[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff:]
Letter to the Editor,
This letter is to express my outrage, and at the same time my sadness regarding the campaign mailer I received in the mail today from Mia Gregerson’s campaign. This flyer says right on it that it is “Paid for by Mia for SeaTac City Council’ so it has come straight from her.
The claim on this mailer is that Mia Gregerson “shored up the city budget prioritizing clean up of North SeaTac Park”:
The reason for my outrage? I don’t take kindly to prevaricators, especially when my name is involved. Mia Gregerson voted AGAINST my motion to clean up North SeaTac Park referring to it as a ‘pet project.’
Then when I offered to pay MY OWN year’s salary towards the clean up, called a recess and we went into the council room where I was urged by Gregerson, the city manager and city attorney to drop my motion to offer my salary for the park clean up. The city manager guaranteed he would take care of it, and so believing this, I dropped that motion.
The reason for my sadness? That a council member up for election is so desperate that they would, seemingly without batting an eye, try to take credit for an issue that they voted AGAINST, and it is on tape and reported in the media: http://seatacblog.com/2015/05/01/homeless-encampments-discarded-drug-trash-causes-seatac-council-dispute/ And the council video proceedings: http://www.seatvonline.com/, click on the 4-28-2015 council meeting and scroll to New Business, and at 3:00 in, I make my first motion to clean up the park. Please watch all the way through to 3:26.40 on the video.
Voters, think long and hard before you mark you ballot.
– Pam Fernald
SeaTac City Council member
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