Letter to the Editor: Thank you to Shoreline City Council, City Staff and Sidewalk Volunteers

Friday, November 2, 2018

To the Editor:

Current and recent City Council members, City of Shoreline managers and staff and numerous citizen volunteers deserve a big thank you for working diligently over the last two years to improve Shoreline sidewalks.

Responding to resident concerns voiced in person and through the biennial satisfaction survey the City Council acted unilaterally to increase funding for sidewalk repair fourfold and then followed up by placing Proposition 1 before the voters to add further funding for both repair and expansion of the sidewalk system.

Utilizing the professional expertise of our city staff and listening to citizen ideas and concerns via a Council mandated citizen advisory committee, with multiple open houses and online opportunities for comment Proposition 1 is the result of citizens, elected officials and professional staff listening to each other and working together. I think both the process and the end product is something Shoreline can be proud of.

In my opinion Proposition 1 represents a fair and thoughtful step forward to improve Shoreline sidewalks and deserves your “Yes” vote.

David Anderson


Anonymous,  November 2, 2018 at 2:40 PM  

It really isn't something we can be proud of. The priority list is a cherry-picked wish list chosen by people on the committee to help their own neighborhoods. It ignores lower-Ridgecrest besides for some reason putting sidewalks near Fircrest/Hamlin park where there are already sidewalks on the other side of the street. Prop 1 is too expensive for too little, and most of it will be used to pay off debt. We should concentrate on repairing sidewalks, and make developers pay for new sidewalks instead of giving them tax breaks.

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