By Ken Stern 

Would one-way boost First St. safety?

Citizens rally to fire chief's goal of better truck access


February 28, 2024

Citizens gather at a public forum

Ken Stern

La Conner Fire Chief Aaron Reinstra was a key participant in the Town of La Conner's community mingle on parking Feb. 20 in the Civic Garden Club. Turned out that the primary concern is safety, as in the ability of fire department vehicles to readily traverse South First Street.

Safety. That is the number one concern for La Conner's First Street, Fire Chief Aaron Reinstra told the 40 people gathered to discuss parking and traffic patterns at last Tuesday evening's Community Mingle at the Civic Garden Club, Feb. 20. His early remarks set the tone and focused residents' attention on fire department data: La Conner's firetruck has been on South First Street for two calls per month on average over the past two years.

In his opening remarks, Director of Planning Michael Davolio stated that safety was the primary concern then emphasized the first goal was "to establish p...

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