Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Isthmus Group Hosts BBQ - Forum on Saturday

Above: Senator Karen Fraser is offered some food by Lee Montecucco on the Capitol Campus today.

Members of several organizations working to promote ESSB 5800 held an informational barbeque on the Capitol Campus today. Bill sponsor Senator Karen Fraser and Representative Sam Hunt were in attendance, and chatted with supporters.

Above: Representative Dean Takko of Longview is briefed by Jerry Reilly, president of the Olympia Isthmus Park Association, regarding the impact of ESSB 5800 on the future of the isthmus.

Asked to comment on his conversation with Representative Takko, Reilly said, "I appreciated the interest that the Representative showed in the issue...many legislators and staff took the time to come and view the vista first-hand," Reilly said later.

The bill has been scheduled for a hearing in Representative Geoff Simpson's Local Government and Housing Committee on March 25, John L. O'Brien Building, House Hearing Room E, at 8:00 a.m.

Isthmus park supporters are keeping up the pace and are hosting an educational forum on Saturday, March 21st at First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Senator Karen Fraser, Olympia Mayor Doug Mah and Jerry Reilly, president of the Olympia Isthmus Park Association have agreed to be on a panel at the forum. Question and answer time with the panel will follow.

Above: Isthmus Cake