Seattle’s Proposition 1 should not be the subject of a special election [“Is a Seattle Park District the best way to fund parks?” Opinion, July 12]. No urgency is apparent. Much further discussion is needed before voters approve a new independent taxing authority. Rejecting the proposition provides the necessary time. Seattle parks and the…More
In response to Lynn Thompson’s article “Residents split on parkland bike trails” [Local News, July 27], I would argue that there is no division about mountain bicycling in Seattle parks. In fact, there is currently only one Seattle Park that allows mountain biking on trails — Seattle Colonnade Mountain Bike Park.
Meanwhile, Seattle has invested millions of dollars inMore
I feel so much better now after reading the article on the parks initiative giving taxing authority to the City Council [“Fight over Seattle parks plan heats up as Aug. 5 election nears,” Local News, July 24]. I thought the citizens of Seattle would have no input. I was glad to see I was…More
I would like to voice my opinion on the proposed Seattle Park District [“Seattle’s Proposition 1 is not the last resort for parks,” Opinion, July 22]. In my opinion, this is a very bad idea that the voters should reject. I support and use Seattle parks, and I agree that they need help and…More
The Seattle Times was right in its editorial on the proposed Seattle Parks District [“The Times recommends to reject Prop. 1, Seattle’s Park District measure,” Opinion, July 8]. I, and many others, believe this is a bad choice, as I have said to the City Council.
I would be glad to vote for an increased levy over the mayor’s plan.
There will be other levies on the ballot. Many homeowners might not be able toMore
Move will benefit environment, but recreation comes at a price I am elated to read that King County is purchasing development rights to so much land in the White River area [“Scramble against sprawl saves 43,000 acres on White River,” page one, March 22]. This will undoubtedly be beneficial to the environment and the deer,…More
Cabin owners are stewards of federal land As described in The Times’ article, families on Reclamation land who have had simple cabins 50 or more years now stand to lose them due to the new fee increase [“Families getting pushed out of cherished cabins,” page one, Sept. 9]. Our experience with the Bureau of Reclamation is…More
A cougar removed while dangerous pit bulls are ignored Did any one else see the dichotomy of these situations: A cougar living in its natural habitat, which happens to be near an urban area is hunted down, captured and moved to a more remote area because of the potential of the danger its presence presents [“Discovery…More
Loss of handicapped parking irrelevant in long run The Seattle Times story regarding the Seattle Center’s apparent disregard for disabled citizens [“Theatergoers protest plan to move disabled parking,” NWTuesday, Sept. 1] failed to put the whole situation in perspective. Part of the Seattle Center’s Century 21 Master Plan calls for the creation of new underground parking beneath…More
In energy bill, include funding to save pika, other species at risk The pika is but one of many animals that may become endangered due to changes brought about by global warming [“High-country icon in peril?” page one, Aug. 21]. Rising temperatures, changing rainfall and disrupted snowfall patterns are also impacting the Northwest’s salmon and native…More