Thank you, Gene Kinnunen for pointing out in your Dec. 28 letter to the editor that rapid transit isn’t the answer. I live on the very country road you described in your letter — 83rd Avenue NE in Marysville has four major building projects in the works that will add over 150 homes.
There are signs in place for additional homes as well. A block away they want to add a Lowes at Highway 9 and Soper Hill. Also add the two new roads from the massive Whiskey Ridge development on the other side of the power lines into 83rd and the third Marysville Walmart at Highway 9. And my nightmare is full throttle.
This scenario is repeating itself over and over and over throughout Marysville/Lake Stevens. Meanwhile city government is wringing its hands overjoyed with the new tax dollars. After all, they’ve approved and authorized all this building.
Yet they don’t see what you and I do: The inadequate infrastructure to support this new development. Why? Because it’s much easier to force a new tax or toll road down your throat when the patient is in critical condition. Overburdening the taxpayer is not a concern for them. We’re just quite not there yet, on either point!