Last Friday, Futurewise, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving local farms, delivered petitions containing over 370 signatures to the King County Growth Management Planning Council as part of the organization's fight against the expansion of Woodinville's urban growth boundary.
The King County Growth Management Planning Council is expected to make a decision on whether or not to recommend expanding the boundary at its upcoming Sep. 11 meeting. Any recommendation would then be taken to the King County Council.
Brock Howell, King County Program Director for Futurewise, was pleased with the community's show of support for their petition drive.
"It was a really overwhelming positive response," Howell said. "We think it's pretty clear that Woodinville residents support protecting their farms."
Howell said that the Growth Management Planning Council's upcoming vote could be very close but believes they will ultimately side with Futurewise and their supporters.
"We're pretty hopeful that we'll be able to protect Woodinville's farms," Howell said.