Wow, the article regarding the proclamations and comments from Chuck Price and Al Taylor were beyond divisive and did not represent the Woodinville I live in. The comment that National Gun Violence Awareness Day has anything to do with gun rights is preposterous. 

Perhaps Mr. Price and Mr. Taylor should sit at a round table with victims or family members who have suffered the consequences of being shot or killed by gun violence, maybe their opinions would differ when they learn of the anguish and tragic life change these people experience. 

Designating Pride month is not divisive, it is including those who represent others who are LBTGQ+, and as AMERICANS we should unite and celebrate all of our people, in our United States. I was especially offended when Price said that there is quite a majority in Woodinville that would be very upset to raise the Pride flag along side of the American flag, and that there are a lot of right wing people here in our city. Those comments felt like a personal threat to me. 

I have lived in Woodinville for 32 years, Mr. Price nor Mr. Taylor do not represent me as a citizen of our city. I am relieved to see that Price will be stepping down from his position with city council, and hope Mr. Taylor might be opened to change his opinions by meeting others in our city and rethink these divisive comments.

Wendy Wands


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