Approving potential Buckley apartment complex ‘a giveaway’

If the goal of the city council majority, they mayor and city administration is to continue being a bedroom community service Bonney Lake and Enumclaw, approval of this project with all the giveaways will go a long ways toward accomplishing that goal.

Editor’s note: This letter references the July 11 story, “Buckley mulls new apartment project,” where the Buckley City Council is thinking over a developer’s plan to add more than 80 apartment units to a portion of land alongside sate Route 410.

After looking at the conceptual drawing I see this: If the goal of the city council majority, they mayor and city administration is to continue being a bedroom community service Bonney Lake and Enumclaw, approval of this project with all the giveaways will go a long ways toward accomplishing that goal.

But if, in fact, the goal is to abide by what is written in the many plans put forth over the years to provide an atmosphere where services are provided locally for local residents, then the council needs to put forth more effort in that direction.

In my over four years on the council, there was never a discussion about business climate other than the refusal over four years ago to create a committee dedicated to this purpose with people on the committee that actually understood business through experience.

This is one of the few areas in the city that’s walkable from the main center of the city’s population and needs services that support the city’ citizens. Making the requested decision would not be one that could be walked back at a later date. The city would be such with the negatives long into the future.

Marvin Sundstrom

Buckley

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