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Parks campaign continues to confuse, divide the Island community | Letter

  • Today at 7:00AM

The "Protect Our Parks" initiative campaign continues to confuse and divide our community. Taking the issue to a vote would likely add further confusion or worse, indifference. The initiative as written could lead to unexpected park usage restrictions on activities citizens enjoy and have come to expect.


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Parkland needs to be protected via a vote on November ballot | Letter

  • May 25, 2016 at 3:00PM

If you "decline to sign" the petition requiring the City Council to place a parklands protection initiative on the November ballot, then:

Opportunity for Island to be model for the arts | Letter

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:00PM

I have heard from Mercer Island residents and families involved with Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) that the program could be in jeopardy. This saddens me greatly as I have been a huge fan of YTN for 17 years.

Disappointed in vehement campaign to discourage voters | Letter

  • May 24, 2016 at 3:00PM

There's no doubt that everyone on the Island supports our high quality parks and arts programs. We're fortunate to live in a city with such wonderful opportunities to enjoy nature and culture right in our backyards.

Voting: a democratic privilege we should protect | Letter

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

The right, and the power, of voting is a bedrock of our democracy. But a small group of Mercer Island citizens backing private development on public parkland is encouraging citizens not only to refrain from voting, but to prevent others from voting.

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