My attention was drawn to the Aug. 4 article regarding the formation of a coalition of South County cities, particularly the comments by Edmonds City Council members Peggy Pritchard Olsen and Mauri Moore. The quote by Moore is especially revealing: “Do you all know what you stand to lose if Initiative 912 passes?” What exactly do the council members stand to lose if 912 passes – their homes, their jobs, their families?
Such statements only demonstrate the disconnection between the people and their elected representatives. The city councils do not own the cities – the people do, and if it is the will of the people not to approve the gas tax – so be it! Council member Moore’s statement clearly shows the arrogance of our elected officials, and provides ample evidence of why the voters are fed up with the current leadership from the state on down.
ROBERT D. LYONS