Dickson has taxpayers’ best interest at heart | Letter to the Editor
I am voting for Darrel Dickson because he understands he has a duty to the taxpayer and is not afraid to ask the tough questions. He stepped up and had the taxpayers’ best interest at heart when the PSE gas utility negotiations for the city of Buckley were in front of the Enumclaw Council. He is a successful business person with a finance background, which gives him the knowledge to know what questions need to be asked.
I own four houses within the city limits of Enumclaw and will pay over $15,000 in property taxes this year. I have no problem paying my fair share of taxes but, like everyone else, I don’t want to pay more than I have to. If we do not stop the bleeding and figure out other avenues to generate income for this town we are going to be taxed out of it. This hurts not only the homeowners but also the renters, because as the property taxes go up, so do rents.
It is naive and irresponsible to think we can survive on no growth. Who better than someone who grew up here and is raising his family here to help preserve this wonderful community we live in?
Tami Dunn, owner
Mount Rainier Realty
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
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