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PUYALLUP: Can’t wait for November

Letter by A. David Churchman, Puyallup on Aug. 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 5 Comments »
August 18, 2011 12:25 pm

Now that the Puyallup voters have completed round one in the primary, there is time to consider the “real thing” coming in November.

We have:

• A mayor who seems to believe that the Bill of Rights has limited standing inside city limits.

• A deputy mayor who trashes Puyallup’s No. 1 employer during a council meeting.

•A councilman who has shown up to more secret meetings at city hall than public council meetings.

• Another councilman who orders the police chief to run background checks on citizens parking in city parking lots.

• A councilwoman who calls the police on a longtime respected citizen who asks her a valid campaign question.

• A finance director who says he has no idea how the finance system really works.

•A councilman who votes to spend $3 million of taxpayer money to blacktop a parking lot for an organization of which he is a shareholder.

•A city hall that sells building permits allowing apartment construction on a toxic landfill.

• A council that after three years is quite happy with only 60 employees occupying a $40 million city hall.

• A city mired in $100 million of debt..

If you like the status quo, keep Nicole Martineau. I for one am not and will be voting for Steve Vermillion in November to clean this mess up at city hall.

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