Letters to the Editor

City Council needs to address conflicts of interest | Letter to the editor

I thought my letters to the Reporter had pretty much covered critical issues associated with our city government and tried to gently persuaded it to… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

 

Thanks for keeping kids safe | Letter to the editor

I wanted to write a quick note of thanks to the city and school district. We are a few weeks into the new school year… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

 

Questioning candidate’s sign placement | Letter to the editor

Am I the only person in the city who has noticed that City Council candidate Dennis Martinez’ signs are repeatedly placed in ways that violate… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

 

City Council needs to examine contract policies | Letter to the editor

Our fine little city seemingly cruises along with grace and determination without much attention given to deadheads in the water. Yet it’s contracting with a… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Zak Idan is rooted in city | Letter to the editor

The first time I met Zak Idan, candidate for Tukwila City Council Position No. 5, was in the midst of a frenzy of planning for… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Martinez top choice for City Council | Letter to the editor

Our City Council election is just around the corner and we know little about the new candidates, with the exception of Dennis Martinez whose noteworthy… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

City Council should study Tukwila International Boulevard before making | Letter to the editor

It’s apparent the City Council, mayor and the city are pushing hard to redevelop Tukwila International Boulevard (Highway 99) as a destination option for diners,… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

Keep opinions local | Letter to the editor

I am disappointed with the article in the October issue “County voters weigh in on presidential race” that was published in the October issue of… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Tukwila City Council should spend revenues wisely | Letter to the editor

Budgeting is always about increasing expenditures, and revenue collections are up usually with the help of higher taxes. Accordingly, two questions need City Council answers… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Immigration laws exist for a reason | Letter to the editor

A sanctuary city is one that provides shelter to people who are in our country illegally, in violation of federal Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE) law.… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Tukwila faces important issues this election | Letter to the Editor

This is an election year and four council seats are up for grabs. Do we need/want change or to keep the status quo for our… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Issues to consider during election season | Letter to the Editor

This is an election year. Here are some issues to consider: 1. Public employee contracts (PECs) should be negotiated in public so taxpayers know what… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Money and local politics | Letter to the Editor

Before local election campaigns begin, I’d like to weigh in on the issue of money in local politics. By local politics, I mean races for… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Tukwila needs incentive contracts, budgets | Letter to the Editor

The city’s biennial budget does not appear to contain any incentive provisions encouraging the various city departments to strive to come in under budgeted dollars… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Tukwila needs to take care of business | Letter to the editor

Tukwila city government needs to take care of business, such as water resources, revenue collections, expenditures and federal law enforcement. One example: Our city water… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

No to RFA taxing authority; keep our Fire Department | Letter to the editor

Tukwila residents want a full up city where we have control over its future, its destiny and its taxes.

  • Feb 16, 2016

The difference between mayoral candidates becoming clear | Letter to the editor

It is now clear than one candidate has chosen deception and obfuscation while the other has chosen to stress his qualifications and vision.

  • Oct 26, 2015

With separate pool board, more options to serve city | Letter to the editor

There are individuals running for the five elected positions on the ballot, too; but the winners won't become commissioners unless Proposition 1 passes. If it does pass, and you are interested in the oversight of the pool, you can consider running for a commissioner's seat in the future.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Quinn is right choice for citizens of Tukwila | Letter to the editor

Our city needs someone who has proved business savvy to work with small business owners and attract new commerce to Tukwila. We need someone who knows how to make the tough decisions that will bring change as well as foster productivity.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Pool proposition encourages leadership diversity | Letter to the editor

A Yes vote for Proposition 1 will give the Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District the additional attention it not only deserves but quite frankly needs.

  • Oct 23, 2015