Wow, did you ever help the Book Shelf Program with your front page article explaining its benefits and needs (“Book program is in danger of failing” – Issaquah Reporter, Friday, Dec. 5 2008).
Dear Issaquah Valley families,
For the past three years, this school community has been such a family to me – I can’t tell you what a rich experience it has been to watch your children grow and progress in their education and in their personal lives.
The comment by the 520 tolling commission about using tolling to “change driving behavior” by forcing people to choose between tolls on 520 or traffic back-ups on I-90 is totally offensive.
While I have great respect for Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger and City Councilman Fred Butler, I was surprised and disappointed by their endorsement of Sound Transit Proposition 1 (Issaquah Reporter Oct. 24) which passed on Nov. 4.
We would like to thank and acknowledge the tremendous support of the greater Sammamish area for stepping up to support the recent “Nightmare at Beaver Lake” community event, which raised significant funding for local and international charitable projects.
It is very satisfying to see the Issaquah City Council stand up to our “tax and spend” bureaucrats. The 2009 property tax will not be increased by the usual 1 percent limit. Deputy finance director Trisha Draycott gave her pitch for the increase, but wiser heads on the council prevailed and unanimously rejected the requested increase. We are fortunate for our council’s action, since some surrounding communities have no such options due to their spending habits. Thank you, Issaquah council.
The Issaquah School District encompasses six different jurisdictions — King County, Bellevue, Issaquah, Newcastle, Sammamish and Renton. Yet it only does business with Issaquah and Sammamish.
I agree halfway with Mike West’s recent “Drive Time” column about not texting or calling while driving. He hits the nail on head when he asserts that one shouldn’t call or text while driving. To me, that’s as basic as not driving with an uncovered latte in your hand. However, to contribute drivers’ continued use of their non-headset cell phones to “greed, selfishness and instant gratification” is a stretch, in my view. It’s much more simple than that. It’s simple economics, not psychology.
We the undersigned were involved in the incorporation efforts of City of Sammamish back in 1999, and since then, we have observed with admiration the efforts and accomplishments of the City Council
I would like to commend those responsible for the revised traffic lanes to Issaquah Middle School. In years past the passageway between the Community Center and the middle school parking lot were congested with both school buses and parent driven autos. This created too much auto/bus/foot traffic at the NE intersection, of the swimming pool block. This year that revised passageway is used only by the school buses. The commute near the Community Center is more orderly and safer. Thank you to those that have created this sensible traffic feature.
As a resident of Issaquah and living on Black Nugget Road, I have written to the Honorable Mayor Ava Frisinger regarding a retaining wall on Black Nugget Road, behind the Fred Meyer shopping mall.
Seven years of promises and more promises, and I have not seen any retail stores coming up here on the Plateau so that we do not have to run 20 miles round trip to get a pair of socks or some shoes.
Definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Washington voters do a great job of living up to this definition when it comes to our elected officials. In election after election, we send the same people to Olympia always expecting a different result, only to hear about the same, unresolved issues four years later. Washington voters have a chance to break this cycle in 2008 by electing Dino Rossi as governor.