Renewing the fire levy is the responsible thing to do | Letter to the Editor
I just received my Voters Pamphlet and I had some concerns with some of the information the Vote No! on East Pierce Fire and Rescue Proposition 1 committee is putting out there.
Their statement against the proposition says the department wants to “build more buildings,” including a new district headquarters. Nowhere in the explanatory statement does it talk about adding more buildings, as a large purchase such as this would likely come from a voter-approved capital improvement bond.
Their statement against says the department wants to “increase their territory.” Again, nowhere in the explanatory statement does it talk about adding additional territory to the fire district and any annexation would have to be approved by the voters in a separate election.
Driving without your seatbelt is not brave, it’s dangerous. Not locking your doors at night is not being brave, it’s dangerous. The committee tells me I should “Be Brave, Vote No.” Not having a fully-funded fire department to respond to the emergencies of me and my family is not being brave, it is being dangerous. That is why I am going to “Be Responsible, and Vote Yes.”
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.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
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.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.