Letter to the Editor: Civic and Aquatic Center versus Parks – Really?

Sunday, June 9, 2019

To the Editor:

Please check out the numbers below. They are taken from the May 20th City Council packet with the single exception of more current housing numbers.

  • The Civic and Aquatics Center will add $16 per month to the taxes of the median home.
  • The recommended and significantly reduced park improvements would add $4 per month.
  • Putting both on the ballot will allow us, to choose one or both. 28% of respondents have already indicated they prefer both.  (I’m one of them.)
  • Aren't the survey’s results too close for the City Council to deny taxpayers a choice? I believe taxpayers have the right to choose.
  • City Council is seriously considering withholding the vote the option to improve parks until who knows when.
  • If you don't like Council denying your right to choose, then please tell them.
Boni Biery
Shoreline



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