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Name not shown inside SQUAK MOUNTAIN November 3, 2019, 12:19 AM
Please do no fluoridate our water. There are too many health risks to people who are sensitive to fluoride. It should not be forced upon the population.
Name not available inside ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS September 15, 2019, 3:10 PM
This information may be of interest regarding The City of Issaquah wanting to fluoridate the city's drinking water:
Please read this article which cites several medical studies and scientific research regarding the fluoridation question, including JAMA Pediatrics and Environmental Health Perspectives.
Too much of anything, even good things, can be toxic and detrimental.
Name not available inside ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS September 12, 2019, 6:43 PM
I do not want fluoride In my water.
Dave Baldwin inside PROVIDENCE POINT August 29, 2019, 4:10 PM
I strongly urge the city to NOT fluoridate the city water supply. It is unfair to force fluoride on those that do not want it. Fluoride is easily available in toothpaste and at the dentist. It is also in most beverages bought at grocery stores. Orange juice, tea, sodas, sparkling water etc. Fluoride can accumulate in the bones and tissues and has been shown to have a negative effect on the thyroid gland. The last public vote on this was 51 years ago. Way before the public could educate themselves with online access.
No one I know uses a "pea sized" amount of toothpaste when brushing their teeth. And it is on the label to call the poison control center if this tiny bit is ingested.
Europe does not fluoridate the water.
Can you please just focus on serving us pure clean water?
A courtesy of a response would be appreciated.
Name not available inside OLDE TOWN August 3, 2019, 9:08 AM
I feel that the biggest problem facing Issaquah currently is lack of preparation of its citizens, and we need to do more to get individual people and families to be self reliant in case of disaster.
Name not shown inside SQUAK MOUNTAIN July 28, 2019, 3:54 PM
1) Building codes (both for commercial and public developments) need to reflect the potential for earthquakes.
2) Given the apparent abundance of steep slopes and attendant potential for slides resident in Issaquah, development permits and related restrictions need to be reviewed and, where necessary, modified. WE dont want an Oso in Issaquah
3) Where possible, public utilities s/b reinforced/upgraded
4) The city should encourage citizens to make themselves aware of the potential dangers and avenues to educate themselves as to potential protective actions
5) A regional response to a major catastrophe w/b required. THerefore city administrators s/b aggressive in making sure Issaquah has a front row seat at any regional meetings to do with major incident response
Name not shown inside MONTREUX July 25, 2019, 10:59 PM
Issaquah might also consider placing some levees around Lake Sammamish in the event of a Tsunami created by an earthquake. All large bodies of water adjacent to Puget Sound can be a threat to their communities from just one major Tsunami.
Steve Pereira inside OLDE TOWN July 21, 2019, 11:00 PM
Personally unaware of possible mitigation and / or resolution actions, believe Issaquah needs to develop robust plans and implement actions for wildfire prevention, alert, monitoring and communication. The natural environmental beauty Issaquah cherishes could easily be gone.
Name not available outside Issaquah Neighborhoods July 19, 2019, 1:10 PM
putting up higher structures and powerlines/phone towers etc should be eliminated and investments should be made to put them underground as those will ALL become hazards in an earthquake, land slide, etc. and can destroy structures and add to higher costs and medical bills after a disaster.
Name not available inside ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS July 19, 2019, 11:32 AM
In the event of a major disaster, the lack of infrastructure/roads in the Issaquah Highlands will seriously hinder evacuation of one-third of the population of the City of Issaquah. Residents living east of Fire Station 73 have one road in/out of the community - Park Drive. Evacuating 10,000 residents down Park Drive will be all but impossible.
While this may seem like a stretch, in the event of a natural gas fire, the community may be completely cutoff from the rest of Issaquah along the natural gas pipeline that runs north/south through the Highlands. The City should prioritize the development of alternate evacuation routes/connecting roads (ex. to the High Point exit or a similar alternate evacuation route) out of the community in the event of a disaster. Thank you!