Letters to the Editor - Feb. 27, 2012

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The Woodinville City Council is paying, let me get this straight — $600 an hour to have someone teach them how to operate more efficiently as a council?

I would start by finding someone more cost-efficient to run the meeting.

Susan Milke, Woodinville


Just wondering if the city had to pay for the line painting job on Woodinville/Duvall Road?

So many of the marks are askew that one has to guess that a cut-rate firm was hired to do the job.

Those marks are a terrible distraction as one drives and I certainly hope that the responsible company is legitimate enough to come back and correct their shoddy work.

Andrew Cook, Woodinville


I just spent a few minutes researching the economic benefits of public investment in major sports facilities.  In short, any benefits are doubtful, and often there is a  net drain on the local economy.

Little to no new money is brought in from outside of the area, and local money not spent for sports tickets will be spent in other local venues.

We’ve already had two shiny new ego-boosters forced on the public to bolster a few politicians’ egos, and what has it gotten us?

The opportunity to smash through ever-deepening potholes on the way to see football or baseball games.

Dow Constantine is a good King County executive who seems to have the public’s interest in mind, but in this case his ego is getting the better of him.

The  Giants play in a stadium built completely with private money, but you can bet that San Francisco gets tax revenues from every ticket sold and with no public subsidy of the stadium.

If it’s a good idea to build a stadium in Seattle, it’s a good idea to do it without King County dollars!

John Snow,Woodinville


The Sammamish Valley Grange “Sleeping Bag for the Homeless” project (now in its 12th year), needs volunteers to help them keep up their production.

They meet on Tuesdays, 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall on 148th next to Hollywood School House.

If you have time, stop by and see where you might help  – pinning materials, tying knots, button hole stitching,  etc.,

Bring your lunch; coffee is provided).

For additional information or if you have questions, call 483-2693 or Joan Brennan at 481-6567 or the Grange at 398-3701.

Thank you for reading and considering participating.

Helen McMahon, Woodinville

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