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Letter: Parks and Roads Levies Illustrate City Council Failures

Kirkland's Bob Style says again the council should have funded parks and roads needs through with existing city finds and revenues, and that voters should elect leaders who will.

 

Dear Editor,

The legacy of parks also includes a legacy of Council failures. The Council failed to fund parks and roads even though they had the capability but didn't. Evidently the Council doesn't have parks and roads as a high priority even though that's what the citizens want.

It's time we held the City Council accountable for its failures. If they were responsible in meeting the needs of the City, Prop 2 and Prop 1 would not be necessary. There would be no need to raise taxes. We need to balance our budgets also.

As citizens expecting our Councilmembers to represent us, if they do not, we should not forgive failures or condone them. There was no reason to put Prop 1 and Prop 2 on the ballot. Vote no on Prop 2 and Prop 1 and next year elect officials that will be responsible for adequately funding parks and roads without raising taxes.

Give it another year and then see if Prop 1 and 2 will still be on the ballot after we elect responsible officials who care about funding parks and roads.

-Robert L. Style, Kirkland

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