Here is what we’re working on for tomorrow:
The fight over whether a 2009 report on the county’s 911 call center is a true “performance audit” or not largely misses the point. What taxpayers and 911 callers really deserve to know about their emergency dispatch system is whether it works as well as it should. The uncontested answer is to that question is no. The report suggests one big reason is needless duplication of overhead costs. The public will assume that’s the case until it is proved otherwise.
Washington is one of only 11 states that has NO regulations regarding indoor tanning – which the World Health Organization has identified to be as carcinogenic as cigarette smoking. Rep. Jeannie Darneille is proposing to regulate the industry much like hair salons and tattoo parlors are regulated. The proposal makes a lot of sense, although with an implementation cost of $491,000, this is probably not the year to pass the bill.