The following are local land-use proposals. The county or city may rate them in three categories: nonsignificant, no environmental impact study needed; nonsignificant, provided proponents meet certain conditions; and significant, requiring an environmental impact study.
Around the county, green donation boxes are appearing with the name "Gaia Project." I believe this organization is dubious and is not a reputable charity. The problem is, these boxes are multiplying in our county, and many highly rated charities are missing out on donations put into Gaia boxes. Plus the kindhearted people who donate might not have any idea to whom they donate.
Woodland — The Woodland Planters Days Committee picked its 2015 theme last week: "Celebrate With Me, Planters Days #93." The theme idea came from resident Lesa Beuscher, who won $100 for the entry in the theme contest for the annual celebration. Planters Days will be June 18 to 21.
Vancouver — Two former Vancouver residents are stepping out on stage for a Broadway revue at Central Washington University. James I. Tyler, a 2013 graduate of Evergreen High School, is currently directing and performing in the "Red Curtain Broadway Revue," which opened on Dec. 4, according to a press release. He's joined on stage by Benjamin Jacobson, a 2014 Vancouver School of Arts and Academics graduate. Both are pursing fine arts degrees in the school's musical theater program.
Vancouver — Vancouver will fund four more road safety projects as its Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program moves into another year after being revitalized in 2013. The city's Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance helped identify four traffic calming projects to be completed in 2015 after proposals were pitched by neighborhood associations this year. Projects expected to begin next year are: