Fathers intended. American government has
become King George III, just what our families ran from over 300 years ago.
Government has become a Ponzi scheme of taking. We
The People must revolt and take our rights and liberties back.
Freedom and liberty are surely dead relative to what our Founding Fathers
intended. Government can only take when the people are asleep. There
are 6.2 million of us in Washington State and a few hundred
thousand government takers.
Enough is Enough
It is Time to Take Back
All Our Freedoms
Roundabout plan blasted
|By Kevin Hanson -The Courier-Herald
||Wednesday, May 2, 2007 12:46 PM CDT|
The state's Department of Transportation came to Enumclaw last week, hoping
to show off its plans for a roundabout north of the city, a traffic-calming
device aimed at slowing drivers and preventing accidents at a busy rural
Local folks took the opportunity to let the DOT know
exactly what they think of the idea. And it's not much.
At issue is the
intersection of state Route 169 and Southeast 416th Street, which the DOT has
deemed dangerous due to the number of accidents during the past five years.
Looking at ways to move an increasing number of vehicles safely, DOT engineers
started work on a roundabout, which gets rid of the traditional squared-off
intersection and eliminates the potential for the most serious type of
Supporters boast that roundabouts keep everything moving
because no one has to stop for signs or traffic lights.
Many of those
attending the April 25 session at the Enumclaw Expo Center, however, had other
ideas. They told DOT representatives a roundabout is not feasible at the busy
intersection due to the high volume of large rigs that pass through. Others were
simply unhappy that the state began planning for a roundabout before consulting
Project engineer Mehrdad Moini, after getting peppered with
criticism while standing in the Expo Center's north parking lot, said the
response was just what he had expected. Studies throughout the nation show there
is initially 70 percent opposition when roundabouts are proposed, he said; after
drivers become familiar with roundabouts, he added, the numbers flip to 70
In the north lot, the DOT had used sandbags to outline the type of
roundabout proposed for state Route 169, a single-land design that measures 170
feet by 150 feet. A rig pulling a long, flatbed trailer negotiated the course at
a very slow speed and the public was invited to drive the same
Politicians on hand supported the anti-roundabout forces. State
Rep. Christopher Hurst said he opposes the DOT plan and promised citizens “this
is not a done deal.” State Sen. Pam Roach expressed her displeasure with the
idea and got a DOT official to state the plan could be scrapped.
project engineer, Moini, has been consistent in his statements. He said
engineers believe a roundabout is the best answer for the intersection and will
proceed in that direction, since funding has been assured. The project could be
stopped dead in its tracks, however, if those higher up the political chain
decide to pull the necessary dollars, he said.
Kevin Hanson Courier
Senator planning highway
||Wednesday, May 2, 2007 12:46 PM CDT|
Spurred by the state Department
of Transportation's planned roundabout on state Route 169, Sen. Pam Roach has
announced she is creating the Plateau Transportation Working Group, a citizens
organization whose purpose is to interact with the state Department of
Transportation on issues impacting highways in the Enumclaw
Everyone is invited to attend and participate, Roach
“DOT has been making decisions without consulting the Plateau
community, and we don't want that to happen again,” Roach said.
said the working group's first meeting will take place at 7 p.m. May 31 at the
Enumclaw Public Library, 1700 First St. The second meeting will take place June
7, also beginning at 7 p.m. at the library.
The May 31 meeting will focus
on state Route 410. The June 7 meeting will concentrate on state routes 164 and
Roach said she plans for the working group to conduct meetings
quarterly or as needed after the initial meetings to discuss possible solutions
to problems related to the three highways that impact the Enumclaw area the
most. The 31st District senator said DOT officials will be there.
will present its studies and possible solutions. The public will have time for
input,” Roach said.
“We want the DOT to know our priorities, just as we
want to know theirs. From the citizens' perspective, they should be the same.
Enumclaw is the confluence of three state highways. The transportation working
group will learn about DOT's plans for our area and evaluate the department's
plans before they are put in place. What we don't want is a situation where DOT
dictates to us how it wants to spend our tax money,” Roach said.