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Residents of Kent, Covington, Fire District 37 and SeaTac have a lot to be proud of in their fire department.
The fire benefit charge (FBC) used by the Kent Regional Fire Authority (RFA) was enacted by the state Legislature to stabilize the "peaks and valleys" that occur in gathering revenue.
The families of the Kent School District are getting hoodwinked.
Following the landslide victory of Bernie Sanders in every county in the state, Washington Democrats called for our states superdelegates to follow the will of the people and cast their votes for Sanders as well.
The city of Kent needs to switch gears at City Hall. The present system keeps going from one financial loss to another.
I just recently learned of the city's proposed Pine Tree Park sale. I would like to play devil's advocate for a brief moment if I may.
On Tuesday, the Kent City Council will possibly vote on the issue of the sale of Pine Tree Park. If they do the right thing, they will vote to rescind the sale.
In the current climate of governmental austerity, the Kent Regional Fire Authority's Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) is a shining example of fiscal and professional management done right.
I was proud and saddened when the people in the Pine Tree area mounted a concerted effort to rescue their small park.
The juxtaposition of the two lead articles on the front page of the Kent Reporter's March 4 issue could not reflect the current inadequacies of the City Council more succinctly.
The problem with Forward Thrust, the 1968 initiative that created Pine Tree Park, is that it provided for parks but not for maintenance.
This “old fogey” takes exception to Ms. Little’s assertion that personal fireworks only occur for a day or two a year (“Disappointed with vote to ban fireworks”, letter to the editor, Kent Reporter, March 4).
I am not only an “old fogey over 50” but also someone who has protected this community for more than 36 years as an emergency responder.
I am truly saddened by the vote of the City Council to ban fireworks in Kent.
In a Feb. 26 article about the need for repairs to the sewer and water systems and the potential source of funds, it was noted that the some of citizens' payments to these two enterprise funds are being transferred to the general fund.
In response to the honorable Firefighter Ray Shjerven's fact-filled letter to the editor (Feb. 19, Kent Reporter):
I love the upcoming April 26 ballot measure vote. The timing is perfect. It shows me how much common sense the Regional Fire Authority has.
Many thanks to our City Council for their decision to ban fireworks in Kent.
I applaud the work of the City Council members for their comprehensive and methodical consideration of banning fireworks within Kent.
Regarding: The Reporter on Feb. 12 publishing a rant by Sandra Gill on one of the current presidential candidates.