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 …