Much of the quality of life in Puyallup has diminished over the past 10 years or so. And, it is not getting any better. Much of this is due to mismanaged development all over the city and on South Hill. It is no secret that these directly benefit local developers who are highly visible in and around Puyallup’s City Hall in one aspect or another. Two such developers have extraordinary influence over Puyallup’s Planning Commission.
An example of this influence is the impending influx of high density “cottage home complexes” that will pop up all across the city like mole holes. Another is the “monster” development planned for the daffodil and tulip fields near the Shaw Road Bridge. Levies to pay for the construction of new schools to support these ventures will be forthcoming. City Hall employees are also salivating over the expected building permits and property tax revenue that will help secure their employment.
Some members of the Planning Commission starting with its leadership are directly responsible for the rubber-stamping of these two misguided catastrophes. Remember that fact as probably three of them will be running for Puyallup Council seats throughout this year.