In the recent Woodinville Weekly article “King County officials pessimistic about budget” by Briana Gerdeman, Councilmember Kathy Lambert and Deputy County Executive Fred Jarrett claimed that property tax levies were limited to 1 percent a year.
With two children in the Northshore School District, I have seen no program better support every student’s dreams and ambitions than Challenge. The Save Our Challenge petition on Change.org has 1,387 supporters.
I would like to commend the City Council for not only ignoring the recommendations of its own traffic engineer regarding removal of the 195th Street barrier, but for casting votes in direct conflict to the will of the people. I further commend the Council for demonstrating to our children that civic involvement is a fruitless exercise and that all voices are not valued equally. Lastly, I congratulate the Council for casting aside the self-important rhetoric spewed by the articulate 11-year-old boy who dared to ask for a safe walking route to school.
When I read Ronald Long’s letter about feeling neutral about Suzan DelBene, I was surprised. She has been a great representative of our District. She spends a great deal of time attending local meetings, listening to local concerns, and then votes to support our District businesses: farming in Sammamish Valley; incorporated Woodinville’s need for hotels, which wouldn’t encroach on the Valley; educational needs; roads; traffic; environmental protection; and just about all else. The problem is that she is a very hard worker and her campaign has not done enough to publicize her very active involvement in District issues. I have had many in depth chats with Suzan, and she is very smart, and really “gets” how to speak up in Congress about the things her District cares about.