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'ng, Norton face off in County Council race a quiet contest go- on for the job of this area -- to Inglewood 0rth Bend to Mercer on the King County for the $41,000 in District 6 are incumbent Bruce and long-time Mercer activist Marianne of what the Ought to do and how to do it have been Points in their elec- to date. Both toured the lssaquah primaries. was elected in 1979 I Strength of his record 0Unty hearing ex- a position he had Since 1970. A with a masters' Urban planning, he of the seven Marianne Kraft Norton faulted his participation in the Newcastle Plan. But the charges that Laing is a pro-development legislator and that he failed to adopt a more represen- tative stance than in his more "judicial" hearing examiner days, have not caused him to shy away from voter contact. Laing says community unrest with the progress of the two plans stems from a Bruce Laing fundamental imisunder- standing of how planning works in the county. He says this misunderstanding led participants to ignore the powerful role of the 1964 Comprehensive Plan in the community planning process. Laing says that 1964 plan, which is yet to be revised, calls for considerable growth on all county plateau areas, directing density away from l has been .riticism of 'homeowners on th Plateau eannounced he would re-election. Some groups have also the valleys. "The method by which we change policy is through the General Development Guide, not through the individual community plans," Laing says. Charges that he is "not listening" to local planning wishes are "simply an easy fallback charge," Laing adds. Last year he says he conducted some 15-18 neigh- borhood dialogues in his district, including presenta- tions on how to get access to county government. He says that his reputation for a judicial temperament, which some persons dislike, comes from being "the far- thest person down the pike on the council in making decisions." Laing says he learned long ago to listen as long as possible before mak- ing irrevocable decisions. Norton, a 52-year-old former candidate for the state legislature, is a Mercer Island activist with a long list of volunteer leadership posi- tions. Norton has never held elec- tive office, but has served in ty executive says.outlying s want more service e:uMyLafEfex:Ytive 500 real local leaders, and it Reveile said the comments infringe on areas still con- rUeVelle rolled into Is- keeps me from getting lso- in lssaquah were along the sidered for the second, or tot a dawn-to-dark lated. This is the 15th corn- sameline, even third Newcastle !he city last Wednes- plete day tour I ve done, and "village." This issue is to be J took numerous op- they are fabulous." Twoof the executive's pro- resolved in other ways, he t!es to explain the At most of the meetings, posals in the 1984 budget said. Clget he proposed just Revelle's proposed 1984 sales would directly affect lssa- The second gam' lssaquah is earlier, tax hike of nearly one-half quah, and Revelle came to could see from the tax hike, na a 7 : 3 0 a. m. cent was a major topic, but town. with" an armload otisup" - the former Seattle City coun- 1st to a 6:30 p.m. din- the level of complaints he porting arguments and ex- cilman explained, would be e first,term executive heard was small, planations., in the funding of construe- nation's 13th largest "People were more in- The proposed sales tax tion of thenew Southeast d's- "pressed the flesh" terested in what we were go- hike has already been levied trict sheriff's station in problems and with local lead- with Chamber of directors, lssa- School students, of Women Vet- siS, CEI work- Boehm's, the Sal, and the senior center, visited a for the handi- Wet with the press the monthly of the organization Mayors. over, the only Vith the city council led, Revelle's en- Was still barely con- love it, 1 really laughed. "It gives to meel 100 to ing to do with the money -- especially the local uses -- than they were in complain- ing," Revelle said. Revelle agreed that op- ponents will see this as a self- serving appraisal, but he pushed the comment even further.. "In' "ill '. of.' "my thousands of contacts with people, all of those people who access me by phone or in person.., only two or three per cent ever complain about the taxes. The calls are all 'we want' calls. "It is my impression that the people living in the unin- corporated areas of the coun- ty in particular ,feel more un- der-represented, under- served, than they do over- taxed," he added. by the City Council, so he had few barbs to fend off there. Regarding the proposed first purchases of land to make up the Cougar Moun- tain Park, Revelle said "if we wait for another Pro Parks tyipe vote the prices will sure, ly escalate," and the concept could be in danger. Since only a downpayment on the first 700 of 2300 acres is proposed, Revelle explain- ed that "probably the re- maining 80 per cent will be paid for with councilmanic bonds.., some sort of bond issue." Revelle said the early land purchases will protect areas in danger of being subdivided or developed, but would not Maple Valley, and the hiring of 18 new police officers. Twelve of those new hires would serve in stations responding to calls in this area. The new modular design station could cut response time to Issaquah area calls, as well as put the station much closer for walk-in com- plaints. Six of the to-be-hired police would be directly as- signed to patrol areas which include north Renton, Issa- quah and East Lake Samma- mish. An additional K-9 unit, and a six-man special roving drunk driving unit would also be added. several top level state appointive posts, including the Board of Directors of the Washington Environmental Council, as executive director of the Washington State Women's Council, and as a founding member of "The County Group" formed in 1979 to shine a brighter light on county issues among citizen groups. This daughter of genera- tions of Iowa farmers says she believes Laing is as wrong in the style in which he represents his district as he is in his practical beliefs. Classic democratic issues, like more open meetings, greater contact with consti- tuents, better and more explanatory meeting agen- das, are all a part of her cam- paign. On the more issue-oriented questions, Norton says she is perfectly willing to let the concerns of the Plateau residents be the symbolic battlefield of tlte election. "If that issue is symbolic," she says, "it is a big enough issue to demonstrate what is wrong. It is a key issue The Issaquah Press, Wednesday, October 26, 1983 - Page 11 i because it is one where m opponent is supposed to be good on the issue, well-pre- pared." She says in this "best issue" it is clear Laing does not represent his district's wishes. "I'm for planning," she laughs. "It's an old farm maxim that you don't buy more livestock than you can handle." As for Laing's record as a legislator, Norton says the "still a hearing examiner, not a leader" charge has substance for her. "If Bruce Laing were in Solomon's shoes," she says, "he would have just cut the baby in half and got on with it." There are considerably more issues to separate the candidates, besides the ques- tion of partisan control of the council. Three of the four Republicans who make up the 1983 GOP majority, are up for election this year. The final local opportunity to see and question Norton and Laing will come Thurs- day night, at 7 p.m. at the Candidates Night forum at the Issaquah Library. Candidates night Oct. 27 at library The Issaquah Press and the Issaquah Library will co-host a candidate infor- mation night on Thurs- day, October 27, 7 to 9 p.m. at the library. King County Council candidates Marianne Kraft Norton (D) and Bruce Laing (R) will make presentations at 7:00. At 8:00, City Council can- didates, all unopposed, Sherman and McGlashan will speak. They are are unopposed. Marilyn Batura, Harvey Each candidate will be Scott and Kenneth Pease. given five minutes to ad- School Board candidates dress the audience before will take center stage at taking questions from the 8:30. They include Dar- audience. Debbie Berto, lene Haugen, Walter managing editor of the Haag and John Penney Press, will act as from district 5, Karen moderator. Taylor Sherman from dis- trict 1 and Bill Refreshments will be McGlashsan, district 3. served. 'Loaned executives' help United Way Local residents John T. Codling and Jo Jones, both of Issaquah, are serving as loaned executives with the 1983 United Way fund drive. They are among 91 men and women loaned by 49 cor- porations and organizations to work full time with United Way. Codling is Industrial Rela- tions Manager for the Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. Jones is divisional sales manager for the Ben Mar- che. Jo Jones John Codling Ill O0 'COUNTRY COOKBOOK' RECIPE CONTEST, THE ISSAQUAH PRESS Your recipe could win a U00ehend at Lake l00uinault Lodg ZeS" L O r any one of s,x other 1st ace pri t GRAND PRIZE: Two nights lodging and meals at your choice of Lake Quinault Lodge or Kalaloch Lodge ($250-value), compliments of The Issaquah Press. FIRST PRIZES. Appetizers -- $30 Gift certificate from Feed Store Deli-Cafe. Soups -- $25 Gift certificate from Mark-It Foods. Entrees -- $25 Gift certificate from Fischer s Meats. Desserts -- Lunch for 4 and $25 Gift certificate from Puget Sound Baking Co. & Tea Room. 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