City manager a good investment for Black Diamond | Letter
October 5, 2012 · Updated 10:24 AM
Don’t let the signs mislead you, vote yes on Prop 1 to save our city from irresponsible growth. As I see it, the addition of a professionally-trained city manger is an investment the current residents of Black Diamond should make if we want future development to do the least amount of damage to our current quality of life.
The city council that we, the majority, voted in last year to represent the current residents’ concerns are not able to do so because of the strong-mayor form of government.
The most important decisions that will affect the way people live (corporations not included) are happening now in Black Diamond; many decisions that deal with traffic, schools, mine hazards…the list goes on. The largest development in King County needs a skilled professional who will be required to work with the entire elected council.
Maybe if the Master Planned Developments were not so big there wouldn’t be a need for a city manager-council form of government. Vote yes on Prop 1.