Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Rick Talbert

July
30th

COUNTY: McCune wastes time and money

Shame on Pierce County Councilman Jim McCune for wasting taxpayers’ money and for wasting the time and energy last night of council members Connie Ladenburg, Rick Talbert and Stan Flemming.

County Council members are elected to attend to the needs of the people of Pierce County. McCune – with the support of his colleagues Dan Roach, Joyce McDonald and Doug Richardson – took time away from the important county work that needs to be done last night when he brought a frivolous resolution to the council that was aimed at furthering his own personal interest rather than the interests of

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July
24th

COUNTY: Election change would cut participation

RE: “Council proposes odd-year elections” (TNT, 7-20).

Pierce County Council member Doug Richardson’s county election proposal will cost $475,000 more in odd years, and might reduce the cost in some even years by $360,000. Richardson says a difference of $115,000 to $475,000 every two years is “pretty close to a wash.” Is he kidding?

This is the same County Council whose Republican members balked at changing their meeting to the evening, when more citizens could participate, citing the $13,300 per year additional cost (TNT, 3-26). Now they want to spend much more to reduce public participation in our

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Oct.
18th

ELECTION: Audrey Chase better for County Council

Rick Talbert was this newspaper’s choice as preferred candidate for Council District 5 (editorial, 10-15). One of the reasons cited was that he has more experience in public service.

I, for one, believe that electing Talbert would be only placing another self-serving career politician on the council. I believe that we need a regular person who has experienced life in the trenches, someone who has actually done regular jobs out in the community.

We’ve seen what the career politicians do. Let’s see what someone else can do. I suggest the working people give Audrey Chase a chance to help us

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