Letters to the Editor

Skirting laws can be a disaster | Letter to the Editor

I have had an email conversation with a person regarding my expressed anger during two separate comment periods before the Black Diamond City Council. Anger has become the unpardonable sin in America.

  • Feb 10, 2016
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Election, not rules, split council | Letter to the Editor

The rule changes didn’t split the Black Diamond City Council, as you reported; the election did.

  • Feb 3, 2016
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New council members doing the right thing | Letter to the Editor

Black Diamond’s new council members are doing all the right things, but their opponents from the election are wasting time and taxpayer money trying to disrupt them. With sour grapes after their endorsed candidates lost last fall, in a landslide election, some are trying to keep doing business the old way.

  • Feb 3, 2016
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HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act needs to pass Congress | Letter to the Editor

With so much attention being given to the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in Washington state, I’m grateful that our Congressman, Dave Reichert, has cosponsored a bill that will help them and their families.

  • Jan 29, 2016
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Council changes disregard attorney and insurance carrier’s concerns and advise | Letter to the Editor

In 2012 the voters of Black Diamond voted to maintain the form of government it now has, the mayor-council form of government. At the Jan. 21st City Council meeting the new majority on the City Council made sweeping changes to this form of government by passing a simple resolution to amend the council rules and procedures.

  • Jan 28, 2016
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Alarmed at unprofessional behavior at Black Diamond meeting | Letter to the Editor

I attended the city of Black Diamond council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7. I must say I was quite shocked at what transpired during that meeting.

  • Jan 21, 2016
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Black Diamond mayor unprofessional and violated rules | Letter to the Editor

At Jan. 7 Black Diamond City Council meeting, like a child who didn’t get her way, the mayor seemed to say “I’m taking my marbles and I’m going home.” Rather than let the city move forward with business when she expected she wouldn’t agree with the council’s vote on simple items, she pulled most things off the agenda.

  • Jan 21, 2016
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Black Diamond councilwoman should be ashamed of parliamentary trick | Letter to the Editor

At the outset I wish it to be clear that the following is my opinion, not necessarily that of my wife, Black Diamond Council member Janie Edelman.

  • Jan 20, 2016
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Revision needed for Maple Valley park bond to pass | Letter to the Editor

The parks bond in its current form has some projects that have great appeal and some that potentially can result in the bonds failure. Thus I feel a revision is necessary to ensure passage. The bond should be itemized so the voter can choose which projects to support.

  • Jan 20, 2016
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Local elves make Christmas bright | Black Diamond Community Center

Every year at this time the Black Diamond Community Center gets hundreds of applications from parents and grandparents who need help providing Christmas gifts for their kids and/or grandchildren.

  • Dec 28, 2015
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Cornered about global warming | Letter to the Editor

Global warming has been quite an issue for a while now. I know millions of people are aware but not even half of those people are doing what they can to stop or at least slow down or bring awareness to global warming.

  • Dec 22, 2015
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Looking forward to how Pepper and Weber will deny vested rights | Letters to the Editor

(Pat) Pepper and (Brian) Weber want Black Diamond to remain a small rural town even though the city is an urban zone, as defined by the Growth Management Act.

  • Oct 15, 2015
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Show your support for Mary Jane Glaser | Letters to the Editor

I support Mary Jane Glaser for Tahoma School Board, and you should too. Two words help describe Mary Jane – leadership and community.

  • Oct 15, 2015
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Don’t fall for ‘Save Black Diamond’ nonsense | Letters to the Editor

As we see it the city of Black Diamond suffered with poor leadership under the former mayor who was supported by “Save Black Diamond” that’s controlled by people from Bellevue and Issaquah.

  • Oct 15, 2015
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Preliminary budget deficit amount surprising | Letter to the Editor

The city Finance Department has released the preliminary 2016 to 2021 budgets. I was not surprised that they would predict a deficit foreach year; however, the amount is amazing

  • Oct 7, 2015
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Leaders need business and managerial skills | Letter to the Editor

I was somewhat dumbfounded by Mr. Elfers article on, "What Makes a Good President". Unlike Mr. Elfers, I have no trouble realizing why business experience matters, particularly in the case of business experience at a large multidivisional company like HP

  • Oct 7, 2015
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Re-elect Mary Jane Glaser to Tahoma School board | Letter to the Editor

I am writing to urge the voters of Maple Valley to re-elect Mary Jane Glaser to the Tahoma School Board of Directors

  • Oct 7, 2015
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Voting for Weber and Pepper to control development | Letter to the Editor

What will happen to the residents of Black Diamond if the Yarrow Bay developments proceeds as planned?

  • Oct 7, 2015
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Glaser wants the best for students | Letter

I fully support Mary Jane Glaser for Tahoma School District Board of Directors, Position No. 3

  • Oct 1, 2015
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Support for Mary Jane Glaser | Letter

As an employee of the Tahoma School District for over 40 years, I have experienced many school board elections without taking a public position on an individual candidate. In retirement, however, I find myself in a different position and have made the decision to publicly support one of the candidates for Position 3 on the Tahoma School District Board of Directors, Mary Jane Glaser

  • Oct 1, 2015
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