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It is a commendable thing, in my opinion, for anyone to step forward these days and put themselves “out there” to run for public office.… Continue reading
As a tax PAYER, I’m voting for Ramiro Valderrama for 45th Legislative District state representative. When I opened my mail the other day, I found… Continue reading
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.
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.
• 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!”
• 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.