What is worth thousands of dollars and costs nothing? Volunteers.
Mr. Rich Elfers’ article about Republicans being the party of change – with a question mark, no less – makes me wonder if conservatives are now liberals.
I read with interest that the city of Buckley has agreed to sell its gas system to Puget Sound Energy if city voters approve. A primarily reason given is the burden on a small community to operate the system. Other advantages cited include lower rates and access to PSE’s energy efficiency incentives.
The press has done a very good job of reporting about the challenges our veterans face. We all have read or seen stories about our wounded warriors. About traumatic brain injury. About veterans suffering from depression and other serious mental health issues. About those who have lost limbs or endure other physical hardships.
Ted DeVol’s letter in the Aug. 23 issue of this paper is interesting. He states the King County Fire District 28 commissioners passed a resolution at their meeting of Aug. 5 to put before the voters a proposal to increase the levy lid. He stated there had never been any discussion amongst the commissioners regarding this matter. He also states he will not vote for it.
Wow. I have read the fire commissioner debates between Angela Stubblefield and Elbert Reed with great interest. As a very concerned taxpayer, I believe Angela Stubblefield is an absolute breath of fresh air we so desperately need.
We are fortunate that the state of Washington and King County issue voters’ pamphlets that include candidates’ biographical information and statements. Elections officials do not alter or edit submissions from candidates. Candidates typically make the most of this great opportunity to communicate with voters.
We are pleased to support Elbert Reed for fire commissioner, District 28, Position 2.
Attending the “citizens meeting” the other night, I was amazed to see about two-thirds of the attendees being firemen; not all of them being from Enumclaw. The voters there were intimidated by this overwhelming influx of the firefighters. This did not set well with a number of those in attendance.
The ceremonial lighting of the community tree and lamp poles in purple, the handling of violence by pop culture, and the willingness of community members to reach out for others was displayed for all on Oct. 1 at the Domestic Violence Awareness Month presentation.
I love working in this community and have seen some very positive changes over the past two years effecting myself, my family, my team members and my community. I have great concern about the ramifications if Proposition No. 1 (fire levy increase for District 28) does not pass.
As a taxpayer. I have been interested in the debate going on. I have been reading the information regarding the spending. I have been paying attention to both sides.
On Sunday, Aug. 18, my world was unexpectedly turned upside down. That was the day my wife and three children and I were involved in a serious car accident.
If you love Enumclaw, like I love Enumclaw, then vote Juanita Carstens into the city council, because she loves Enumclaw too.
For slightly more than $5 a month we can keep our local fire department staffed and protecting our community and our children with four firefighters on duty 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
We encourage our community to support Elbert Reed for fire commissioner, King County Fire District 28.
I enjoyed the (advertisement), “Washington State Legislature, 2013 Session Report,” found in the Oct. 2 issue of The Courier-Herald.
The Citizens for Smart Taxes town hall meeting at the library was well-attended Wednesday night. I would like to thank everyone who attended.
As a local businessperson operating Buds and Blooms on the Enumclaw Plateau for the past 10 years and living here for the past 35 years, I am asking you to join me in voting “yes” on the proposed fire levy lid lift this fall. As a business owner, resident and volunteer firefighter in Fire District 28, I have a vested interest on several levels in seeing this levy lid lift pass.
Union firefighters and Fire District 28 management have been accusing Citizens for Smart Taxes of lying to the public about district mismanagement.