Letters to the Editor

Better budgeting methodology available/needed

Our city’s elected is currently developing the biennial budget for calendar years 2019-20. They are using something called “Priority Budgeting”, which they have neglected to… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018

 

Improvement needed from elected officials

In our city, transparency, fiduciary and due diligence responsibilities seem to be lost on our elected representatives lest we hear some explanation of the apparent… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2018

 

Tukwila School Board ‘do the right thing and do it soon’

I am writing to express my support for the striking teachers and other school staff in Tukwila and to urge the school board to reach… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018

 

‘Get our kids back in class, the correct way’

Wednesday, Sept. 5 was supposed to be the first day of school in Tukwila. Instead, teachers walked the picket line, parents scrambled to figure out… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018

Cost plus contracts shouldn’t be used within cities

We have a “tax and spend and tax again” (TASATA) city government that doesn’t have the word NO in its public vocabulary and needs remedial… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

We should allow Tukwila to grow, naturally

Our city has been undergoing a metamorphosis over the past years and is being transformed from a stoic, tranquil countryside scape, that was enjoyed by… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2018

Some policies are misguided, merit scrutiny

We elect officials to posts of trust throughout our country to wisely tax and spend public moneys to run federal, state, county and city governments… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018

Allowing ‘ADUs’ means the end of low-density single-family neighborhoods

Remember that postcard asking “What do YOU think?” Most of us glanced at it, said “Doesn’t affect me… I don’t need a ‘Mother-in-Law apartment’… and… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

State testing should be eliminated

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letters are written by Foster High School students. Students from Carrie Stradle’s ELL class were tasked to write persuasive letters that… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

FHS needs a health clinic on campus

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letters are written by Foster High School students. Students from Carrie Stradle’s ELL class were tasked to write persuasive letters that… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2018

City Council should keep taxes reasonable

Bill Holstine urges residents to keep elected leaders accountable.

  • Jan 17, 2018

Disecting the November election results

We just had an election and re-elected two council members, elected a new City Council member to Position No. 5 and elected a member who… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Thank you, voters

I am writing to say thank you to the voters of Tukwila. This was my first election process, and after serving on the City Council… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

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