Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Kitsap County

March
11th

TRANSIT: Agencies’ services need to be consolidated

Re: “Transit may eliminate 40 vanpools” (TNT, 3-11).

The elimination of vanpools is a sad indication of a well-meant government program sinking into the morass of multiple bureaucracies.

These vanpools – created to reduce traffic, the need for parking and a reduction of pollution – are a good idea. But as the region grew, each municipality needed a transit agency. Eventually, as these communities grew, we were left with overlapping and redundant systems.

Pierce County, King County, Snohomish County, Kitsap County and Sound Transit each has a territory with resulting management and bureaucracies fighting to survive. Each has six-figure management

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Aug.
6th

ELECTION: Favazza mailer exploits personal tragedy

Pete Favazza, candidate for Kitsap County coroner, recently sent out a most disturbing mailer, which seeks to justify his entire campaign on the basis of one unfortunate incident which took place almost 13 years ago.

The Kitsap County Democratic Party executive committee has expressed concern over this piece, as it is our understanding that the family members involved were not consulted prior to the publication and distribution of this campaign literature.

We find it most deplorable that Favazza would attempt to capitalize on personal tragedy to further his own political gain. We do not support his candidacy, and

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