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November 25, 2008 at 4:12 PM

A fourth runway at Sea-Tac

Assault on the senses

Now that the third runway at Sea-Tac Airport is being used, the trial balloon of a fourth runway has been released.

As a 30-year resident near the flight paths I can see why the Port of Seattle wants to continue its assault on our senses.

For all the battles against further expansion of Sea-Tac Airport we give the Port a blank check. We are pawns in the Port’s progressive cementing of our neighborhood.

We fight in the courts, lose and wind up paying higher costs through our taxes.

Never mind the Port of Seattle has raised its budget 11 percent while other entities of government are cutting back. We are subjected suckers to the Port’s excessive spending.

Time for another secret sweet lunch for Port executives and contractors to plan to spend that next 11 percent at our expense.

Instead of three martinis, it’ll be two. Times are tough you know.

— Bill Wippel, Normandy Park

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