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Running any business is a challenge but it is more complicated in a public-owned entity, supported in part by tax dollars. All businesses need to be profitable to serve a community adequately.
Community Events, August 2015
Tradition is important in Carnation, where change happens slowly, but surely. The city of just over 1,000 people has struggled in recent years with budget cuts and finding ways to fund police services. Building in the city was stalled for decades because the city was on septic systems but now, the city’s “new” sewer system is nine years old and a long awaited development of nearly 100 homes is on its way.
The (Seattle Times) story about the troubled history of Officer Nick Hogan is astonishing. An officer accused of crushing the bones to the tune of two settlements totaling $275,000, fired from the Tukwila force, job applications rejected by Tacoma and other jurisdictions, but then hired by Snoqualmie?
I have worked with Fritz Ribary on community projects for over 40 years and deeply appreciate his lifelong commitment to making the Snoqualmie Valley a better place to live.
Snoqualmie knowingly hired a police officer with a history of using excessive force, according to two articles in the Seattle Times (July 16 and 18). They state that the officer was fired from the Tukwila Police Department after two of his arrests cost that city $275,000, and also report that four police departments subsequently turned down his application for employment. His involvement in the anti-drug group Straight Edge, “considered a gang by some law enforcement agencies” according to the articles, was a factor. If all of this is true, the why would the city hire him?