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Seattle Times letters to the editor

February 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Bel-Red light rail

A socioeconomic balance

Editor, The Times:

Regarding Katherine Long’s article, “Re-envisioning Bel-Red” [Time, page one, Feb. 13], someone may want to ask the city how it plans to maintain or enhance the number of light-industrial jobs that could be displaced with this new development.

True sustainability is more than just preserving fish habitat and improving pedestrian amenities for those who can afford it. It’s also about creating a socioeconomic balance that preserves industrial jobs close by, so that communities can be self-sustaining and transportation costs of people and products can be reduced.

— Thomas Lunke, New York, N.Y.

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