Re: “Muri keeps making false statement” (letter, 6-27).
Let me get this straight. We in University Place are supposed to forget that a modern library was destroyed because it was inconveniently located. We are to forget about all of the shops and restaurants that once served the community and paid taxes. We are to forget that elected officials promised us that Town Center would be profitable for the city and “put us on the map.”
But now they say that we should be satisfied with a cafe, a child play area, a replacement for our more-than-adequate library, a city hall and the promise of an apartment building with space for retail. At least we’re not going broke, they insist.
The letter writer says that “most of us in UP know Stan Flemming” and know that he cares about the city and its growth. I’d say that’s the minimum requirement for the job. Competence and common sense are also required when spending the people’s treasure.
Flemming was involved with the planning and helped approve this fiasco. In contrast, Dick Muri recognizes that Washington, D.C., is both broke and broken. Do we really want to send someone who can’t recognize a very questionable financial scheme and put him in an office where he will be required to consider multibillion-dollar projects?
The writer is correct: Intelligent voters will decide this election. That’s why I’m supporting Muri for Congress.