September 20, 1999
"Disturbing" in the sense that the Duvall mayor and city council were so "enthralled" with this invitation to big business, strip mall development, and general acquiescence to greed foisted upon the good rural folks of Duvall.
It's unfortunate that rural politics has come to this type of pandering to big business. A Safeway store is not a celebration, but an acknowledgment of Duvall's decline. This is a very sad thing, indicative of all those sloppy Quadrant developments on the hills behind it.
Jon Waite, Duvall