“Support The Ordinances & Plans” (STOP) consists of over 500 concerned Kirkland residents and a leadership team of 10 individuals who actively monitor the work being done on changes to the codes for commercial zones, particularly BN Zones. We are in contact almost daily with the City Council, Staff, City Manager, Planning Director and City Attorney. Our goal is to produce a development on the parcels at issue that will achieve the City’s long-range planning goals and intentions for BN zones. These goals were inadequately addressed over the years as various City ordinances, codes, maps, plans, etc. were changed while the language of the Zoning Code was not.
Here’s how you can help:
- Contribute to the legal fund. There are several attorneys working on this with different groups of homeowners, HOAs, etc. Contributions are used only when the citizen leadership group believes that legal representation is mandatory. David Mann and Brian Lawler have provided superb support backed by the hundreds of hours of research done by volunteers. Mr. Lawler currently represents the citizens’ interests in the current lawsuit against the City brought by the developer. This is where funds are most urgently needed. Send contributions to:
Socius Law Group
c/o Brian Lawler
Two Union Square
601 Union St., Suite 4950
Seattle, WA 98101
Funds are held in escrow, and any unspent funds will be returned to donors on a pro rata basis.
- Sign the petition asking for limits on Residential density in Commercial/BN zones. Enter your name first (so that it doesn’t get recorded as anonymous), enter any comment and then hit submit. Ignore the pop-up form asking for a donation. Your signature will be recorded anyway.
- Add your name to our mailing list to receive updates and alerts, such as important meetings of the City Council, Planning Commission, etc. Click here and include your name and address.
- Attend regular meetings of the Kirkland Planning Commission at 7 PM on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Anyone can speak for 3 minutes at the beginning of the meetings. STOP urges those attending to wear red – golf shirt, scarf, jacket, hat, etc.
- Tell your neighbors. Forward the iPetition and website links to all those you know who love Kirkland.