Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

May 10, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Snow disaster

Blame: too late, wrong guy

The Seattle Times’ attempt to blame Seattle’s botched snowstorm response on the management style of Paul Jackson Jr., Seattle’s former street-maintenance director, is not persuasive [“Streets honcho under fire long before snow fiasco,” page one, May 8].

The blame clearly falls on the decision by Mayor Greg Nickels to forgo the use of de-icing chemicals and to use rubber-bladed plows to smooth over the icy snow, rather than remove it from Seattle’s streets. Now it is May in Seattle, and your front-page article is just another late-season “snow job.”

— Darryl Wareham, Mill Creek

Comments | More in Seattle

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►