Loss of parking from road project will hurt Lynnwood business

The gas tax pays for Washington roads. bridges, tunnels and ferries, so good mechanics play an essential part in maintaining our taxation system. Precision Tune Auto Care in Lynnwood and Marysville, is a small business franchise owned by a family who take cares of their employees, who work hard for us customers.

A road widening project of the state highway, 196th Street in Lynnwood, by the City of Lynnwood, the designers of which are taking 15 feet of Precision Tune’s parking lot, requiring them to close. I have relied on this family business.

The City of Everett did a similar thing to an older couple’s Greek restaurant, when it widened the road around Silver Lake, destroying the business, as they also lost enough room for their customers to park.

Please ask the city ‘s design engineers to reconsider the 44th and 196th Street interchange, and to leave Precision Tune Auto Care’s parking lot alone. U.S. Bank and Fred Meyer, the monolithic mega-corporations, of which I am customer, are on the north side of 196th across from Precision Tune and can easily give up much more of their parking areas.

Please look at what Covid-19 has done to our state’s small business owners and have mercy. Please use the power of the news media to convince the City of Lynnwood’s design engineers to rethink, and save Precision Tune Auto Care.

Rosemarie Dickson Cook

Everett

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