Woodinville City Manager Richard Leahy gave his annual 2013 State of the City Address at a Woodinville Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 17.
He reviewed the City’s happenings in 2012, including information about the City’s budget, development activity, crime rates, and the results of a recently-conducted market demand study. Leahy also shared some of the City’s goals and outlooks for 2013, including an aggressive capital improvement plan with two major road widening projects, adding an additional police officer to improve the City’s per capita crime rate, and several residential and commercial developments in the pipeline.
Crime statistics for 2012 in Woodinville showed crime decreasing overall, but when compared to top-rated cities for quality of life, Woodinville's property crimes are many – with 40 property crime incidents per 1000 as compared to 10-26 property crime incidents per 1000 in the top-rated cities. Calls to 911 in Woodinville are also increasing, with an estimated increase of 19 percent from 2010 through 2014.
The two major upcoming road widening projects include the Sammamish River bridge and Woodinville Duvall Road.
The presentation is available at the link below. For further information, contact Alexandra Sheeks at 425-877-2266.