Northwest NEWS

November 22, 1999

Editorial

Voters deserve headaches

   Easing the stance on the trail, huh? Is that the same thing as caving in to the Mariners and building a stadium that the public turned down?

   As usual, it's easy to see that the richer people in this area have more say in major decisions than the rest of us. While Safeco Field just robs us of dollars that could best be spent elsewhere, the homeowners on Lake Sammamish are going to deprive the rest of us of a trail that our tax dollars paid for, so they won't be made uncomfortable by the unwashed masses near their expensive homes.

   I voted against I-695 and still believe it's a bad idea, but there are times when I think you deserve the headaches it's going to cause.

Leila Belhadjali, Woodinville