Letters to the Editor

Mayor didn’t hand-pick commission candidates | Letter

In the Sept. 11 Redmond Reporter, Bob Yoder wrote that Redmond’s commissions are filled with “yes men,” implying that Mayor John Marchione only allows like-minded citizens to serve. That simply isn’t true. I worked as his executive assistant, and every application for commission appointments crossed my desk.

  • Oct 11, 2015

Questioning city’s government | Letter

I used to vote blindly in favor of every Redmond levy. Town seemed well-run. Look at the skate park: brilliant location, managed with a light hand by the police. Smart government.

  • Oct 11, 2015

Fields will bring new energy to Redmond | Letter

I’m currently a senior at Lake Washington High School, and I’ve lived in Redmond my entire life. I know Steve through many seasons of Little League baseball, and I can say that he is smart, patient and a good team-builder, and that’s why I’m helping him campaign for office. This is also the first election I get to vote in!

  • Oct 9, 2015

Marchione: Vision, experience, values | Letter

In recent weeks, I’ve had the usual visits from friends and neighbors pitching both candidates for mayor — I have a ton of respect for anyone who chooses to run for public office, but my vote has to be built on more than just respect.

  • Oct 9, 2015

Looking for Good Samaritans | Letter

My husband took a fall outside the Bella Bottega movie theater after viewing the "Intern" at around 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

  • Oct 9, 2015

Responding to Syrian refugees letter | Letter

I’m writing in response to a letter that appeared in your Sept. 18 edition under the caption “United States should not allow war refugees.” This letter contained several misstatements of fact.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Unspoken respect of common courtesy | Letter

One aspect of American life that I noticed when moving here from overseas some years ago is an unspoken respect of common courtesy. In contrast, where I grew up, the behavior of the citizenry is actually very boorish.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Proud of Redmond, and supporting Marchione | Letter

If you take a look at the big picture, there is a lot going right in Redmond. Let’s take a moment to celebrate the recognition we have received for outstanding achievements in our vibrant and growing community. These accolades do much to enhance Redmond’s ability to attract and maintain innovative businesses and the talent that fuels them.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Why we need Fields for mayor | Letter

I recently met Steve Fields, candidate for Redmond mayor, and I support his candidacy. I asked Mr. Fields questions on issues important to many of us. Steve took the time answer my questions and I am sharing some of his input here to help others make informed voting decisions beyond yard signs.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Marchione: a strong voice locally and regionally | Letter

After talking in depth with both candidates and watching the campaign messages unfold, I am endorsing John Marchione for another term as the mayor of Redmond.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Steve Fields: a voice for those unheard | Letter

Recently, a group of neighbors and friends gathered to discuss local issues with mayoral candidate Steve Fields.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Cartoon quandary | Letter

I read the Redmond Reporter to get local news that is not available in the Seattle Times. Things like information about projects being planned or done in Redmond and the police blotter — small stuff like that, not big issues.

  • Sep 25, 2015

Adding to the climate-change discussion | Letter

Beth Lipton with Public Health — Seattle & King County (who was featured in last issue’s article, “Constantine, others discuss climate change”) is mistaken to imply that climate change is leading to an increase in extreme weather events.

  • Sep 25, 2015

Letter on Syrian refugees is cowardly and ignorant | Letter

Stephen Decatur’s recent letter, arguing that the U.S. should not allow Syrian refugees into the country because they include many young Muslim men, is cowardly, ignorant and plain wrong on the facts.

  • Sep 25, 2015

Challenger has impressive qualifications | Letter

Steve Fields has already done Redmond a great service. By challenging the incumbent mayor, he has highlighted significant community issues in Redmond. The important environmental and small business subjects Fields is raising are causing his opponent to play catch-up in recent campaign messages.

  • Sep 25, 2015

Not a time for this kind of change | Letter

I have lived on the Eastside for 67 years. During that time, I have seen many city administrations come and go and it is mostly because of Mayor John Marchione that I have adopted Redmond as the community I feel most comfortable with.

  • Sep 25, 2015

We are on the small end of the information funnel | Letter

Our knowledge of the world is like a funnel and the information that is given to us is the end, which is small, and the amount of knowledge and information in this world is the wide opening.

  • Sep 18, 2015

United States should not allow war refugees | Letter

This is in response to a recent planned rally at the University of Washington with the theme that more Syrian immigrants should be resettled in the Seattle area as is being done in Europe.

  • Sep 18, 2015

Eid-ul-Adha festival is coming to Redmond | Letter

Pakistan American Business Association Washington is based on recognizing and promoting Pakistani businesses and other professionals in the area.

  • Sep 18, 2015

Turn a passion for education into action | Letter

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation Board of Trustees is a passionate group of energetic volunteers. Our dedication to public education has brought us together to raise over $2 million since 2005, supporting opportunities for academic excellence and success for all students in the Lake Washington School District.

  • Sep 18, 2015