Time for change on City Council | Letter to the Editor

Our (Enumclaw) City Council has been plagued with failed proposals, mismanaged funding, petty bickering among themselves and with other city services long enough. A few examples are the nonexistent “Welcome” center with an appealed debt of $582,000, the failed proposed town theme (Equestrian City Of The West), the Expo Center that recently needed bailing out along with the district’s proposed $65 million needed for our failing school’s infrastructure. All of which has become a crippling strain on the citizens of our community.

Letters to the Editor

Our (Enumclaw) City Council has been plagued with failed proposals, mismanaged funding, petty bickering among themselves and with other city services long enough. A few examples are the nonexistent “Welcome” center with an appealed debt of $582,000, the failed proposed town theme (Equestrian City Of The West), the Expo Center that recently needed bailing out along with the district’s proposed $65 million needed for our failing school’s infrastructure. All of which has become a crippling strain on the citizens of our community.

We The People vote and attend council meetings only to have our voices fall on deaf ears. So many of our local businesses have faded away into nonexistence and rumors abound regarding the Thomas farm property. Is it a new site for a Fred Meyer? Or a huge housing development for immigrants? Either way it is not the vision most citizens have for our community.

Darrel Dickson appears to have spent huge amounts of money on re-election signs, mailings and newspaper ads. His most recent mailing on high-quality paper was to trash his opponent. I, like many others see this as a mark of poor character and I am skeptical of anyone who tries to elevate themselves from the backs of others. Yet in all his advertising he does not make a list of his accomplishments. There are testimonials but they seem to mainly benefit only a few.

The list we did see was of his supporters and yes, I have no doubt many are good people. However, there are a couple names on that list I wouldn’t let sit my dogs. Note to Dickson: When compiling lists, remember Googling names and background checks is very simple and as close as our dinner tables. (Those volunteering their names should remember this, too.)

We The People have a great opportunity to send a message to our remaining council members not running for office. It is time for some much needed fresh air and fresh eyes and doing business as usual is unacceptable. They need to know that lip service is counterproductive and not actually a service and realize we have a voice and will no longer tolerate poor decisions made on our behalf. We will vote you gone.

M. Thornton

Enumclaw

 

More in Letters to the Editor

Promote the common good by ensuring individual liberty

Citizens following their passions and dreams improve the lot for all.

Carbon pricing won’t help environment, but will hurt taxpayers

How would a Washington carbon tax make a difference in the world “climate?”

It’s never enough

Based on numbers from the legislature, Enumclaw School District will be receiving huge funding increases from the state. Yet here we are with Enumclaw and a bunch of other districts telling the taxpayers, give us more, we need more.

Why are trailers allowed at Expo Center?

When my husband and I moved to our home in 2001 and for every year after the Expo Center grounds have always been pleasant to look at on your way to our home. No longer is this true.

Columnist sheds light on Koch brothers

Our economy, along with our political system, is broken and indeed destroying our democracy.

Letter writer cites no evidence for claims

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

Don’t label all Trump supporters as racist

While the column correctly points out that Trump supporters are happy with his performance and still enthusiastically support him, Mr. Elfers had to inject the liberal “lie” that Trump supporters are racist.

Anthem protests about equality, not disrespect

For all who write negative comments about the football players who took a knee and posted that “this is not the America we grew up in,” let me share a few of the personal events from my life growing up in Tacoma Washington as a white woman.

Former fan finished with disrespectful NFL players

I lived off the grid for 15 years and the one thing I missed the most was watching pro football.

Thank you everyone who made ‘Make A Difference Day’ a success

I want to thank everyone who makes every day a “Make a Difference Day” in Black Diamond.

Nationwide infrastructure needed to combat Alzheimer’s

Too often Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are treated as a normal aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a disease that someone in the U.S. develops every 66 seconds.

Children of illegal immigrants should stay

You are not “making America great again.” You are just making it more intolerant to diversity.