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Tag: Bill McDonald


PUYALLUP: City parks now on the right path

Now that the Puyallup Parks Department saga seems to be complete, I would like to take the time to thank those involved who contributed to its positive outcome.

Puyallup now has two major assets on its hands thanks to this process: a thorough, transparent study of the Parks and Recreation Department done by city staff and a strong, knowledgeable parks director in Sarah Harris.

This process that was undertaken was not easy. Rumors about the demise of the department and city parks only increased its difficulty. That is why I would like to thank City Manager Bill McDonald for undertaking

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PUYALLUP: Heed the public on parks

Re: “Puyallup leaders bristle over parks ‘hysteria’” (TNT, 2-20).

Puyallup leaders’ response in regard to the parks study reveals a disdain that has overshadowed this process from the onset. City Manager Bill McDonald’s appointed team of six have conducted their analysis without transparency and input from the public or the Parks, Recreation and Senior Advisory Board.

This closed process is emblematic of someone who started with a conclusion and seeks the information with which to support his findings and doesn’t intend to brook any interference. McDonald fired the parks and recreation director, divided the parks division from the recreation

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