In the spirit of carrying on constructive discussion with my good friend Greg Kim and other readers, I am writing to provide my reasoning for why the school district made a smart decision in purchasing 1,600 new iPads for students.
I’m a Mercer Island senior citizen, as is one-fifth of our population here. I can barely afford the property taxes on our Social Security income, but will be very burdened by the tolling tax. Please don’t put us all into a stereotypical socioeconomic bundle.
I find the implication to be drawn from your opinion page cartoon bizarre at best. It shows an overweight woman smoking a cigarette while dumping her lifesavings into a slot machine and complaining about politicians raising taxes.
Unfortunately, there are those who think this law applies to everyone except them. Voice control of your pet is not enough. Keep them leashed (it’s the law), unless they are in an approved off-leash area (there is one on the Island).