, 70, thinks the new buildings there take away from Fremont's charm.
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FREMONT - Armen Stepanian
likes to say he's
as funky and feisty as Fremont -- his
old neighborhood. Stepanian, who's 70 years old, was elected honorary Mayor of Fremont in 1973.He
helped found the Fremont
Public Association, and the Fremont Fair.
most important accomplishment: He
is the 'Christopher Columbus' of curbside recycling.He
ran the first recycling center in Seattle -- the first in the country.
"Of the many benefits of recycling, energy is the most critical of all," says Stepanian
."The energy saved from producing virgin products, the foreign policy implications of consuming less energy, and out own personal relationship to the material--the positive energy we get from recycling." Stepanian
has been living in Ocean Shores.He
came back to Fremont
for the first time in 15 years.
So what did he
think of his
"It's disgusting," he
thinks the new buildings take away from Fremont
"What was formerly a view of the forest on the other side of Queen Anne Hill and the boats going by the canal, now where are the people going to see that from?They're going to have to run to the bridge and look over the railing.It's all greed, that's what I see when I see those buildings," says Stepanian
made the trip back to Fremont
was being honored with a "Local Hero" award from the Fremont Public Association
...Stepanian is the 5th Honorary Mayor of Fremont.He's
held that position for 29 years, and enjoyed every minute of it.
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