Review of Recent Public Hearing and Next Steps

THANK YOU to every one of you that sent email and letters to the City of Olympia and those of you who attended the Trillium public hearing on Monday night and also testified. Your efforts are working!And a special thank you to Thurston County Commissioner Karen Valenzuela for her great support of all the Wilderness homeowners. She was very instrumental in the County’s submission of a letter to the City of Olympia notifying them the county is vacating 45′ of the 60′ right-of-way at Highline Drive. The City of Olympia and the applicant, DR Horton, agreed to this action.That means *NO CONNECTING ROAD TO TRILLIUM!* The remaining 15′ of the right-of-way will be dedicated for a pedestrian throughway only.

Please take the opportunity to thank Commissioner Valenzuela for attending our general membership meeting in May and supporting us with our Trillium project concerns and getting our voices heard. You may email her at

Everyone should be happy with the progress we have made to date.

HOWEVER, we still need your support at the continuing public hearing regarding the Master Plan and the Preliminary Plat June 28th. If you were at the hearing last Monday night but did not get to testify, PLEASE ATTEND the hearing June 28th. The Hearing Examiner will allow public comment from those individuals who did not have the opportunity to testify Monday. The hearing on DR Horton’s appeal of the City’s SEPA determination will follow the conclusion of the continuing hearing on
the Master Plan/Preliminary Plat, but testimony in that subsequent hearing will be limited to those representing DR Horton and the City.

Great job everyone! Let’s keep up the momentum as it does make a difference.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you.

Cherryl Steben
2010 WPOA President

To read a good review of the hearing on June 14th click on this link:

Originally Posted by Christi McGinley at 7:35 PM on the WPOA original blog at: