Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: stan flemming

July
30th

POT: Flemming ignored will of the voters

I was perusing the online News Tribune Voter Guide for candidates in my jurisdiction and discovered a misstatement by Stan Flemming regarding supporting or opposing the ban on recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated Pierce County.

Flemming states, “It is misleading to the public to call the county ordinance a de-facto ban. I do not support a ban, as the citizens of this state voted to legalize marijuana.”

In fact, he not only sponsored the ban but also voted to override County Executive Pat McCarthy’s veto.

Flemming may use the excuse that it only prohibits licensed marijuana businesses from operating in

Read more »

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

Read more »

Dec.
17th

MARIJUANA: Council acts beyond its scope

Re: “Council overrides pot veto” (TNT, 12-11).

The flurry of recent actions by Pierce County Council members Jim McCune, Joyce McDonald, Doug Richardson, Stan Flemming and Dan Roach essentially blocks folks in Pierce County from engaging in selling and growing marijuana (for recreational purposes). However, it is their right to do so in accordance with voter-approved Initiative 502.

The actions are extraordinary and beyond the scope of the County Council. Since when has it become the business of a handful of council members to pick and choose which state laws they like and don’t like?

But voters will soon

Read more »

April
22nd

FLEMMING: Why does the TNT bash council member?

Re: “Still in debt, Flemming plans another run” (thenewstribune.com, 4-19).

I am disturbed by yet another article written in a negative manner regarding Stan Flemming and his congressional race.

I am proud and honored to always support Flemming. Having worked closely with him, I know him to be one of the most kind-hearted, generous and smart individuals I know. In his 20- plus year military career, Flemming achieved the rank of brigadier general. Not everyone achieves this title, only a handful and only because of hard work and respect.

As a doctor he is well-loved and often still called

Read more »

March
27th

COUNTY: Does anyone know what time it is?

Re: Pierce County Council member Connie Ladenburg’s proposal to move council meetings to a later start time of 5 p.m., allowing for more citizen participation (TNT, 3-26).

My former colleague on the University Place City Council, County Council member Stan Flemming, must be truly stressed about turning 60 at the end of this month. Always a clear thinker with an elephant’s memory, Flemming was quoted as saying that “we were lucky to get one person to show up” – referring to a 6 p.m. start time for University Place council meetings.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, because our

Read more »

July
30th

ELECTION: Candidates’ actions are telling

Re: “Candidates clash over study session” (TNT, 7-29).

The article gave me great insight into the motivation of congressional candidates Stan Flemming and Dick Muri. Flemming criticized Muri, saying he “chose to blow off the constituents of the 10th District so he could sit and dine on a bbq chicken luncheon which he felt was more important.”

That luncheon was a Pierce County Council study session. As I see it, Flemming’s priorities were politics over doing his job as a County Council member. Muri chose doing the job he was elected for over campaigning for election. Flemming “blew off”

Read more »

July
23rd

UPLACE: Voters’ choices are important

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

Read more »

June
27th

UPLACE: Flemming’s judgment in question

Re: “Muri keeps making false statement” (letter, 6-27).

Let me get this straight. We in University Place are supposed to forget that a modern library was destroyed because it was inconveniently located. We are to forget about all of the shops and restaurants that once served the community and paid taxes. We are to forget that elected officials promised us that Town Center would be profitable for the city and “put us on the map.”

But now they say that we should be satisfied with a cafe, a child play area, a replacement for our more-than-adequate library, a city

Read more »