City should provide lake residents answers regarding algae

The Lake Jeane lakeside residents in Twin Lakes requested in March 2016 the Federal Way City Council consider approving an ordinance dealing with corrective enforcement action when toxic algae conditions are present in any residential lake within Federal Way. No positive action has been taken as of July 2017.

The mayor’s office, public works and legal staff have stated that such a code revision could have inadvertent consequences. It has been repeatedly asked what those consequences would be; there has been no explanation forthcoming from the City.

As a public health matter, the following question is provided on behalf of all the citizens of our city: Mayor Ferrell, what are the over-riding inadvertent consequences that would prevent the city from adopting an ordinance to curtail toxic health hazard conditions on any residential lake within the city of Federal Way?

Bob Woolley, Federal Way

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