All Thurston County taxpayers pay property taxes to the Port of Olympia. The port has been mismanaged and has been in debt for years, and taxpayers are paying off that debt instead of funding projects for the people of Thurston County.
Initiative 976 is a highly concerning voter initiative which will repeal significant funding sources for public transportation, highway and road construction, ferries, and a 70 percent reduction in multi-modal project funding.
I prefer facts to rumors. So when I heard a rumor that the city of Olympia is in financial crisis, I submitted a formal request for information asking for the city’s current debt level as of September 2019.
In regards to the commentary by Nisqually Valley News Regional Editor Eric Schwartz on homelessness (“Editor’s Notes: On Homelessness, Your Opinion Doesn’t Make You Cruel or Naive”), it was nicely said.
This year there will be an important city council election here in Rainier. It will determine the direction Rainier will take into our future.
Regarding the editorial by Regional Editor Eric Schwartz about Naloxone, I offer a perspective that he may have missed.