Danny Westneat gets it right in his recent column, where he lays out an ambitious goal for 2014: No child left outside [“In fight against homelessness, let’s zero in on children,” Local News, Feb, 8]. It’s the same goal the Committee to End Homelessness, a regional coalition hosted by King County, has set as…More
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City prioritizes stadiums over roads I’m not surprised to read King County snowplows will be hard to find this winter [“King county snowplows to be scarce this winter,” page one, Oct. 14]. I mean really, is it all that necessary that roads be maintained in the county? Obviously not as the last 20 years have shown. When…More
Let taxpayers make their own investments Bruce Ramsey’s column about the county’s recent loss of $38 million IOUs from two European “structured investment vehicles” containing “dodgy American mortgages” made by the King County Bond fund raises several questions. [“King County’s Bronx cheer for Wall Street’s bond raters,” Opinion, July 17.] Why can’t the county reveal what…More
Establish a third fare zone Again and again, King County Metro Transit whines for attention, threatening service cuts with its limited thinking and planning. [“Guest column: State’s inaction will force cuts to King County Metro’s bus service,” Opinion, July 12.] Why does countywide bus service have only two fare zones? Why is the fare to White…More
Accepting cash will lead to corruption The Times article on King County Council members accepting cash included council members stating that it will not influence their vote in any way. [“County Council members will collect cash for expenses,” page one, June 27.] I find that hard to believe. Politicians and money stick together just like bees…More
King County needs to manage money better Guest columnist and King County Executive Dow Constantine tells the state to think of King County as a business and give it the carte blanche he needs in order to freely tax at away for transportation funding because — keeping with his metaphor — that’s good business [“Allow King…More