Letters to the Editor — Feb. 10, 2021

Kudos to clinic staff, helpers

We would like to thank all those involved in the Moderna vaccination clinic on Feb. 6: the Jamestown Family Health Clinic, Fire District 3, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members and Boy Scout troop volunteers. What an exceptional job everyone did! So well organized that everything went smoothly and professionally.

Everyone there was truly kind and thoughtful and so happy to be ready to help us. It was a surprisingly wonderful experience.

We are very very grateful to all of you for your hard work, time and energy! You were amazing!

Barb and Tim Paschal

Sequim

Sequim schools are the real headliners

What is considered newsworthy reporting? In the Feb. 3, 2021, issue, the Gazette devoted front page and page 13 to “Sequim mayor draws national spotlight”; photos were included.

Your headline could have read, “Sequim schools deserve national spotlight,” accompanied by photos of children learning in person and remotely, along with challenges that both parents and school staff face on a daily basis.

If the school levy has successfully passed, it will not be with the Gazette’s endorsement because there was none. A follow-up endorsement to the levy proposed article in the Jan. 27 Gazette issue to go along with the chamber of commerce and other endorsements mentioned would have been appropriate.

For the Sequim community to attract quality educators, quality health care providers, quality blue collar workers and technicians, to name a few, it all starts with quality schools.

Rita Thatcher

Sequim

Decisions leave resident feeling ‘disenfranchised’

Our unelected city administration obviously think we should just keep our mouths shut and never question their decisions. They are the educated experts and therefore we minions must unquestionably submit to their supreme authority!

To prove that, it looks like the medicine-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic is moving forward as ground work is proceeding. So much for the taxpayers, and other concerned citizens the right to choose what businesses are fitting for a community such as Sequim.

When the “powers that be” wrestled away my ability to be heard through my representative council as pertaining to the applicability of zoning laws as they stood, I felt disenfranchised. My property taxes should pay for more than just the city’s provided services, which are excellent!

Furthermore, this latest attack upon our mayor by the supporters of our city manager and the agenda built around the MAT is not really about QAnon, a skull pin or his character. It’s about forcing him from office and finding a more malleable mayor that the city administration can control.

Gary Miller

Sequim

Mayor, council deserve credit

I listened to Coffee with the Mayor, and was happy to hear the mayor’s response to the charges being flung at him by a select few in the community — most of whom don’t even live in the Sequim city limits.

I am proud that our mayor supports our law enforcement, and I believe he loves our little town of Sequim and is working hard to do what is best for our citizens.

I especially appreciate the fact that the mayor and city council authorized financial help to the hurting small businesses in Sequim.

Keep up the good work, Mayor Armacost and city council members!

Jack Worman

Sequim

QAnon run rampant?

Now our wonderful city is known as a QAnon hot spot. Our mayor and who knows how many city council members are believers of the QAnon movement.

Being a conservative shouldn’t mean you follow these ideologies.

I’m shaking my head at the absurdity of QAnon believers running our fine city’s government.

Before you know it there’s going to be a QAnon float in the irrigation festival parade.

Kevin Butler

Sequim

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