|Letters to the Editor - Sept. 5, 2010|
|Written by Readers|
NEW POLICE BEAT WRITER IS DOING A GREAT JOB
I would like to say that I am very happy to have a new writer for the Police Beat section.
Maggie Inahara has been able to fill some very talented and entertaining shoes after the departure of Kelly.
We are a local business here in Woodinville so we receive the weekly addition of the paper and whether I have time at work or while getting my hair cut at Great Clips in town, I always particularly enjoyed this section as it always brought a smile to my day. Just wanted to say thank you and keep up the good work!
Michell Wellwood, Operations Manager, TW Metals, Inc., Woodinville
TRANSPARENCY IS A CORNERSTONE
Dear Woodinville Fire and Rescue Commissioners,
As taxpayers in the Woodinville Fire District we have been following with interest the financial obligations of the district to its former chief, I. David Daniels.
Our concern is that the district entered into a contract with Mr. Daniels that was very prescriptive regarding financial compensation upon termination of the contract.
Our concern is that a settlement may be reached which grants Mr. Daniels more compensation than is prescribed. In the end, the cost of the added compensation would be borne by the taxpayers.
We expect full disclosure of any financial agreements made with Chief Daniel’s legal team regarding his separation from the district. That would include the terms of the agreement, and a comparison to Daniels’ current contract, which is still in force as of this date.
Transparency is a cornerstone of open governing.
We expect that Richard Mitchell, the fire district’s attorney, would agree, noting that transparency is one of his candidacy platforms in his bid for office as a King County council member.
We hope that the district’s taxpayers will be proud of how the commissioners resolve these negotiations.
Steve Maloney, Jim Hartman, Paul Bonifaci, Peter Tountas, Sharon Peterson, Hank Stecker, Phil Relnik