Letters to the Editor

Council fails to lead on bond issue

The Sequim City Council seems to have forgotten what it means to provide leadership for our community. If, by a 6-1 vote, the council can “provide general support” to the school district in “seeking voter approval to fund the acknowledged need for districtwide improvements in its education facilities,” why vote down a resolution supporting the bond issue?

  • Apr 9, 2014

School bond too big a bite

At $154 million, the Sequim school board is asking approval for a huge amount of money, leading toward the billion-dollar state and federal level.

  • Apr 9, 2014

A vote for Sequim schools

Imagine a Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post Cover and it‘s Sequim High School! People smile, “That’s our school … we can go there for everything!”

  • Apr 9, 2014

Outgoing MAC staffers deserve kudos

I was greatly dismayed at the recent Museum & Arts Center coverage (“A museum meltdown,” page A-1, Sequim Gazette, April 2), mostly because of what wasn’t mentioned.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Time to bite the bullet, support bond

We know the reasons why we should pass this bond: safety, dilapidated buildings, future costs. This isn’t going to go away. We also know that financially it is asking a lot of us.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Support capital projects

As a person that just recently took a substantial pay cut, I watch where every penny goes today. I understand taxes are necessary for our shared basic needs and I expect accountability and responsible, conservative spending of my tax dollars.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Vote no on school bond issue

I believe it would be irresponsible for us to vote yes on the upcoming School Bond Election … absolutely insane, in fact.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Reasons to support bond issue

Why in the world would I vote for the Sequim school bonds? I’m in my seventies and have no children or grandchildren in the Sequim schools. If the bond issue wins, my property taxes go up. Does it make sense for me to support the school bonds?

  • Apr 9, 2014

Vote yes on school bond

The past two Saturdays I spent a few hours doorbelling in neighborhoods in support of the upcoming school bond.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Under-taxed? Hardly

We should be ashamed that we have not been paying enough taxes!

  • Apr 9, 2014

Do work on schools in phases

The school bonds should be time-phased according to need and project priority.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Is this the way to fund schools?

Several people have commented on funding a program in the Sequim public schools. While I would support what I’ve seen in the papers, we should note that we taxpayers are enabled to fund or reject a proposal affecting our public schools.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Clear choice on bond issue

Sometimes there is a clear choice and this year the bond request is one such decision. $154 million is a big number.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Vote no on bond issue

Wait a minute. Time out. It seems that this spending spree being proposed for the schools and library is way out of hand. Pretty soon here we are going to be talking big money.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Duty to upgrade schools

I feel it is our fundamental duty to support our local school district by voting for the bond.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Thanks for the Christmas spirit!

Once again, we wish to thank the following merchants for their generosity and Christmas Spirit in donating (on Christmas Eve day) about 125 poinsettias and Christmas plants for Port Angeles and Sequim nursing homes, Olympic Medical Center and several assisted living facilities.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Access, but no access

Did anyone think, “You have to be kidding” when they read on page A-14 of the Dec. 4, 2013, Gazette about the New Wildlife Plan by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge?

  • Apr 2, 2014

Put CEOs, Big Banks on a leash

The Republican agenda does not have the votes in Congress to succeed yet they are allowed to filibuster. Are we only a nation of Fox News watchers?

  • Apr 2, 2014

Centennial a success

WOW, a year’s worth of celebrating Sequim’s Centennial!

  • Apr 2, 2014

Thanks for the Christmas spirit!

Once again, we wish to thank the following merchants for their generosity and Christmas Spirit in donating (on Christmas Eve day) about 125 poinsettias and Christmas plants for Port Angeles and Sequim nursing homes, Olympic Medical Center and several assisted living facilities.

  • Apr 2, 2014