Regarding Mr. Robert Allred's recent letter ("Proposed 'private' sale of golf course is disturbing", Kent Reporter, June 7): I agree with Mr. Allred that the community and the City Council must carefully weigh the costs and benefits of the Riverbend par-3 course.
The current Kent City Council is loaded with pro-business/anti-homeowner members. Councilmembers Ralph, Albertson, Thomas, Boyce, and Council President Dennis Higgins consistently vote in ways that favor businesses and burden homeowners.
The recent article "Kent City Council searches for 256th Street funding options" (published May 10) is one-sided with no attempt to report the opinions of the tax-paying citizens that would be burdened with this unfair Local Improvement District (LID) assessment.
The Kent City Council needs a class on Civics 101. When the property owners near 256th got together, following the council's rules, and submitted the required number of signatures (for the umpteenth time) to stop the Local Improvement District (LID) assessment, the council didn't like it and decided that the rules don't apply because they want to assess these few property owners with the burden of paying for that street's improvement.
Again, the administration is trying to combine the Cedar Valley Elementary Support Center to become K-6 due to low enrollment. This is a disappointing decision to make for our students with special needs.
In the April 26 edition of the Best of Kent 2013, the following were not properly identified: physician, winner – Bob Smithing, MSN, ARNP, FAANP, FamilyCare of Kent; and finalist – Kathy Kleiver, MSN, ARNP, FamilyCare of Kent.