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?

One of the most important duties of the city council is to provide visible support to the things that make Sequim strong (great schools, first-rate health care, a strong public library).

While it may not have direct control over many of these community resources, surely it can and should make its support known in the strongest way possible.

There has been a major effort to identify the capital needs of our schools. We have known about many of these needs for some time — but ignored them. The school board has said they should not be ignored any longer.

In short, the school board evidenced the leadership that our community needs. It would have been encouraging to see a similar level of leadership from our city council.

Jim and Jo Ann Roberts

Sequim

 

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