Petition to up speed limit on Drayton Harbor Road section withdrawn

Published on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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The Blaine resident who submitted a petition asking for a change in speed limit on a section of Drayton Harbor Road to Whatcom County Public Works has withdrawn the request.

Blaine resident Al Mason submitted the petition to county public works on October 30 but explained to county council member Barbara Brenner on December 8 that he no longer wants to seek the change from 25 mph to 35. The petition asked for the speed limit change on the roughly 1.2 mile section of Drayton Harbor Road west of Harborview Road up to the Blaine city limits, just west of Shintaffer Road.

In an email to Brenner, Mason said he was surprised to learn about the numerous steps involved in getting the speed limit changed on a section of county road. After county public works crews finish a traffic study on the section of road in question, the proposed change would have to be presented to the county council after a public hearing, a route Mason said he did not want to take.

“To continue to a public hearing would take a lot more time, energy and expense, for the council, public works, supporters, and non-supporters, which I do not believe is in the best interest of all involved and the tax payers of the county,” Mason wrote.

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