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Vote no on Kirkland Propositions 1 and 2
The City of Kirkland has two propositions on the ballot this fall. One is to provide care and maintenance for roads and the other to maintain parks.
What has happened to the money that was in the city budget for those items? The city has eliminated employee positions, convinced the unions to take cuts in pay, convinced outside groups and businesses to “adopt” parks to clean up and still failed to take care of what they had, blaming the economy.
During these “hard times” though, the city has been able to miraculously find millions of dollars to buy a 35-year-old building to one day turn into a combination jail, police precinct and courthouse and a rail line that will also be developed one day. Is that what happened to the budget money?
I’ll bet both of those projects will need proposition money too. I think the Kirkland City Council needs to rethink their priorities and learn to live within their means as we regular people do. Vote no on Propositions 1 and 2.
Don Bart, Kirkland