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County Council news from District One

County Council, District One  by Maggi Fimia, District 1, Metropolitan King County Council
Here are some highlights about recent County Council decisions and other county news...

Letters to the Editor

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If we don't buy it, we will lose it

Community Center I was disappointed to find that the Community Center bond vote did not pass. Most of the people I talked to said they just weren't sure how to vote.

Take a look at the packaging

Woodinville's future I'll be celebrating my two-month anniversary as a Woodinville resident next week. Like others who express similar opinions, I, too, have chosen to live here to remove myself from urban sprawl.

Double taxation to buy what we own

double taxation When the school districts determine they need new schools, they come to the taxpayers for the money. The questions arise when the schools no longer need the older school buildings and surrounding property.

Pie-in-the-sky ideas

pie-in-the-sky ideas The Northshore school district wants seven and one half million for the property that the people own in Woodinville.

Firefighters are heroes in many ways

firefighters are heroes I am writing this letter to express my thanks and deepest gratitude to the group of Woodinville firefighters who took part in the climb to fight leukemia at the Columbia Tower in Seattle.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it

Citizens Advisory Committee It is apparent that the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has become a #1 focus of the [Woodinville Fire District] Commissioners, and that the future of the CAC will allegedly be determined by the commissioners.

Each faith should have its own service

baccalaureate This Baccalaureate issue has me thinking. The suggestion to open this ceremony to all seniors and involve all faiths is ideal but not practical.

Commercializing a town will not solve long-term city problems

commercializing a town As a former planning commissioner and city council member with the City of Duvall, I write concerning the proposed development at the corner of Big Rock Road and SR-203.

Grateful for school support

school support Thank you to all the Monroe School District voters who took time May 21 to support our local schools.

Support helped recovery

thanks for support I want to sincerely thank the many friends and church groups in this community who prayed and sent beautiful cards and flowers during my recent serious illness.