May 11, 1998

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Life style, beauty of area is threatened

 A new proposal by King County called the "transfer of development rights program" is being decided upon on June 1. Although this does not sound all that threatening on paper, what it means is that an additional 132 homes could be potentially built in the Hollywood Hill area. The impact would be felt with an increase in traffic, further impending road conditions for horseback riders and a general change to a life style that attracted most of us to this area in the first place.

To move or not to move

 I am a disabled single father. Where do they think I have the time to be packing and un-packing at their whim, let alone the physical ability to do so. Where is the respect for my dignity?

There are some really nice people out there

 On Tuesday, May 5, I walked out to my car, anxious to see if I was able to drive, having had total right knee replacement surgery 5 1/2 weeks earlier.

Many thanks to everyone who supported Monroe Public Schools' levies

 As we look to the future of public education in Monroe, we know our students will need to meet higher learning standards, be equipped to function in a technological world and have the ability to adapt to rapid change.

Support for K-9 unit appreciated

 The tremendous response of cards, letters and monetary donations following the sudden loss of K-9 Deputy Recon has lifted the spirits of every member of the Sheriff's Office.

Rules need to be changed

 I saw serious flaws in the GMHB decision and filed a motion for reconsideration on March 27. (I worked really hard and spent a lot of time on that motion.) Yesterday I called to see when I might expect a response. The answer was never. The GMHB chose not to respond. It seems that no response means the decision stands.

Now is the time to continue support for public education

 These were not just issues about money. They were issues about children and the future of our country.

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