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The proposed Regional Proposition 1 (ST3) is a $54 billion tax and spend proposal that would have a long lasting and hugenegative impact on the finances of the City of Redmond and our region. ST3 is way out of the realm of reasonableness. It buystrains for Seattle at 12 times the cost of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement. For perspective, I have compared the City ofRedmond’s current annual budget for transportation to the pro-rated share of east King subarea’s $9.8 billion that would bepaid annually by Redmond residents in the accompanying chart.
• I am writing in support of Roger Goodman, my 45th Legislative District state representative. I have volunteered for his campaigns since he was first ran in 2006 and his many legislative accomplishments for the people of our state have been my reward.
• I don’t know many people who are excited to cast their vote for president this year. We are one and a half weeks from the general election and yet nary is there a bumper sticker or yard sign declaring a person’s candidate of choice for the Oval Office. I’m not sure I can stomach watching or even listening to one more presidential debate. To all this I say “Bottom’s Up!”
We are a team of three high schoolers from Redmond. Over the course of a year, we have developed a climate change strategy game that we believe will have a positive impact on society. We aim to educate youth about the consequences of their actions on the environment and potential alternatives.
Our Curves is going away on Oct. 29. I say “our” because I have been attending the Redmond Curves for 14 years. The trainers and the gym goers are my friends and keep me (and others) encouraged to keep moving. I’m not sure where I will go now.
Our community needs transit and revenue. But the funding plans in Sound Transit 3 Proposition 1 are not practical and do not merit passage. This issue is non-partisan and not ideological.
There are a number of misconceptions from a previous letter on homeless encampments that we would like to address.
Why I support the April bond and you should, too. I avoid going out of my house between 7:30-8:05 a.m. and again between 2:15-3 p.m. Wondering why? I live in a neighborhood close enough to a middle school with extreme overcrowding and these are the start and end timings for the school. The situation is so bad that I would rather schedule my life around that time than stay stuck in traffic.
The Lake Washington School District convened a Long Term Facilities Planning Task Force in late 2014. In August 2015, the district published the task force’s report and a separate bond committee recommended the $398 million construction bond measure for the April 26 ballot.
I wish to present my opinion regarding the April Lake Washington School District (LWSD) bond, which would grant the district $398 million to build new schools and expand old ones while maintaining the current tax rates.
• I’m a Lake Washington School District (LWSD) parent, and I am writing to encourage voters to vote “yes” to support the school district bond on April 26.
The City of Redmond is missing the opportunity to truly lead the region in addressing chronic homelessness. Right now the main focus of the City Council, mayor and Planning Commission is to put two rotating camps on Education Hill for what amounts to full time over the next five years. Most of the advocates who want these camps on Education Hill don’t live in the neighborhood, or they are from outside Redmond.
To Lake Washington School District administration: I recently read “An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore. He describes the unmistakable signs that the world’s climate is changing, such as record high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere and steadily increasing temperatures in many regions of the world. He also stresses the impacts of the rising temperatures: the melting of the world’s poles, rising sea levels and the resulting catastrophic flooding.
I must say I was dismayed and embarrassed when I read about the way Kam Chancellor and his friends were treated by Redmond Athletic Club employees. It hardly seems likely people knocking, or even pounding, on a door at 4:45 in the afternoon were up to anything bad. What if someone was hurt and needed help?
• I’m a Lake Washington School District (LWSD) parent, and I’m supporting the school district bond that will come before voters on April 26. For the bond to pass it requires a minimum of 40 percent registered voters who cast ballots in the last general election to vote, and a 60 percent “yes” vote.
An opinion letter in last week’s Reporter carried a misleading headline. The letter was in support of the upcoming school bond election which, if passed, will require $398 million in new property taxes. The writer is technically correct in stating there will be no change in the tax RATE (emphasis added). That’s because the bonds will replace existing debt being paid off.
I’m a Lake Washington School District (LWSD) parent, and I’m supporting the school district bond that will come before voters on April 26.
As a data analyst, I read about Redmond’s new project portal, now public on http://gis.redmond.gov/cpv/. I didn’t know what to expect, but I was interested to learn something about the large construction projects in full swing in downtown Redmond.
I was impressed by Brent Schmaltz’s Feb. 19 letter, “Reader’s solution to Redmond’s traffic problem.” In a nutshell, the solution was creative and in the spirit of “Target Zero,” a state initiative to improve safety.
One hour per week can impact a student’s ability to achieve success in school. One person. One hour per week.
I am writing in regard to the recent news of Kaiser Permanente’s agreement to acquire Group Health.
I would like to thank Gov. Jay Inslee for making early childhood education a priority during his time in office. During his recent state of the state address, the governor highlighted the fact that over the past three years, almost 7,000 additional children were given access to high-quality early learning opportunities.
This is in response to Redmond City Council member Hank Myers’ guest column from Feb. 5. Myers claims that he wants to listen to what Redmond citizens want, but then dismisses the community’s input to push a pro-marijuana agenda.
I believe there is a solution to the traffic problem in Redmond. It involves widening Willows Road to provide a bypass for users through Redmond. Each day, Highway 202 (Redmond–Woodinville Road) is jammed packed.
Toll lanes are the future, like cell phones were in the 1990s.
While Gov. Jay Inslee was jetting to Paris (to talk about the weather) it appears that Washington state was slowly crumbling. First we have the Department of Corrections scandal, which goes back to 2001 and more particularly to 2012.
I am compelled to a write a letter to the City Council and the City of Redmond after reading about the demolition of the Nokomis building.
Gold stars to Mr. Grubb for his letter to the editor of Jan. 22 regarding the communication disconnect between Redmond residents and “the powers that be.”
The Eastside Homeless Advisory Committee (EHAC) meets monthly with the goal of using collective discussion and effort to further homeless housing and service activities in east King County. We engage members from several sectors of the community including; county and city jurisdictions, faith communities, human service organizations and advocates from the community. We focus on solutions that work best in our communities. The Eastside Human Services Forum (EHSF) fosters strong public and private partnerships for a stable network of health and human services for the benefit of all east King County residents.
I noted with interest OneRedmond CEO Bart Phillip’s comments on the Sound Transit 3 measure being developed for the November ballot, and OneRedmond’s insistence that preliminary engineering for the downtown Redmond extension begin immediately. I share OneRedmond’s position that LINK light rail to downtown will be transformative, and will have huge benefits for Redmond businesses and citizens alike. For that, I say bravo, One Redmond!
When politicians or commentators talk about Islam or Muslims, they should think about the effects of their words on the everyday lives of millions of American Muslims, especially the American Muslim children growing up across our nation.
I am writing to offer some perspective on Group Health’s recent acquisition agreement with Kaiser Permanente. As a Group Health physician who has provided care in our Eastside clinics for nearly 10 years, I would like to share how this agreement will improve health care for my patients.
Construction of the Overlake LINK extension is underway. As 2016 progresses, construction activity will become more visible proceeding toward a 2023 opening date.
In a recent survey in the Redmond Reporter, more than 80 percent of the respondents voted to preserve Redmond’s historic Nokomis building.
I just heard the the news and the hate crime that was perpetrated on your family. I am a 69-year-old white woman. I was deeply moved by the cruelty of the act.
In this time of heated rhetoric, political posturing and heart-breaking violence, we have a choice. We can succumb to fear. We can build walls, fences and make policies that protect us from the outside, from those who are different than us. We can raise our voices and shout, “Keep out! I’m afraid.” But the real cost of a defense built out of fear is not in dollars or even in lost opportunity to expand our diversity; it is in the callousness, cynicism and hatred with which we embalm our hearts.
I was reading the letter to editor from my friend, Patsy Rosenbach, about the outcome of the Nokomis building. Patsy raised several questions about the legal and ethics of the project to construct a dormitory-styled building in place of the Nokomis building, built in 1933 during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration for intended use as a library and use of the community.