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File #: 2021-0096    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 2/23/2021 In control: Local Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/6/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15856
Title: A MOTION proposing an honorary road name designation in recognition of Mukai Farm & Garden.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott, Pete von Reichbauer, Kathy Lambert, Reagan Dunn
Indexes: Road Names
Attachments: 1. Motion 15856, 2. 2021-0096_MukaiHonDesignation_SR_Draft, 3. 2021-0096_ATT2_Amd1_final, 4. 2021-0096_MukaiHonDesignation_REVISED_SR
Staff: Bowman, Nick
Title
A MOTION proposing an honorary road name designation in recognition of Mukai Farm & Garden.
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WHEREAS, the council, by motion, may propose an honorary road name designation, consistent with K.C.C. 16.08.060, and
WHEREAS, the Mukai Farm & Garden is one of the only extant examples of a pre-World War Two Japanese American farmstead in America, and
WHEREAS, before World War Two, the Mukai Farm & Garden was one of the largest strawberry farms in America, and
WHEREAS, the farmstead was once a hub of Japanese American social and cultural life on Vashon Island, and
WHEREAS, the Mukai Agricultural Complex was designated a King County Landmark in 1993, and
WHEREAS, its garden, designed by Kuni Mukai in 1932, is the first Japanese-inspired stroll garden in the United States designed by an Issei woman, and
WHEREAS, Kuni's Garden received the 2020 John Spellman award for garden restoration, and
WHEREAS, the Mukai Cold Process Barreling Plans played a significant role in developing innovative processing and canning practices that helped revolutionize the fruit business in the United States, and
WHEREAS, the Mukai Farm & Garden symbolizes the vibrant role of Japanese Americans in Vashon's pre-World War Two agricultural economy, and
WHEREAS, the Mukai Farm & Garden continues to educate and engage the people of King County about Asian American history and cultures;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
A. The council proposes that the section of 107th Avenue SW from SW Bank Rd south to terminus of the road be given the honorary road name designation "Mukai Way" to honor the contributions of the Mukai family and the broader Japanese American immigrant community to 20th-century agriculture, business and community life on Vashon Island.
B. In accordance with K.C.C. 16.08.060.C.5., the road services division is directed to prepare a list of the names and addresses of all affected property owners on 107th Avenue SW from SW Bank Rd sou...

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