Late car tabs unfair situation

On Jan. 7, I sent in my payment to the Snohomish County Auditor for my car tabs, which had to be on the car by Feb. 1. On Jan. 30, I called them to say I hadn’t received my tabs yet. The voicemail said they were two weeks behind in processing. When I talked to a clerk, she said they were two weeks behind in processing, but I reminded her that it had been 23 days, which is over three weeks. She said she would send me an extension that would go out Friday and I should receive it Saturday. It wasn’t in the mail. On Monday I called again because it still wasn’t in the mail. It had been processed on Monday and the mail would go out Tuesday so they didn’t send the extension. Why didn’t they send it Friday if it didn’t get processed until Monday?

So now it will be Tuesday before I get my tabs if they come. Oh, by the way, the clerk also informed me that I could still get a ticket if I drive! Are you kidding me? I cancelled a class Monday night because I didn’t want to take a chance on getting a ticket.

So, what about all the other people out there in the same predicament? How is it fair that we have to suffer the consequence? I will certainly not send in for tabs next year hoping to save a few dollars on a service charge. Bottom line, it has now been 28 days and counting.

Ardena Pendleton

Marysville

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Jan. 23

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Judge rightly applies records law to legislators

As the very name implies, the Public Records Act, first adopted in 1972, applies to state lawmakers.

Robinson: Trump means whatever his people say he means

Will he sign a DACA deal if Congress passes one? Better ask his immigration hard-liners, first.

Milbank: Trump and the art of indecision

Trump appears to side with the last person he met with, complicating talks over the shutdown.

Harrop: Ansari’s ‘bad date’ shows problem of outing bad behavior

The comic actor has been smeared by an anonymous date’s charge that he ignored her “nonverbal cues.”

Marysville voters should support both school district levies

Education is a great equalizer in a world in which children live… Continue reading

Linking test to graduation saps soul of students

I disagree that “ending the testing requirement for a high school diploma… Continue reading

Disagrees that state AG’s lawsuits are not funded by taxpayers

Regarding state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Jan. 5 letter to the editor… Continue reading

Did the participants in weekend’s marches vote in elections?

My question: How many of Saturday’s and Sunday’s marchers have voted the… Continue reading

Most Read