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Parlette: Loop-Trail Meeting

State Senator, Linda Parlette dispatched a news release yesterday, announcing an informational meeting about the status of the Loop Trail. The meeting, scheduled for November 15 at 5 p.m. in the Eastmont Junior High Commons, is to help inform the public about what is happening and to take a community pulse of what is to be done. If you use and care about the Loop Trail, this is an important meeting -- it will help empower Senator Parlette to work in behalf of your interests. Here's the release (slightly condensed):

For Immediate Release                              For Interview Contact:
Oct. 31, 2007                                               Sen. Linda Evans Parlette (360) 786-7622

Parlette hosts discussion on future of 400 acres of state-owned land in East Wenatchee

OLYMPIA…Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee, will host a roundtable discussion in two weeks on the future of 400 acres of state-owned property along the Columbia River in East Wenatchee.

The property, located between the George Sellar Bridge and the Obadashian Bridge along the East side of the river, was purchased by the state Department of Transportation (DOT) many years ago in expectation of locating a highway there. The expected road was not built, and now DOT is anticipating surplusing the property, an issue of interest to the local community.

The purpose of the meeting that Parlette will facilitate is to give the public an opportunity to learn more about the planned land sale. Participating in the discussion will be various city and county officials, public works officials, local Department of Transportation officials, local landholders and others involved with the property. The public is invited to attend and listen to the discussion, and participate in a question and answer time after the discussion.

The meeting details are as follows:

      DATE:  Thursday, Nov. 15
      TIME:  5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
      LOCATION:  Eastmont Junior High School Commons, 905 – 8th Street

 “This meeting will give the public an opportunity to hear about the agency’s plans and ask questions of all the entities involved," said Parlette. "I know how important this piece of property is to our citizens, and I want to do all I can to ensure we can access it for generations to come.”

Citizens with questions can call Parlette’s district office at (509) 663-9702.

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