Can you imagine not having police 24-hour protection from our city police department. This is what we might be facing in the near future. The city of Black Diamond is asking its residents to renew its public safety levy to ensure the city has the resources to keep its residents safe via police and fire protection. This is not a new tax, but the renewal of a retiring levy. If this levy does not pass we will lose four of our nine police officers. We ask for your support to spread the word to our fellow voters.
I am speaking tonight in support of the current Master Plan for the development of Black Diamond. I have been a life-long resident of this town. As a member of this city’s first council and past mayor I was very involved in the original incorporation to create the city of Black Diamond. That was a change that was instrumental in Black Diamond continuing to move into the future in a planned and proper way.
Erika Morgan (New to Black Diamond, but not it’s problems – published March 12) hit the nail on the head, there is too much building with no regard to the impact on the traffic, roads, environment, etc., and it should be stopped until roads can be built at the expense of these big building groups since they have no interest except money as does the “city managers”.
I am writing to correct the Feb. 8 article in the Covington Reporter, which also appeared in the Seattle Times, “Condo fire leaves two homeless in Kent”. The truth is that there were five homeless and one family pet.
The two major Yarrow Bay developments were to be addressed at a March 16 Ravensdale 98051 community meeting, but the meeting has rescheduled.
On behalf of the citizens of Maple Valley, we members of the Maple Valley City Council want to applaud the years of service Laure Iddings has given to the residents of the Maple Valley area.
I was looking forward to being a proud new citizen of Black Diamond since the January 2010 King County Council meeting which included my property with the latest annexation. In fact I am profoundly embarrassed by the actions of the current city employees and am outraged beyond civility by the current elected city government completely riding roughshod over the will of citizens and bending over backward for the interests of the developer YarrowBay.
Ravensdale meeting planned for March 16 concerning The Villages and Lawson Hills developments in Black Diamond
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“Washington state is failing its children” is not a campaign slogan, not a political statement, not a platitude — this reality is now the subject of a recent Superior Court ruling declaring our state in violation of its constitutional “paramount duty” to make ample provision for the education of all students.
The state Legislature is in the process of suspending our voter approved requirement that all tax increases require the approval of two-thirds of our representatives and senators. This is because they are considering adding a 1 percent sales tax, doubling the tax on your inheritance, tripling the tax on oil companies, therefore raising our gas prices and many more taxes. Many analysts predict thousands of jobs could be lost as a result.
The Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council (GMVAC) has deep reservations regarding the adverse impacts that two massive Master Planned Developments (MPDs) proposed by Yarrow Bay in and around the city of Black Diamond.
Our Sen. Patty Murray is blatantly wasting our money. Murray has been sending mechanized phone messages from our nation’s capitol. The message is either informational or political.
Voting is a right. Voting is also a responsibility. Providing our young people with a quality education is also a responsibility. Tahoma School District provides quality education everyday in a variety of ways to prepare our young people for their futures.
With the Feb. 9 election just a few days away I appreciate the opportunity to ensure that voters have accurate information about the two replacement levy measures for Tahoma School District.
The school district’s official levy brochure is on the district Web page, www.tahomasd.us and the official King County voter’s pamphlet also is online at www.kingcounty.gov/elections.
It is often stated that the success of our nation rides on future generations. When I moved to Maple Valley I learned a lot about the Tahoma School District. What I learned has made me a true believer in what Superintendent Mike Maryanski and the entire Tahoma School District team have created. What they have done is to create a first class education culture that people from around the country come to study in an attempt to replicate in their own districts. This is why the Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce has joined many others in endorsing the Tahoma School District levies.
I would like to comment on Brandon Hawbaker comments in the Jan. 22 edition (of the Reporter). Brandon, do you even have any children? If so have you been to their schools lately? Maybe things have changed since my kids went to school.
In the upcoming Feb. 9 elections the Tahoma School District will be asking for voter approval on two local levy measures, a programs and operations and a replacement technology levy. I encourage you to vote yes on both levies.
Please vote yes on Enumclaw School District’s upcoming replacement maintenance and operations levy.
This levy represents approximately 19 percent of the districts budget.
Dear fellow Americans, we can do much better!
I am writing this on the day after Massachusetts residents used their God given rights as articulated in our Constitution to exercise their sovereignty in this country, to make their wishes known to our representative government. A main issue, of course, was health care.