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Black Diamond Residents Paying a Price for Council’s Political Obstruction | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 24, 2016 at 11:00AM

Editor's note: John Scearcy is the principal officer at Teamsters Local 117. Teamsters Local 117 represents a group of 11 professional staff at the city of Black Diamond.

 

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Maple Valley needs more balance for zoning | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 5:45PM

I wish to express my concern regarding the current proposed zoning for the Town Center area in Maple Valley, and to urge readers to support a more sustainable solution that meets the city's most urgent needs.

Thank you for voting | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 9:00AM

I want to thank our city of Maple Valley citizens who turned out to vote during the April 2016 special elections. On the ballot was the much anticipated, and widely discussed, city of Maple Valley parks bond measure. As your mayor, I respect your vote and the council hears you loud and clear. This bond was not what the majority of our citizens wanted. We will take this vote as a strong message about what our community wants and needs.

We cannot ignore population growth | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 13, 2016 at 10:00AM

OK, which other small town in King County would you make all the people move to as the population grows? Don't you think they feel the same way? Of course they do.

Black Diamond mayor should let all council members speak | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 2:15PM

Council member (Pat) Pepper asked "for the floor" to speak at the beginning and after each agenda item. The mayor (Carol Benson) obviously refused to call on her. The mayor may "preside" over the meeting, but she is not supposed to keep a council member from speaking. But she did. In contrast, the mayor's friend Council member (Janie) Edelman was able to talk at length.

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