Letters | No consideration continues, says neighbor
August 1, 2012 · 12:15 PM
So, it has been three years since the noise, traffic congestion and ditch stink from the casino have come to my neighborhood. There continues to be no consideration for any of these issues.
Has raising the bleachers at the site quieted my backyard or neighborhood? Did not happen.
Has anyone checked my backyard for the inability to hear anything, if I were to have a party on the only two days of the week when a barbecue could include any of the people who actually work for a living? No again.
Has the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, King County, or city conducted any follow-up or repair to the reported effluent stench that permeates the ditch at 378th Avenue Southeast on the reservation site’s east boundary where the casino waste connects with the city sewer system? Apparently not.
As in the past, I remain surrounded by the constant reminders that the reservation can do exactly as it pleases— pollute the air and the land.
I have been told repeatedly that the Native Americans still need compensation for the past wrongs done to them. I do not dismiss any individual, and I do not deserve disrespect for another’s past wrongs.
The lessons the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe should have learned from bad treatment in the past are not apparent to this neighbor today.