Letters to the Editor

Thank you, mayor, City Council

I want to thank Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke, for considering a veto on a measure passed by the City Council to ban medical marijuana cooperatives.

  • Jul 14, 2016

Decisions ignore will of the voters

How much time and money did it take for the city financial task force to come to the same conclusion the voters did awhile back?

  • Jul 14, 2016

Matter of trust

I get Tim Eyman. I get Ted Schwarz. I don't get the King County bond retired in 2015 for the Kingdome's new roof that went poof. I don't get $6 billion missing off the State Department books under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  • Jul 7, 2016

The cost of climate change this summer

With summer comes nice, sunny weather. However, with the impacts of climate change it also means hotter temperatures, drier conditions, more frequent and severe wildfires (the 2015 wildfire season was the largest in Washington state history), possible heat strokes, water shortages and more negative impacts.

  • Jul 7, 2016

There’s no money; Ely is not the problem

Our government grew 30 percent in the last 16 years, faster than the general population. That takes my breath away. What a trajectory.

  • Jun 1, 2016

Standardized tests need further examination

As a senior student at Kentlake High School, I am not opposed to standardized testing as long as it serves a purpose.

  • May 25, 2016

What about us?

How can they keep building senior housing apartments and still only give us Safeway and K-Mart to shop at?

  • May 25, 2016

Surplus ordinance raises questions

The city of Kent's new surplus ordinance prepared for City Council approval on May 17 looks nothing like the tired and proven city of Renton's 2004 surplus policy and procedure, a comparison City Attorney Tom Brubaker said was the best example for the operations committee to reference as the city tries to recover from the $800,000 Pine Tree Park debacle.

  • May 11, 2016

Honored to be part of KentHOPE’s efforts

I was surprised and pleased to see that I had been voted a finalist for the Best of Kent volunteer category.

  • May 11, 2016

Explaining a project well in the works

Renee Sonn's letter to the editor in your April 29 edition, "Money watch needs closer look," referred to the long timeline to construct the 217th/224th Street corridor.

  • May 4, 2016

Act would level business playing field

On behalf of the Kent Chamber of Commerce and our 480 members, I urge the Washington State Congressional delegation to support the Remote Transaction Parity Act (RTPA), previously known as the Marketplace Fairness Act.

  • Apr 27, 2016

Money watch needs a closer look

LID (Local Improvement Districts) 363 was started in 1992, possibly even before. Millions of dollars have been collected from residents of Kent to build a road parallel to James Street.

  • Apr 27, 2016

City officials to blame in botched park deal

After reading about the boondoggle of the Pine Tree Park debacle, as a taxpayer, I often question how many similar situations are looming out there that the new administration will have to undertake.

  • Apr 27, 2016

Allegations are off base

Mr. Stevens’ allegations (Kent Reporter, April 15) that the Kent School District and it’s “PAC” are dishonest and the families are getting “hoodwinked” are utterly false.

  • Apr 20, 2016

What the bond truly says

I was troubled by a letter to the editor from Mr. Clark Stevens that suggested Kent School District and local supporters were using disingenuous tactics with regard to the school construction bond measure.

  • Apr 20, 2016

No tricks with bond campaign

Last week’s printed edition featured a letter to the editor about “dishonest tactics” on the part of the Kent School District and Citizens for Kent Schools.

  • Apr 20, 2016

Support our schools, vote yes on bond

Our children in Kent and Covington spend several hours every day in public school buildings.

  • Apr 20, 2016

Thank you, firefighters

Sending a very big thank you to the Kent Fire Department for their assistance in recently getting our American flag back up on the pole in front of Harrison House in downtown Kent.

  • Apr 20, 2016

Lessons learned, a park saved

In January when I heard the circumstances surrounding Pine Tree Park, I wanted to kick all of the Kent city government to the curb.

  • Apr 13, 2016

City botched ‘sale’ of park

In response to the Kent Reporter's story "City Council terminates Pine Tree Park sale" (April 8):

  • Apr 13, 2016