Elect responsible officials who care about fund parks and roads | Letter
November 2, 2012 · Updated 4:22 PM
The legacy of parks also includes a legacy of council failures. The council failed to fund parks and roads even though they had the capability but didn’t. Evidently the council doesn’t have parks and roads as a high priority even though that’s what the citizens want.
It’s time we held the City Council accountable for its failures. If they were responsible in meeting the needs of the city, Propositions 1 and 2 would not be necessary. There would be no need to raise taxes. We need to balance our budgets also.
As citizens expecting our council members to represent us, we should not forgive failures or condone them if they do not. There was no reason to put the propositions on the ballot. Vote no on Propositions 1 and 2 and next year elect officials that will be responsible for adequately funding parks and roads without raising taxes.
Give it another year and then see if the propositions will still be on the ballot after we elect responsible officials who care about funding parks and roads.
Robert L. Style, Kirkland