Apparently, some Mercer Island City Council members don't understand that Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) is a private organization.
I was disappointed to see the Reporter's recent endorsement of Steve Litzow. While acknowledging Democrat Lisa Wellman's strong qualifications, the Reporter chose Litzow primarily because they believe his seniority serves our district well. I disagree.
Based on our current property taxes, car tabs and the amount of stuff we buy, Sound Transit 3 will cost us $2,000 a year for many years and I will never use it based on our transportation needs, the location of our house, retirement, etc.
In the spring, the Protect Our Parks initiative nearly made it to the ballot. The effort fell just short of the required signatures. This immense level of community support is reason enough to revise the initiative and try again.
This letter concerns the current Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) state environmental SEPA checklist and notice of application file no: ZTR16-002 permitting process.
The community has no idea! My granddaughter is on a performing dance team. They have competitions at various local performing arts centers all season long.
As a former neighbor, you may have missed when the city asked for comment in August (while many were on vacation) of the potential parking and traffic issues that may be raised by a pending private development in Mercerdale Park.
With the new school year starting, parents' to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food. That's right — school food.
I'm going to vote against Sound Transit 3. I would ask everyone to vote against it as well.
Last night there was over 5,000 people in the King County region that did their best to cover themselves in blankets, sheets, and sleeping bags in order to get a nights rest. Over 5,000 people fell asleep feeling unworthy or hopeless. Over 5,000 people felt belittled.
The solstice recently delivered some wonderful weather, and the Island's kids celebrated their emancipation by pouring out of classrooms into the sunshine that lit up streets and public parks.
I loved Bill Severson's letter of June 15 urging us to support Initiative 732 to fight climate change and save the planet for our children and grandchildren. And kudos to state Sen. Steve Litzow for endorsing I-732. But I want to tell Mercer Islanders more about why folks across the political spectrum can get behind I-732:
On behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Mercer Island Farmers Market, I would like to thank the Mercer Island Community Fund for generously funding our 2016 community program, "Meet You at the Market!"
Jerry Cornfield's latest column, "Hateful speech rhetoric ramps up," is poorly researched and misleading. The column discusses Initiative 1515, an initiative that aims to repeal Washington's current non-discrimination protections.
I moved here from Queen Anne over four years ago. The Island atmosphere is great but I am aggravated by one daily annoyance I didn't notice nearly as much in Queen Anne, as there were more sidewalks there. I've never seen so many seemingly intelligent adults walking and riding bikes on the incorrect side of the road as I do here on the Island.
Greg Asimakoupoulos' recent column, "The ABCs of life for graduates," isn't just for graduates. It's recommended reading for us all.
We are approaching a "slippery slope" with the proposed placement of a privately managed and operated entity on what is now public space. Historically, privatization of public spaces or, as the British refer to it "private management of the public realm," has resulted in the separation of classes as intended.
Fire pits pose a huge health hazard even when they are burning the required wood.
Just when the proponents of a private development in Mercerdale Park claim that no other land but parkland is available, the King property has come onto the market. The King property is approximately one acre centrally located in the Town Center just south of McDonald's, between QFC and the old Albertsons (now New Seasons) property.
We live on an Island. By our very nature, we cannot create any more land. As our area population increases, access to green open spaces becomes more important. There are so many demands for our parks and open spaces — without protection, I fear that one great project after another will chip away at our parks until we have no open space left.