Transportation and growth. Arguably our two biggest issues. And there is no more qualified candidate for our City Council to shape real solutions for these issues than Jon Pascal.
I met Jon many years ago when he served on the Transportation Commission. His expertise was obvious, as was his deep understanding of the scope of transportation. It is not just about what is happening in Kirkland, but regionally. And solutions are not just about roads and autos but about opportunities for all modes of transportation. Jon’s work on the Active Transportation Plan and Complete Streets Ordinance at the time put Kirkland at the leading edge of transportation solutions. Jon is committed to having real projects in place, not just great plans. His extensive knowledge, reasonable consideration and strong commitment to Kirkland were inspiring and are the reason I serve as a Transportation Commissioner today.
I also worked with Jon when he served on the Planning Commission. We were updating our neighborhood plan as well as working on Kirkland 2035. He understood the issues and worked deliberately and thoughtfully. But it wasn’t just about clear zoning code and policies. His active work as a neighborhood leader in Finn Hill and the Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods gave him a unique perspective into the passions and concerns the community had for our little part of Kirkland. He was and is a remarkable listener. He continues this in his role as council member.
Please join me in voting for Jon Pascal for Kirkland Council Pos. 7.