Marysville voters should live with consequences of cuts

I share the concerns in a recent letter regarding our County Council working in partnership with a nonprofit to spend $75,000 for youth sports programs that the Marysville School District has cut (“Failed levies slashed Marysville sports; now, county will fund some,” The Herald,Sept. 8). Marysville voters have by choice failed to pass local school levies. Their problem, while unfortunate, is not a county problem, involving all tax payers-many of whom did vote to tax themselves by passing our levies. This is wrong, and perhaps illegal. At a minimum, it enables the Marysville community to not face the full consequences of its community not fully supporting school funding. Can we get that in Lakewood too, if needed?

Why Marysville? Does the fact that its mayor and council member Nehring are related? It really smells bad, and reflects on what those who put Nate Nehring into office should expect from nepotism and career politicians within the same family and community.

Rob Dietz


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