Northwest NEWS

December 13, 1999

Editorial

This is why we voted for I-695

   I cannot believe that four Woodinville Fire Commissioners are attacking Commissioner Dave Callon because he has the integrity to point out that a 20% increase in the District budget for next year is too high.

   The truth is that four Commissioners raised their budget from $5.8 million to $7.2 million. That is a 20% increase. In fact, they have raised the budget 49% in five years, while the district population has only increased 14%. We cannot afford to raise budgets that much faster than the district is growing.

   Is it any wonder why we voted for Initiative 695?

Marla Christensen, Woodinville