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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

July 25, 2013 at 11:22 AM

The King County parks levy

Unrealistic price and goals

Sandeep Kaushik is interviewed by members of the editorial board of The Seattle Times about the King County Parks Levy on Tuesday, July 9. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.]

Sandeep Kaushik is interviewed by members of the editorial board of The Seattle Times about the King County Parks Levy on Tuesday, July 9. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.]

I’m all in favor of parks, and especially of having them maintained, but a 40 percent increase in the levy amount? Come on. [“Voters to cast ballots on county parks levy,” NW Tuesday, July 23.]

I remember when our regular taxes paid for parks acquisition and maintenance. What happened to our parks tax money?

They don’t need to acquire more park land. We already have a national park, two national forests and dozens of other park designations that everyday people never use.

Vote “no” in August, and they’ll put it back on the ballot in November, with a more realistic price tag.

Jerry Forell, Kirkland

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