Follow up on who foots the bill

I would like to see a follow-up story on the article in the Sunday paper, “Ruling leads to $5M in refunds.” Does that mean there will no longer be fire service, schools, etc., for anyone living on tribal land? Can the county back-charge for the amount of services that have been provided from 2011 to present? In order for the businesses and homeowners to get service would they have to sign a contract with Fire District 15? What will the impact be?

As I read the article it leads me to believe that the property owners outside the tribal lands are going to have to foot the bill for the services rendered on tribal land. That means that the big box stores are going to increase their bottom line at the off-tribal land property owner’s expense.

Gerry Ozburn

Mountlake Terrace

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