Loss of green spaces

Thank goodness for City Council members who can make the tough decisions to disregard public opinion and get rid of that green space of a golf course. We need more Kent Stations and ShoWare arenas, even if the public voted against them.

Those lush, green ball fields sucking up CO2 were totally worthless. One or two fields covered ink “turf” replaces them just fine and only cost about $1½ million each.

Also want to commend the council members who campaigned as opposed to the golf course sale but did nothing to stop this process the last two years. Your honesty and commitment are commendable.

Too bad you couldn’t sell Kaibara Park for a parking garage, and that those darned covenants got in the way of selling Pine Tree Park. But I am sure the city can find a way to get rid of those green spaces that don’t bring in taxes. Just give them time.

– Kristine Herrick

More in Letters to the Editor

Hearing fallout: Democrats reveal their true agenda

Contrary to statements put forth by Rich Elfers in his opinion piece,… Continue reading

A costly initiative to consumers

You had better read I-1631 before voting. It is a never-ending tax,… Continue reading

2018 elections: Dino Rossi owes an apology

The Sept. 7 issue of the Auburn Reporter included a letter by… Continue reading

’18 election: An apology is in order

As a veteran from the 8th Congressional District, I call upon Dr.… Continue reading

County hotel/motel tax revenues needed to support ShoWare Center

We support providing funds from King County hotel/motel tax revenues for the… Continue reading

Sports venues: Tack fee on to each ticket sold

Regarding a Safeco Field maintenance fee: What we need is a user… Continue reading

What do the citizens of Congressional District 8 stand for?

It was disappointing to see Dino Rossi (like Dave Reichert) avoid constituents… Continue reading

’18 election: Rossi more equipped to work in Congress

If you want a strong leader in Congress who is a business… Continue reading

Kent schools: Take care of your heart, your teachers

The heart is the most vital organ. How you treat your heart… Continue reading

Cost of living: Seniors can obtain some tax relief

Gene Bremner, food for thought: I’m a senior in the city limits… Continue reading

Play review: Bravo to theater group’s production of ‘Alma’

I didn’t know about Theatre Battery until last Friday’s Page 1 story… Continue reading

Race for Congress: Schrier is a contradiction

Something has been bothering me. A pediatrician is supposed to be concerned… Continue reading