Vote no on props 1 and 2 for Kirkland parks | Letter
October 18, 2012 · 3:13 PM
All of my life I have supported levies for streets, parks and schools, but not this year. Every time I drive or walk around Kirkland I see a fleet of new cars and trucks for the Police, Streets and Parks departments.
If the City of Kirkland can afford to buy so many vehicles, then it surely should have enough money to maintain the streets and parks with the funds they have now.
Yes, I know that the newly annexed areas required new police and new cars for them, but it didn’t require new cars for the entire Police Department. As I have traveled around to other cities in the Northwest I don’t see any city of any size with the modern fleet that Kirkland has. I am voting no on Propositions 1 and 2.
John Porter, Kirkland