Put the $3 million elsewhere

After reading the article about spending $3 million to make downtown Kent train quiet, I felt the need to comment.

I’m sure the builder of the new apartment complex would prefer to sell units that are not next to railroad tracks, but they are.

Are these the same developers that are being given a tax break to build in Kent?

That’s OK, we will just raise our residents’ taxes.

So now we have developers destroying land to build more homes, causing the noise level on the East Hill to change from a quiet neighborhood to being able to hear traffic, sirens and yes, train horns at a level equal to city living. These developers also break up the roads and repair them poorly.

If you live near railroad tracks, you will have train horns. If you live near an airport, you will have plane noise.

Let’s use that $3 million to address the homeless issue or the road repairs or one of a million other needs.

And if you don’t want train noise, don’t live near a train.

– Jaime Bronoske

More in Letters to the Editor

Large trees are a safety hazard to some homeowners

So somebody in the city wants to plant more trees? They need… Continue reading

Vote yes for Medic One

On the Nov. 5 Ballot will appear “Proposition No. 1. Medic One… Continue reading

At the crossroads with a ‘roundabout’

Do you travel on Willis Street (State Route 516) to commute to… Continue reading

How will you vote?

It’s that time of year during which we are asked to vote… Continue reading

Michaud is the right choice for city council

Zandria Michaud’s top priorities as a Kent City Council member are public… Continue reading

Homeowners, don’t complain about living next to a racetrack

Please remember that Pacific Raceways existed before most of the houses that… Continue reading

Support Larimer for a promising future

Councilwoman Marli Larimer is the perfect City Council member for Kent’s youth.… Continue reading

Support our first responders, vote yes on Prop 1

We all depend on the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority to provide… Continue reading

Paying too much

Opening the July 12 edition of the Opinion page, I was surprised… Continue reading

Is our country safer loaded with guns?

I find it telling that Mr. Malinski’s May 24 letter (“Stricter gun… Continue reading

Time to act is now to save our planet

“Time is now to embrace Green New Deal” (June 7, Kent Reporter)… Continue reading

A costly effort

Green New Deal, right. Nothing “green” about it – a massive wind… Continue reading