PSE process for powerlines does not reflect neighborhoods | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"PSE and their consultant Enviroissues have purposely manipulated a process that is not fair, accurate, thorough nor transparent."

PSE’s Energize Eastside Community Advisory Group (CAG) process is deeply flawed and does not represent the preferences of the neighborhoods. It is now well acknowledged that the data collected is statistically invalid, as even PSE’s own CAG representative said it is “meaningless to the process of scoring neighborhood values for the purposes of determining a preferred route.”

PSE unilaterally eliminated several viable alternative solutions to support growth on the Eastside before it began the CAG process.

The undersigned neighborhood members of the CAG respectfully ask all five cities to formally notify PSE that the CAG process does not represent the will of the neighborhoods, that this project would significantly violate neighborhood character and to either stop wasting time on it or restart it with other options for the CAG to consider.

There are too many non-neighborhood stakeholders on the CAG and not enough of the affected neighborhoods are represented, thus PSE stacked the deck against the neighborhoods. PSE and their consultant Enviroissues have purposely manipulated a process that is not fair, accurate, thorough nor transparent.

The neighborhoods need the City of Bellevue (the lead agency) to have several other options independently studied prior to the EIS and SEPA review process commencing.

Sincerely,

The PSE Community Advisory Group members or alternates signed below:

Steve O’Donnell, Somerset
Ruth Marsh, Somerset
John Merrill, Somerset
Norm Hansen, Bridle Trails
Warren Halverson, Bridle Trails
Lindy Bruce, Sunset Hills
Dick Morris, Sunset Hills
David T. Edmonds, Olympus
Sean McNamara, Olympus
Larry Johnson, Olympus
Jeff Dubois, Greenwich Crest
Scott Kaseburg, Lake Lanes
Donald Miller, Lake Lanes
Sally McCray, Lake Lanes
Dr. Richard Kaner, Lake Lanes
Darius Richards, Kennydale
Mark Hancock, Kennydale

 

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