Sammamish: ‘Yes’ for parks — and the parkway, too

In the Oct. 17 issue, Jeff Matson urged voters to vote “no” on Sammamish Propositions 1 and 2 — because he believes that the East Lake Sammamish Parkway project should be axed and that our council members don’t deserve dental and vision insurance.

In the Oct. 17 issue, Jeff Matson urged voters to vote “no” on Sammamish Propositions 1 and 2 — because he believes that the East Lake Sammamish Parkway project should be axed and that our council members don’t deserve dental and vision insurance.

Propositions 1 and 2 should be considered on their own merits, and they have plenty of merit. The City of Sammamish needs the facilities and improvements offered by the parks measures, and these propositions are well-written. They do not deserve to be tied to the fate of other expenditures.

As someone who traverses the parkway regularly and who has both witnessed collisions and been involved in one himself, I do support the parkway improvements, especially the creation of dedicated left-turn lanes. And I certainly do not begrudge benefits to our council members who take their time to have govern our city.

But these are separate issues that we should consider separately. I intend to vote “yes” on Propositions 1 and 2, and I invite you to vote “yes” too.

–Dail Magee Jr.

Sammamish

In the Oct. 17 issue, Jeff Matson urged voters to vote “no” on Sammamish Propositions 1 and 2 — because he believes that the East Lake Sammamish Parkway project should be axed and that our council members don’t deserve dental and vision insurance.

Propositions 1 and 2 should be considered on their own merits, and they have plenty of merit. The City of Sammamish needs the facilities and improvements offered by the parks measures, and these propositions are well-written. They do not deserve to be tied to the fate of other expenditures.

As someone who traverses the parkway regularly and who has both witnessed collisions and been involved in one himself, I do support the parkway improvements, especially the creation of dedicated left-turn lanes. And I certainly do not begrudge benefits to our council members who take their time to have govern our city.

But these are separate issues that we should consider separately. I intend to vote “yes” on Propositions 1 and 2, and I invite you to vote “yes” too.

–Dail Magee Jr.

Sammamish


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