[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Tukwila Blog nor its staff:]
I am one of very few words, and I am sorry Paul that I am going to take one of your comments in your recent post that hits very close to home for me.
“City Councilmembers currently hold and march strongly on, not “some time in the future”, but now. It is the Council’s responsibility to have trust in our community that the torch will burn on brighter and stronger by empowering citizens in leadership roles: a 5 person independently elected commission.”
This is exactly my thoughts for how I feel about the city of Tukwila. The time is now to allow citizens who have volunteered many hours of their time to sustaining the Tukwila Pool and to help put Tukwila on the map in a good light by getting involved. We can all sit back and complain, but until you step up and do something nothing will change. I believe in this and I know if empowering the citizens in leadership roles will only help grow our city to be the best city to live in.
I was also at the March TP MPD meeting where the Commissioners (City Council) listened to all the citizens again only to toss us aside. I do know the Council has many hats that they wear and they are spread very thin. This is why allowing dedicated citizens the opportunity to help them not hinder them to sustaining the Tukwila Pool is the right thing to do. I do believe I came across a sign the other day “Tukwila the city of opportunity, city of choice” Give the opportunity to the citizens for a 5 person independently elected commission, make the choice to empower citizens in leadership roles.
– Jeri Frangello-Anderson
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