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UPLACE: Voters’ choices are important

Letter by Terrence M.I. Egan, University Place on July 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm with 5 Comments »
July 24, 2012 5:06 pm

The unfortunate Dale Washam saga has clearly demonstrated the fact that who we vote for is important. We voters need to be informed on who we are voting for and we need to hold those we elect accountable for their actions.

Two individuals who should be held accountable are University Place City Councilmen Ken Grassi and Stan Flemming. The legacy that they are leaving the city is that multimillion-dollar monument to civic mismanagement: the UP Town Center. They also leave us taxpayers with some of the highest property taxes in the region.

Now they are pursuing the opportunity to mismanage on an even grander scale – Grassi as a Pierce County Councilman and Flemming as a member of Congress. As politicians, they have both established a dismal performance record; it is now time to hold them accountable for it.

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  1. truthbusterguy says:

    Mr. Egan,

    Individual have failures in life. We all do. Look at obama and Jimmy Carter and neither were or will be re-elected. The same may happen to Fleming.

    But don’t throw rocks in your glass house. You are proud Dr. of ED but what about the millions of kids that went through our education system that can’t read, end up in prison and their lives ruined? As a result of a system you lead we will be paying billions to house, feed and incarcerate them. Make the millions Fleming cost us look like chump change.

    Plus, I plan to vote for Dale Washam so the News Tribune has something to right about. Without Washam there would only be car ads in the Tribune.

  2. Mr. Egan, you must have “selective seeing” to lay the responsibility for the University Place Towne Center on Grassi and Flemming without including mention of the project’s driving force, retired City Manager Bob Jean. Assisted by current City Manager Steve Sugg, encouraged, aided and abetted by council members Linda Bird, Debbie Klosowski and Caroline Belecci, Svengali Jean sang his siren songs to the sisters who only echoed the chorus with yes, yes, and yes votes for the center. If you have some personal grudge against either of these two candidates you will need to have a better argument than blaming them alone. And now sitting on the council but running for even higher office is the sister’s protege, Eric Choiniere. Now there is a record to scrutinize in this election.

  3. tree_guy says:

    The unfortunate Dale Washam saga has clearly demonstrated the fact that who we vote for is important.” Egan

    Read more here: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/letters/2012/07/23/who-we-vote-for-is-important/#comments#storylink=cpy

    Dr. Egan you sure are smart. Thanks for that gem.

  4. Oldfaithful says:

    Mr. Egan: Mr. Flemming didn’t operate (excuse the pun) in a vaccuum. And remember Seward’s folly?
    Time will out.

    And let’s identigy FULLY the letter writer’s background: “Dr. Egan joined Washington State Service in 1990 after serving for over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force in a variety of command and staff positions where he retired from active service with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.”

    This means he is a Mr. Muri front ma for yet another hit piece published by the TNT?

    Editor: Have you no shame?

  5. Thank you for pointing that out, old faithful. You can rest assured this IS a Muri front man. Muri is nothing (in my never humble opinion) if not an underhanded player. Lord knows he loved this redistricting as a present dropped in his lap. Oh, on another note I recall Muri assuring me this “pissy little skirmish” in Irag would be three weeks to a month max in length. He seems to avoid speaking to me when I ask him what happened to his “I guarantee it” when he made that statement to me. Muri is a disaster looking to happen and will be an embarrassment to us all as a representative of our state. He thinks his military background is something he can ride his coat tails into office. Well I think he needs to get an education about that from all of us.

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