Budget cuts

Letter to the Editor

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  • Friday, October 3, 2008 2:33am
  • Opinion

Am I missing something here? I just read that city, county and state government have no idea where they are going to come up with the revenue to replace what the high cost of gas and goods are doing to their budgets.

Maybe the city of North Bend could have saved a bunch of money by not putting in a roundabout on the east end of town. Come to think of it, I drive through there many times a day and I never saw a traffic issue in the first place. Being a taxpayer within city limits, I would like to know the reasoning behind putting one there.

Maybe someone should ask our county officials why they’re going to put a roundabout in at 436th and North Bend Way. Hmmm, lets see, what would be cheaper? A roundabout or three stop signs? I’m no rocket scientist, but I can even figure out that one.

Why do city, county and state officials feel an obligation to throw millions of our tax dollars away? Why is the city of North Bend in such a hurry to annex all of this property east of town? Who benefits from this annexation? What is wrong with the city of North Bend staying the same size as it has always been? I’m sure the developers are loving it, but are our elected officials looking out for the citizens’ best interest? If so, I wish someone would explain it to me, because I just plain don’t see it.

Ron Brown

North Bend

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