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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tukwila residents want a full up city where we have control over its future, its destiny and its taxes.
It is now clear than one candidate has chosen deception and obfuscation while the other has chosen to stress his qualifications and vision.
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.
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.
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.