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PUYALLUP: Martineau’s vision for city flawed

Letter by Shelley L. Krashowetz, Puyallup on Oct. 4, 2011 at 4:14 pm | 1 Comment »
October 5, 2011 9:31 am

I am excited about Puyallup’s upcoming election, especially in the clear choice between Steve Vermillion and Nicole Martineau. I do not appreciate her views on what she sees for Puyallup’s future.

One issue is her idea of cramming more “cottages” downtown. I own and live in a condo downtown where we have one parking space per unit along with our garage. So little parking for the owners and their guests/family at our condos has caused nothing but problems and friction between us all.

I know firsthand how stupid it is to pile units so close together. Calling them “cottages” doesn’t change what they become – a series of problems that can’t be solved.

I urge all young adults in our town to really look at Vermillion’s experience, ideas, accomplishments and vision. I believe he will bring solutions to some of our serious problems and not create more problems due to inexperience. Martineau’s few hours in a classroom as a teacher aide and limited work experience certainly do not in any way qualify her to make sound business decisions for our city.

I am putting my vote and future on Vermillion.

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