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PUYALLUP: City Council fearful of citizenry

Letter by Eric Kuester, Lakewood on Nov. 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm with 2 Comments »
November 11, 2010 2:30 pm

The elitists running Puyallup must think its citizens are as gullible as the City Council is arrogant. The council apparently thinks so little of those who elect them as to suggest that voter-instigated initiatives would only lead to confusion and would fail to take into account the big picture, as one member put it.

However, there was very little confusion evident in Mukilteo this past election day when citizens used their powers of initiative to prevent the use of cameras for traffic enforcement.

As a Lakewood resident who has witnessed the value of the initiative process locally, I find the Puyallup council’s rejection of initiatives and referenda as patronizing and abusive of citizen authority. Apparently, the only “special interest” the Puyallup City Council fears is the citizenry.

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  1. TheOutlawJoseyWhales says:

    After sending an angry email to the city council two years ago, I got a visit from two Puyallup police officers, outside their jurisdiction, wearing guns. They started asking me questions without any due process at all, right on my front door step. I answered their questions truthfully and they left. They were polite, and they were not forceful, but they were sent to my home to be intimidate me. What they did was make me aware we have a big problem in Puyallup. Things are about to get a little rough around here, I think.

  2. What you should have said was,I will answer no questions without my Lawyer being present!What is it I am being charged with?

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