The removal of the "Save Our Neighborhood” sign in the Wellington area of Woodinville last week is being investigated by the city, according to Alexandra Sheeks, assistant to the city manager.
The signs were put up by the Concerned Neighbors of Wellington in protest of a proposed development which homeowners feel is a threat to the rural feel of their neighborhood. On Friday, May 25, the sign was returned the group, but Sheeks said the reason for its removal is still a mystery.
“Usually if a sign is illegal we go through a process of notifying the person first and giving them an opportunity to take it down,” Sheeks told Woodinville Patch Tuesday morning. “Taking the sign down ourselves is usually a last resort.”
Sheeks said she does not know if the sign was up illegally or if the typical protocols were followed before the sign was removed. She added that the city is researching what happened now that staff is back from the holiday weekend.
According to Wellington neighbors (), the city staff person who removed the sign got into a confrontation with one of the elderly residens of the area.
Sheeks said she didn't have anymore information but that the incident was being investigated.