Letter to the Editor: Clarification on Council Hearing

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Note: The name of the group submitting the appeal was incorrect in the story referenced.  "Preserving Shoreline" is the name of the website.  The group is Shoreline Preservation Society.

To the Editor:

In behalf of the Shoreline Preservation Society I want to clarify and a few points in your story about the Shoreline City Council Hearing on the Ronald School. Our group is a non-profit called Shoreline Preservation Society, not Preserving Shoreline. That is the name of my other blog.

By the way, Commissioner Brian Rich did not rejoin the Landmarks Commission meeting. You were there and if you recall the meeting was adjourned within seconds of their vote on the Ronald School COA. He left the building and did not return to join that meeting. No further matters were taken up.
The minutes of that meeting are incorrect in several ways.

We did discuss the issue of the Shoreline member and the makeup of the commission in our various letters and briefs.
What is clear, is that the "Shoreline Landmarks Commission" was made up of only 3 members making a decision for the people of Shoreline.
Now we've asked the Shoreline City Council to make the decision on the Shoreline Landmark.

Ironically the quorum issue was raised last by Councilmember Roberts and Ian Sievers.

This process on the Ronald is so full of errors, problems and deceptions that it MUST be challenged. SPS (Shoreline Preservation Society) is taking up this charge because the Museum has been silenced and the public is sadly uninformed. It was clear that the Council itself may also still be lacking a total understanding of what has happened.

The Landmarked Ronald School is the oldest public building in the Shoreline Area, built in 1912. As I stated in our appeal letter and our brief, if the fate that has befallen the Ronald School is what's available to Shoreline Landmarks, then no historic asset is safe.

Please correct the name of our group in your story.

Janet Way, President
Shoreline Preservation Society


Anonymous,  March 3, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

The need for this is an obvious demonstration of this blog's bias. They can even be bothered to take the name off the City's website to get it correct because rather than being unbiased, they are representatives of the school district. How sad to think many Shoreliner's believe this stuff.

Evan Smith,  March 3, 2011 at 2:20 PM  

If there is a bias, it's not my bias,
My bias is that the School District is the town bully, seemingly more interested in showing its power than in educating children.

Carl Dinse March 3, 2011 at 2:46 PM  

You know as said before, mistakes happen. I've seen worse mistakes on sites such as King 5, so lets give the SAN a break. For being a as far as I know 100% volunteer news source, they are doing an excellent job.

Anonymous,  March 3, 2011 at 5:43 PM  

"They can even be bothered to take the name off the City's website to get it correct because rather than being unbiased, they are representatives of the school district." Who can even understand the above??? "They CAN even be bothered..." Watch your own typos and unclear statements before you throw stones.

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