Letter to the Editor: By electing Jesse Salomon, Shoreline will win

Friday, October 28, 2011

To the Editor:

In the race for Shoreline City Council position 6, I strongly recommend Jesse Salomon.

My sister has severe and complex developmental disabilities. Her home of many years is at Fircrest School, located in Southeast Shoreline. An excellent and surprisingly cost-effective, state-run resource, Fircrest is a modern, campus-style community with homes and centralized services for some of the state's most medically fragile &/or physically, intellectually, and behaviorally challenged citizens. It also is a large employer and draws many visitors to Shoreline.

When I spoke with Jesse about Fircrest, he was interested enough to ask for a tour, which we did this past summer. His many excellent questions showed his desire to know all about Fircrest and it's residents, but much more, they demonstrated a caring man of exceptional depth and clarity of thinking with fiscal concerns and rare practical knowledge of government, planning, and a background of working to solve problems.

Because he was so interested, I introduced Jesse to the Friends of Fircrest Board of Directors. I expected everybody to have polite greetings and then the meeting would go on. But it didn't go that way; I learned, there, that Jesse is someone everyone wants to talk to because he listens actively and offers well considered responses. He had also been walking all of the Shoreline neighborhoods and was just as interested in them: their uniqueness, their children, their safety, their amenities, the viability of their businesses...

By electing Jesse Salomon to Seat 6, Shoreline will win!

Saskia Davis


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